Natural Glycolic Acid: Spring Renewal Skin Care Ingredient

Natural Glycolic Acid: Spring Renewal Skin Care Ingredient

There’s a lot going on in the world right now, I am sure you are fed up of turning on your tv’s to be confronted, yet again, with another scary headline.

So today I wanted to bring a little joy your way.

Amidst all the chaos there is something I am very excited about, and that’s the fact that we are officially in a new season. Spring is finally here, and with the season of renewal comes a sense of hope and optimism for what the future has in store for us, I’m feeling good about it!

Now is the time to start to strip away old layers of skin, just as you start to shed those heavy layers of clothing, to reveal brighter, more radiant skin.

I think you've earned yourself a break from your television screens and from social media so today I wanted to talk about an ingredient that can be added to your soothing skin care ritual and perfectly prep your skin for this gorgeous new season.

Let’s dive in and learn everything we can about glycolic acid, loved by dermatologists everywhere!

What is Glycolic Acid? 

Don’t shy away from the term “acid,” this is an all natural ingredient you want to introduce to your skin, trust me!

Glycolic acid is a naturally occurring, active compound derived from sugar cane. It’s part of the alpha-hydroxy acid group, along with lactic acid, tartaric acid and citric acid. 

Glycolic acid is truly the creme de la creme of them all thanks to the fact that it has the smallest molecules for more advanced penetration and absorption. 

How Can Glycolic Acid Help My Skin?

Unlike physical exfoliants that work by sloughing off dead skin cells by the use of textured products such as scrubs or cloths, glycolic acid is a chemical form of exfoliation that works by dissolving the loose bonds that bind skin cells together. This is a gentle way of removing dead skin cells so your luminous, new skin can shine through. The result is smooth, beautifully glowing skin!

Due to it’s very small molecules, glycolic acid it is able to penetrate deep into your pores and provide some potent results. Dr. Howe, a dermatologist in New York  states that "Glycolic acid stimulates fibroblasts in the dermis to produce increased amounts of collagen," a structural protein essential for firmer, plumper skin with fewer lines and wrinkles. 

There are many ways you can enjoy this superstar ingredient, but an excellent way to incorporate it into your routine is with our TIGHT & TONED Pore Exfoliating Toner, which combines glycolic acid along with powerful active botanicals, soothing aloe and chamomile and witch hazel to reduce pore size, smooth the skin and promote a gorgeous, glowing complexion!

I can’t wait for you to try this toner for yourself! Be sure to take extra care of yourself right now, taking time out to indulge in your skin care routine every day!

 


 


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