Obtained from sugar cane, Glycolic Acid is the most popular and commonly used form of Alpha Hydroxy Acid based natural skin care available.AHAs loosen the inter-cellular substances that hold the surface skin cells to each other, therefore allowing the dead skin to peel off. Shedding of the old, sun-damaged surface of the skin helps to encourage new growth of the cells in the skin underneath. This results in a fresher, healthier look to the skin with even color and texture.With high concentration and long-term use, AHAs may also affect the deeper layers of the skin helping the collagen and elastin to regenerate helping the fine lines of aging to disappear.
These treatments are even useful for uneven pigmentation problems, enlarged facial pores and the superficial acne scars of the face. With time and sun exposure there is a gradual but slow-down in the rate at which old cells leave the surface of the skin and are replaced by newer cells. This results in a surface layer of dead skin cells that are responsible for the appearance of aged skin. AHAs loosen the glue-like substances that hold the surface skin cells to each other, therefore allowing the dead skin to peel off. The skin underneath has a fresher, healthier look with a more even colour and texture.