Glycolic Acid & Melanin

Heard amazing things about this powerful AHA & not sure if it is right for your melanin? We’ve done the research for you, read on to learn! 

What is Glycolic Acid? 

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are active ingredients well known for their exfoliating properties. Glycolic Acid is found naturally in sugarcane & is one of the most effective AHAs due its small molecular size thus ability to penetrate deeply into the skin. 

How does it work?

Glycolic acids (and other AHAs) actively dissolve the bonds between oil and dead skin cells & trigger the cell renewal process, helping the skin to appear smoother & even-toned. 

Is it safe for melanin complexions?

This AHA is highly regarded for its benefits for all skin types & complexions as work on the skin’s surface without disrupting the cells that produce Melanin. 

What are some of its benefits?

  • Evens & Brightens out skin tone caused by hyperpigmentation & melasma Fights dullness, signs of aging such as wrinkles 
  • Fights blemishes, reduces breakouts & scarring 
  • Improves skin elasticity


HIS: Ceylon Facial Moisturiser
HERS: Bolden Nighttime Repair Serum with 10% Glycolic Acid


How to use

Always follow product guidelines, discontinue use immediately if irritation occurs.

 As always, always consult a Dermatologist regarding any skin concerns

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