Glycolic acid is the most common type of alpha-hydroxy acid
AHAs and is a pure natural derivative of sugar cane. Citric acid from lemon, citrus and grapefruit extracts is also considered glycolic acid and is often used in facial and body exfoliating products.
Applying glycolic acid
kills bacteria and opens up pores, making acne easy to remove. In this regard, the essence becomes more permeable, the microdermabrasion becomes more effective, and other skin care products penetrate better into the skin.
Glycolic acid also brings natural moisture to where it is most needed on the surface of the skin.
Unlike other alpha-hydroxy acid AHAs, glycolic acid works well throughout the skin care system. From cleansing creams to moisturizers to once-a-week skin care, glycolic acid works great in rejuvenating, revitalizing and moisturizing.
Using a skin care product containing glycolic acid will make your skin softer, smoother and more radiant. You may experience a "peeling" process, and after a few days, a healthier new cortex will appear.
Glycolic acid is a completely natural method of treating acne. It comes from fruit and is very similar to citric acid. Essentially, it reduces adhesions between the skin. Once they relax, the skin can be kept at a certain distance, allowing new skin to begin to grow. This is the strength of the above three fatty acids, they can all be classified in the α-hydroxy acid
(fruit acid) family.
Because of its high acidity, glycolic acid has the effect of exfoliating. When applied to the skin as an exfoliating gel and lotion, glycolic acid penetrates and damages the upper layers of the skin, destroying the gums that carry dead cells. After the dead skin is chemically stripped, other ingredients can counteract and remove the retained acid. This way will make the skin look smoother and younger.
Another role of glycolic acid is to provide moisturization to the skin that has just been exfoliated.