TWO WORDS. Glycolic Acid. The holy grail for exfoliation. One of the most celebrated ingredients in the skincare industry. The word is out. What we get at facials can also be achieved at home! Traditionally during a facial, ingredients will not be disclosed, but as times change, this superstar ingredient has made it into the spotlight and is available in most products.
Lurking on the top of the skin is a layer of dead skin-cells binded together with some gooey and oxidised sebum. YUCK! Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), a very small molecular easily absorbed into the skin to “eat away” this dead layer. Rather than traditional exfoliators with granules and beads to physically scrub off the dead skin, glycolic acid is a chemical exfoliator that is applied on the skin to break down dead skin cells. It’s a gentler way of exfoliating because there is less risk of creating micro tears in the skin.
ISISPHARMA GLYCO-A 10%
A superficial peel containing 10% glycolic acid. Used as a monthly
treatment to stimulate cellular activities, removing the superficial
layer of the epidermis to improve the texture and tone of the skin.
Now we can achieve that salon results at home!
It’s great for acne!
Acne is caused by hyperactive sebum glands. The excess sebum can bind with dead skin cells, clogging the pore and drumroll ….. PIMPLE! Glycolic acid has the ability to really get down into the hair follicles and loosen up any built-up sebum and proteins that could otherwise lead to blackheads and breakouts. By removing this plug, the potential of the skin breaking out is reduced.
Has an abundance of anti aging benefits
When a kid cuts himself, the wound heals quickly thanks to their super regenerative abilities. As we age, our cell turnover rate rapidly decreases. This means the same dead skin cells can accumulate on top of the skin over time, dulling it and eventually losing its transparency and luminosity. By using glycolic acid to remove these dead skin cells, you are taking away this dull layer, revealing new and fresh skin underneath for a radiant complexion. Skin texture also improves and any pigmentation from old acne scars, age spots and sun spots are faded through this exfoliation process. Not only that, glycolic acid is also know for stimulating collagen production which will reduce fine lines!
Makes your skincare easily absorbed
This high dose of glycolic acid should be used one month on, and one month off and sunscreen is imperative during this treatment.
TIP: We recommend diluting the treatment with a hydrating cream like Sensylia Moisturising Fluid for first time users of glycolic acid. If you’re an avid fan of this active ingredient, give it a go!
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