Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid derived from many plants, including sugar canes and pineapples. Due to its small size, it is rapidly absorbed from the skin and is therefore used as a cosmetic product especially in wrinkles, cleansing of skin and as an exfoliator. The ph of the skin is acidic (5.5) and this weak acid helps in restoring back the ph especially in old age.
It is available in different concentrations in the market, but in wrinkling the best results are obtained at concentrations of 10% or more.
Wrinkling occurs with aging and and is due to the loss of elasticity of the skin because of decreased formation of a protein, collagen. Glycolic acid stimulates the formation of collagen in the skin and delays wrinkling. Other benefits include: helping with skin pigmentation, exfoliating the top layers of the skin, diminishing the appearance of pores and blackheads, helping to clear acne and reducing acne scars.
Up to 10% glycolic acid on creams is usually safe to use without major side effects. If you buy a product with a bigger concentration make sure you follow the guidelines and if in doubt consult a dermatologist. Some of the side effects can include redness, irritation or flaky skin. It is recommended to start using G.A products in lower concentrations to give time to the skin to get accustomed.
Also don’t forget to apply sunscreen due to the increased sensitivity to light. If your skin is sensitive proceed with caution and make sure the cream can be applied on sensitive skin.
So, what Toulon anti-wrinkle face moisturizer can do for your skin? This specific cream is made with organic ingredients that have incredible benefits for the skin. The ingredients, besides glycolic acid consists of green tea, lactic acid, rosehip oil, grapeseed oil, licorice root and antioxidant vitamins such as C and E. It is aimed to all skin types, including sensitive skin.
Another good thing is that it hasn’t been tested on animals and is free of damaging substances.
Your skin will get multiple benefits in just one jar of cream. Whether you suffer from wrinkles, acne, open pores, blackheads, pigmentation. acne scars or dull skin this moisturizer will take care of it with continued use. It leaves the skin hydrated, glowing, younger and healthier.
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