What is Glycolic ACID and what does it do for My Skin?

What is Glycolic ACID and what does it do for My Skin?

Glycolic acid is a natural product derived mostly from sugar cane and is fantastic for exfoliation and moisturizing the skin. It is the smallest alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) and is both colorless and odorless and has the reputation of being the safest form of alpha-hydroxy acid. Almost all skin types can benefit from glycolic acid; it is one of the most commonly recognized chemical peel solutions.

Glycolic acid peels come in different strengths starting from 20% up to and including 70%.  The lighter 20% – 40% peels are basically for first-time clients with light sun damage, in need of quick cell turn over and are best for more sensitive skin. The medium 50% peels are for clients who have experienced prior peels,  or who have more mature skin with definite sun damage and uneven skin tones. The 60% – 70% peels are much deeper strengths for a much more mature and sun damaged skin with uneven tones also in need of deep rejuvenation.

Glycolic acid is an excellent ingredient to use in your skin care regimen.  They are used to improve the skin’s appearance and texture.  Cleansers, toners and moisturizers help to reduce wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, balance PH as well as help improve other skin conditions.

Here at Resnik Skin Institute,  we sell a variety of glycolic skin products.  Our Glyco 10% Moisturizing Cleanser is a rich soap-free formulation utilizing glycolic acid to gently exfoliate, cleanse and smooth the skin.  This gentle formula contains a blend of antioxidants including vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea Extract in combination with Co-Q10 to assist in skin damage while restoring healthy looking skin.

For oily skin we suggest you tone your skin after you cleanse with our Glyco Toner.  Our toner is combined with Chamomile and Comfrey and Witch Hazel to cool the skin.  This toner also contains vitamins A, C, E, Co-Q, and Green Tea Extract.

To finish your daily regimen we highly recommend that you apply one of our Glyco 10% or 15% facial creams.  Perfect as a moisturizer with vitamins A, C, E, and Co-Q10 and effective in the aide of anti-aging, oily skin, dry and mature skin. Please do not forget to use one of our SPF sunscreens, most important in helping keep wrinkles and dark spots at bay.

Until Next Time!

Lina, your Skin Care Goddess

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