Jun 15 , 2020
Hello beautiful, I hope you are having a delightful day filled with appreciation.
I'm curious if you’re are feeling frustrated by the appearance of your skin and not sure what to use anymore because nothing is working?
Are you tired of wasting money on the endless barrage of hype and "new" products promising you an overnight miracle? Darling, you are not alone, and that's why I am so excited to talk to you about a proven ingredient that will deliver you consistent results.
Now more than ever, people are turning to Glycolic Acid, which is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid used topically to achieve a smoother complexion that is radiant, youthful-looking, blemish-free and makes skin noticeably gorgeous.
Glycolic acid is a fantastic chemical exfoliant that is well-tolerated by most skin types and is used to minimize the appearance of aging skin, acne blemishes, oily skin, blackheads, pigmentation, and sun-damage. After years of hands-on experiences using Glycolic Acid on thousands of clients with very stubborn skin issues, I have come to trust and rely on its magical ability to help my clients achieve dramatic results quickly.
Glycolic Acid is not only very effective, it's also one of the most affordable ingredients you can use if you are trying to improve multiple skin issues at once quickly on a budget.
Now, I know there are many new "magical" ingredients on the market that have good PR agents enticing you to pull out your wallet with promises of overnight miracles or "your money back."
But after 20 years in the skincare industry using hundreds of professional grade products promising my clients "overnight" miracles, I always come back to using Glycolic Acid because I've seen it deliver consistent results to thousands of my clients with stubborn issues.
And so much so that if I had to choose only one ingredient to use in my office forever, or take with me on a desert island, Glycolic Acid would be it.
For decades now, Glycolic Acid remains the gold standard ingredient to help offer relief to those who have stubborn skin issues like aging skin, dryness, acne, pigmentation, sun-damage, acne scarring, and other common skin concerns.
What’s really great about Glycolic Acid is that it is able to be used on most skin types with minimal downtime or concern, and helps minimize many of the skin concerns you have all at once. In my experience, Glycolic Acid give you the most bang for your buck especially if you are trying to be budget conscious right now.
And if you have been with me for awhile, you know I'm all about saving money, cutting unnecessary steps in my routine, and getting the most bang for my buck. The same is true of you, right? I thought so beautiful.
So let's talk about one of my favorite ingredients to use that I call the Queen Bee: Glycolic Acid.
Glycolic Acid is the most active and beneficial of all the alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) in the skincare industry. Traditionally, it was made from sugar cane, but to ensure quality, today it is most often derived synthetically.
Glycolic is the only AHA that is able to penetrate deep through the cell walls by virtue of its small molecular size.
With that being said, that is also why it must be naturalized with water or sodium bicarbonate when using a concentration level over 12-15 percent. Otherwise, it will continue to penetrate into the skin to an undesired depth which could cause a burn or post-inflammatory pigmentation.
Once inside the cell, Glycolic Acid will trigger the stimulation of collagen and turn on the synthesis of dermal glycosaminoglycans to plump up the cell allowing the skin to produce its own NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factors) while reducing the signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and sun-damage.
I have found Glycolic to be an incredible ingredient to use on all skin types but it is especially effective on thicker or "tougher" skin that is oily and acne-prone. That’s because it breaks apart the intercellular cement holding skin cells together that often appears as a thick layer of oily dead skin buildup on the surface.
The acid cleverly unclogs the follicle by traveling deep into the pores where acne, oil, and bacteria hide and live.
Glycolic acid also allows new keratin cells to form at the bottom of the stratum corneum causing it to lift and separate from the underlying skin making the epidermis more radiant and thicker. This makes the skin feel firmer, thicker and gives the skin a much smoother look.
As you can see, I'm a huge fan of Glycolic Acid and really hope you find this information helpful so you’ll be inspired to start using Glycolic today to help achieve your own skincare goals. Glycolic Acid is a proven ingredient that I trust to help give my clients lasting results with minimal side effects.
If you have any question about Glycolic Acid post them below and be on the lookout for more posts about my fave acid in the future.
Oops, I almost forgot. We offer several powerful and effective exfoliants that contain Glycolic and AHA's. Each one tested and used professionally on clients during a facial treatment. We also sell these products to our clients in our office to use at home to maintain their results.
Click here to learn how three pumps of this cleanser will transform your biggest concerns making your skin appear more flawless. Or click here to learn how hundreds of clients with multiple concerns are taking their skin to the next level at home using only one product applied 2-3 times a week.
As always, stay gorgeous!