If your complexion suffers from rough texture, you should opt for a product with Glycolic Acid, the smallest molecule in the Alpha Hydroxy Acid family. Glycolic Acid is derived from sugar cane and is one of the most popular Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) in skin care products. Because of its small molecular size, it absorbs easily into the skin and exfoliates by enhancing cell turnover, evens skin tone, refines the appearance of pores and helps smooth the look of lines and wrinkles. Within the deeper layers of the skin, Glycolic Acid increases the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and collagen fibers, for skin that appears firmer. Glycolic Acid has proven anti-aging benefits and has also been used to help the appearance of acne, pigmentation, melasma and other skin conditions.
Due to Glycolic Acid's quick absorbance into the skin, stinging and burning sensations may be experienced by those individuals who are sensitive. If you are new to Glycolic Acid, we recommend starting slowly with a product, such as Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer. This exfoliating cream expertly captures the power of 10% Glycolic Acid, delivering optimal antiaging efficacy with minimum irritation. At skin's surface, the formula exfoliates and lightly hydrates every day to dramatically improve the overall appearance of skin, revealing a smooth, fresh radiance. Glycolic Acid + Collagen Building Block form a highly effective weapon against signs of aging, helping to stimulate collagen for a skin-firming boost, and smoothing the appearance of fine crepe-lines and wrinkles.
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