Glycolic vs Salicylic Acid



Have you ever heard of salicylic or glycolic acid? Are they good or bad for the skin? On the blog today, I want to explain the two acids and how they can actually help the skin.

Salicylic Acid


What is it?

It is a beta hydroxyl acid (BHA). if you have an aspirin allergy this ingredient is not for you. When it is applied to the sin it breaks down fatty compounds such as the oily sebum that can clog follicles (known as pores).


What does it do?

It exfoliates from within the follicle (known to most as a pore). Deep Cleaning of the follicle, Treat Breakouts and help clear the skin. Builds Elastin and Collagen.

Who is it for?

Great for those with combination, oily or acne prone skin.

Glycolic Acid


What is it?

It is an alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA). AHAs work by loosening the substance that holds dull and dead skin cells on the topmost layer of your skin. It has the smallest molecular size of all the AHAs, allowing it to penetrate the skin the most easily.

What does it do?

Exfoliates the surface of the skin. Reduces fine lines. Reduces hyper pigmentation (dark spots). Evens Skin Tone.

Who is it for?

Great for all skin types. Great for those with wrinkles and fine lines.

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