Glycolic Acid Serum
Glycolic acid is a natural ingredient derived from sugar cane, It falls into the set of ingredients called AHA's, or alpha hydroxy acids. There are five ingredients that fall into the AHA category, which are glycolic (sugar cane), lactic (milk), citric (oranges and lemons), Malic (apples and pears) and Tartaric acids (grapes). Glycolic acid is probably the most common alpha hydroxy acid and has the reputation of being one of the safest forms of alpha hydroxy acid.
What Does Glycolic Acid Do for my Skin?
Glycolic Acid is an exfoliator. It safely removes the outer layer of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin, bring fresh new skin to the surface. This is beneficial for those who are looking for ingredients that he lp with anti-aging. Glycolic acid can also help lighten discoloration of the skin, such as sun spots or age spots and h elp those with acne-prone and blackhead-prone skin.
Glycolic acid peels in the office are quick and effective. Dermatologists use 50% or higher concentration of glycolic acid and it only needs to stay on your skin for minutes. Our Glycolic Acid is made up of 20% concentration strength.
How our Glycolic Acid peel works?
The exact mechanism of action is not completely understood. However it appears it has specific sepa rate effects on different layers of the skin. On the outer layer of the skin, the epidermis, it appears that the gl ycolic acid will cause an ungluing of the cells which have stuck together in an unhealthy way. This causes these bad cells to become loose and shed. This effect is distinctly different than other acids, which have a dissolving effect on only the most superficial of outer skin cells.
On the deeper layer of the skin, the epidermis, there are microscopically demonstrated effects showing an increase in the deposition of collagen and other proteins which lead to better supported and healthier skin. T hese changes lead to a fullness of the skin which presumably creates the reduction in wrinkles and scars seen in clients using the product. These microscopically changes are seen without any evidence of inflammation. That demonstrates the effect is more than from a non-specific irritant effect.