What Does Glycolic Acid Do?

What Does Glycolic Acid Do?

Glycolic acid is a type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that is derived from sugar cane. It is one of the most popular AHAs used in skincare products due to its ability to penetrate the skin and improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Glycolic acid works by dissolving the bonds that hold dead skin cells together, which encourages cell turnover and reveals brighter, smoother skin. It can be used as a cleanser, toner, or moisturizer, and is often found in glycolic acid peels. When used as part of a regular skincare routine, glycolic acid can help to improve the texture and appearance of the skin.

Top Skincare Products With Glycolic Acid

PATRICKS FS1 Face Scrub
PATRICKS FS1 Face Scrub | Volcanic Sand and Crushed Diamond
PATRICKS FS1 Face Scrub | Volcanic Sand and Crushed Diamond
PATRICKS FS1 Face Scrub
PATRICKS FS1 Face Scrub
PATRICKS FS1 Face Scrub
PATRICKS FS1 Face Scrub | Volcanic Sand and Crushed Diamond
PATRICKS FS1 Face Scrub | Volcanic Sand and Crushed Diamond
PATRICKS FS1 Face Scrub
PATRICKS FS1 Face Scrub

PATRICKS FS1 Face Scrub

Product Type: Face Scrub

Description: The Patricks FS1 Face Scrub uses crushed diamond and volcanic sand to gently and effectively remove dead skin cells.

WHY THIS PRODUCT IS GREAT
Exfoliating – sweeps away dead skin cells and product build-up using the power of finely crushed Diamonds
Soothing – added Omegas 3 and 6 work to soothe the skin and reduce the production of excess oil
Improved complexion – for optimum exfoliation this formula contains Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) to help freshen complexion and encourage anti-ageing properties.
AHA is added to reduce any ingrown hairs and powerfully clean pores, while multivitamins and other science-led ingredients reduce irritation, leaving skin glowing and nourished.

Price: £58.00

Aaron Wallace Exfoliating & Detoxifying Face Cleanser
Aaron Wallace Exfoliating & Detoxifying Face Cleanser

Aaron Wallace Exfoliating & Detoxifying Face Cleanser

Product Type: Face Cleanser

Description: The Aaron Wallace Exfoliating & Detoxifying Cleanser guarantees a thorough and refreshing cleanse, specifically developed to reduce the risk of ingrown hairs. The gentle formula exfoliates dead skin cells and clears clogged pores to leave the skin feeling smooth, with a natural melanin glow. A blend of Botanical AHA’s, Coconut Shell, Black Seed Oil, and Jojoba Beads lock in moisture to ensure maximum hydration that lasts all day long. Suitable for vegetarians and everyday use.

Price: £18.00

Shakeup Cosmetics The Face4ward Bundle
Shakeup Cosmetics The Face4ward Bundle
Shakeup Cosmetics The Face4ward Bundle
Shakeup Cosmetics The Face4ward Bundle
Shakeup Cosmetics The Face4ward Bundle
Shakeup Cosmetics The Face4ward Bundle
Shakeup Cosmetics The Face4ward Bundle
Shakeup Cosmetics The Face4ward Bundle
Shakeup Cosmetics The Face4ward Bundle
Shakeup Cosmetics The Face4ward Bundle
Shakeup Cosmetics The Face4ward Bundle
Shakeup Cosmetics The Face4ward Bundle

Shakeup Cosmetics The Face4ward Bundle

Product Type: Skincare Set

Description: The perfect no-nonsense starter kit, ideal for those looking to embark on their skincare journey, or a slick top up of all your Shakeup faves. Included is The Face4ward Cleanser, Moisturiser, Serum and Toner - everything you need for a fresh, healthy complexion. Shakeup Face 4ward Cleanser is a multi-action, fragrance-free daily face wash for men, expertly formulated to provide a deep and exfoliating cleanse. Face 4ward Toner is a clarifying multi-tasking tonic that gently exfoliates, hydrates, and refreshes, reducing shine for a flawless complexion. Enriched with Tiger Grass and Squalane, Shakeup Face 4ward Serum targets the appearance of fine lines and signs of ageing. Finally, Face 4ward Moisturiser is a lightweight gel formulated to control oil and sebum levels. 

Price: Now £72.00 | Was £84.00

Haeckels Earth Marine Water + AHA 4%
Haeckels Earth Marine Water + AHA 4%

Haeckels Earth Marine Water + AHA 4%

Product Type: Pores and blackheads treatment

Description: The Haeckels Earth Marine Water + AHA 4% is a 100% natural chemical exfoliant that gently resurfaces the skin. This leave-on solution works best applied as an overnight treatment in order to promote an even and clear complexion, reducing pore size, fine lines, sun damage and discolouration. Containing Glycolic Acid derived naturally from Sugar Cane, the gentle solution helps to reveal refreshed, revitalised skin. Soothing Allantoin helps to reduce any redness and calm, whilst alginate works to hydrate.

Price: £30.00

Auden Skin Sculpt Face Scrub & Overnight Treatment
Auden Skin Sculpt Face Scrub & Overnight Treatment
Auden Skin Sculpt Face Scrub & Overnight Treatment
Auden Skin Sculpt Face Scrub & Overnight Treatment
Auden Skin Sculpt Face Scrub & Overnight Treatment
Auden Skin Sculpt Face Scrub & Overnight Treatment

Auden Skin Sculpt Face Scrub & Overnight Treatment

Product Type: Face Scrub

Description: Auden Skin Sculpt Face Scrubs & Overnight Treatment helps to soothe and heal the tired skin while you sleep. Made with AHA, BHA and Fruit enzymes, this scrub is free from grains and gentle on the skin while helping rid impurities and grime build-up. Glycolic and Lactic Acids, Coconut, and Papain help to provide the skin with deep support at the microbiome level; fighting signs of fatigue and reducing the fine lines and other signs of ageing. Regenerating the cells can help leave you with an even, radiant, and polished complexion.

Price: £75

Gentlemen's Tonic Mayfair Invigorating Gel Face Cleanser
Gentlemen's Tonic Mayfair Invigorating Gel Face Cleanser
Gentlemen's Tonic Mayfair Invigorating Gel Face Cleanser
Gentlemen's Tonic Mayfair Invigorating Gel Face Cleanser

Gentlemen's Tonic Mayfair Invigorating Gel Face Cleanser

Product Type: Face Cleanser

Description: The Gentlemen's Tonic Invigorating Gel Cleanser is specifically developed for oily and combination skin, as part of the award-winning 'Advanced Derma-Care' collection. Enriched with powerful, active ingredients, it is a gentle, low-foaming and purifying gel, rich in Vitamins and Fruit Enzymes. Furthermore Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins heal and repair, balancing water retention and resulting in younger-looking skin. Natural AHAs cleanse and gently exfoliate, to reveal a healthier complexion. We love the subtle scent of Bergamot and Orange Essential Oils.

Price: £52.00

BARBER PRO Foaming Cleansing Mask for Men
BARBER PRO Foaming Cleansing Mask for Men
BARBER PRO Foaming Cleansing Mask for Men
BARBER PRO Foaming Cleansing Mask for Men
BARBER PRO Foaming Cleansing Mask for Men
BARBER PRO Foaming Cleansing Mask for Men
BARBER PRO Foaming Cleansing Mask for Men
BARBER PRO Foaming Cleansing Mask for Men

BARBER PRO Foaming Cleansing Mask for Men

Product Type: Face mask, Pores and blackheads treatment

Description: Practical, effective and deeply hydrating, Barber Pro's Foaming Cleansing Mask contains Active Charcoal that draws out impurities and leaves your skin feeling fresh. For men, this self-foaming and gently exfoliating face mask takes clarifying to a new level. Get ready for a clearer, more youthful complexion, as Tea Tree, Chamomile, Witch Hazel, and Citrus Extracts work their magic.Use at least once a week to notice a visible difference in your skin's health. 100% vegan and suitable for all skin types.

Price: £4.95

Ra. Men's Care RA-27 Ultimate Skincare Regime
Ra. Men's Care - RA-27 Ultimate Skincare Regime-Humanery
Ra. Men's Care RA-27 Ultimate Skincare Regime
Ra. Men's Care - RA-27 Ultimate Skincare Regime-Humanery

Ra. Men's Care RA-27 Ultimate Skincare Regime

Product Type: Skincare Set

Description: The Ra Skincare RA-27 Ultimate Skincare Regime is designed to cover all your skincare needs with 3 easy-to-use products. 
WHY THIS PRODUCT IS GREAT
Convenient set  3 easy-to-use products that cover every all bases of your skincare routine
Exfoliates – Rebirth Liquid Exfoliator features Glycolic Acid, used to remove dead skin and dirt
Hydrates – Vitamin C Revive Serum increases collagen and elastin production for anti-ageing effect and sun damage reduction
Protects – Shield SPF moisturiser features Vitamin E, Niacinimide, and titanium dioxide to alleviate dry skin and sun protection

Price: £49.99