Product Knowledge: Gycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid is known for exfoliating skin, improving texture and revealing a fresh, smooth, more youthful complexion.

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But aren’t products with Glycolic acid only to be used by dermatologists and highly trained estheticians? Don’t they just acid burn off your face and if you mess up you will look like two-face?

 

No and yes… it all depends on the percentage and pH levels of the glycolic acid in your products and who is using the products.  And don’t worry this kind of acid isn’t the same kind from Batman.

Read more to find out what you should be using and how it can benefit your skin…

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Cosmetic Scare Words : Parabens

This morning whilst having a shower, I looked at the back of my body wash and saw in big purple letters: Paraben free.

I know that I talk alot about products that have parabens, antioxidants, organic, and that are gluten free and cruelty free.

I explained anti oxidants in my post “Summer Sensitive Skin”. I went through other toxins like formaldehyde and toulene in my post about ZOYA nail polish and we all know what cruelty free is.  I haven’t gotten into parabens but they are something that is a scare word now in the world of cosmetics but why? When it comes to the chemistry of our makeup and skin care, what are the tiny differences to our body as a whole?

So what are they?

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