15% Glycolic Acid Treatment Serum/Gel 50ml
This oil-free Aloe Vera Gel with Glycolic Acid is very beneficial for normal to oily and blemished skin types as well as dry/damaged skin or hyperpigmentation. It effectively helps to fight bacteria and increases the rate of skin exfoliation, while helping to boost moisture levels and increase the skin’s production of collagen. PH 3.5
This treatment gel contains moisture boosting Aloe Vera, exfoliating Glycolic Acid 15% and Lavender extract which together helps to increase skin cell turnover and ensure that pores are kept clear of debris. It is ideal for congested or oily skins, as well as skin which is showing the signs of ageing. Over time, skin texture is refined, pores appear smaller and fine lines and wrinkles are softened. It is ideal for older skins that are also spot prone.
How Does it Work?
Aloe Vera is one of the oldest medicinal plants known to mankind. The ancient Egyptians used it in their beauty regimes whilst the ancient Greeks used it to heal numerous ailments; it has also been valued in Chinese medicine and used by the Native American Indians. It contains six antiseptic agents, moisturises skin, increases blood flow, naturally cleanses and penetrates deep into the skin tissue. Aloe Vera is a natural anti-inflammatory (contains plant steroids) and contains vitamins, enzymes, minerals and amino acids which encourage cell regeneration.
Lavender is naturally antibacterial and can help sooth acne which is red or inflamed.
Alpha-hydroxy acids perform at the base of the stratum corneum, dissolving the ‘glue’ that holds dead skin cells together. Because this increases cell turnover, skin becomes smoother, more elastic and more even in tone and texture.
At the same time Glycolic Acid also stimulates your skin to produce more collagen. Collagen is the main structural protein of the skin and keeps it elastic and line free; when this starts to disintegrate, skin begins to sag and wrinkle. Replacing the collagen your skin has lost with age can help diminish crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines, and vertical lines around the lips.
Glycolic Acid has been known to help the following conditions
- Sun damaged skin
- Blotchy pigmentation (not chloasma)
- Fine wrinkles
- Over production of sebum (oily skin)
- Shaving rash
- Scars (discolouration)
- Dry skin
- Enlarged Pores
The Glycolic Acid in this product has been partially neutralised, this means that the glycolic acid is released over a period of time and is less irritating than glycolic acid that hasn't been partially neutralised, giving you the same results without the side effects.
After cleansing, apply a small amount of the gel to the face and neck using your fingertips. Allow the gel to be fully absorbed before applying your moisturiser.
This product now comes in an airless pump bottle, a seperate pump is not needed.
When using any product containing glycolic acid you must use a moisturiser with a SPF of at least 15 during the day, if you plan on sunbathing or visiting a hot climate use a minimum factor 25.
DO NOT USE If you're pregnant/breastfeeding, if you are undergoing any kind of intense beauty treatment (microdermabrasion, glycolic acid (at a salon) treatment, Retin-a, laser therapy etc) or if you're on medication which increases the skins sensitivity such as roaccutane.
Ingredients: Aloe Vera Gel, Glycolic Acid and Sodium Glycolate, Lavender Extract, Arnica Blossoms Extract, Calendula Blossoms Extract, Carbomer, Guar Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate