Wednesday, March 23, 2011

glycolic acid

What is glycolic acid you ask?
It is an alpha-hydroxy which can be used as a chemical face peel. Its small molecular structures allows it to penetrate the skin easily. It acts as an exfoliant removing dead skins cells from the skin's surface and fights acne as it absorbs into the sebaceous follicules and removes buildup that clogs pores. It is also an excellent hydration agent.
This provides the skin with a healthy grow of new skin and collagen, providing a smoother, clearer and youthful complexion. Though you need to keep in mind that glycolic acid is a strong substance and can cause irritation in some skin types.

Some glycolic based products include glytone mild wash cream, janmarini bioglycolic bioclear cream, and credential soft grain scrub

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