Imagine a dirty mirror that’s been collecting layers of dust, grease and sticky substances for the last few months, or even years. If you're looking at that mirror daily, you may not even notice the increase in grime, but eventually the build-up will become embarrassingly obvious to everyone.
Trying to fix things with the wrong product could actually make things worse and end in disastrous streaks or a filmy haze. You'd be better off with water and a washcloth, but we all know using right type of cleaner would produce the best results.
Um, I thought this was a skincare blog, not a housekeeping tutorial?
As far as your face is concerned, dead cell build-up may be dulling your complexion and covering its natural shine. When you’re a teenager, new skin cell turnover happens around every two weeks. Once you reach adulthood, your metabolism slows down, and by middle age, it can take up to two months to regenerate fresh new cells. Even if you have youth on your side, you may be inviting breakouts by using products that clog your pores and keep your skin from breathing.
It’s not too late to exfoliate!
Glycolic Acid is a rapid exfoliator that penetrates deep into the pores and destroys the glue that holds dead skin cells together. It literally clears the way for fresh new cells to come to the surface, leaving you with a brighter complexion and a healthy glow. While this ingredient can be synthetically formulated in a lab, we make sure our Glycolic Acid is naturally sourced from fermented sugar cane.
Bonnie Best, CEO and owner of the Best Face & Body Skincare and Spa recommends Glycolic Acid as an effective treatment for dull, aging skin as well as oily and acne-prone types. “When you get a professional facial, you can opt for a glycolic peel with different levels and glycolic acid. Higher concentrations of this powerful ingredient can produce more dramatic results, but are best administered by an expert who will carefully monitor your skin’s reaction.”
For home use, we offer several safe and effective ways to incorporate Glycolic Acid into your skincare routine, including a cleanser, moisturizer, serum or masque.
This lightly foaming cleanser is a refreshing treat! Non-abrasive jojoba beads gently scrub the surface of the skin, while a mix of glycolic and citric acids activate the skin renewal process. Consistent, but gentle exfoliation during your cleansing routine is an easy way to restore your skin on a regular basis.
Proper moisturization is an important component in maintaining healthy, radiant skin. Hate heavy moisturizers? This lightweight formula utilizes Aloe Vera and Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate, while Glycolic, Lactic and Salicylic acids recondition the skin and let the pores breathe. With continued use, your skin will be brighter and smoother than ever before.BLOG READER EXCLUSIVE!
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This 15% Glycolic Gel formula takes a deep dive into your pores and quickly clears clog, stops oil and blemishes, and smoothes rough, uneven skin. Lavender, Aloe Vera and Hyaluronic Acid eliminate bacteria and prevent dehydration of the skin. We recommend this treatment for oily or acne prone skin, but it may be used as a spot treatment on combination skin. It will aslo fade brown spots and fine lines.
Free your pores of toxins and dead cell-buildup with this super satisfying clay masque. Glycolic, Lactic, Citric and Ascorbic Acids tingle and tighten as they work. Sea Kelp, Aloe Leaf and Green Tea extract calm inflammation and redness. Your face will look brighter, tighter and feel more revitalized afterwards. Great for aging skin as well as oily or problematic conditions. Check out our Home Facial Kit for the full spa treatment!