What is glycolic acid used for? Results and benefits on the skin

Glycolic acid has emerged as one of the star ingredients in the world of skincare, captivating enthusiasts and experts alike. In this article, we will explore in depth what glycolic acid is used for and the effects it can have on the skin, revealing the benefits that make this ingredient essential to your skincare routine.

What is glycolic acid?

Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (or AHA) found naturally in sugar cane, grapes and other foods. In the skincare field, this ingredient has gained notoriety for its ability to effectively exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin.

One of its most outstanding benefits is precisely the deep exfoliation of the skin. It works by dissolving dead skin cells from the outermost layer of the skin, leaving it fresher and renewed. This exfoliation helps to improve texture, reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and remove dead skin cells that can contribute to a dull appearance.

Fights wrinkles and fine lines

Another feature of glycolic acid is its collagen-stimulating property, since collagen is a protein crucial for skin firmness and elasticity. As we age, collagen production decreases, which can lead to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Regular application of glycolic acid products can help counteract this process, stimulating collagen production and promoting a more youthful appearance.

Acne and scar treatment

If you struggle with acne and scars, glycolic acid can be your ally. Its exfoliating ability helps to unclog clogged pores, reducing the formation of new blemishes. It can also contribute to the fading of acne scars by promoting cell renewal and skin regeneration.

At Montibello, we suggest that you introduce Smart Peel, a concentrated anti-ageing treatment that helps to moisturise, exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin, into your beauty routine. You can choose between 10% or 15% concentration depending on your skin type. The former is ideal for fine skin, while the latter is ideal for thicker skin.

In addition, Smart Peel is powered by Jade Algae™, the only algae with Shape Memory Technology, a strategy that allows it to adapt to the environment to survive the continuous deformation of its cells by the tidal flow.

This intelligent technology allows the skin to stimulate key proteins that provide resistance and suppleness to the epidermis. It also provides an additional gentle peeling effect thanks to its Beta Marine Hydroxy Acids (BMHA) content and its stimulating effect on the skin’s own enzymes.

Don’t wait any longer and start enjoying the benefits of glycolic acid on your skin!


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