Exfoliate with Glycolic Acid!

Fall is definitely prime time for exfoliation. The summer months have been hard on our skin. Exfoliating is a great way to help pigmentation, increase cell renewal and helps collagen and elastin production. Everything is great when your skin is primed to receive all the serums you put on it after! And a great ingredient to exfoliate your skin is glycolic acid.

Glycolic acid is the most popular Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA). It can even out skin tone, improve skin texture and decrease inflammation. It is derived from sugar cane and is found in several peels and skincare products. The unique thing about glycolic acid is that is specifically helps with aging skin concerns. It’s effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles, fights pigmentation and increases skins thickness. It is a tiny molecule that can penetrate far into the skin. It helps dissolve all the bonds that hold skin cells together, and makes space for new skin cells. Because of this is stimulates the skin to create more collagen. Collagen gives your skin tissue strength but the production of collagen slows down as you get older.

Why is glycolic acid so amazing?

- Exfoliates

- Smooths fine lines and wrinkles

- Increases hydration levels in your skin

- Improves tone and texture of your skin

At Eccotique we have a wonderful peel from Dermalogica that we use in our Pro Skin Peel! It is a 30% Glycolic acid peel and it has amazing results. It is customizable and It is a great way to help exfoliate your skin after these hot summer months. If you’re not sure what to book for we always recommend starting with the 30 minute peel if you have not done a peel before, we can get a better sense of your skin’s sensitivity that way.

A great way to prime your skin to receive a peel, or to start playing with glycolic acid a little at home, is to try some products that contain Glycolic acid.

Exfoliate while you sleep. Dermalogica’s Sound Sleep Cocoon uses glycolic acid to refine your skin overnight. Tamarind Seed Extract creates a nourishing cocoon of comfort for softer, more hydrated skin while encapsulated, motion-activated French Lavender Essential Oil (with Sandalwood and Patchouli) work all night to promote deep, restful sleep for healthier-looking skin by morning. 

This would be a great way to introduce your skin to a peel, that is an amazing at home peel that has such positive results. It has powerful results with no down time. Contains another AHA, lactic acid which helps reveal firmer looking skin. 

Here’s something new and exciting that Dermalogica just launched! This Daily Glycolic Cleanser is an exfoliating cleanser that rejuvenates the skin and increases cell renewal in the skin. The glycolic acid gently cleanses the skin. It brightens the skin and evens skin tone. A blend of Calendula Extract and Jojoba Seed Oil keeps the skin nourished and conditioned.