How To Use Glycolic Acid? |  Benefits

Unlocking the Power of Glycolic AHA: Your Ultimate Guide to Usage and Benefits

Glycolic AHA, derived from sugar cane, is a potent exfoliant renowned for its ability to transform skin texture and appearance. Dive into this comprehensive guide to discover how to harness the full potential of Glycolic AHA for radiant, youthful skin.

What is Glycolic AHA?

Glycolic AHA is a type of Alpha Hydroxy Acid, a group of naturally occurring acids found in foods like citrus fruits and sugar cane. It's widely used in skincare due to its small molecular size, which allows it to penetrate deeply into the skin, promoting exfoliation and revealing a smoother, more even complexion.

How Does Glycolic AHA Work?

Glycolic AHA works by exfoliating the outermost layer of the skin, known as the stratum corneum. It dissolves the bonds between dead skin cells, facilitating their shedding and revealing fresh, new skin underneath. Additionally, Glycolic AHA stimulates collagen production, leading to firmer, more youthful-looking skin over time.

Benefits of Using Glycolic AHA:

  • Exfoliates dead skin cells
  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Helps fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Enhances skin radiance and luminosity
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Minimizes the appearance of pores

How to Use Glycolic AHA:

Start Slowly

If you're new to Glycolic AHA, start using the products every other day to allow your skin to acclimate. After a week you can increase the usage.

Patch Test

Apply a small amount of Glycolic AHA to a discreet area of your skin and wait 24 hours to ensure no adverse reactions occur.

Cleanse Skin

Start with clean, dry skin. Use our Refreshing Face Wash Citric AHA to remove any makeup, dirt, and impurities.

For your BODY, we recommend our Moisturizing Body Wash Vitamin E, Aloe Vera & Glycolic AHA.

Apply Glycolic AHA

Dispense the directed amount of your product with Glycolic AHA Gently smooth it over your face, eyes or body. Make sure to follow directions for each individual product you want to try.

Check our FACE and BODY products.

Follow with Serum + Moisturizer

After the Glycolic AHA has absorbed into your skin (usually within a few minutes), follow up with a hydrating moisturizer to replenish moisture and maintain skin barrier function.

For your BODY, we recomment using our Renewal Body Lotion 12% Glycolic AHA.

Sun Protection

Due to increased skin sensitivity, it's crucial to apply sunscreen with a high SPF during the day when using Glycolic AHA to protect your skin from sun damage.

Tips and Warnings

While Glycolic AHA and Retinol are effective skincare ingredients, it's generally not advised to combine them, particularly for those with sensitive skin. Mixing them increases the risk of irritation, as both can cause dryness and sensitivity. Additionally, glycolic acid works best at a lower pH, while retinol requires a neutral pH, potentially compromising their effectiveness when used together. Both ingredients also heighten sensitivity to sunlight, increasing the risk of sunburn and damage. Alternating their use on different nights or using them at different times of day is recommended to minimize irritation and maximize effectiveness.