Garden of Wisdom Glycolic Acid Serum 5% helps exfoliate, hydrate and treat hyperpigmentation; it can also tackle sun-damaged skin whilst enhancing collagen production.
Glycolic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid, AHA; a group of chemical exfoliants that work to help dissolve the 'glue' that holds skin cells together. Alpha hydroxy acids are normally found in milk and plants. Glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane, although the type usually used is made in a laboratory. Garden of Wisdom's Glycolic Acid Serum is the most natural glycolic acid serum, which is derived from sugar cane unlike many other glycolic acid serums which use synthetically derived glycolic acid.
Benefits of Glycolic Acid Serum:
Glycolic acid may be beneficial for:
Who should use Glycolic Acid?
Dry skin - glycolic acid is an effective chemical exfoliant which helps hydrate skin too.
Mature skin - by boosting collagen production, glycolic acid may help prevent fine lines.
Avoid Glycolic Acid serum if you have oily, spot-prone skin. In this case Salicylic Acid 2% Serum would be the better choice. Those with sensitive skin may also avoid glycolic acid opting instead for lactic acid serum which is gentler. High strengths of glycolic acid, as found in glycolic acid peels, may be liable to cause inflammation.
GoW Glycolic Acid Serum 5% has a pH value 3.83 the same as its pKA value.
All Garden of Wisdom products are cruelty free, suitable for vegetarians and free from alcohol and silicones. Garden of Wisdom uses as few ingredients as possible to allow the actives to improve the appearance of skin.
Directions: Use Glycolic Acid Serum in your PM regimen after cleansing skin. Use a couple of times a week, gradually increasing amount and frequency if required. Use sunscreen in the morning.