WHAT IS GLYCOLIC ACID?: Glycolic acid is perhaps the best-known of a group of natural ingredients called fruit acids or alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA). It is derived from sugar cane, so it is considered a natural product. Citric acid from oranges and other citrus fruits also fall under the same classification as glycolic acid. Glycolic acid works as an exfoliating agent because of its high acidity but easy solubility. Glycolic Acid goes under the damaged upper layers of skin and destroys the 'glue' which holds dead skin to the surface. As this dead skin is chemically burned off, the other ingredients carry the individual flakes away and a water rinse neutralizes the remaining acid. The result is a much-smoother skin surface and a more youthful appearance. A secondary benefit is glycolic acid's ability to draw moisturizers into the newly-exfoliated skin surface.
BENEFITS OF A GLYCOLIC ACID PEEL:
Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Uneven Skin Tone
Blackheads & Whiteheads
Dissolve Acne Plugs
Superficial Acne Scars
Blackheads / Comedones
Sun Damaged Skin
Evens Hyper Pigmentation
General Skin Irregularities
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR PEEL STRENGTH:If you have never had a chemical peel before, or if you have sensitive skin, it is recommended that first time users start with the 20% or 30% glycolic acid solution and leave on the skin for only 1-2 minutes.
Test a tiny, small portion of your skin under the jaw bone to see how well your skin tolerates each percentage of glycolic acid peel. The 40% and 50% level of Glycolic Acid Chemical Peel is recommended for people who have used this product previously and know that their skin can tolerate this level of strength.
5 to 10% Supper Mild for the faint at heart. Productive but slow results 20% Extra Mild Peel for sensitive or fair skin and 1st time users. Your results will be slower 30% Mild Peel for 1st time users and sensitive skin 40% Medium Peel for someone that has had a peel before, doesn't have sensitive skin, use for minor skin flaws 50 to 70% not recommended for use on face. You may ad purified water to reduce % for facial use 50% Medium - Strong Peel for people that have had peels before, and have acne, scars and skin flaws 60% Strong peel for experienced users that have acne, deeper scars, serious skin flaws 70% This is the highest strength dilution for skin and we highly suggest this be administered by a professional.