the beginning of time, women and men have relentlessly pursued the secret
to radiant, younger looking skin. Cleopatra
bathed in sour milk and the ladies of the French Court applied aged wine
to their faces to keep their skin smooth and blemish free.
The link between these age old remedies and beautiful clear skin is
a group of naturally occurring fruit acids known as Alpha Hydroxy Acids
fruit acids are naturally occurring substances found in citrus fruits,
apples, sugar cane and grapes. The
fruit acids act by helping to slough away the layers of superficial cells
that build up to form an overly thick skin surface.
By removing this layer and increasing the turnover of cells, the
skin develops a smoother texture, the pores can breathe better, and the
skin has an overall healthier appearance.
acid has been found to be the most effective and suitable fruit acid for
cosmetic application because it has the smallest molecular structure of
all the AHA's and the greatest penetration potential.
Glycolic acid promotes the exfoliation of dead skin cells which is
the skin's natural rejuvenation process.
there are other chemicals that are stronger peeling agents, healing time
and "down" time for these techniques is prolonged.
Retin-A, while effective at increasing surface cell turnover, does
not appear to give the same amount of improvement as glycolic acid.
a candidate for Glycolic Acid? Anyone who has dry skin,
sun damaged skin, oily, acne prone skin or skin with age spots or
discoloration would benefit from the use of glycolic acid.
Anyone who is interested in starting a skin care maintenance
program to keep the skin healthy throughout the years would also benefit
from the use of Glycolic acid.
are many preparations of glycolic acid on the market. I am recommending
the M.D. Formulations product line. The
products offered by this company have a high concentration of glycolic
acid and quality in preparation that allows for a consistently superior
result. These products are
only sold by plastic surgeons and dermatologists. Their use requires careful supervision.