If you look at chemical peels and cosmetic products, you might find glycolic acid as a common ingredient, especially with those that aim to exfoliate. It may sound harsh, but in actual fact it isn’t. Learn more about it and why it’s so widely used by reading the following information:

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What is Glycolic Acid?
Glycolic acid is a natural ingredient derived from sugar cane, though it is now often made synthetically. It falls into a set of molecules known as AHA’s, or Alpha Hydroxy Acids. There are five AHA’s, which Dermatology Expert Dr. Heather Brannon describes as: glycolic acid (sugar cane), lactic acid (milk), citric acid (oranges and lemons), malic acid (apples and pears) and tartaric acids (grapes).
Glycolic acid is the most common alpha hydroxy acid, and it has a reputation of being one of the safest forms of alpha hydroxy acids. Source: Skincare.About

Anti-Aging Properties
Glycolic acid is a typical ingredient of different types of anti-aging products, for example, anti-aging creams. It has the ability to refresh your skin fresh all time. It gently exfoliates the surface layer, making skin look smoother by elevating sound cell development to supplant the dead skin cells. You can use it with hydroquinone. It will help you minimize or eradicate the presence of age spots, skin inflammation staining or other hyperpigmentation. The glycolic acid gradually disposes of dead surface cells, permitting the dying operators to infiltrate so that new cells are non-pigmented. Source: NaturalRemedyIdeas

Stimulates Collagen
This acid also stimulates the collagen and elastin found in the second layer of your skin. These are the components which allow for your skin to stretch and expand. If you pinch a small area of your skin and it does not immediate bounce back, then chances are your elastin is weak and not in a good condition. Time and age play a big role in the reduction of elastin and collagen, which is why many women fervently turn toward anti-aging remedies by their late 20s. Products containing glycolic acid will often render better results. Source: Skincare.Lovetoknow

Improves Acne
Glycolic acid peels are often used to treat acne and acne scars. By delivering a stronger dose of glycolic acid than many over-the-counter acne treatments contain, the peel targets problem areas and removes layers of breakout-causing dirt, bacteria and dead skin cells from your face and neck. The result is a brighter, more even complexion. Source: Livestrong

Our AHA Active Facial offers the benefits of both Glycolic and Lactic acid. If you want to know more about it, feel free to contact us.

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