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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Glycolic and Hydroxy Acid Cleansers




Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel
Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser
Garnier Radiance Renewal Cleansing Gelee


I am a firm believer that the older I get that skincare is the absolute most necessary step in my routine, period. I use over the counter peel pads, retinol products and glycolic cleaners. These are 3 that are in my current routine. From expensive to drugstore!

From Wikipedia:
Glycolic acid is used to improve the skin's appearance and texture.
It may reduce wrinkles, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and improve many other skin conditions, including actinic keratosis, hyperkeratosis, and seborrheic keratosis[citation needed]. Once applied, glycolic acid reacts with the upper layer of the epidermis, weakening the binding properties of the lipids that hold the dead skin cells together. This allows the stratum corneum to be exfoliated, exposing live skin cells. Highly purified grades of glycolic acid are commercially available for personal care applications.

I first started using PTR when I purchased my Clarisonic Mia and it came with a small bottle and have since purchased the big bottle in a holiday kit. Love it! It lasts a long time because a little goes a long way and has very little fragrance and doesn't strip my face. It also has great skincare ingredients that add some great benefits. Available at Ulta and Sephora.

Mario Badescu Skin Care is well known and not as expensive as PTR. This little bottle has lasted me for over 6 months! Little fragrance, little goes a long way and doesn't strip my face. This products main ingredient is glycolic acid and because the packaging is basic the money for this product, I feel, goes into the product itself. Available at Ulta and Sephora.

Garnier has some great drugstore prices and although not entirely glycolic acid, has salicylic acid and other great skincare ingredients. This product has a great fragrance, and does strip my skin a bit. I am careful to moisturize really well. This product is great for acne prone and breakout skin. Can be found at your local pharmacies, Walmart and Ulta.

Because the older I get and the more hyperpigmentation and texture I notice, this is a must have for me. There are lots of glycolic toners in the market and night time treatments. I feel these last longer as with glycolic cleansers you wash a lot away!

Do you use any glycolic cleansers or toners? What is your favorite? Do tell!!!

Blessings, Sherry