Glycolic acid; chemical formula C₂H₄O₃, is the smallest α-hydroxy acid. This colorless, odorless, and hygroscopic crystalline solid is highly soluble in water. It is used in various skin-care products. Glycolic acid is found in some sugar-crops. A glycolate or glycollate is a salt or ester of glycolic acid.
Glycolic Acid is the most famous member of the exfoliating AHA family.
It’s job is to dissolve the “glue” that hold skin cells together so they can slough off and reveal the brighter, softer and smoother skin underneath. 💕
Glycolic acid in high concentration does not help me, a little horse from the tenth caused an ugly purging, even if I used it only once a week on my face.😭
Reading about the benefits of glycolic acid I did not give up and I found the cream from A’pieu with 3% AHA glycolic and 0.45% BHA which suited me perfectly from the first application.❤
@apieu_cosmetics Glicolyc Acid Cream contains olny 3% glycolic acid and it’s enough concentration for beginner and low enough to prevent irritations. ❤
AND I forgot to tell you that it still contains niacinamides !!💕❤
Ideal for targeting dullness and breakouts, it cleares the pores from inside out.
30% birch tree 🍂 extract balances and hydrates the skin to prevent dryness!
How to use it??
On clean skin, after toner and other care products, apply a moderate amount of product on the skin and apply it evenly. Continue with SPF, if you want you can only use it at night. At first use you may feel slight tingling.
Betula Alba Juice; Water; Propanediol; Tromethamine; Glycolic Acid; Cetearyl Alcohol; Glycereth-26; 1,2-Hexanediol; Niacinamide; Butylene Glycol; Glycerin; Cyclopentasiloxane; PEG-8 Beeswax; Dimethicone; Polysorbate 60; Cyclohexasiloxane; Sorbitan Stearate; PEG-240/HDI Copolymer Bis-Decyltetradeceth-20 Ether; Glyceryl Stearate; Panthenol; Salicylic Acid; Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract; Xanthan Gum; Hydroxyacetophenone; Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer; PEG-100 Stearate; Isohexadecane; PEG-2M; Hydrogenated Lecithin; Allantoin; Sucrose Distearate; Polysorbate 80; Adenosine; Sorbitan Oleate; Disodium EDTA; Pantolactone; Lactobacillus; Phenoxyethanol; Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract; Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract; Arnica Montana Flower Extract; Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract; Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract; Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract.
My other favorite product is GLYCO-A 10% from Isispharma.
GLYCO-A 10% is a skin care product with multiple actions, skin renewal. It helps to remove the upper layers of the epidermis and helps to improve the overall appearance of the skin.💗
10% Glycolic acid:
✅stimulates cellular activity;
✅increases the production of collagen and elastin;
Stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid and optimizes the hydration of the stratum corneum;
✅regulates sebum production;
How to use it??
Onto dry clean skin
Apply to your face 2 to 3 times a week at night, for 1 month. Wait one month before starting another treatment cycle.
Dermatologically tested. GLYCO-A® 10% is not suitable for sensitive skin. During the treatment, you need to use a suitable high SPF sun protection. Avoid contact with the eyes. We recommend using the peel during the cooler months of the year.
AQUA (WATER), GLYCOLIC ACID, CETYL ALCOHOL, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM (MINERAL OIL), CETETH-20, STEARETH-20, AMMONIA, PALMITIC ACID, STEARIC ACID.
You’ve tried them??
Which do you think would suit you better than the two??