Hello readers and happy Thursday!
Who: Glycolic acid
What skin conditions can it help: Aging, fine lines, texture concerns, acne and hyperpigmentation
Where it comes from: Sugar cane or made synthetically
Why it’s important: It breaks down the bonds between cells that allow for easier exfoliation of the skin and is great for treating fine lines, smoothing skin texture and acne. It has the smallest molecular structure which makes it permeate faster and deeper but can cause more irritation and inflammation. *Not recommended for thin skin.
How it’s used: Glycolic acid can be found in skincare products (i.e. cleansers, toners, moisturizers, serums) and also in professional treatments like chemical peels. It also acts as a strong degreasing agent meaning it’s great for removing oil. *Like any other exfoliating agent, limit use to a few times per week, wear sunscreen and use caution when using ingredients containing retinol as this can irritate skin.
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