We love the thrill of getting our hands on beauty products which contain the most talked about ingredients. But what we love more is getting our hands on the products and discovering ourselves that they really really work. Alpha Hydroxy Acids (known as AHA’s, including glycolic, lactic, and citric amongst a few) can’t get raved about enough these days. So today, we set out to uncover what really is so beneficial about the most popular one ingredient of the moment: Glycolic Acid
Glycolic acid is a naturally occurring substance, that when used in skincare products offers many benefits to the skin, from rejuvenating to moisturizing. In its raw state, glycolic acid is a powder made up of colorless crystals that have no scent. Before we get too into the ‘sciencey’ stuff though, here’s a few of the benefits it delivers:
The Benefits of Glycolic Acid
- You’ll find Glycolic Acid in many chemical peels due to high percentages being very effective for skin treatments (if done safely and properly!). Its even safe enough to use on sensitive skins.
- A lower percentage of Glycolic Acid can be used in our daily skincare products, without causing any irritation. This is particularly popular across facial washes and cleansers, bringing along rejuvenating benefits from your first step of your cleansing routine