Glycolic Acid 15% Night Treatment 50ml
This is Bravura London’s most requested product as it works for all but the most sensitive of skin types. Some people see results in their skin tone after the first application; the most common feedback we receive is that it leaves the skin glowing. Glycolic Acid 15% Night Treatment is an effective treatment for dry, mature and problem skin. It has a content of 15% Glycolic Acid which has been partially neutralised and has a PH of 4.5. Exfoliating yet nourishing, it is recommended for these skin types for evening use and is ideal for spotty skins that can become a little dry when using gels or oil free based lotions.
This is an excellent product to help with ageing skin, not only will the skin be nourished by the high content of Aloe Vera and Safflower oil, the glycolic acid helps to exfoliate leaving your skin looking fresher and younger, refining the skin to reduce fine lines, enlarged pores, wrinkles and age spots. This luxurious formula will give you a radiant and youthful glow.
Suitable for all skin types, if you have sensitive skin or rosacea we do not recommend this product. If this is your first time using glycolic acid we highly recommend you start with a lower strength.
How does it work?
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.
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. This new formula is still a strong product but is less irritating than our previous formulation.
How is this good for spots?
The most common form of acne is caused as hair follicles get clogged by dead skin cells and sebum - the oil your skin naturally produces. Bacteria multiply within the clogged pores and so spots and blackheads form. By removing the dead skin cells you are also removing the grime and excess oil that's blocking up the pores and exposing fresh, new skin that can breathe. Most people report that with regular use of AHA products, their once very oily skin changes to a combination type skin.
How does it reduce scars and wrinkles?
When new layers of skin grow they are following the pattern, or blueprint of the skin above them, so if you have scars in your skin that that is the blueprint the new skin is following. By removing the top layers of skin daily you are reducing that blueprint and so the scar will become less visible, slowly over time.
No topical treatments can reverse deep scarring but the Glycolic Acid 15% Night Treatment will make your skin smoother, and the scars less noticeable. The treatment also stimulates the production of collagen which keeps your skin smooth and firm. It also allows your moisturiser to penetrate the deeper layers of skin, and so the skin’s own regeneration process can happen more efficiently.
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.
Apply a small amount of moisturiser using gentle, upwards strokes over the face and neck after cleansing and toning in the evening.
If you find that your skin becomes sore and/or dry try using only the smallest amount, as it has a 15% content of glycolic acid you don't need much, apply enough to lightly cover the skin.
When first using this product, start by using it every other evening until you feel your skin can tolerate the cream every night.
Suitable for all skin types, apart from sensitive skin.
If you feel your skin needs some additional moisture alternate with your regular moisturiser every other night. This product works well in conjunction with our non acid based moisturisers.
Your moisturiser will arrive with a little plastic insert, although we know these fiddly things can be a little annoying, please do keep this within your jar to prevent any contamination and to keep your product as fresh as possible.
DO NOT USE If you're pregnant/breastfeeding, if you are undergoing any kind of intense beauty treatment (dermabrasion, 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, Safflower Oil, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid and Sodium Glycolate, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Arnica Blossoms Extract, Calendula Blossoms Extract, Glucose and Fructose and Sucrose and Urea and Dextrin and Alanine and Glutamic Acid and Hexyl Nicotinate, Tocopherol, Sodium Alginate, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Chamomile Extract, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Guar Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Hydrogen Peroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.