Skin Beauty Solutions Glycolic Acid Facial cleanser removes dirt, excess oil and
exfoliates without irritating
Helps rid your skin of dullness and fine lines and leaves your face
looking vibrant and radiant.
For normal to oily skin. With 10% Glycolic Acid
Great for acne prone, oily skin.
Suggested use: Use 3-5 times a week. Not recommended for super sensitive skin.
Contains: Aqua (Water), Glycolic Acid , Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum (Polysaccharide Gum), Tetrasodium Edta, d-Calcium Pantothenate (Pro-Vitamin B5)
Skin Types: Acneic, Oily, Normal and Combination. pH: 4.5 - 5.5
What is Glycolic Acid:
Glycolic acid works as an exfoliating agent because of its high acidity but easy solubility. When placed on the skin as part of an exfoliating cream or gel, glycolic acid goes under the damaged upper layers of skin and destroys the ‘glue’, which holds dead skin to the surface. As this dead skin is chemically burned off, the other ingredients carry the individual flakes away and a water rinse neutralizes the remaining acid. The result is a much-smoother skin surface and a more youthful appearance. A secondary benefit is glycolic acid's ability to draw moisturizers into the newly exfoliated skin surface.
One study showed that topical treatment twice a day for 3 months with 5% glycolic acid cream at pH 2.8 affected surface and epidermal changes, while the same treatment, but with a 12% cream reached deeper and influenced both the epidermis and the deeper dermis layer, and resulted in increased epidermal and dermal firmness and thickness. Both showed clinical improvement in skin smoothness and in the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Another study showed that AHAs might thin the outer stratum corneum, but actually end up increasing the overall thickness of the epidermis. This thickening is accompanied by increased synthesis of collagen. It is apparent that alpha-hydroxy acids may do more than just increase exfoliation and skin cell turnover
Benefits Of Glycolic Acid Peels:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun-damaged skin
- Dull, dry complexion
- Uneven skin tone
- Sun/age spots
- Large pores
- Acne scarring