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!
If you’re dealing with aging, sun-damaged, dry or sluggish skin, 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.
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.
As our skin ages and as a result of environmental exposure and damage, the natural exfoliation process diminishes.
Glycolic acid accelerates the removal of the outermost layer of cells so fresh, new cells can make their way to the top, revealing healthy-looking and radiant skin.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT TO SEE?
AHA’s can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve overall skin texture and tone, and refine and brighten for smooth, dewy-soft, youthful-looking skin!!
To experience the benefits of this wonderful ingredient yourself, be sure to check out our Brilliance Cream, which includes glycolic acid along with skin-loving oils, antioxidants and soothing ingredients.
It is vegan, gluten-free, and free from parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and artificial fragrance, so you can feel good about putting it on your skin!
Find your brilliance.