This is the first item I tried from the Yes to ____ skincare line and I loved it. By peel, they mean it's supposed to function more like a chemical peel and not a peel off mask, but without the chemicals since this product is made up of 96% natural components. It does tingle slightly, but I am able to leave it on the full ten minutes without the need to get it off of my skin as soon as possible. After washing it off for the first time, my pores had drastically decreased in size and my skin was glowing. This has helped fade old acne scars (and my freckles) in time. When using this product, I would recommend following it with a moisturizer with SPF because it does make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Love your skin and give this a go.