Make the most of your beauty sleep with SkinCeuticals newest innovation, Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight.
We all know exfoliation is an essential step in our skincare routine. Exfoliation allows us to maintain healthy, youthful-looking glowing skin. But sometimes life is too hectic for a personal day to exfoliate or detox.
So why not glow to bed and make the most of your nighttime downtime with a treatment product that works to improve the skin’s texture, tone and radiance while you sleep?
But first, just what is glycolic acid? Often derived from sugar cane, this alpha-hydroxy acid helps loosen the “glue” that holds dead cells on the surface of the skin, making it easier for them to shed naturally. This boost in cell turnover results helps improve the appearance of fine lines, rough texture and uneven skin tone. Not every glycolic acid cream is created equal. The effectiveness of glycolic acid is determined by its free acid value, which depends on 2 factors:
- Concentration: a 4-10% glycolic acid is the ideal concentration for nightly use
- pH: low pH formulas preserve the strength of the glycolic acid for optimal efficacy on skin
SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight fits these criteria, and is clinically proven to significantly improve skin radiance, texture and tone within eight weeks.* Even more, it can be used every night without unwanted side effects (after beginning with every other night for the first week). This innovative skin-rejuvenating treatment also feature phytic acid and a triple-blend of soothing ingredients that help reinforce the skin’s barrier, which helps keep the risk of irritation to a minimum.
Using Glycolic Acid in your Beauty Regimen
To make the most of Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight’s results, a gentle cleanser such as SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser sets the stage for your evening skincare routine, while SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E provides antioxidants that help repair accumulated damage from throughout the day (while enhancing the appearance of skin radiance and firmness). It is also ideal to combine with professional chemical peels to pre-condition the skin beforehand, as well as extend the duration of your results.
Just remember, it’s essential to use sunscreen daily when using an at-home acid-based treatment or getting professional peels (or even if you’re not), as exfoliating ingredients like glycolic acid remove the uppermost layers of the skin that provide some degree of sun protection. Even more, daily sun protection also acts like an insurance policy that helps maintain your results. We’d recommend finishing your exfoliation regimen with SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50.
*Protocol: An 8-week, single-center, clinical study was conducted on 50 females, ages 35-64, with global fine lines, uneven skin tone, rough skin texture, and a dull complexion. Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight was used once nightly in conjunction with a sunscreen. Efficacy and tolerability evaluations were conducted at baseline and at weeks 2, 4, and 8. Images represent the composite mapping of surface light scattering and volume light scattering of photographs collected under diffused light. Photos representative of average results. Your results may be greater or less than the average.