Alpha-Hydroxy Acids . . .AHAs work by reacting with the upper layer of the epidermis, weakening the binding properties of the lipids that hold dead skin cells together. This allows the outer skin to “dissolve,” revealing a fresh, new layer of skin. Because of this increased sun sensitivity, sunscreen with at least an SPF of 15 is a must when using any AHA-containing products. We love AHA products, but start with a lower percent of AHA and gradually work your way to a higher percent.
Clavin Labs Glycolic 5% Cleansing Pads60 pads $22.00 . . . Highly effective at removing excess sebum and residues while depositing glycolic acid to help refresh and soften the skin. Contains 5% glycolic. Of all their Glycolic acid products, this was one is their number one best seller. You can step up to 10% or 15%, but we recommend starting at the 5% level. After you use the pad on your face, rub the pad over the back of your hands! Excellent for cracked heals! Wait awhile before putting on moisturizer. Not for use on delicate/sensitive skin.
Alpha-Hydrox Products are very hard to find in the stores now - but they are wonderful!
Alpha Hydrox AHA Enhanced Anti-Wrinkle Creme
$10.39 . . . 10% AHA. Concentrated pure glycolic acid (one of the most effective alpha hydroxy acids on the market) leaves skin visibly firmer, smoother, and more refined with a simple, once-a-day application of this treatment lotion. For added moisturizing benefits, pure vitamin E--long known to beautifully rehydrate skin--is also a key ingredient.
Alpha Hydrox AHA Souffle 12% Glycolic AHA
$12.39 . . . Peptides and Green Tea work together to prevent free radicals from breaking down the skin, and to preserve your skin's firmness. You will see noticeably softer and more radiant skin from the first application.