Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid Serums, Cleansers & Creams

What is Glycolic Acid?

Glycolic acid is naturally derived from sugarcane and is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA). AHA's are water soluble which means that they can be quickly neutralised on the skin with a splash of water if necessary. Glycolic is best known for its skin smoothing and acne-fighting properties. It has the smallest molecule out of all the AHA's and it is therefore the most effective at penetrating the skin.

Which skin types is Glycolic Acid best for?

Glycolic Acid boasts multiple benefits for different skin types and is therefore a great all-rounder ingredient to use. If you have sensitive skin, you may find that glycolic acid irritates your skin. If this is the case, we recommend that you try Lactic acid or Mandelic acid as these are gentler.

What are the main benefits of Glycolic Acid?

  • Gently exfoliates
  • Smooths your skin's texture
  • Minimises bacterial growth
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces and fades dark spots
  • Helps to treat acne

    How to use Glycolic Acid?

    Glycolic acid makes your skin sensitive to sunlight so it's best to use this AHA as part of your evening skincare regime. If no irritation occurs, you can use Glycolic Acid up to 5 times a week however we recommend that you use it consistently 2 to 3 times per week for the best long-lasting results.

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    Medik8 Balance Moisturiser with Glycolic Acid ActivatorMedik8 Balance Moisturiser with Glycolic Acid Activator
    Medik8 Balance Moisturiser with Glycolic Acid Activator

    Restore clarity to blemish-prone and congested skin with the new and improved Balance Moisturiser & Glycolic Acid Activator from Medik8.

    £52.00
    Dermaceutic Mask 15 (15% glycolic acid) tub and packagingDermaceutic Mask 15 (15% glycolic acid)
    Dermaceutic Mask 15 (15% glycolic acid)

    Controls oily skin and gets rid of excess sebum.

    £40.00 £44.00 9% offsaving
    Avant Skincare Sumptuous Glycolic Acid Hand Balm and packaging Avant Skincare Sumptuous Glycolic Acid Hand Balm
    Avant Skincare Sumptuous Glycolic Acid Hand Balm

    Extend your skincare routine all the way to your hands to target signs of ageing with Avant Skincare Sumptuous Glycolic Acid Hand Balm. Formulated with Glycolic Acid and Shea Butter, hands are intensively hydrated, and...

    £56.70 £81.00 30% offsaving
    Pestle and Mortar Exfoliate Glycolic Acid TonerPestle and Mortar Exfoliate Glycolic Acid Toner
    Pestle and Mortar Exfoliate Glycolic Acid Toner

    This gentle yet effective Glycolic Acid toning lotion evens out skin tone, brightens the complexion and tightens pores. The formulation has a free acid value of 6.8% and a pH of 3.8, leaving skin brighter, toned...

    £25.00
    Avant Skincare Intensive Redensifying Glycolic Acid Day Moisturiser and packagingAvant Skincare Intensive Redensifying Glycolic Acid Day Moisturiser
    Avant Skincare Intensive Redensifying Glycolic Acid Day Moisturiser

    Turn back the hands of time and combat skin slacking with Avant Skincare Intensive Redensifying Glycolic Acid Day Moisturiser. This true anti-ageing concentrate cream combines Glycolic Acid, Mica and Urea to correct the effects of...

    £60.20 £86.00 30% offsaving
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    ANSWR At-home Keratin Treatment Kit and packagingANSWR At-home Keratin Treatment Kit - CLEARANCE
    ANSWR At-home Keratin Treatment Kit - CLEARANCE

    £56.99 £60.00 5% offsaving
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    Peter Thomas Roth Even Smoother Glycolic Retinol Hydra-Gel Eye PatchesPeter Thomas Roth Even Smoother Glycolic Retinol Hydra-Gel Eye Patches
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    Peter Thomas Roth EVEN SMOOTHER Glycolic Retinol Resurfacing Peel PadsPeter Thomas Roth EVEN SMOOTHER Glycolic Retinol Resurfacing Peel Pads
    iS Clinical Cleansing Complex 180mliS Clinical Cleansing Complex 180ml
    iS Clinical Cleansing Complex 180ml

    This clear, lightweight cleansing gel is powerful yet gentle enough for hypersensitive skin. Formulated with a balance of bio nutrients, antioxidants and mild resurfacing ingredients that thoroughly cleanse without stripping essential natural oils.

    £48.00
    A single tube of mesoestetic Brightening Foammesoestetic Brightening Foam
    mesoestetic Brightening Foam

    Brighten and renew your skin with mesoestetic Brightening Foam, a gentle gel to creamy cleansing foam. This is perfect to rebalance normal and combination skin.

    £29.95
    SkinCeuticals Blemish + AGE Defense SerumSkinCeuticals Blemish + AGE Defense Serum
    SkinCeuticals Blemish + AGE Defense Serum

    Designed to prevent the formation of acne while minimising hyper-pigmentation and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles this product is perfect for those looking to tackle the ageing process as well as congestion.

    £93.99 £105.00 10% offsaving
    iS Clinical Active Serum 30mliS Clinical Active Serum 30ml
    iS Clinical Active Serum 30ml

    A fast acting, results-orientated formula that offers a multitude of benefits with long-term results.

    £141.00
    NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic WashNeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash
    NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash

    £23.00
    Jan Marini Bioglycolic Face CleanserJan Marini Bioglycolic Face Cleanser
    Jan Marini Bioglycolic Face Cleanser

    A gentle cleanser suitable for all skin types.

    £41.50
    Jan Marini Bioclear LotionJan Marini Bioclear Lotion
    Jan Marini Bioclear Lotion

    For adult acne and acne discoloration to the appearance of wrinkles, acne scarring, sun damage, and enlarged follicles.

    £81.00
    iS Clinical Active Serum 15ml vialiS Clinical Active Serum 15ml
    iS Clinical Active Serum 15ml

    A fast acting, results-orientated formula that offers a multitude of benefits with long-term results.

    £88.00

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    SkinCeuticals Blemish + AGE Cleansing GelSkinCeuticals Blemish + AGE Cleansing Gel
    SkinCeuticals Blemish + AGE Cleansing Gel

    Formulated for ageing skin prone to blemishes this unique cleanser decongests the skin by removing any impurities and excess oils whilst also combatting the ageing process.

    £44.99 £50.00 10% offsaving
    SkinCeuticals Glycolic Renewal CleanserSkinCeuticals Glycolic Renewal Cleanser
    SkinCeuticals Glycolic Renewal Cleanser

    This soft-foaming, brightening and exfoliating cleanser is formulated with Glycolic and Phytic Acids to promote cellular turnover, refine skin clarity and effectively rid skin of oil, dirt, debris and long-wear makeup.

    £39.99 £45.00 11% offsaving
    SkinCeuticals Blemish + AGE TonerSkinCeuticals Blemish + AGE Toner
    SkinCeuticals Blemish + AGE Toner

    Specifically designed for ageing skin prone to breakouts this unique mixture of active ingredients helps to control excess oils and decongest the skin.

    £41.99 £46.00 9% offsaving
    Environ Focus Care Youth+ Concentrated Alpha Hydroxy TonerEnviron Focus Care Youth+ Concentrated Alpha Hydroxy Toner
    Environ Focus Care Youth+ Concentrated Alpha Hydroxy Toner

    This toning lotion contains AHAs to gently resurface and smooth the skin.

    £46.00
    mesoestetic Brightening Peel Boostermesoestetic Brightening Peel Booster
    mesoestetic Brightening Peel Booster

    Special Offer for 24 Hours Only!

    £53.95
    iS Clinical Brightening Serum 30mliS Clinical Brightening Serum 30ml
    iS Clinical Brightening Serum 30ml

    This lightweight and concentrated serum safely brightens skin with a hydroquinone-free and paraben-free formula that gently resurfaces skin and provides long-term visible improvements.

    £138.00
    SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Renew OvernightSkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight
    SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight

    Nightly Glycolic Acid corrective cream to promote cellular turnover for a healthy, glowing complexion.

    £79.99 £88.00 9% offsaving
    Environ Focus Care Moisture+ Alpha Hydroxy Night CreamEnviron Focus Care Moisture+ Alpha Hydroxy Night Cream
    Environ Focus Care Moisture+ Alpha Hydroxy Night Cream

    This resurfacing AHA cream restores a smoother, softer appearance and feel to the skin.

    £45.00
    NeoStrata Lotion PlusNeoStrata Lotion Plus
    NeoStrata Lotion Plus

    £48.00
    Dermaceutic Foamer 15 bottle and packagingDermaceutic Foamer 15
    Dermaceutic Foamer 15

    Protects the skin from excessive dryness and also possesses anti-microbial qualities.

    £43.00 £47.00 9% offsaving
    Jan Marini Bioglycolic Resurfacing Body ScrubJan Marini Bioglycolic Resurfacing Body Scrub
    Jan Marini Bioglycolic Resurfacing Body Scrub

    Retexturizing benefits while incorporating moisturizing and soothing botanical extracts as well as a natural fragrance.

    £67.50
    iS Clinical Brightening Complex 30ml
    iS Clinical Brightening Complex 30ml

    Featuring an innovative blend of proprietary and safe brightening ingredients, alongside pharmaceutical grade botanicals, this unique formula safely and effectively treats hyperpigmentation whilst also hydrating and delivering antioxidant benefits to skin. 

    £151.00

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