Among our Dermatology skin care products, the AHA/ Glycolic
Acid products are the most sophisticated
Each of our Glycolic Acid products contains fully active
glycolic acid. This means that they meet the base minimum criteria for
efficacy. Glycolic Acid, to offer extremely high quality and 100% efficacy and
bioavailability into the skin, must have at least 8% concentration, pH between
3.0 and 4.0 (for consumer home maintenance use), and be non-buffered. This will
then fully stimulate the exfoliation cycle. This will automatically jump start
the system, which will deliver hyaluronic acid, fibril tissue, collagen, plus
19 critical lipids that eventually, creates and rebuilds a healthy Stratum
Corneum. No other ingredient has ever been found to do this as well, as much
and as quickly as Glycolic Acid.
Key Factors when using Glycolic Acid
Most people can use Glycolic Acid over the entire body. A
small number (<5%)of people have very sensitive skin. They are not good
candidates for a peel or for home maintenance products.
Buffered or Non-Buffered: The most critical factor in
determining the efficacy of Glycolic Acid is whether the product is buffered or
non-buffered. Buffering is a very simple concept. Technically, it is a solution
or compound containing either a weak acid and its salt or a weak base and its
salt, which is resistant to changes in pH. In effect, you can lock in a set pH
by buffering a product. It is also a means of minimizing the level of
irritation caused by an ingredient.
Amount of Acid delivered = pH: This is much more important
than concentration. More importantly, free acid (non-buffered) will give you
even greater efficacy. This is the true amount of acid being delivered to the
skin. Glycolic Acid that is buffered has reduced efficacy and does not deliver
what you think you are getting or what you are being told is in the product.
Acid concentration: This is the percentage of acid used in
the formulation. Most companies do not acknowledge their concentration. You
have a right to know so ask.
Frequency of Application: MORE is not better. Apply small
amounts thinly and evenly. We recommend the size of a green pea for one-half
the face. Start at bedtime and after four weeks, increase application to twice
a day. You should use the product daily. Evidence indicates that if you stop
using Glycolic Acid, the skin will revert to the way it was previously.
Conditions Influence the skin: Other than deep peel
products, Glycolic Acid only works when left on the skin for at least twenty
minutes. Glycolic cleansers are not effective. They offer minimal exfoliating
capabilities. The proper mix of products, that is, a proper cleanser, Glycolic
Acid and sunscreen are critical to maximize the efficacy of your program.
Competitively priced Glycolic Acid Face Products
We know that our clients demand exceptional value, without
ever compromising on quality. Our team is committed to keeping prices
competitive, while at the same time as offering excellent therapeutic skin-care
preparations that can really make a difference. To find out more about our
ranges or to place an order, call us at (800) 922-2883.