Glycolic acid works as an exfoliating agent because of its high acidity but easy solubility. When placed on the skin as part of an exfoliating cream or gel, glycolic acid goes under the damaged upper layers of skin and destroys the 'glue' which holds dead skin to the surface. As this dead skin is chemically burned off, the other ingredients carry the individual flakes away and a water rinse neutralizes the remaining acid. The result is a much-smoother skin surface and a more youthful appearance. A secondary benefit is glycolic acid's ability to draw moisturizers into the newly exfoliated skin surface.
One study showed that topical treatment twice a day for 3 months with 5% glycolic acid cream at pH 2.8 affected surface and epidermal changes, while the same treatment, but with a 12% cream reached deeper and influenced both the epidermis and the deeper dermis layer, and resulted in increased epidermal and dermal firmness and thickness. Both showed clinical improvement in skin smoothness and in the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Another study showed that AHAs might thin the outer stratum corneum but actually end up increasing the overall thickness of the epidermis. This thickening is accompanied by increased synthesis of collagen. It is apparent that alpha-hydroxy acids may do more than just increase exfoliation and skin cell turnover.
Benefits Of Glycolic Acid Peels:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Dull, dry complexion
Uneven skin tone
Glycolic Acid has been beneficial in improving dry skin, treating age spots, decreasing facial lines, and rejuvenating the skin's surface. Dermatologists and estheticians have been utilizing glycolic acid as an effective and proven tool in the fight against the aging process.
You must thoroughly read and carefully follow the Instructions (found on the Home page, under the Information section), labelled Skin Peel Instructions before using any Skin Peel Product.
DISCLAIMER & WARNING (READ CAREFULLY BEFORE BUYING AND USING THIS PRODUCT:
By purchasing this product you agree not to hold Renew Skin Care NZ Ltd liable. This is a legal and binding agreement. I understand any and all hazards associated with the usage of Glycolic Acid and will procure and read any necessary literature required to be educated and informed about its usage and necessary precautions and dangers.
I agree to be completely and solely responsible for any and all injuries or damage to myself, others and property associated with usage of Glycolic Acid and I take full responsibility for proper storage and safety precautions for myself and any person who may come in contact with the Glycolic Acid I am purchasing.
I am a legal adult above the age of 18.
Caution: Misuse of products containing Glycolic Acid or Lactic Acid can cause injury or burns to the skin. Directions must be followed carefully and the following are some important reminders for use of Glycolic peel products: Always perform a patch test in an inconspicious area and wait 24 hours to observe signs of irritation before using any product. Directions must be followed exactly. Do not leave on longer than the directions state, to do so will risk skin injury. Do not use the higher strengths of Glycolic Acid Peels if pregnant or nursing and consult your Physician before use for any other product. Do not use if you have undergone recent Chemotherapy treatment or Accutane Treatment. Consult your Physician if you have any questions regarding the use of a product with any illness or condition you may have. Always use a sunscreen of SPF 15 or greater when on a Glycolic treatment program or any exfoliating program. Do not use any products around the eyes unless it is a product specifically for the eye area. If excessive irritation or stinging occurs with any product, rinse off immediately and discontinue use when in doubt about what to do, consult a physician.
Glycolic Acid Chemical Skin Peel 20% Strength 30ml
- Product Code: Gly 20/30
- Availability: In Stock
Tags: Glycolic acid, skin peel, home use, Fine lines and wrinkles, Sun-damaged skin, Dull, dry complexion, Uneven skin tone, Sun/age spots, Hyper-pigmentation, Large pores, Freckles, Blackheads/whiteheads, Acne scarring,