glycolic acid

  • The lowdown on acids

    Any skincare-nerd-in-training will tell you – one of the first things we all get fixated on is the need to exfoliate our skin. That is after we get over the fact you do it with acids (say what?) Chemical exfoliation is a fab thing for almost all skin types and issues. Acids can get you…

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  • A guide to exfoliation

    Exfoliation might sound scary – are you serious, why would I want to put acids on my face? But, chemical exfoliation can make a big difference to the skin. When you find the best type of acid for your skin AND (more importantly) learn how to use it to effectively (meaning without destroying your moisture…

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  • New Glytone Formula to Tone and Energise

    Glytone, our popular glycolic acid toner, has been given an added Zing! factor for the new year. With added ginger extract and a new botanical profile, Glytone 2015 will give an extra boost to micro-circulation and aid purification.   Toners are an important part of daily skin maintenance, removing the last traces of cleanser, purifying…

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  • Buffered vs. Unbuffered Glycolic Acid

    Many people associate glycolic acid with peels, but the truth is that it is not necessary to peel to benefit from glycolic acid, or indeed any other Alpha Hydroxy Acid. Whilst buffered acid products do not have a dramatic visible peel effect, this does not mean that they are without benefit. [pullquote]Exfoliation is only one…

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