Why you need to use Glycolic Acid this Winter

Fiona Heavey


Fiona Heavey

Why you need to use Glycolic Acid this Winter

Winter is here, temperatures have dropped and scarves and boots are now part of our daily wardrobe. But with the change in weather, you also need to think about your skin. You skin needs have change from Summertime.

The change in the temperatures and dry hear from fans and central heating can really leave your skin dry and dull looking, as we head into holiday party season.

Glycolic acid is the new holy grail cold weather essential, which claims anti-aging benefits. Glycolic acid is the smallest molecule in the alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) family and due to its small size, it penetrates the skin cells easier.

Glycolic acid naturally exfoliates the skin by removing dead skin cells and allows new, radiant skin cells to grow in place, without scrubbing your face off. The ingredient is an important anti-aging ingredient, as it’s been shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

It’s also great for those prone to excess oil, as it cleanses and exfoliates without stripping the skin. Glycolic facial cleanser is the best way to sneak this ingredient into your daily beauty routine.
So which one do you use?

Well Irish award winning REFORM has added a Glycolic Acid Foaming Cleanser to it's product range and it is getting rave reviews. The cleanser produces a foaming texture, comprised of ingredients that focus on exfoliating dead skin cells and increasing cell turnover, which when combined improves skin quality, tone and texture.

REFORM Skincare’s, glycolic acid cleanser will leave your skin deeply cleansed, banishing residue oils along the way.
There is no scrubbing involved and you won't find any microbeads hours after, like some cleansers!
My advice would be to moisturise straight after use as skin can feel a little dry afterwards - but think of it as “tightening” on your fine lines!

The results will include softer and more even facial skin. This product can be used on acne scars and blemishes and should reduce their visibility over time. The product says it can be used on all skin types.

* REFORM Skincare’s Glycolic Acid cleanser (RRP €28.99) can be purchased online from www.reformskincare.ie or from select dermatology clinic around the country.