December 05, 2018 2 min read

What is Glycolic Acid?

Glycolic acid is the gold standard, clinically proven, skin active for maintaining beautiful skin at all ages. A cane sugar derivative from the group of actives known as Alpha Hydroxy Acids orAHA’s, it possesses the smallest molecules which allow deep penetration into the skin and cellular surface.

It’s ability to swiftly resurface the outermost skin layer sweeping dead skin cells away to reveal a fresh, bright complexion is unparalleled. It aids in collagen production and reducing acne scarring, fine line formations, wrinkles, pigmentation, the formation of blackheads and whiteheads and creates a clarified, firm uniform skin appearance.

Why choose Glyco Skincare?

With a glut of Alpha Hydroxy Acid products on the market, it can be an overwhelming task to choose just which product will be right for your skin type. Many of these products are one size fits all formulas that are a blanket solution with hit and miss results; particularly if they are not formulated with an effective pH level to allow skin cell exfoliation to occur. With Glyco Skincare, our premium clinically proven, medical grade ingredients have been combined into a curated collection with options for skin type, application preferences and product strength, ensuring you choose the best option every time.

Glyco's Advanced Glycolic Products

Below is our collection of low pH exfoliants ranging from 5% to 15% concentrations. 

Normal, Combination, Oily and Problematic Skin

Glyco Skincare Daily Resurfacing Pads
5% Glycolic and 0.5% Salicylic Acids, combination, oily, problematic skin and those who cannot tolerate stronger peel products. Can be used on razor burn to calm inflammation and razor bumps, housed in a jar.*

Normal, Combination, Dry Skin accustomed to AHAs

Glyco Skincare Micro-Peel Pads
10% Glycolic acid in dual textured pads housed in a jar.*

Glyco Skincare Micro Peel Gel
10% Glycolic acid - skin firming peptides and soothing botanicals. The product is in a pump bottle.*

Glyco Skincare Intensive Renewal Night Crème
15% Glycolic acid with 5% marine algae peptides housed in an airless pump jar.*  
This product is only recommended for skin preconditioned to concentrated glycolic acid.

Normal to Dry, Dry, Mature Skin accustomed to AHA’s

Glyco Skincare Advanced Collagen Rejuvenating Crème
15% Glycolic Acid, Vitamin C and marine algae peptides for mature skin and/or skin that is accustomed to using glycolic acids and is dry to normal, housed in a jar.  As glycolic acid does cause a prickling sensation on the skin once applied, a soothing and skin calming botanical blend is added to our products to offset discomfort.

*Not suitable for sensitive skin and/or rosacea


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