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Monday, 19 June 2017 19:44

Glycolic & Your Skin

Powerhouse ingredients like Glycolic are a great addition to your skin care regimen. Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy-acid (AHA) derived from sugarcane and is part of a group of acids that are extracted from natural sources. Glycolic acid is one of the most popular AHA’s and is commonly used as an exfoliant to remove the build-up of dead skin cells. It works by dissolving the oil that holds dead skin cells on the skin’s surface.

Glycolic acid is the most useful AHA for cosmetic treatments because of its small molecular structure that allows for greater penetration in the skin. Spa treatments with glycolic work to refine your skins texture. Glycolic accelerates exfoliation and helps to stimulate the skin cell renewal process. By shedding dead skin cells and speeding up the regeneration of new, fresh skin cells, pores will be decongested, uneven skin tone brightened and the skin will appear more firm. 

For smooth skin on the body, a body wash formulated with glycolic acid will clarify and soften the skin. A formulation such as the Institut' DERMed Enhancing Glycolic Body Wash includes shea butter in the ingredient deck to nourish and increase skin softness. After showering applying a glycolic lotion helps to reduce dry, patchy areas and small bumps on the body.  

The Enhancing Glycolic body Wash is actually a mild body peel that the client can give to themselves at home. It helps rejuvenate the skin by encouraging the shedding of old and damaged, surface skin cells. It helps reduce the appearance of acne conditions on the chest and the back. It improves skin tone and helps to reduce the appearance of dark skin spots.  The Enhancing Glycolic Body Lotion contains Apricot kernel oil, a very light and gentle oil used in creams and lotions to balance, nourish, rehydrate and lubricate the skin. It’s rich in gamma linoleic acid and vitamin A and E, which soothe the skin and help to slow the signs of aging. This combination of ingredients means that dead skin cells are gently removed from dry skin and the right level of moisture is maintained.

You may experience a rosy flush or feel a slight tingle after using these products and that's perfectly normal. Glycolic products and treatments can have amazing benefits for your skin, consult with your esthetician on the best skin care ingredients for your skin type and condition.
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Glycolic acid is part of the Alpha Hydroxy Acid family, naturally occurring acids found in many foods. These acids include Glycolic Acid from sugar cane, Lactic Acid from milk, Malic Acid from apples, Tanic or Tartic Acid from grapes and Citric Acids. The leading AHA is glycolic Acid. The microscopic structure of Glycolic Acid enables it to achieve the greatest penetration into the skin layers bringing about the most dramatic results.


When Glycolic Acid is applied to the skin in the form of a professional peel, it dissolves a glue-like substance in the epidermal layer that causes a build up of dead skin cell layers. These dead skin cells make the skin appear dull, coarse and dehydrated. Glycolic Acid loosens this cellular cement and safely lifts away hardened dead skin cells.

Glycolic Acid is a phenomenal resurfacing agent that noticeably lightens hyper-pigmentation areas, helps to clear acne and reduce acne scarring. It is also a powerful anti-aging tool showing unparalleled results for smoothing and firming the skin.


Benefits of exfoliating with glycolic acid:

  • Smooth and soften skin’s texture
  • Exposes healthier more hydrated skin cells
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines
  • Increases number of skin cells in the Dermis
  • Postpones aging and deeper wrinkles
  • Assists in lightening hyper-pigmentation
  • Reduces the formation of blackheads and acne
  • Corrects acne oily prone skin
  • Improves skin elasticity

It is not uncommon for Glycolic Acid to sting upon application, especially during the early stages of use. Generally, the skin quickly adjusts and stinging dissipates after a few minutes. Post peel the skin may be slightly red for 24 hours and will recover quickly. There is no post peel down time.

At home maintain your body peel results with the Enhancing Glycolic Body Lotion—a rich, body lotion with an exfoliating action that dissolves dead-skin cell buildup allowing the moisturizing ingredients to penetrate the dry areas where it is most needed. Exceptionally hydrating yet absorbs quickly. Get some today and rock that summer dress with smooth beautiful skin.

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