Don’t let the title scare you off! The term “acid” may sound terrifying, but alpha hydroxy acids (AHA’s) can work absolute wonders on the skin and are a lot gentler than you may think!
Alpha hydroxy acids are active compounds that provide a heap of benefits to the skin, and there are a few different kinds.
In this article we’ll be focusing on glycolic acid, known as the holy grail for exfoliation!
Keep reading to learn more about this AHA and how it can transform your skin.
What exactly is glycolic acid?
Glycolic acid is derived from cane sugar and has the smallest molecules of any AHA. This is excellent news for your skin because these small molecules mean enhanced penetration.
These molecules can sink into your pores where they can target an array of concerns, including those dreaded summer breakouts!
How does it work?
Glycolic acid reacts with the uppermost skin layer and works by dissolving sebum and grime, breaking up any substances that hold cells together. Think of it as breaking down the “glue” that binds your cells, sloughing off dead, sluggish skin cells.
What results can I expect to see?
AHA’s can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even skin tone, refine and brighten for smooth, dewy-soft, youthful-looking skin!!
To experience the benefits of this wonderful ingredient yourself at home, be sure to check out our AHA Facial Cream, which includes glycolic acid along with other antioxidant and soothing ingredients. It is vegan, free from parabens, phthalates, sulfates, PEGs, and artificial fragrance, so you can feel good about putting it on your skin!
Sunburn Alert: AHA's may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Be sure to use a sunscreen (goes without saying!) when using AHA's.
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