Glycolic Chemical Peels are a popular treatment for wrinkles, acne, rosacea and scarring. Glycolic is a fruit acid derived from sugar cane. When applied to the skin, it helps remove the “glue” that holds the older, rougher and drier skin on the surface. By peeling this layer of skin, a fresh, new layer becomes visible. This skin is brighter and exfoliated. It will look younger, with fewer fine lines and wrinkles. People with acne will often notice that their skin is less oily and much clearer. There is little recovery time and no pain relievers are necessary.