I have been using this product for years now and absolutely love it! It's called Enhanced Lotion by the brand Alpha Hydrox. It contains 10% Glycolic Acid. I have recommended it to several friends and almost all saw instant results. I would say out of all the skincare products I use this ranks at No. 1 (I will share my entire militant regime on a future post.)
Why I love this product?
-It acts as an exfoliant which helps with my combination skin.
-It's light and can be worn under creams or makeup.
-It says right on the bottle that it contains 10% so no need to guess.....with other products that say it "contains" glycolic acid but you're not really sure how much!
How I use it?
I apply a pea size amount all over my face after cleansing and before applying sunscreen in the morning. You can also use it at night.
What is glycolic acid?
Glycolic acid is one of a group of acids known as alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA). It is found naturally in sugar cane and grapes and is commonly used in skin care treatments including acne treatment, exfoliation, and chemical peels.
How glycolic acid skin care treatment works?
Glycolic acid works by breaking down substances that bond dead skin cells beneath the top layer of skin. Dead skin cells, which contribute to clogged pores and dull skin, can then be rinsed away.
Benefits of glycolic acid treatments
As described above, glycolic acid is a natural exfoliant. Freshly exfoliated skin tends to have a healthy glow. Skin looks softer and smoother. Long term use of glycolic acid skin care products has been shown to help diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. It also helps smooth out uneven facial tone and can even reduce the appearance of surgical scars, acne scars, and other blemishes. Used on a regular basis, glycolic acid has also proven helpful in the treatment of acne.
Risks of glycolic acid skin care
Glycolic acid is a very powerful acid. At up to 10% concentration it can be neutralized and washed away with water. Skin care products containing more than 10% glycolic acid must be followed by a neutralizer.
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