achieve glowing skin for spring with glycolic acid

achieve glowing skin for spring with glycolic acid

Have you noticed your skin has become duller over the colder months? Low humidity, cold air, plus hotter showers means a drop in moisture in the skin. The result? Dull, tight, flaky skin. 

In this blog we'll look at how Glycolic Acid can help undo daily dullness and get your skin glowing for spring!

get glowing skin with glycolic acid

Do you know much about Glycolic Acid? A first to know is that Glycolic Acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA). AHA’s are water soluble and are used for their amazing skin benefits, as well as their exfoliating properties. Some of these benefits include improving the barrier of the skin, moisture retaining and hydrating qualities, brightening and evening skin tone, along with promoting the synthesis of collagen (the support structure of our skin).

Glycolic Acid is the smallest of AHA’s, and as a result, is able to rapidly renew the skin. Due to its small molecular size, Glycolic Acid gets into the skin fast – think of throwing a pebble into the ocean. This makes Glycolic Acid great for breaking down dead, dulling skin cells and achieving brighter, smoother skin. 

will glycolic acid irritate my skin?

Because of its potent nature, Glycolic Acid has been known to be too stimulating for some skins. However, using a Glycolic Acid based cleanser is an effective way to treat skin dullness and achieve a daily glow without compromising skin. 

your glycolic acid cleanser - brighter skin everyday without compromise  

Daily Glycolic Cleanser is a gentle yet effective, gel-based cleanser that washes away brightness blockers daily, without compromise. 

Blending Glycolic Acid with gentle surfactants (cleansing agents) and conditioning botanical ingredients, Daily Glycolic Cleanser delivers on brighter skin without stripping the skin’s moisture barrier. It's gentle and nourishing and leaves the skin feeling smooth and soft. 

What's great about Daily Glycolic Cleanser is that its suitable for all skins and anyone looking to beat skin dullness. It's also ideal for advanced skincare user wanting to increase exfoliation in their skincare regimen, or for someone who is wanting to minimise steps in their skincare routine.

key ingredients in daily glycolic cleanser: 

  • 3% Glycolic Acid: unglues dulling dead skin cells to smooth, soften and boost brightness.  
  • Calendula Extract: botanical extract with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties helps soothe and calm skin.
  • Jojoba Oil: rich in lipids, provides soothing and repairing effects while deeply nourishing skin. 
  • Mild Surfactants: Amino Acid and Coconut Oil derived surfactants effectively cleanse skin while providing conditioning benefits.

how to use daily glycolic cleanser  

Daily Glycolic Cleanser can be used both morning and night. For best results, follow after using a pre-cleansing formula such as PreCleanse. Apply a blueberry sized amount of Daily Glycolic Cleanser onto a damp face and neck and gently massage for 1 - 2 minutes, avoiding the eye area. Rinse away with lukewarm water or a cleansing cloth and follow with your finishing skincare. Be sure to wear sunscreen during the daytime. 

glowing skin heroes: glycolic acid and vitamin c

For max skin glow this spring, pair Daily Glycolic Cleanser with ultra-brightening and ultra-hydrating, BioLumin-C Gel Moisturiser featuring our ultra-stable, bio-available Vitamin C complex.  

Still feeling a little unsure if Glycolic Acid is right for you? Speak to one of our Skin Therapists today or find your nearest Dermalogica Professional Skin Expert here.

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