Alphahydroxy acids, commonly known as fruit acids are a must have for healthy youthful skin. As we age our cell turnover slows down and needs the boost that professional fruit acids provide. Alphahydroxy acids such as glycolic acid lighten pigment, turn on cell growth, release moisture factors and stimulate collagen and hyaluronic acid prduction.
Use and Abuse
Not all fruit acids are created the same. For effective results it is important to use at least a 12% glycolic acid. A blend of azelaic acid will help your skin tolerate higher strengths. There may be an acclimation period where your skin adjusts to using glycolic acid. It is common for a slight tingle when you first add glycolic acid to your routine. This will subside once you have used the product for a few weeks. If you experience any redness or flakiness you need to discontinue use for a few days. When your skin feels back to normal, acclimate more slowly by using the glycolic every other day and work up to daily use. You may also be more sensitive after a facial so be sure to wait a few days to go back to your normal glycolic routine. This is also the case with retinols.
The Skin Care Management System was designed for prolonged use with little to no irritation or acclimation. The Full Size System is easy and intuitive to use with immediate improvement observable from the first application. Over time skin will appear noticeably smoother and healthier. By following the easy daily regimen, results will be sustained and improved over time. Includes six full size products including 12% glycolic acid and complimentary retinol plus.