Facial Glycolic Acid Kit for All Complexion Types

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Professional glycolic acid skin care products are among the best, non-prescription anti-wrinkle face creams that also fight sun spots.


Glycolic acid products are the ultimate multi-tasking skin care product perfect for both men and women.


As a single ingredient, glycolic acid rejuvenates and reverses so many of the signs of skin aging including: dull skin, fine lines and wrinkles, crepey skin, sun spots, and crusty age spots. It works fast too!


Plus, glycolic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from sugar cane, is also a great ingredient to clean up clogged pores and blackheads. Within weeks of using glycolic acid for the first time, you will notice positive changes in your complexion.


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Overview

Professional glycolic acid skin care products are among the best, non-prescription anti-wrinkle face creams that also fight sun spots.

Glycolic acid products are the ultimate multi-tasking skin care product perfect for both men and women.

As a single ingredient, glycolic acid rejuvenates and reverses so many of the signs of skin aging including: dull skin, fine lines and wrinkles, crepey skin, sun spots, and crusty age spots. It works fast too!

Plus, glycolic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from sugar cane, is also a great ingredient to clean up clogged pores and blackheads. Within weeks of using glycolic acid for the first time, you will notice positive changes in your complexion.

The important point, however, and that is key to reaping these transformational changes, is that only glycolic acid products made at professional levels will do all this multitasking…

Glycolic acid products must be made right or they won’t work. 

  • They must be formulated to have a final acid pH of 4 or less and a glycolic acid, free acid content of 10% or higher.

    Know that the amount of glycolic acid listed on any label is most likely NOT the free acid content.

    For every increment of pH higher than 3.5, some of the acid is neutralized and thus not “free.” 

    As a consumer, you can’t tell what the free acid content is in a product. You have to trust the company and the chemist that makes the product. My Glycolic Acid Creams are all professional level, containing 10% or higher free acid in pH formulations of 4 or lower. They are the powerful products you would expect from a dermatologist!

  • The form of the glycolic acid is also important.

    Glycolic acid is an AHA that comes from sugar cane. It is small and easily enters your skin. Pioneer dermatologist, Eugene Van Scott, M.D., did the pivotal work on glycolic acid, and he recommended a form of glycolic acid called ammonium glycolate.

    That’s potentially the most effective form of glycolic acid for skin care, and it’s the glycolic acid used in my Glycolic Acid Cleanser and Face Cream.

If you are new to glycolic acid, start with my lowest 10% cream and let your skin adjust. As it does, you may be able to work up to 20% as your skin transforms and conditions to glycolic acid.

In my Glycolic Acid Kit for All Complexion Types, I’ve combined physical exfoliation with glycolic acid “chemical” exfoliation for maximal results.

  • Physical exfoliation is done daily when you use the Glycolic Acid Face Wash with the Buf Puf Facial Sponge. The sponge instantly removes loose and dull dead cells from the stratum corneum (outer dead cell layer of your skin).

  • The second type of exfoliation I use in this kit is glycolic acid “chemical” exfoliation. In the simplest terms, glycolic acid is a keratolytic (meaning to break keratin protein). Through chemistry, it loosens the bonds holding together your skin’s keratin-filled dead cells so that they exfoliate to brighten skin texture and tone.

In addition to exfoliation to improve skin appearance, glycolic acid has been proven to create even more long-term beneficial skin changes that improve skin appearance.

One  study, published in 2001 in the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery, showed that when people applied glycolic acid to their skin, huge changes were seen under the microscope that translate into a more youthful complexion in the mirror including:

1.       An increase in thickness of the living top cell layer called the epidermis.
The epidermis thins with age and increased a dramatic 17% with the use of glycolic acid. This means that glycolic acid can reverse skin thinning that happens with age.

2.       An increase in epidermal hyaluronic acid content (by an astounding 180%) and dermal hyaluronic acid dermal (second living layer of skin) content (by 9%). 
This means your skin is plumper and dewier when you use glycolic acid. The appearance of your wrinkles is lessened, too. It also means that your skin is less fragile, and it's healthier because cells and nutrients can move around in it better.

3.       A greater activity of skin genes that make collagen (3 times greater than before).
This means you might actually really get rid of wrinkles because reversing wrinkles requires that your skin makes collagen in the dermis (the deeper part of your skin) which lies below the epidermis (the top living layer).

From an older study reported in 1996 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, we already knew three additional benefits of glycolic acid treatment, which are that it:

1.       Evens-out irregular skin pigmentation. 
This means it can get rid of your age spots and even help lighten hyperpigmentation from melasma and healed acne lesions.

2.       Reverses the signs of classic sun damage in the epidermis that we see under the microscope. 
This means it makes the structure of your skin look more like a kid’s when we view it under a microscope. (In doctor speak, there is a reversal of basal cell atypia and return of the normal undulating rete pattern.)

3.       Exfoliates the dead skin cells.
This means your skin looks brighter, dewy and moist, and feels softer.

Glycolic acid also binds water to your skin and acts as a moisturizer.

My Glycolic Acid Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream is formulated into an oil free and non-comedogenic hydrating moisturizer. This means that this one product serves two of the four key functions in your complete facial skin care routine - correct and hydrate. The cleanser functions as the first step - cleanse.

Pick a sun screen to match your skin type and you have highly effective and complete professional skin care – cleanse, correct, hydrate and protect. Expect to see the benefits in the mirror!

What My Customers Say

"It really works for age spots. I've used it for 2 weeks, not every day. I put it on one of my hands too and that one has less age spots now than the other." 
RAM

References:

Bernstein, EF, et. al. (including Van Scott, E), Glycolic Acid Treatment Increases Type 1 Collagen mRNA and Hyaluronic Acid Content of Human Skin, Dermatologic Surgery 2001;27:429-433

Ditre CM et. al. (including Van Scott, E), Effects of alpha-hydroxy acids on photoaged skin; A pilot clinical, histologic, and ultrastructural study, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 1996;34:187-195

At a Glance

Glycolic Acid Face and Body Wash:
An excellent all purpose face and body cleanser for oily to normal complexions. It is made with ultra-pure, pharmaceutical-grade glycolic acid and formulated to a pH of 4 balanced with soothing botanical ingredients including Camelia Sinensis (green tea extract), Chamomilla Recutita (chamomile flower extract), Comfrey and a touch of Lavender oil.

Free of parabens, alcohol, and formaldehyde. This soap free cleanser is also non-comedogenic and made in the USA.

I like it used with a facial Buf Puf to cleanse the facial skin before applying other glycolic acid products.

Glycolic Acid Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream 10, 15 and 20%:
Step up glycolic acid skin care. If your complexion is new to glycolic acid, start at the 10% and work up as tolerated. Made with ultra-pure, pharmaceutical-grade glycolic acid and formulated with a pH under 4, this elegant cream is my top choice for facial glycolic acid skin care.

The Glycolic Acid Creams are free of parabens, alcohol, formaldehyde and fragrance. They are non-comedogenic, oil free and made in the USA.

Please note, use of products with glycolic acid can irritate sensitive skin. If irritation develops, discontinue use and consult a physician.

Buf Puf Facial Sponge:
Physically exfoliates facial skin when used with a cleanser to brighten the skin texture. Use your Buf Puf in the morning, and enjoy the bright luminous character to your complexion all day. The hygienic nylon sponge may be used many times before needing to be replaced. Allow it to dry thoroughly between uses, and never share your sponge with anyone else.

Directions

Begin by using these products once a day. As your skin adjusts to the glycolic acid, you can work up to using the products twice a day.

  • Squirt a small amount of the Glycolic Acid Cleanser/Wash on the Buf Puf Facial Sponge.
  • Cleanse your face by gently massaging your skin with the sponge for several seconds.
    Do not use firm pressure. Be careful to avoid contact with the eyes.
  • Rinse your skin thoroughly with warm water.
  • Apply your Glycolic Acid Face Cream to your entire facial skin.
    Be careful not to apply the cream near the eyes. Avoid any abraded or irritated areas.

You may apply sunscreen and makeup on top of your glycolic acid products during the daytime.

Tips For Success with Glycolic Acid Products

Always start with lower strength products, and work up in strength as your skin is able to tolerate the glycolic acid.

Glycolic acid is by definition an “acid” and can irritate sensitive or injured skin. When or if there is stinging or irritation, you can lower the concentration of the glycolic acid in the product. Due this by diluting it in half with a non-glycolic acid product, and gradually work towards full strength.

Mix equal portions of the glycolic acid product, and a similar non-glycolic acid product that you know your skin can tolerate, in your palm before applying them to the skin.

In a week or so, add less of the non-glycolic acid product as you mix the two products in your palm. Slowly continue this process until you can tolerate the full-strength glycolic acid product.

If your skin becomes irritated, take a break from your glycolic acid treatment for a few days, or until the skin returns back to normal, before resuming therapy.

Avoid or use less glycolic acid in areas of your skin that are more sensitive. This means diluting the glycolic product as above or avoiding glycolic acid on the area all together. Examples of sensitive skin areas on the body include the décolletage area of the chest and the skin folds of the groin or under the breasts. On the face, this includes the eyelids and central “T-zone” in people suffering from seborrhea.

Do not get glycolic acid on the lips, and of course, do not eat products intended for external use only.

The eyelid folds are sensitive. Of course, do not get glycolic acid in your eyes. This means do not apply it so close to the eyes that it melts into the eyes as the product warms to skin temperature.

Sometimes glycolic acid products may sting if you use them after exfoliating with a scrub or rough shower cloth or sponge. If this happens, then apply glycolic acid products on days that you don’t physically exfoliate when washing. Instead, apply a non-glycolic acid product after exfoliating and use your glycolic acid product when you don’t exfoliate.

If your skin develops irritation, an injury, a sunburn, windburn, or a rash, you must not apply glycolic acid to those areas of your skin. Wait until your skin is entirely healed plus at least an additional, two weeks. Glycolic acid will further irritate irritated skin, compound the inflammation, prevent healing, and possibly result in scarring or dyspigmentation. This includes skin irritated from wind or sun, irritating skin medicines such as acne medicines or Tretenoin (Retin A and Renova) or procedures such as electrolysis, laser, chemical peels, waxing, etc.

Irritated skin can develop permanent darkening in response to sunlight. Do not expose irritated skin to the sun until the skin has returned to normal.

 Dr. Cynthia Bailey Wants You To Know: Glycolic Acid Facial Skin Care Kit for All Skin Types

Strong, glycolic acid skin care products provide powerful, non-prescription anti-aging treatment to reduce wrinkles while brightening the skin and lightening age spots. The stronger the free acid value of the glycolic acid, the more effective it is.

However, strong glycolic acid products are irritating to everyone, and especially to people with sensitive skin. A person should always slowly increase to the highest concentration that they can tolerate. For this reason, I have chosen progressive concentrations of the strongest glycolic acid products.

Please note, glycolic acid and other AHAs are probably too harsh for most people with rosacea or extremely sensitive skin. Use of products with glycolic acid can irritate the skin. If irritation develops, discontinue use and consult a physician.

Ingredients

Glycolic Acid Face and Body Wash (6.7 fl. oz)
Purified Water, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Glycolic Acid, Sorbitol, Ammonium Hydroxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate-60, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Sodium PCA, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Phospholipids, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ubiquinone (Co Q-10), Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Bisabolol, Ascorbic Acid, Symphytum (Comfrey) Officinale Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Superoxide Dismutase, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Oleth-5, Laureth-7, Butylene Glycol, Chitosan, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Stearalkonium Chloride, Propyl Gallate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA.

Glycolic Acid Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream

Glycolic Acid Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream 10% (1.6oz)
Purified Water, Glycolic Acid, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ammonium Hydroxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Dimethicone, Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q-10), Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Phospholipids, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Glucoside, PEG-100 Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Laureth-7, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA.

Glycolic Acid Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream 15% (1.6oz)
Purified Water, Glycolic Acid, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ammonium Hydroxide, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Dimethicone, Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q-10), Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Phospholipids, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Glucoside, PEG-100 Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Laureth-7, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA.

Glycolic Acid Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream 20% (1.6oz)
Purified Water, Glycolic Acid, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ammonium Hydroxide, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Dimethicone, Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q-10), Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Phospholipids, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Glucoside, PEG-100 Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Laureth-7, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA.

Facial Buf Puf Sponge: Polyurethane Binder, Polyester Fiber