Chemical exfoliants, like lactic and glycolic acid, have taken off in recent years, so we’re shining a spotlight on each to explain what they all do individually.
Glycolic acid is a naturally occurring acid and the smallest of the AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids).
While BHA, salicylic acid, penetrates deep into your pores to un-clog them, glycolic acid’s structure means it only exfoliates the surface layer of your skin.
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As well as glycolic acid, it also contains liquorice, a great anti-inflammatory agent.
It definitely tingles upon application, so you can feel it working, but skin feels soft afterwards.
Read the full article at Marie Claire UK: https://www.marieclaire.co.uk/beauty/skincare/glycolic-acid-peels-toners-584672
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