Glycolic Acid (AHA)
Glycolic Acid (AHA, Alpha Hydroxy Acid) is a non-toxic chemical exfoliant naturally found in sugarcan, pineapples, mango, kiwi, unripe grapes and sugar beets. It is well known as #1 safe chemical peel which enhances new skin cell turnover and dissolves the uppermost layer of the epidermis resulting fresh, smooth and light skin. The exfoliating effect of the Glycolic Acid simultaneously yields increased skin tissue hydration as a result of the new plump dermis’ capacity to bind water. AHA improves the lipid barrier function thus promoting healthy skin regeneration and development. AHA’s exceptional propensity for skin penetration counteracts a number of typical skin problems such as fine lines and wrinkles, irregular skin pigmentation, clogged pores, acne and pimples. AHA reverses the damage of photoaging by stimulating collagen and elastin production consequently increasing skin resilience and strength. The accelerated tissue proliferation restructures the dermis and improves overall skin health and agility. AHA is generally safe for most skin types particularly dry, normal, oily and combination, sun damaged and mature skin.