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Glycolic acid – what it is, and the best skin care products

Glycolic acid is one of the smallest molecules of the alpha-hydroxy acid family, meaning it is water-soluble and penetrates deeply into the skin,’ explains Mark Curry, co-founder of The Inkey List. ‘

Our glycolic acid comes from sugar cane.

‘It penetrates deeply into the skin and “un-glues” dead skin cells and removes them from the skin, making skin brighter and evening out skin tone – all while encouraging new cells to appear.

‘This is a high-impact formula excellent for aging skin, acne-prone skin, and uneven skin. It’s suitable for all skin types, but those with sensitive skin need to start with just using it once or twice a week and build up from there.’

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