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Glycolic acid is an exfoliant and one of the most popular alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) used in skincare products today. It works by helping to remove dead skin cells, so that the skin becomes more radiant. Glycolic acid is the smallest of all AHAs. Its small molecular size is the reason that glycolic acid does not only work on the surface of the skin but is also able to get below the surface of the skin and into the pores for deeper impact on the skin.

What does glycolic acid do for your skin?

Glycolic acid exfoliates and is able to stimulate the skin into increasing collagen production. But wait, there’s more!. Not only will your fine lines and wrinkles fade, but dullness and hyperpigmentation are also no match for the power of this powerful, cosmeceutical AHA. And, if you are looking for another incentive, glycolic acid is also able to effectively treat breakouts and minimise their frequency.

Is cosmeceutical glycolic acid for me?

Glycolic acid works best for skin that is normal, oily or combination. If you have sensitive or dry skin types it is likely that you could experience irritation, depending on the concentration of glycolic acid in the product.
How should I use glycolic acid in my routine?

Know your skin. If you have sensitive skin that is prone to irritation, then a cleanser that contains glycolic acid is probably the best and gentlest way to introduce glycolic acid in your skincare routine. Once your skin has adjusted or if your skin is not prone to irritation, then a leave-on product such as serum or toner should work out just fine.


Adore Beauty has a wide selection of cosmeceutical products with this effective AHA. Browse our collection and get started today.


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Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14% by SkinstitutSkinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14% by Skinstitut

$34.30 $49.00

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4.7 of 1207 reviews

Alpha-H Liquid Gold by Alpha-HAlpha-H Liquid Gold by Alpha-H

$50.96 $59.95

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4.7 of 1577 reviews

asap daily facial cleanser 200ml  by asapasap daily facial cleanser 200ml  by asap

$38.22 $49.00

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4.6 of 522 reviews

Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser 12% by SkinstitutSkinstitut Glycolic Cleanser 12% by Skinstitut

$34.30 $49.00

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4.6 of 462 reviews

asap super B complex 30ml by asapasap super B complex 30ml by asap

$74.10 $95.00

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4.6 of 397 reviews

Skinstitut Even Blend Serum by SkinstitutSkinstitut Even Blend Serum by Skinstitut

$34.30 $49.00

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4.4 of 269 reviews

asap anti-ageing night cream 50ml by asapasap anti-ageing night cream 50ml by asap

$50.70 $65.00

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4.5 of 195 reviews

Skinstitut Starter Kit by SkinstitutSkinstitut Starter Kit by Skinstitut

$69.30 $99.00

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4.7 of 162 reviews

asap platinum collection  by asapasap platinum collection  by asap

$175.50 $225.00

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4.8 of 92 reviews

Alpha-H Beauty Sleep Power Peel by Alpha-HAlpha-H Beauty Sleep Power Peel by Alpha-H

$109.65 $129.00

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4.7 of 153 reviews

asap clear complexion gel 50ml by asapasap clear complexion gel 50ml by asap

$39.00 $50.00

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4.5 of 57 reviews

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Recent reviews on Glycolic Acid products

asap daily exfoliating facial scrub 50ml asap daily exfoliating facial scrub 50ml
asap
asap daily exfoliating facial scrub 50ml
$29.00
$22.62

My fav face exfoliator

I received a sample of this in one of my orders and have been using it. After I use it my skin looks clearer and feel smoother. I am definitely going to get this. It does not irritate my sensitive dry skin. Though I think it is a little too harsh to use everyday.
Alpha-H Balancing Moisturiser & Gentle Exfol.Alpha-H Balancing Moisturiser & Gentle Exfol.
Alpha-H
Alpha-H Balancing Moisturiser & Gentle Exfol.
$62.00
$52.70

Good for sensitive skin

I’ve got sensitive skin and this scrub works really well for me. I use it about once a week and it doesn’t sting or make my skin look red. 
Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14%Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14%
Skinstitut
Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14%
$49.00
$34.30

Fantastic scrub

I received a sample product of this scrub and was so impressed that I purchased it immediately. I am in my late 40s but prone to hormonal cysts around my chin. Since using the scrub, I have had very few cysts and when I have got them, they have cleared within a matter of days (compared to weeks previously). Red marks have also disappeared quickly. The rest of my face feels so smooth and soft. ...