Glycolic Daily Exfoliator 7.5% - Ready to get great skin?
Glycolic acid is one of the best active ingredients you can use. By dissolving dead skin cells and the "glue" that holds them together it provides an even, continuous exfoliation that can do wonders for your skin.
This page has extra details about Bona Fide Skin Care's Glycolic Daily Exfoliator 7.5% - get the most out of your product by following the tips on this page. This includes "advanced" tips if you have been using it for a while and are ready to increase results!
There is also a FAQ section at the end.
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Here is what to expect when you first start using your Glycolic Daily Exfoliator 7.5% - this is always good to know especially if you haven't used an active acid before:
The Glycolic Daily Exfoliator 7.5% helps to speed up cell turnover - resulting in smoother younger looking skin. It removes dead skin cell layers resulting in a brighter, more even complexion.
Nightly use is ideal for this - apply a layer and leave on skin for 10 seconds to 1 minute. If your skin is dry or sensitive you may like to use it every second or third night.
Any serum or antioxidant treatment you use will work much better after using this exfoliator as the even exfoliation ensures those ingredients will get to the skin cells that need them!
If you have blackheads or congestion in specific areas (usually around the nose) concentrate the product here. You can apply the product to your entire face, and apply a second layer to the nose only.
Remember any peeling is normal (but not vital) in the beginning - and this seems to be more common on the nose area. Keep using it and this will improve.
A quick application in the morning before applying make up or simply getting ready for the day will help to reduce the appearance of blackheads.
Use as above, however because your skin is likely to be oily as well, you may be able to leave it on for longer (up to 2 minutes).
Keep using it as it will work to clear any breakouts already on the surface, and also prevent knew ones from forming.
Glycolic acid also help to rebalance oil production and remove dead skin cells, which helps to prevent breakouts and clogged pores.
Remember to use a non clogging moisturizer after and be aware of other products you are using (for example, foundation or sunscreen). As these can negate the effects of proper exfoliation since they go on after and stay on your skin!
These are optional tips if you have been using this product for a while, your skin is used to, and you want to increase results. Feel free to bookmark this page so you can come back to it later!
Can I leave this on overnight?
First - Glycolic acid does its "work" in the first few minutes of being on skin, so there is no extra benefit to leaving it on over night.
Second - While the benefits are lessen after a certain amount of time, it will still be effecting skin mostly by drying it out and possible irritating it. Our product is a strong percentage for OTC and is not recommend to leave it on over night.
If you want to increase the results - it is best to "layer" it by applying one layer, waiting 1 minute, then applying another over top, then leaving both on for 10 seconds to 2 minutes. This works really well!
What's the pH of the glycolic acid?
This product contains glycolic acid at pH 1.5 - 2. This is an ideal pH to give you noticeable results.
Should I do professional strength peels with this product?
Our Glycolic Daily Exfoliator 7.5% will give the same results as a professional peel, just in a safer, easier, and less intense way (results will take longer).
You can use it to build your skin up to using a stronger peel - and may use it in between any peel treatments you are doing. However, it is important to stop using it for at least one week before or after a peel, and do let your skin care professional know you are using it.
Can I keep using this forever?
You certainly can! In fact it is recommended because this level of glycolic acid works extremely well as a cumulative process. The longer you use it, the better your skin.
It may be beneficial to have a "break" occasionally if you feel you need it. A month or so without. This is also a great way to notice any difference in the health and appearance of your skin once you stop - this can be surprising!
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