Glycolic Acid is a type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), that is considered one of the most potent and effective forms of this acid group.This is because it has smaller molecules than any other acid and is therefore better able to penetrate the skin. It’s traditionally derived from fruit or sugar cane, though synthetic versions can also be produced in the lab. Both versions are considered safe and effective.
Benefits: By improving the exfoliation process, glycolic acid helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, pore size, and hyperpigmentation to reveal a more even and brighter complexion.
Skin Types: Whether you have mature skin, dry skin, oily and acne-prone skin, or combination skin, you can benefit from products that contain this ingredient. It’s also approved for people who have sensitive skin, though you must be more diligent with moisturizers. You might also want to start with a lower concentration of the acid and build up your tolerance.