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This "Miracle in a Bottle" Exfoliant Is So Effective, Dermatologists Use It Themselves

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Miracle Cream

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My mom has notoriously stubborn under-eye circles and bags, to the extent that when we would walk through department stores together, salespeople would call out, hawking products that they claimed would do the trick. My mother's a steadfast optimist, so she tried any and all of them - yet none showed results until Glytone's under-eye cream. The brand has since discontinued it (my mom is not happy), but according to shoppers, its Rejuvenating Mini Peel Gel is all that and more.

Glytone's name is indicative of its methodology: The brand's centered around the use of glycolic acid, a gold standard for anti-aging and exfoliation. "Glycolic acid is probably the most recognizable alpha hydroxy acid," dermatologist Melanie Palm previously told InStyle. "It has been demonstrated in decades of published clinical studies and data to help with skin rejuvenation and acne. It helps to speed skin renewal and turnover. It has also been shown to encourage new collagen growth and improve skin texture and fine lines, particularly at higher concentrations."

While it's among the most widely used exfoliants, everyone's skin has its own level of sensitivity. So although the word "peel" will forever connote the disastrous facial that Sex and the City's Samantha Jones received, that couldn't be farther from the gentle formula that Glytone's created. Shoppers with sensitive skin note that using it twice a week is their sweet spot, and the results speak for themselves.

Rejuvenating Mini Peel Gel
Rejuvenating Mini Peel Gel

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"This stuff is amazing. I could not believe the difference in tone and texture," writes one shopper of the overnight results. "It's a miracle in a bottle." According to more shoppers, those results include instantly brighter, smoother, and dewier skin, along with minimized pores, whisked-away blackheads, dried-up pimples, lightened discolorations, and faded scars.

"The Glytone Rejuvenating Mini Peel is such a crowd-pleaser because it allows for instant gratification," Alexis Stephens, board-certified dermatologist and YouTube creator, tells InStyle. "Glycolic acid helps to exfoliate dead skin cells, reveal immediately brighter, smoother skin, and minimize pore-clogging to minimize pores' appearance. It's ideal for anyone with dull, tired, stressed skin, mature or aging skin, and those looking to improve hyperpigmentation."

Finding a dermatologist-condoned path to instant gratification is like happening upon a unicorn, but the opinion is seconded by Sheila Farhang, a board-certified dermatologist and YouTube creator who uses it herself. Per Farhang, the results are unsurprising given Glytone's reputation for excellent peels among dermatologists. She uses it as a spot treatment every night, cashing in on the ingredient's aptitude for reducing fine lines and brightening skin.

And according to fellow devotees, years fall away with repeated use. "It's fabulous. I'm 63 but look about 55," a last reviewer writes. "Helps with fine lines, crows feet, blemishes and more. Would recommend it to all ages." Intrigued? Pick up a bottle of the collagen-booster for yourself.

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