Glycolic acid is a naturally occurring acid that comes from the sugar cane plant.
And it is a gem, when it is used correctly.
It brings renewal to your skin, and optimizes the results of your serum and essence:
- Gently exfoliates the skin
- Minimizes fine lines & wrinkles
- Prevents development of acne
- Fades dark spot & hyperpigmentation
- Enhances the penetration of skin care products
WHAT IS GLYCOLIC ACID?
Glycolic acid is a naturally occurring acid that is generated from plants, in this context, sugar cane. It is a particularly potent ingredient that supports healthy skin because it is composed of tiny molecules that can quickly penetrate your skin barrier.
- GENTLY EXFOLIATES THE SKIN
Glycolic acid aids in shedding dead skin cells and revealing the younger, brighter layers beneath the outermost layer of skin. According to dermatologists, regular, undamaged stratum corneum (outermost skin layer) comprises layers of densely compacted dead skin cells that are strongly connected together. "These bonds are loosened by glycolic acid. The bond holding those thick, flaky layers of dead skin cells together is broken down by glycolic acid, making them easier to shed. Hence, giving you brighter and smoother skin complexion.
- MINIMIZES FINE LINES & WRINKLES
The exfoliation speeds skin cell renewal, and rapid skin cell renewal both boosts collagen formation as well as the skin's natural capacity to retain water - two elements in minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. A study also indicated that glycolic acid is efficient in curing wrinkles in terms of the quantity and length of wrinkles.
- PREVENTS DEVELOPMENT OF ACNE
The exfoliating effects of glycolic acid can significantly prevent acne. It opens up your pores, clears out skin aggressors, hence leading to less acne, smoother and more radiant skin. A study from 2021 indicated that red, inflamed acne breakouts dramatically decreased between 28 and 56 days, leading to a subsequent visible improvement of 29.4%.
- FADES DARK SPOT & HYPERPIGMENTATION
Acne scars, dark spots, freckles etc. – Glycolic acid is here to rescue! The hyperpigmentation of the skin beneath the surface is less pigmented and is darker on the skin's surface. In order to reveal a new layer of skin with a more even skin tone, glycolic acid exfoliates and removes darker dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. With regular use, this procedure successfully reduces hyperpigmentation.
- ENHANCES THE PENETRATION OF SKINCARE PRODUCTS
Exfoliation performed by glycolic acid not only quickens skin cell renewal but also enables other skin care components to penetrate the skin more deeply. Other skin care products can better penetrate the skin's surface and offer you greater results faster once all the dead skin has been shed.
Glycolic acid's power originates from its tiny molecular size (it has one of the smallest AHA molecule sizes found in skin care). Smaller molecule sizes of glycolic acid allow it to penetrate your skin's surface more deeply than those of other AHAs.
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