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Oct 30, 2017
by Vivant Skin Care
If you’re a fan of glycolic acid, you’re well aware of its abilities to take on skin’s worst enemies—everything from acne to age spots. You know that like all alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), glycolic works by dissolving the cellular “glue” binding dead skin cells to away cellular debris and stimulate fresh new cells to rise up to the surface.
You may or may not be aware that glycolic acid has the smallest molecular structure of the AHAs, which means it penetrates skin more deeply and more rapidly so it results are more dramatic. That makes it the alpha of alphas.
If all that sounds familiar, you might just be addicted game-changing glycolic. Here are a few of the telltale signs that glycolic acid has gotten under your skin.
You’ve broken up with breakouts
Because of its ability to get deep into the skin and stimulate cell turnover glycolic acid steamrolls cystic acne bumps that form under the surface of skin and removes pore clogging dirt, oil, and dead cells on the surface.
Blackheads are so last week
Blackheads are gone before they have a chance to say hello because glycolic acid is flushing out cellular debris and impactions to keep your pores as clean as Marie Kondo’s makeup drawer.
You definitely don’t look your age
Glycolic acid is often used in corrective serums for targeting the signs of aging because, in addition to accelerating cell turnover, glycolic acid stimulates collagen production making skin appear firmer, smoother, and more youthful.
Dark Spots Don’t Distress You
Glycolic acid helps brighten dark spots and promote a more consistent skin tone thanks to its cell regenerative properties. Excess pigment is exfoliated away with dead surface cells and replaced by fresh, brighter cells.
Ingrown hair? What’s that?
Glycolic acid can even help keep these sub-dermal demons away by sloughing away the dead cells that could otherwise plug hair follicles and cause the hair to become ingrown.
Glycolic acid and witch hazel clean, calm, and prep for skin optimal absorption of additional products. A gently transformative toner for refined and radiant skin. Good for all skin types.
Normalizing Tonic Forté
An advanced toner with glycolic acid, plus salicylic and citric acids to provide added exfoliating muscle. Removes impurities, refines pores, promotes cell renewal, and restores skin’s optimal pH balance while prepping skin for better absorption of serums. Recommended for Combination or Oily skin.
Loaded with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and pro-brightening ingredients, this transformative vitamin A and AHA cocktail accelerates cell renewal and resurfaces skin to reduce wrinkles, acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation. Best for skin already acclimated to vitamin A therapy.
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