Glycolic Acid (AHA)

Glycolic acid is a common ingredient found in skincare products. It is an alpha hydroxy acid or AHA. It is arguably one of the safest and most popular of the alpha hydroxy acids. Glycolic acid can significantly improve your skin as it removed dirt and unclogs pores. It gently exfoliates the skin providing your skin with a radiant glow. It works to brighten your skin and smooth and improve its tone and texture. Glycolic acid is great for many skin concerns as it clarifies and refreshes the skin.

You have probably seen "Glycolic Acid" in many different products. As it comes in many forms, face wash to gel cleansers, peels, face creams and moisturizers, just to name a few. Many over-the-counter products use anywhere between 1 to 2%. You can find it in strengths up to 10%. Anything stronger than 10% should be administered by a professional esthetician or dermatologist.