Glycolic acid is a naturally derived acid that is used for cosmetic purposes such as blemish removal, skin brightening and skin renewal. Commonly extracted from sugar cane, pineapple, sugar beets, cantaloupe and raw grapes, glycolic acid is a alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) and its excellent exfoliating properties makes it an ideal treatment for fading sunspots, acne scars, blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles.
Glycolic acid has the ability to penetrate deep beneath the surface of the skin. It stimulates cell regeneration in the skin by increasing the production of collagen. Glycolic acid’s fast acting results can be witnessed through the rapid shedding of the skin’s exterior to reveal fresh new glowing skin underneath. Abrasive exfoliating methods can be effectively replaced by glycolic acid peels as it removes dead skin cells with ease.