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You may have noticed the buzz word Glycolic Acid being used a lot lately, or you may have even seen it being listed as a key ingredient in some of your favourite toning products!
Glycolic acid is an AHA (Alpha-Hydroxy Acid) or a ‘fruit acid’ that’s actually derived from plant sugars. This hero ingredient is loved by skincare aficionados everywhere due to it’s ability to penetrate the top layers of the skin dissolving oil, impurities and dead cells. In turn, the skin is left clear, bright and refined.
Keep reading to discover our edit of the best glycolic acid products available on RY!
The Ordinary are loved for their no-fuss approach to skincare and their Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution is no exception. This clarifying formula contains Tasmanian Pepperberry, which has been proven to help reduce irritation associated with acid use– meaning it’s one of the best glycolic acid products for those new to AHA’s.
The formula is further supported with inclusion of ginseng root and aloe vera for both visible radiance and soothing benefits.
Rated 5 stars on site, the Alpha-H Liquid Gold is a cult favourite when it comes to glycolic acid products and skincare in general!
This potent formula targets skin ageing and hyperpigmentation, leaving the complexion visibly smooth and with enhanced radiance. The low pH of the product boosts the skins regeneration through forcing a ‘wound healing’ response that creates waves of stimulation while you sleep.
Take care of sensitive skin with the NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Gentle Pads, a gentle version of their cult-favourite exfoliating pads.
These treatment pads are enriched with calming panthenol and aloe vera, meaning they’ll help to sooth even the most dry and irritated complexions, while key ingredient glycolic acid does it’s thing!
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Perfect for acne-prone skin or those who suffer with frequent breakouts, the Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser 12% draws out impurities while it cleanses the skin.
The gentle formula which contains micro exfoliation beads along with glycolic acid, is gentle enough for daily use and works to slough off dead skin cells, leaving behind soft, glowing skin.
Experience the effects of glycolic acid on-the-go with BLAQ’s Charcoal Wipes infused with AHA and Glycolic.
Each pack contains 25 dual-sided black cloths, which are pre-soaked with detoxifying charcoal, exfoliating glycolic acid and alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) to cleanse and gently remove dead skin cells. A top tip is to start with the smooth side for makeup and dirt removal before flipping to the textured side for a deeper cleanse and exfoliation.
A must-have for those who travel frequently, these wipes will fit perfectly into your handbag or gym bag for convenient makeup removal.
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By Renee Volck