Glycolic Acid has become increasingly popular and for good reason. This small but mighty alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), derived from sugar cane easily penetrates your skin and has shown to be greatly effective. First and foremost, glycolic acid is an exfoliant that helps to shed dead skin cells to reveal brighter, luminous skin. Because glycolic acid is such a small molecule, it can absorb deeper into your skin and works overtime to provide a rush of collagen renewal to your skin. The end result…firmer, smoother, and more even-toned skin!
This little gem doesn’t stop there, glycolic acid treats breakouts, tackles hyperpigmentation, sloughs away dullness, and dominates signs of aging such as lines and wrinkles without breaking a sweat. Another advantage? Glycolic acid is immediately neutralized upon contact with water. Therefore, there is a built-in safeguard so that not only can you rinse it off if you feel a bit too tingly, but eventually glycolic acid will reach the water in the dermis of your skin and you guessed it…it will neutralize and won’t go any further.
If you feel your skin is up to it, try a medial-grade chemical peel to pack in a powerful punch for your skin. A chemical peel offers stronger, more potent effects that can be performed intermittently, commonly once a month. If you are ready to try this gold standard of skincare, consult with a board-certified dermatologist to start a safe and effective protocol with medical-grade glycolic acid for glowing, radiant skin!