Glycolic Acid Skincare
Glycolic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that exfoliates the outer layers of the skin. Glycolic Acid in skincare is extremely effective in removing dead skin cells to reveal a fresh new layer of skin. As a result, the skin is left radiant, smooth and soft. The power of its action has made Glycolic Acid a widely used AHA in skincare products. Promote refreshed skin with these premium Glycolic Acid skincare products!
- La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ Ultra Concentrated Serum 30mlSpecial Price £24.75 Regular Price £33.00
- Esthederm Intensive AHA Peel Serum 30mlSpecial Price £48.80 Regular Price £61.00
- Vichy Normaderm 3 in 1 Cleanser 125mlSpecial Price £9.38 Regular Price £12.50
- REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask 50mlSpecial Price £32.00 Regular Price £40.00
All you need to know about Glycolic Acid
What are the skin benefits of Glycolic Acid?
The exfoliating action of Glycolic Acid introduces many benefits for the skin. Glycolic Acid can effectively help with visible signs of ageing (fine lines and wrinkles) as it helps to stimulate collagen and hyaluronic acid production in the skin. This action also helps to keep the skin soft, plump and hydrated. Another benefit is that it can prevent breakouts as it helps to clear our excess dirt and oils on our skin. When used regularly, it also helps to brighten the skin, smooth the skin's texture and fade dark patches. It is suitable for all skin types: normal, oil, dry and combination.
Does Glycolic Acid fade dark spots?
Yes, Glycolic Acid can help to fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation slowly. Its chemical exfoliation helps to remove the build-up of hyperpigmented skin cells. With continued use, dark spots will begin to fade and reveal a more even looking skin tone.
When should you use Glycolic Acid?
Glycolic Acid typically should be used in the evenings only. This is because like other AHA’s, Glycolic Acid increases your skin's sensitivity to UV rays. It is important to apply sunscreen the morning after using Glycolic Acid to protect your fresh, new layer of skin.
Is Glycolic Acid or Salicylic Acid better for acne?
Both Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid can be beneficial for oily, blemish-prone skin. However, the root cause of blemishes is mainly beneath the skin, where Salicylic Acid can penetrate to clear excess oils and dirt. Glycolic Acid can help by exfoliating the dead skin cells at the surface of the skin which clog up pores.