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Ingredient Spotlight: Glycolic Acid


Skin care is generating quite the buzz with Korean skincare routines, beauty sheet masks and products touted by YouTube beauty gurus everywhere you look. These routines would be amiss without glycolic acid, one of the best ingredients to slough dead skin cells and resurface the skin.

Glycolic acid is shown to address key skin concerns, including: fine lines and wrinkles; moderate blemishes and breakouts; rough texture; spots and uneven skin tone. In 2015, dermatologists performed more glycolic peels than in 1997 (the height of chemical peels).

What is Glycolic Acid?

This classic ingredient is a natural exfoliant derived from pure sugar cane that sloughs dead, depleted cells from the surface of the skin and promotes healthy looking skin to emerge. Skin Authority glycolic acid penetrates 30% more deeply than other acids. It is unbuffered and has a less than 2% allergic reaction rate.

Products We Recommend

Instant Perfection Peel Pads - One sweep of our exclusive leave-on peel solution, featuring glycolic ccid, smooths skin for a flawless makeup application and boosts the performance of any skin care routine.

Resurfacing Accelerator - This gentle action leave-on exfoliator is the perfect nighttime treatment. Featuring glycolic acid, it transforms skin for a firmer, smoother and more radiant appearance.

Facts about Glycolic Acid

Clinical studies show glycolic acid delivers the best measurable result in a single treatment.

Combine glycolic acid with other ingredients versus mixing acids. Combine with Vitamin C and you'll see plumper, smoother looking skin.

Clinical studies show glycolic acid is better at reversing discoloration and breakouts than hi-tech laser devices.

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