Powerhouse ingredients like Glycolic Acid 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 used as an exfoliant to remove the build-up of dead skin cells. 

The reason Glycolic acid is such a useful AHA ingredient for Spa treatments is because of its small molecular structure. As the smallest of all the AHA’s this allows it to penetrate deeper into the skin. That’s why Estheticians and Physicians love glycolic acid for refining skin texture.  The Glycolic acid accelerates natural exfoliation and helps to promote new radiant skin. By shedding those dead skin cells your pores are decongested,  skin tone will look brighter and more even, and the skin will have an overall more firm appearance. 

Your body can also benefit greatly from Glycolic Acid. The Institut’ Dermed Glycolic Body Wash and (Award winning) Glycolic Body Lotion help to keep your glow from the spa going as long as you can. In between body treatments or simply to take superior care of your skin, look for effective body products. Your skincare should create touchably smooth and soft skin. Some of the best medspas also offer high-quality lines of skincare products. Even if you don’t get a body treatment done, you can order these types of products online.

Glycolic Body Wash
You can exfoliate the skin on your body at home with a gentle, results-driven glycolic body wash. The next time you get in the shower or bath, try a body wash made with shea butter and glycolic acid. Shea butter is a nourishing ingredient. It’s naturally rich in vitamin E and fatty acids. Glycolic acid derived from sugarcane can refine the skin’s surface and increase skin flexibility. Make sure your glycolic body wash is not tested on animals. Also, look for products that do not contain mineral oil, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, artificial dyes, or synthetic fragrances.

 After your shower or bath, seal in softness with a hydrating glycolic acid body lotion. A rich lotion may be formulated with ingredients that make your skin feel silky smooth, such as milk proteins and apricot kernel oil. It’s a must-have for maintaining the skin’s moisture barrier after exfoliating. Your body lotion may be formulated with glycolic acid derived from fermented rhubarb. This helps eliminate excess dead skin cells for smoother, younger-looking skin. Apricot kernel oil helps increase cellular hydration and moisture retention. For radiant-looking skin, clinically proven ingredients are a great place to start. Look for them in both your glycolic body wash and body lotion.

Looking for this combination of ingredients in your at home body skincare means that dead skin cells are gently removed from dry skin and at the same time the right level of hydration is being maintained for that “ touchably smooth” look and feel!