Why is Glycolic Acid a magic potion to your skincare?

There are lots of ingredients derived from nature that enhance your skin while restoring them from the damages done by the environmental factors and chemicals. One of them is Glycolic Acid that has recently become one of the most renown ingredients in our skincare routine.

Some of us tend to fear the word acid being used in the products, but what is a lesser-known fact is that not all acids are harmful and in fact, they do more good than most other natural ingredients.

What is Glycolic Acid?

Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid, an organic, carbon-containing molecule. It is one of the main ingredients used mostly in toners and exfoliators that helps deep cleanse your skin and make it smooth and soft. It boosts the skin cell turnover that makes your skin look fresher and younger.

Fact: If used in the right amount, it is a very gentle exfoliator for your skin.

With that, there are many other benefits as well. Let's count them all:

1. It helps in the skin’s anti-ageing process.
2. It amazingly minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
3. Very much recommended for people who deal with acne and pimples in their everyday life.
4. Exfoliates dead skin cells and thus makes your skin glow.
5. Gives your face an even skin tone.
6. Uncommon fact is that it is highly recommended for new mothers to help them restore their skin’s health.
7. It can transfer water molecules from the air into the skin tissue, replenishing any lost moisture.
8. It is an effective ingredient in moisturizers when used at low strength
9. Glycolic acid has no side effects on your skin. It reacts with the top layer of skin, breaking it down by the sebum and other substances that bring all the cells together helping it look young with a rich radiance.

Some of our recommended products enriched with the goodness of Glycolic Acid are:

1. BareAir Under Eye Cream with Cucumber Extracts, Vitamin C and E


It reduces the ill effects of pollution, Ageing, fine lines, puffiness, and Dark Circles. All while leaving the surrounding skin feeling firm and rejuvenated. Made with pure and natural ingredients, it’s just what your eye care routine has been looking for.

2. Neemli Naturals Glycolic & Salicylic Acid Serum


Our Glycolic & Salicylic Serum is a multi-functional superstar that doesn’t just control bacteria and clear dead skin cells but also soothes with minimal irritation to sensitive skin with its unique botanical formula.

3. Dr Sheth's Gulab & Glycolic Toner with Rose Extracts, Glycolic Acid and Green Tea Extracts


This product tones, brightens, conditions and exfoliates the skin. Glycolic Acid allows mild exfoliation which enhances penetration of actives from serums and creams. Rose Water (which has been used for ages to refresh skin) along with Aloe Vera and Calendula Extracts calm the skin.

4. Swisse Olive Leaf Deep Cleansing Gel with Glycolic & Salicylic Acid


Swisse Olive leaf gel cleanser is a natural botanical gel cleanser luxuriously formulated to gently remove makeup and impurities leaving the skin purified and refreshed.

5. Dr Sheth's Basic Brightening Extra Gentle Daily Peel with Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid and Pomegranate Extract


It delivers Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) in a controlled and slow manner to evenly exfoliate the skin, remove dead skin and reduce Blemishes. Pomegranate extract contains Egallic Acid which inhibits melanin synthesis and promotes bright skin.

6. BareAir Night Serum with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Mulberry Extract


Made from a special combination of Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, and Mulberry Extract, it even acts as a hydrating agent, giving your skin all the revitalization it needs. All this, in a combination of pure and natural ingredients.

7. Tinge Agave Lip Balm, Natural


Agave is a plant sugar that is used vastly in skincare because it is rich in Glycolic Acid which helps Chapped Lips, dehydrated, and extremely Dry Lips heal quickly.

8. Dot & Key 5% AHA Toner, Skin Clarifying Liquid Exfoliant


It features 5% glycolic and lactic acids - members of the alpha-hydroxy acid family. This gentle, exfoliating formula reveals fresh new skin cells. It unclogs pores while reducing blemishes, wrinkles and fine lines - leaving a more clarified, brighter even-toned complexion.

9. Dr Sheth's ABC Cleansing Gel


We’ve formulated a cleanser which is gentle on your skin but still packs a punch against dirt, oil and dullness! Our AHA BHA & Cica Cleanser is a proprietary blend that exfoliates, brightens, fights ageing while remaining calming to the skin.

10. Tinge Happy Horns, Agave Lip Tint, Tinge of Brown


Agave is a plant sugar that is used vastly in skincare because it is rich in Glycolic Acid which helps Chapped Lips, dehydrated, and extremely Dry Lips heal quickly.

11. BareAir Brightening Face Wash with Vitamin C


This facewash takes on urban pollutants so that your skin remains strong from within. Vitamin C will lighten and brighten your skin while the free radicals won’t be able to do you harm. Your complexion will never reflect pollution, only a smooth radiance.

12. Tinge Kiss, Agave Lip Tint, Tinge of Cherry Red


Agave is a plant sugar that is used vastly in skincare because it is rich in Glycolic Acid which helps Chapped Lips, dehydrated, and extremely Dry Lips heal quickly.

13. Auli Lifestyle Rosé AHA 5% with Rose Petals and Aloe Vera


This toner primarily exfoliates your skin. It helps promote collagen production which brightens your complexion and increases blood flow, which corrects the discolouration from scars & spots.

14. Neemli Naturals Hyaluronic & Vitamin C Serum


A light non-greasy gel-like age-defying daily use serum that helps your skin retain moisture. It brightens and plumps skin tissue to keep it soft, and dewy smooth.

15. BareAir Brightening Face Pack with Kaolin Clay & Vitamin C


This formulation is perfect when your skin needs some pollution active agents, an overall brightening, and a Tan reversal. Kaolin Clay and Vitamin C help repair your skin leaving you with a soft and illuminated complexion. It’s time to say goodbye to Pigmentation, Dark Spots, fine lines, and signs of Ageing.

16. Just Herbs Shatpatri, Gentle Ayurvedic Body Wash with Rose


Steam distilled waters of Indian Rose, jasmine, Bela and kewra come together in a synergistic blend in this gentle body wash to cleanse, condition, and calm tired skin.

17. Just Herbs Silky Strength, Moisturising Shampoo with Aloe Vera and Wheat Germ


A specially formulated shampoo to penetrate the hair shaft, strengthen the roots and nourish the scalp, while effectively cleansing the hair without stripping off its natural oils.

18. Daughter Earth Ceramide Probiotic Under Eye Serum


A super-charged microemulsion probiotic eye serum with clinically-proven smart nutrients and probiotic actives. Designed for sensitive eye area skin.

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