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What is Glycolic Acid and why does it work so well?

Glycolic acid is part of the group of active compounds known as AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acids). Derived from cane sugar:

It has the smallest molecules in the group so is able to penetrate skin deeply and easily, making it the most effective for treating fine lines, acne, blackheads, dullness, oiliness etc

Chemical peels use a high percentage of this acid and can be very effective if done safely and properly.

How Does It Work?

Glycolic acid works by eating away at the glue between cells:

Benefits Of Glycolic Acid Use:

Are There Risks To Using Glycolic Acid?

Because its an active substance, if not used correctly it can cause damage: