GLYCOLIC ACID IS THE PEEL THAT HEALS.
AHAs have been used for skin rejuvenation therapy since ancient times. The most effective and well-researched AHA is Glycolic Acid. It is derived from sugar canes and is the smallest of the alpha-hydroxy molecules. Glycolic acid is a well known acne fighter, skin brightener and wrinkle reducer. This natural acid works by loosening the “glue” that binds the outermost layer of surface cells together, which then increases the shedding of dead skin cells and results in the formation of new skin cells. Alpha-hydroxy acids improve skin texture and color, reduces fine lines and age spots, and makes pores appear smaller.
During an AHA peel, a solution of glycolic acid is applied to the skin for a brief period of time, and then washed away. This solution causes several of the top skin layers to dry and peel off gradually over a period of several days. When the older layers have peeled off, they expose a new layer of undamaged skin! For optimal results you should apply the peel solution once a week for 6 consecutive weeks.
Research has shown that Glycolic Acid assists in healing the following skin conditions: