Best glycolic acid products
Glycolic acid peels can help you fight fine lines and wrinkles. But did you know that several skincare products feature this amazingly effective ingredient? Derived from sugar cane, glycolic acid stimulates collagen and elastin production, improving the appearance of superficial lines and wrinkles, age spots, and sun-damaged skin. Here are 14 of the best skincare products featuring glycolic acid.
1. Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser
This cleanser, which contains a powerful dose of glycolic acid, helps to break down build-up from the surface of the skin, reduces minor discoloration, and leaves skin radiant and smooth.
2. Exuviance Deep Clean AHA Cleanser
This soap-free, non-drying foaming cleansing gel is designed to deep clean and effectively remove makeup, surface oils and impurities.
3. Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash
This anti-aging, oil-free facial cleanser cleanse, exfoliates, and tones skin.
4. Pixi Glow Tonic
This highly concentrated, invigorating facial toner that deeply cleans pores by sweeping away excess oil and impurities.
5. The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
This 7% toning solution offers mild exfoliation for improved skin radiance and visible clarity. The formula also improves the appearance of skin texture with continued use.
6. REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Toner
This toner exfoliates, visibly brightens and tightens, and hydrates for a smooth, even-, and energized-looking complexion that‘s all glow.
7. Sunday Riley Good Genes Glycolic Acid Treatment
This lactic-acid, AHA serum that targets the look of pores, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots and is clinically shown to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
8. LaserAway Beauty My Hero Retinol Repair Night Serum
This best-selling retinol and AHA packed serum works hard so that you don’t have to, diminishing the signs of aging and recharging your skin while you sleep.
9. Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid
This overnight resurfacing treatment utilizes a state-of-the-art, low pH delivery system to effectively diminish the look of wrinkles, pigmentation, and sun damage.
10. Glycolix Elite Facial Cream 15%
This anti-aging moisturizer is designed to stimulate cellular turnover, revealing fresher, healthier, and younger-looking skin.
11. Kate Somerville ExfoliGate Glow Moisturizer
This clinic-inspired moisturizer that reduces surface dullness, uneven skin texture, and the appearance of lines and wrinkles while hydrating.
12. LaserAway Beauty Drenched Peptide Enriched Moisturizer
This 100% vegan, AHA exfoliant moisturizer is packed with ingredients scientifically proven to keep skin hydrated, plump and smooth. An exclusive dermatologist-developed Intelligent Delivery System supercharges ingredient efficacy, delivering your softest, most supple skin yet.
13. Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Scrub
This three-in-one facial scrub contains glycolic and salicylic acids that refine, brighten, and renew skin.
14. Cosmedica Glycolic Facial Scrub
This gentle and effective facial scrub removes dead skin cells and other impurities for a refreshed and healthy glow.
Boost glycolic results with professional treatments
If glycolic acid products alone aren’t cutting it, here are three non-invasive treatments that can significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
1. Clear + Brilliant
Clear + Brilliant uses fractional laser technology to fight the early effects of aging, leaving skin with a more youthful appearance. Its non-invasive laser technology gently resurfaces the top layer of the dermis by creating millions of microscopic treatment zones in the skin. Within as little as a week, patients notice brighter, softer and more youthful skin texture. With multiple treatments age spots, fine lines and wrinkles fade and soften.
Botox is a revolutionary prescription medication that improves moderate to severe frown lines, forehead furrows, smoker’s lines and crow’s feet. Botox is quick, painless, and seldom causes side effects. Botox attaches itself to nerve endings. Once this happens, the neurotransmitter responsible for triggering muscle contractions, called acetylcholine, can’t be released. You’ll see deep dynamic wrinkles gradually improve over time, in addition to the early effects seen shortly after treatment.
3. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photo Facials
IPL photo facials are a unique skin treatment that uses gentle pulses of light to beautify sun-damaged and aged skin as well as reduce redness and flushing. IPL photo facials work by using a broad-spectrum light source that penetrates multiple layers of skin. The heat generated from the light promotes healing of the skin within, treating a number of different dermatological issues. IPL photo facial treatments call for five treatment sessions spaced three weeks apart to obtain desired results. In some cases those results can be seen after only the first treatment. And skin continues to improve with each successive treatment.
Get glowing with LaserAway
If you're ready to find the right product and laser treatment combination for a year-round glow, contact LaserAway for a free, no-obligation consultation. As the nation's leader in aesthetic dermatology, LaserAway offers a diverse range of offerings to meet your Skin Fitness goals. Get glowing today!
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