Active ingredient

Glycolic acid

AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) derived from fruit acids is known for its keratolytic action. It easily penetrates the skin to stimulate cell renewal by destroying the links that bind dead cells together.

What is Glycolic acid?

Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from sugar cane. It is recognized as one of the most powerful actives amongst the AHAs and BHAs available for your skin and is one of the most studied actives on the market.


Glycolic acid 

Active ingredient 

What are its benefits?

Glycolic acid is primarily used as an exfoliant that induces skin desquamation and boosts cell turnover to remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface, helping to keep pores clear and skin looking luminous and vibrant. It also has been proven to boost collagen synthesis, which starts to decrease as we age.


It helps to combat this collagen decrease and keep the skin looking young and firm, whilst significantly reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Glycolic acid also stimulates cell renewal to help reduce melanin accumulation on the skin and, as a result, visibly improve dark spots.

how dermaceutic is commited to first class ingredients?

Glycolic acid can cause irritation if not used correctly, which is why Dermaceutic uses this ingredient carefully, in the right concentrations, and in one of the purest synthetic forms on the market and biodegradable, providing you with the best possible results from this unique active. Glycolic acid is found in Dermaceutic’s Mask 15, Turn Over, Yellow Cream, Foamer 5 & 15, Light Ceutic and Actibiome night cream. 

Products with Glycolic acid