In today’s blogpost I would like to share what I’ve learnt about Glycolic acid and how it has changed my beauty skincare routine. I am by no mean talking about Lactic Acids, which also belongs to the family of AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids), because I have not tested them out. This is the reason why this blogpost is only dedicated to Glycolic Acid.
The first time I heard these two words “Glycolic ACID”, I immediately thought: “it is not for me, my sensitive skin will not handle it, etc…” However, some skincare bloggers were talking a lot and sharing their knowledge about it. So after some research I ended up with that simple and clear definition:
Glycolic acid derives from sugar cane and acts to “unglue” the bonds holding dead skin on the surface of the face.
How does it work?
Basically Glycolic acid eats the glue between the cells by reacting at the top layer of the skin, breaking it down by dissolving sebum and other substances that bind cells together. So it exfoliates the top layer of the skin, and also generates healthy skin turnover and stimulates collagen production.
What are the results on my skin?
After removing my make-up with coconuts oil and cleansing my skin with a foam cleanser, using glycolic acid helped to clarify and purify my skin. After 7 months of consistant utilization, I could see that my skin was more hydrated, in fact the fines lines of dehydration I had on the apples of my cheeks reduced considerably, there are still there but very much less apparent. Also the redness on my skin is less and less visible. I still have some marks on my chin, but the rest of my face is less red.
Skincare science is really a world I feel more and more passionate about. I take good care of my skin already, but seeing so great results on me makes me want to know more about cosmetology and chemistry.
As always, thank you so much for taking the time to read my content.