Glycolic acid helps to separate the connections between keratinocytes (skin cells) in the outer layers of skin without the need for rough or mechanical exfoliation, because it promotes exfoliation of the skin. It thus, speeds up cell turnover and brings fresher, younger cells to the surface.
What is Glycolic Acid?
The smallest molecule in the alpha hydroxy acid family, glycolic acid works very quickly to improve the texture of the skin. It is derived from Sugar cane or fruits and is a beneficial ingredient for all skin types and ages. The major advantage of glycolic acid is that it does more than treat breakouts. As an ingredient despite it being fast acting and providing quick results it is still very gentle and suitable for all skin types and ages.
According to Amanda Bell, Global Director of Education and Artistry at Pixi by Petra, Glycolic has the ability to ensure that all the other treatments you use perform better because it gently rids skin of the surface dead skin cells and the formulations are able to treat the skin more effectively.
Benefits Of Glycolic Acid
Glycolic has many uses from anti-aging to blemishes/acne prone skin with the main benefits being reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, minimizing the appearance of pores, improving skin that is prone to breaking out, gently removing dead skin cells, evening out skin tone and enhancing the glow!
It is also suitable for all skin types and beneficial for all ages. There’s another bonus, glycolic acid is safe for new mothers to use.
Glycolic Acid Infused Products By Pixi
The Glow Tonic from Pixi is the perfect way of using/introducing a Glycolic skin prep into your routine as it is a multi-faceted toner that gives immediate results. It gently exfoliates the skin, hydrates and maximises skin health. The Glow Tonic has been not just a hero product at Pixi for 21 years but has also become known as a *gold standard* within the beauty industry with a global appeal.
Pixi’s Glow Tonic Cleansing Gel is a hydrating cleanser that leaves the skin soft and balanced. Pixi’s Mud Glow Cleanser has benefits of Glycolic partnered with a deep cleansing mud which give the skin a daily detox.
Pixi’s Overnight Glow Serum, a serum containing Glycolic melts into the skin boosting hydration and botanicals that truly work to improve the texture of the skin whilst you sleep. For a more targeted treatment that is concentrated, this serum is the most result driven. Glycolic is a wonderful ingredient that provides fantastic results for all skins and the results are seen very quickly. It leaves the skin balanced, smooth and with a beautiful glow!