With time and sun exposure, there is a gradual rate at which old cells leave the surface of the skin and are replaced by newer cells. This results in a surface layer of dead skin cells that are responsible for the appearance of aged skin. Glycolic Acid loosens the glue-like substances that hold the surface skin cells to each other, allowing the dead skin to peel off. The skin underneath has a fresher, healthier look with a more even color and texture. With high concentration and long term use, deeper layers of aging skin will be affected, regenerating collagen and elastin levels, making fine lines less obvious.
Glycolic Acid is derived from natural fruit acids (alpha hydroxy acids or AHAs). It is most frequently used in skin care products to treat signs of aging such as fine lines, brown spots and dry patches. Glycolic Acid is also widely used to treat acne.
Glycolic Treatment Créme is a moisturizing cream containing 8% glycolic acid that provides substantial exfoliation. It includes Grapeseed, licorice, vitamin A and vitamin E, providing antioxidant benefits as well as promoting healthy skin cells. Remember to apply a sunscreen daily, especially when using products containing AHAs. This specialty créme is formulated for all skin types.