Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid Brightening/Cleansing Pads
Our pads are formulated to be 5% Glycolic Acid and 2% Salicylic Acid and come 50 pads per jar.
About Salicylic Acid
Salicylic acid is a peel most often used for acid. Salicylic acid is derived from willow tree bark, a compound found in aspirin (a well-known home remedy for mild acne). Salicylic acid peels are most often found in 20-30% Solutions, with lower peels at 10%. Those with oily skin types tend to get the best use out of this peel as it is soluble in the oils and penetrates the skin better. It is also recommended for more sensitive skin types that cannot handle AHA peels such as glycolic acid.
Salicylic acid can not only improve your acne or other skin conditions, but make them appear better due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It will reduce the redness, inflammation, and even shrink your pores. Salicylic acid works by promoting cell turn over, or cellular renewal. In other words, this peel will rid your skin of the top layers that are dead, dry, and damaged, and cause the skin cells underneath to grow, making your skin healthier and more vibrant.
About Glycolic Acid
Glycolic acid is used both at home in low strengths, and in dermatological offices at higher strengths. At home, you can conduct your own peel at the strength you want.
This acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid. What is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid anyway? Well, these acids are derived naturally from fruits and sugar cane. Among the group is lactic acid, malic acids, and most commonly known, citric acid, which is found is any citrus fruit including lemons, oranges, etc.
These peel pads are generally intended for daily use, but everybody is different. If your skin starts to become overly irritated, such as drying, flaking, redness, etc, discontinue use. Take care to avoid sensitive areas such as your lips and mucus membranes.
To make the most out of your pads, prep your skin first. You should always wash your face with a facial cleanser. Cleansers should generally be free of fragrances, dyes, and “soaps” that may clog your pores or irritant your face. Look for cleansers that are dermatologist recommended and non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores and create black heads). After you have thoroughly cleansed your face, pat dry. Swipe pad across face and let dry.
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