Peeling gels are a very cool thing that I personally find. Supposedly, as you massage the product onto dry, bare skin, little pieces of your "skin" get exfoliated off. I'm not sure if I believe that it actually sloughs off my dead skin, but it does help exfoliate my skin! I actually find the little rolled up balls of "skin" very fascinating, even though I am not 100% sure it is your skin, instead of the cellulose becoming in contact with the air and your skin. However, using this product has helped me brighten up my skin dramatically, and helped fade acne scars.