Glycolic gel | Radiant gel
- Product details
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- The Science
As the name indicates Glycolic Gel is high in Glycolic acid with an optimal pH to chemically exfoliate dull & dead skin cells. This treatment target signs of sun damage including dull and sagging skin, wrinkles, and pigmentation. Collagen production and skin hydration levels will improve, resulting in firmer and healthier skin. Expect a bright, smooth, and radiant complexion.
Full ingredient list
Aqua, Propylene glycol, Glycolic acid, Glycerin, Polyacrylamide & C13-14 Isoparaffin & Laureth-7, Triethanolamine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium hydroxide
10% Glycolic acid
- Aging & sun-damaged skin
- Dull & lifeless skin
- Rough skin texture
- Dry skin
- Keratosis pilaris (bumpy skin on upper arms and/or thighs)
- Start by applying one evening per week on cleansed skin.
- After one week, increase usage to two evenings a week.
- Follow this process by increasing usage as your skin tolerates the formulation.
- If your skin does not become irritated, you may use this treatment every second night.
- Avoid sensitive areas like eyes and lips.
- Rinse off in the morning.
- Always use SPF 30 or greater during the day.
Exfoliation: Glycolic acid facilitate progressive weakening of cohesion of the intercellular material of the outermost layers of the skin (stratum corneum), resulting in uniform exfoliation.
- Inducing chemical exfoliation removes dead, damaged, and discolored skin cells from post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation faster.
- Drive new skin cells to the surface of the face. This spurred cell renewal helps to reveal the healthier, underlying skin, and promotes a more even skin tone overall.
- Suppress melanin formation by inhibiting tyrosinase activity.
- Reduce acne-related inflammation.
- Exhibit pH-dependent antibacterial activity against C. acnes. At a pH of 3-3.5 glycolic acid kills C. acnes cells by disrupting bacterial cell membranes.
- Exfoliate dead skin cells and reveal the newer, brighter layers underneath by acting on the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of skin). Normal, intact stratum corneum consists of tightly packed layers of dead skin cells that are tightly bonded together. Glycolic acid loosens these bonds. With their glue dissolved by glycolic acid, those tough, rough layers of dead skin cells can more easily slough away.
- The small molecular size of glycolic acid allows for deeper penetration in the skin layers where it stimulates fibroblasts to produce increased amounts of collagen. By stimulating collagen production, it helps skin feel firmer and minimizes fine lines and wrinkles.
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Normal reactions that may occur include stinging or burning, skin peeling, or skin irritation. Click here for more information on managing reactions.