Glycolic acid, an ingredient in some cleansers, helps to improve the look of skin imperfections. Made from natural fruit acids, glycolic acid is found in some facial cleansers like Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser. Use cleansers with glycolic acid to help improve your brown spots, fine lines or other skin imperfections after checking with your dermatologist or aesthetician to see if glycolic acid is right for your skin type.
What is Glycolic Acid?
Benefits of Glycolic Acid
If you have noticed fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots or other imperfections on your skin, glycolic acid may help to rejuvenate the look of your skin. Glycolic acid cleansers may also benefit those with oily or acne prone skin according to glycolic.org.
Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser
The Murad brand AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser is a highly rated glycolic acid cleanser. Along with lactic and salicylic acid ingredients, the glycolic acid cleanser works to "smooth texture while cleansing impurities" according to the Murad website. Customers that use the Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser report on the Murad website that "this is the best cleanser they've ever used" and that the results feel similar to microdermabrasion treatments. Murad recommends using this cleanser two to three times a week.
DERMAdoctor Wrinkle Revenge 1
The DERMAdoctor Wrinkle Revenge 1 Antioxidant Enhanced Glycolic Acid Facial Cleanser claims to "gently and effectively exfoliates cellular build-up and residue caused by pollution, make-up and excessive surface oils, leaving skin clean and radiant". It contains 12 per cent glycolic acid and is also Ph-Balanced. DERMAdoctor has other Wrinkle Revenge glycolic acid cleansers including the Wrinkle Revenge 2 and 3 that contain higher levels of glycolic acid in them.
Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash
With only 3 per cent glycolic acid, the Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid cleanser is a great option for those seeking a gentle glycolic acid cleanser. Along with a line of other glycolic acid products such as moisturiser, toner and hydrating gel, this cleanser will help to give you a rejuvenated look to your skin and reduce the appearance of imperfections in the skin like fine lines.
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