Glycolic acid is a AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) and has the smallest molecules within that group meaning it can penetrate deep into the skin. It exfoliates to remove the outer layer of dead cells and sebum, restoring the pH level of the skin and leaving behind a smoother surface.
It encourages skin cell renewal and removes dirt, sweat, oil and sebum that are clogging pores, this helps to treat acne, blackheads, pigmentation and oiliness.
It smoothes the look of imperfections leaving a more even-toned complexion and revealing fresh, bright, glowing skin. Glycolic acid has been found to increase collagen production and helps to plump and moisturise skin through its water-binding abilities.
The result is that skin will appear clarified and smooth which helps to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. By removing the outer layer of dead dull skin cells not only does Glycolic acid help skin to appear brighter and younger looking it also enables other products in your routine to penetrate deeper into the skin.