AHA 20% Glycolic Peel – Anti-Aging, Exfoliator, Hormonal Acne
Glycolic acid (GA) obtained from sugar cane is used in the most common alpha hydroxy acid bark. GA has the lowest molecular weight among all alpha hydroxy acids. It penetrates the skin easily, making it a popular peeling agent. GA peels have anti-inflammatory, keratolytic and antioxidant effects. GA targets the corneosome by increasing degradation and decreasing cohesion, causing desquamation.
The intensity of the peeling is determined by the concentration of the acid, the vehicle used to transport it, the amount of acid applied and the technique used. GA peels need to be properly neutralized to prevent skin acidification. Applying acid to the skin saturates the cells’ ability to resist acidification; excess acid must be neutralized to avoid burning.
Summary: Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). It is a powerful exfoliant. It reacts with the superficial layer of the skin, breaking it, dissolving the fat and the substances that keep the cells together. Helps maintain and enhance the results of previous peels and other professional treatments.