Glycolic acid is a sought-after saviour of sun-damaged skin and a go-to ingredient for brightening and evening skin tone. As a fast, effective chemical exfoliator, it encourages cell turnover, weakening the bonds between dead skin cells so they slough off evenly to reveal fresh, new skin beneath. Glycolic acid is in the AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) family of exfoliating acids, along with Lactic and Malic acids. Being the smallest molecule of all the AHAs, it easily penetrates skin and gets to work fast.
- Impressive exfoliation: Encourages new, vibrant skin cells to move to the surface. These new cells reflect light evenly for gorgeous skin radiance. Clears build-up of old cells from the skin surface to smooth, brighten and help prevent blemish formation
- Superb skin brightening: Glycolic acid evens the dispersion of melanin (the skin’s pigment) in skin and inhibits its production, which translates to a show-stopping glow and a more even tone
- Collagen boosting: Boosts collagen production and has been shown to remodel the ECM (Extracellular Matrix). By increasing collagen, skin will be smoother, firmer, and less lined.