Glycolic Acid, what is it??

February 11, 2017

The Benefits of Glycolic Acid on your skin.

When you read the ingredients on the back of a product to find it contains various ‘acids’ a lot of alarming thoughts can come to mind… but did you know that not all acids are bad?

Glycolic Acid is one of the most anti-ageing acids around and is commonly found in skincare products – it is the smallest molecule of acid therefor can penetrate deeper into the skin.

Glycolic is key to helping with skin concerns such as;

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Pigmentation
  • Dehydrated skin
  • Lack of elasticity
  • Uneven skin tone

The 5 Functions of Glycolic Acid;

  • Exfoliation – Glycolic gently exfoliates the skin by dissolving the cement that latches onto your dead skin cells.
  • Hydrating – Constant use of Glycolic in skincare products increases hydration by increasing the amount of hyaluronic acid content within the skin
  • Firming – A tingling sensation can occur when glycolic is applied to the skin. This triggers a healing response therefor the skin produces more collagen – the collagen then helps to firm the skin.
  • Transportation of active products – Due to its small molecular size glycolic has the ability to travel into the deeper layers of the skin – other active ingredients such as antioxidants, botanicals and peptides can then get pulled deeper into the skin as well.
  • Softens Pigmentation – Glycolic helps to disperse pigment in the skin allowing for a more even skin tone.

Because of glycolic’ ability to resurface the skin it is so important that you incorporate a daily SPF 30+ into your skincare regime. Resurfacing acids can unveil newer, healthier skin therefor making it more acceptable to UVA/UVB damage.

My must have Glycolic based product is ‘Instant Facial’ – This product was designed with just about everyone in mind.Instantfacial100ml

Instant Facial targets;

  • Enlarged pores
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Thickened skin
  • Premature ageing
  • Mild acne rosacea

Key ingredient Plankton gives an immediate anti-wrinkle effect in just 15 minutes!!… And if that wasn’t good enough it also stimulates the synthesis of collagen and elastin by 20%

Correct your skin today by giving yourself an instant facial!

Aqua x

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