Fruit Acid 15% Gel Peel Review

Hello everyone!

I was given the opportunity to try out the Fruit Acid 15% Gel Peel Enhanced with Kojic Acid by Refresh Skin Therapy.  In this post I will tell you everything you need to know about the product and I'll also share my experience and photos of my results so far.  So let's get started...

Product description:

Fruit Acid 15% Gel Peel  Enhanced with Kojic Acid - 1 fl oz / 30 ml

A Professional At-Home Alpha Hydroxy (AHA) Chemical Peel of Glycolic, Lactic, and Pyruvic Acids.
  • Ideal for age spots, dry dull skin, freckles, sun spots, increasing skin radiance and luminosity, acne scars, skin lightening, post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, melasma, reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Enhanced with Kojic acid, a natural skin brightener / skin lightener with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, naturally used in the making of Sake, Japanese rice wine.  Kojic Acid fades dark spots and inhibits melanin production, a safe and natural alternative to hydroquinone.
  • Glycolic Acid, naturally derived from sugar cane, increases skin's natural collagen production and levels of dermal hyaluronic acid (skin's natural moisture barrier) promoting a more youthful appearance. Successfully addresses uneven skin tone, skin laxity, and skin clarity.
  • Made in the USA, High quality product produced in an FDA-registered facility certified GMP - Good Manufacturing Practices Product, to guarantee quality and safety of the product.
  • Alcohol free
  • Paraben free
  • Phthalate free
  • Vegan
  • No artificial colors, fragrance, or preservatives
  • Not tested on animals


$32.95 from Amazon
£29.95 from Amazon UK


Cleanse skin.  Spread a thin layer of Fruit Acid Gel over entire face and neck using fingers or gauze, leave on for 1 to 3 minutes, depending on tolerance.  Can be layered for deeper exfoliation.  Rinse with plenty of cool water to neutralize the solution.  Recommended for all skin types.  Can be layered on top of other peels to increase their effectiveness.  Can be used 3-5 times per week.


Purified Water, Natural Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic & Pyruvic Acids), Xanthan Gum.


Dry rough skin, uneven skin tone, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, dark spots, melasma, hyper-pigmentation, enlarged pores, comedones, clogged pores, acne, post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, rosacea, sun spots, age spots, stretch marks, photo-damage.

My experience:

I have done professional herbal peels before and I was extremely disappointed with the whole experience.  Not only were they painful and uncomfortable, I also didn't see any improvement in my skin.  However, I've never used an at-home peel before and I must say, I was very eager to try this product but a little nervous at the same time.  When I read on the box, "FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY" I couldn't help feeling worried.  However, I followed the directions and I was actually very surprised at how simple the peel is to use.  

I apply a thin, even layer of peel on my face, using a cotton ball.  The cotton ball does not soak the peel up because the peel is gel based.  The first time I used it I left it on for 2 minutes  but by the second use I was able to leave the peel on my face for  3 minutes without any irritation.  After 3 minutes I rinse my face well with cold water and apply pure Aloe Vera gel to prevent dryness.

The second time I used the peel,  I felt my skin tightening (about ten minutes after I rinsed my face) but the feeling only lasted for a few short minutes.  I haven't experiences any redness, irritation, itching or flaking with this peel, I was prepared to feel some sort of discomfort but fortunately I did not!  

By the end of my first peel my skin felt softer and smoother.  Did I see any big results?  YES!!  My skin is glowing.  My active acne has drastically improved and so did my acne scaring! 

Refresh Skin Therapy claims that with this peel "complexion is noticeably brighter and more even after first application" and  "it erases fine lines, shrinks pores, improves oily and problematic skin, clears pores and prevents breakouts."  I can say that it really does what it claims to do!  I am highly impressed with this product and can’t wait to see what it will do for me in the future as I keep using it.

Overall, I've had a wonderful experience with this product.  My skin is brighter and softer.  If you're looking for a gentle product to eliminate acne scars, dark spots and even fight the signs of ageing, this peel is worth giving a try. 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


I'm a vegan with a passion for sustainability and clean, cruelty-free products. I mainly write lifestyle, wellness and self-care articles. Since I'm a true crime enthusiast, sometimes I also write about true crime and post videos on my two YouTube channels.


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! If you ask a question I will answer it asap. – Cosette

  1. Hi there, this is the first blog of yours that I read. Can you tell me if you use this in conjunction with prescription Retin A? I'm thinking that I would not need to use both, but I'm new to Retin A as well, so I'm hoping to learn. Thank you!

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