Our classic exfoliant product with 8% glycolic acid and 15% arginine.
As we age or are exposed to the damaging sun or pollutants, intracellular glue causes surface cells to stick together. These dead cells sit on the top layer of living cells called the epidermis. Our Exfoliant Reveal is made of 8% glycolic acid that is effective at helping to unglue these cells and expose the new living ones below.
Glycolic acid belongs to the family of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s) that due to it’s small molecular weight can be very effective but can be irritating for some. Our novel form of glycolic acid is buffered with 15% of the amino acid Arginine, which slows the entry of the glycolic acid into the skin and increases it’s tolerability. You receive the full benefits of glycolic acid while diminishing stinging sensations, inflammation or irritation. Arginine with respect to skincare also has some additional antioxidant benefits.
Overall benefits of using glycolic acid include:
- Improvement in skin texture and tone, including pigmentation from sun damage or post-inflammatory pigmentation (PIH)
- Improvement in the appearance of dry, thickened, sun-damaged skin
- Improved skin hydration
- Reduction in the appearance of fine lines
It can be used as weekly treatement or if used alone- daily. Dull, rough or dry skin becomes smoother, softer and begins to glow. When used in combination with other targeted treatment products, it can enhance the absorption of other active ingredients into the skin. It is also beneficial for those suffering from mild acne.
This product has a pH of 3.5 and thus is well suited for effective exfoliation and meets Health Canada guidelines for the min. pH of a product with glycolic acid.
- Glycolic Acid (8%)
- Arginine (15%)
- Caprylhydroxamic Acid
- Caprylyl Glycol