Glycolic acid is a water-soluble alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) made from sugar cane. It is one of the most widely used AHAs in skincare products. AHAs are natural acids that come from plants. They consist of tiny molecules that are very easy for your skin to absorb. This makes them ideal for smoothing fine lines, improving skin texture, and other anti-aging uses. Glycolic acid has the smallest-sized molecules of all the AHAs. This allows glycolic acid to absorb into the skin and exfoliate it even better than other AHAs. Glycolic acid works by speeding up cell turnover. In other words, it dissolves the bonds that hold skin cells together. In effect, your skin is able to shed dead skin cells more quickly than it would on its own. Glycolic acid triggers your skin to make more collagen as well. Collagen is the protein that makes skin firm, plump, and elastic. It also gives your bones and connective tissues their strength.
This toner is for people who suffer from acne, or for every other day use in normal skin conditions. It can also be used as a spot treatment on blemishes. Glycolic acid can make skin sensitive to the sun, so it is recommended that this toner is used only at night. We recommend using only a few times a week to start, to see how your skin reacts, and then increasing to every other day. For acne prone skin, everyday night use can be done, just use sun protection.
Ingredients: 7% glycolic acid, witch hazel hydrosol, henna extract, chamomile extract, aloe vera powder, sodium hydroxide, liquid germal plus.
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2 fl. oz. and 4 fl. oz. Amber round glass bottles with black plastic cap
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