Glytone Glycolic Acid Facial Skin Care Kit - Maximum Strength for Dry Skin

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Professional strength glycolic acid skin care products are the best non prescription wrinkle creams that also lighten age spots and brighten the complexion.

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When patients ask me how to remove age spots on face and neck skin without prescriptions or office procedures, I always recommend glycolic acid products.

The Glytone Mild Gel Wash used with the Facial Buf Puf lifts dirt and oils, exfoliates and polishes without overly drying the skin. The richly hydrating Glytone Facial Cream #3 is perfect for dry skin care. This Maximum Strength Glycolic Acid Anti Aging Kit is perfect for people who have been using professional strength glycolic acid products and are ready to move up to the highest level of glycolic acid therapy; this is the strongest glycolic acid level I recommend for home use.

At a Glance

Product Details: Maximum Strength Glycolic Acid Skin Care Kit for Dry Skin
Glytone Mild Gel Wash, 6.7 fl. oz.: An excellent exfoliating foaming cleanser for oily and/or acne prone skin. It contains glycolic acid with a free acid value 4.7%. I like it used with a Buf Puf Facial Sponge to cleanse the facial skin before applying other glycolic acid products.

Glytone Facial Cream #3, 1.70 oz.: This is the 'big gun' in facial glycolic acid skin care. A full 20% of available glycolic acid is the maximum I recommend for home therapy. The base is rich and hydrating for dry skin. I recommend conditioning the skin for this strong glycolic acid facial cream by first beginning with a lower concentration facial product such as Glytone Facial Cream #2 or Glycolic Acid Anti-Aging Face Cream 15%. Please note, use of products with glycolic acid can irritate the skin. If irritation develops discontinue use and consult a physician.

Buf Puf Facial Sponge: Physically exfoliates facial skin when used with soap to brighten the skin texture. Use your Buf Puf in the morning and enjoy your bright luminous skin all day long. The hygienic nylon sponge may be used many times before needing to be replaced. Allow to dry between uses.


Kit Instructions: Maximum Strength Glycolic Acid Skin Care Kit for Dry Skin
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 Glytone Mild Gel 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 lotion or 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 make up 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 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 would include 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 or 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 2 weeks. Glycolic acid will further irritate irritated skin, compounding the inflammation, preventing healing and possibly resulting 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: Maximum Strength Glycolic Acid Skin Care Kit for Dry Skin
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 AHA's 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.


Product Ingredients: Maximum Strength Glycolic Acid Skin Care Kit for Dry Skin
Glytone Mild Gel Wash, 6.7 fl. oz.: Ingredients: Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Disodium 2-Sulfolaurate, Sodium Methyl 2-Sulfolaurate, Sodium Sulfate, Blue 1, Green 3.

Glytone Facial Cream #3, 1.70 oz.: Free Acid Value 20%. Ingredients: Water, Glycolic Acid, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Glucoside, Trisiloxane, Sodium Hydroxide, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Isostearyl Palmitate, Ceteth-10, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Glycerin, Bis-Hydroxyethoxypropyl Dimethicone, Silica, Laureth-4, Polysorbate 20, Polyacrylamide, Titanium Dioxide, C13-C14 Isoparaffin, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Laureth-7, Sodium Polyacrylate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Ammonium Hydroxide, Gardenia Tahitenis Flower, Tocopherol, PVM/MA Copolymer. Caution, this strong product can be irritating to skin.