The Glycolic unbuffered has a slightly lower pH level than the buffered, making more acidic and a stronger peel for those who have use the Buffered peel and need somting stronger, Great for Rough, Unexfoliated Skin, Mature, and Very Oily Skin Types.
Glycolic acid works as an exfoliating agent because of its high acidity but easy solubility. When placed on the skin as part of an exfoliating cream or gel, glycolic acid goes under the damaged upper layers of skin and destroys the glue, which holds dead skin to the surface. As this dead skin is chemically burned off, the other ingredients carry the individual flakes away and a water rinse neutralizes the remaining acid. The result is a much-smoother skin surface and a more youthful appearance. A secondary benefit is glycolic acid's ability to draw moisturizers into the newly exfoliated skin surface.
One study showed that topical treatment twice a day for 3 months with 5% glycolic acid cream at pH 2.8 affected surface and epidermal changes, while the same treatment, but with a 12% cream reached deeper and influenced both the epidermis and the deeper dermis layer, and resulted in increased epidermal and dermal firmness and thickness. Both showed clinical improvement in skin smoothness and in the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Another study showed that AHAs might thin the outer stratum corneum, but actually end up increasing the overall thickness of the epidermis. This thickening is accompanied by increased synthesis of collagen. It is apparent that alpha-hydroxy acids may do more than just increase exfoliation and skin cell turnover
Benefits Of Glycolic Acid Peels:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Dull, dry complexion
Uneven skin tone
Glycolic Acid has been beneficial in improving dry skin, treating age spots, decreasing facial lines, and rejuvenating the skin's surface. Dermatologists and estheticians have been utilizing glycolic acid as an effective and proven tool in the fight against the aging process.
Glycolic acid Peel Kits is the perfect choice for at-home use with proper preparation, application, and post-treatment care.
1 oz. Glycolic Acid Peel
Ingredients: Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, and Deionized water