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Glycolic Acid

Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), derived from sugar cane. AHAs work by dissolving the keratin binding the outermost layer of skin cells, speeding up the skin’s natural exfoliation process. This leads to smoother, brighter, clearer skin, whilst reducing skin discolouration & fine lines/wrinkles with continued use. Glycolic acid has the smallest molecular weight of all the AHAs, meaning it can penetrate the skin quickest, producing the fastest results, but also most likely to cause skin sensitivity, so it is best for those with fairly tolerant skin types.

What is Glycolic Acid?

Glycolic acid is a type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from sugarcane or synthesized from other natural sources. It is used in skincare for its potential exfoliating, brightening, and skin-renewing properties.

What does Glycolic Acid do?

Glycolic acid offers benefits such as: - Provides chemical exfoliation by dissolving dead skin cells on the skin's surface, promoting a smoother and more even skin texture. - Assists in improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation by stimulating collagen production and skin cell turnover. - Can help unclog pores and reduce the occurrence of acne and blackheads. - Enhances the absorption and effectiveness of other skincare ingredients in products applied afterward.

Who is Glycolic Acid good for?

If any of the following apply Glycolic Acid might be a good option for you:



Enlarged Pores

Fine Lines


Post Blemish Marks




Who should avoid Glycolic Acid?

If any of the following apply it might be best to avoid Glycolic Acid:

Related Allergy


Impaired skin barrier

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