Everything You Need to Know About Glycolic Acid in Skincare

Glycolic acid is a popular ingredient in skincare products due to its exfoliating and collagen-boosting properties. It is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from sugar cane and is known for its ability to penetrate the skin deeply and easily. Here's what you need to know about glycolic acid in skincare, including some popular questions we get about this active ingredient we love.

Benefits of Glycolic Acid in Skincare

Glycolic acid offers numerous benefits for the skin, including:
  • Exfoliation: Glycolic acid gently lifts off dead skin cells, revealing newer, fresher, and smoother skin. It helps to unclog pores, refine skin texture, and improve overall skin tone.
  • Collagen Boost: By stimulating collagen production, glycolic acid can help improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Hyperpigmentation: Glycolic acid can also help fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage or acne scars.

Is it OK to Use Glycolic Acid Everyday?

While glycolic acid can offer significant benefits for the skin, it's important to use it correctly and avoid overuse to prevent skin damage and irritation. Using glycolic acid every day may be too much for some skin types, especially those with sensitive skin. It's best to start with a lower concentration of glycolic acid and gradually increase the frequency of use as your skin adjusts. Our Active Face Cleanser provides an effective, yet gentle enough concentration of glycolic acid that it can be used daily.

Does Glycolic Acid Lighten Skin?

Glycolic acid can help fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage or acne scars, but it is not specifically designed to lighten the skin. It works by exfoliating the skin and stimulating collagen production, which can help improve overall skin tone and texture

Is Glycolic Acid Good for Face Skin?

In short, yes! Glycolic acid is very beneficial for face skin. It is a powerful exfoliating ingredient that can help improve skin texture, clear pores, and fade pigmentation. That being said, it's important to use it correctly and avoid overuse to prevent skin damage and irritation. Always be mindful of the product instructions and how your skin receives different products. 

Is Glycolic Acid or Hyaluronic Acid Better?

Glycolic acid and Hyaluronic acid are both beneficial ingredients in skincare, butthey serve different purposes. Glycolic acid is an exfoliating ingredient that can help improve skin texture, clear pores, and fade pigmentation. Hyaluronic acid, on the other hand, is a hydrating ingredient that can help plump and moisturize the skin. Both ingredients can be used together in a skincare routine to provide a comprehensive approach to skincare. When formulating our AHA Fruit Mask, we wanted to incorporate both acids so the full range of benefits could be seen... all-in-one place!

All said and done, glycolic acid is a powerful exfoliating ingredient that offers numerous benefits for the skin. While it's important to use it correctly and avoid overuse to prevent skin damage and irritation, it can be a valuable addition to your skincare routine. If you're interested in trying skincare products that contain glycolic acid, be sure to grab a FREE trial size of our Active Face Cleanser and AHA Fruit Mask - use the promo GLYCOLICACID in the checkout.

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Anti-Ageing Bundle - Skin Care
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