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Glycolic gel

Sale priceR 815.00 ZAR

SIZE: 30 mL

A high-potency exfoliating treatment formulated with 10% Glycolic Acid at an optimal pH level. This scientifically developed formulation chemically exfoliates the epidermis, removing dull and dead skin cells to reveal a brighter, youthful complexion beneath. This treatment fortifies the skin by stimulating collagen production and enhancing skin hydration, providing structure and elasticity to the skin. Increasing cell turnover also supports the skin's natural repair mechanisms, contributing to overall skin health and youthful appearance.

Glycolic Gel’s anti-inflammatory properties reduce skin redness and improve skin texture, aiding in treating congested or acne-prone skin.

As a potent solution for at-home chemical peeling, addressing prevalent signs of aging, and optimizing skin health, Glycolic Gel is a testament to the power of science in skincare, offering tangible benefits while being easy to incorporate into a regular skincare regimen.


Glycolic acid

Glycolic acid is highly acclaimed for its remarkable exfoliating and rejuvenating properties. It’s celebrated for its small molecular size, which enables deep skin penetration, fostering efficient exfoliation at the cellular level.

Glycolic acid’s water solubility allows it to easily penetrate the upper layers of the skin. Its primary mechanism of action involves weakening the bonds between dead skin cells, promoting their shedding, and revealing the newer, healthier skin beneath. This process of accelerated cell turnover is instrumental in addressing a range of skin concerns, from aging signs like fine lines and wrinkles to texture irregularities and hyperpigmentation.

Glycolic acid's efficacy extends beyond mere exfoliation. It's also recognized for stimulating collagen production, a crucial protein in maintaining skin's elasticity and firmness. This aspect contributes to its anti-aging benefits. Furthermore, its hydrating properties add to its appeal, as it helps to increase the skin's capacity to retain moisture, leading to a more supple and vibrant complexion.

Clinical studies have consistently supported the role of glycolic acid in improving skin appearance. Research indicates significant improvements in skin texture and pigmentation and the visible reduction of wrinkles and fine lines with regular use of glycolic acid.

Physiological Effects of Glycolic acid
  1. Exfoliation: Glycolic acid is a powerful exfoliant. It dissolves the bonds between dead skin cells on the skin’s surface, facilitating their removal and revealing newer, healthier skin underneath.
  2. Increased Collagen Production: It stimulates collagen production, which is essential for skin elasticity and firmness. This action helps in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  3. Enhanced Skin Hydration: Glycolic acid improves the skin's ability to retain moisture, leading to enhanced hydration and a more plump, vibrant skin appearance.
  4. Skin Brightening: By removing dead skin cells, it can brighten the complexion and reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
  5. Improved Skin Texture: Regular use of glycolic acid can lead to smoother, more even-textured skin, making it beneficial for conditions like keratosis pilaris.
  6. Acne Treatment: Its exfoliating properties help in unclogging pores, thereby reducing the occurrence of acne breakouts.
Role in Managing Dermatological Conditions
  1. Aging Skin: Glycolic acid is widely used in anti-aging products to reduce signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.
  2. Acne-Prone Skin: It helps in managing acne by exfoliating the skin and keeping pores clear of blockages.
  3. Hyperpigmentation: It is effective in treating hyperpigmentation by accelerating the removal of hyperpigmented skin cells.
  4. Textural Irregularities: Glycolic acid can improve skin texture, making it beneficial for conditions like keratosis pilaris and rough skin.
  5. Sun-Damaged Skin: It helps in rejuvenating sun-damaged skin by accelerating cell turnover and collagen synthesis.
References
  • Bernstein, E. F. (2001). Glycolic acid treatment increases type I collagen mRNA and hyaluronic acid content of human skin. Dermatologic Surgery.
  • Kornhauser, A., Coelho, S. G., & Hearing, V. J. (2010). Applications of hydroxy acids: classification, mechanisms, and photoactivity. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology.
  • Sharad, J. (2013). Glycolic acid peel therapy – a current review. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology.
  • Smith, W. P. (1996). Epidermal and dermal effects of topical lactic acid. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 35(3), 388-391.
DermExcel™ | Glycolic Gel
Glycolic gel Sale priceR 815.00 ZAR
  • Aging Skin: Glycolic Gel targets signs of aging, including sagging skin and wrinkles. It can stimulate collagen production, leading to firmer skin over time.
  • Uneven Skin Tone: Brightens and evens the complexion for a more radiant look. It can stimulate collagen production, leading to firmer skin over time./li>
  • Sun-Damaged Skin: Aid in reducing visible signs of sun damage such as hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, and textural irregularities. vitality and improves the skin's overall radiance.
  • Dryness: Provides deep hydration, moisturizing the skin for a plumper and smoother texture.
  • Dull and Lifeless skin: Exfoliates dead skin cells, revealing a brighter and more radiant complexion underneath..
  • Uneven Skin Tone and Texture:: Improve skin texture and tone, giving the skin a smoother and more uniform appearance.
  • Congested Pores: Glycolic Gel penetrates the skin to unclog pores.
  • Hyperpigmentation: Reduces melanin production, leading to a more even skin tone.
  • Overall Skin Health: Rejuvenates the skin, promoting a healthier and youthful complexion.

Active ingredients

  • Glycolic acid

Full ingredient list

Aqua, Propylene glycol, Glycolic acid, Glycerin, Polyacrylamide & C13-14 Isoparaffin & Laureth-7, Triethanolamine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium hydroxide

Application Time and Frequency: Use in the evening. Start slow, observe how your skin responds, and adjust usage accordingly. Do not over-use Glycolic Gel.

  • Cleanse: Start with a clean, dry face. Use your DermExcel cleanser to remove dirt and excess oil from your skin.
  • Apply: Dispense a small amount of Glycolic Gel onto your fingertips. Apply evenly over the face, avoiding the eyes and lips.
  • Massage: Gently massage or pat the gel into your skin using your fingertips. This helps to ensure the product is evenly distributed and absorbed.

 Don't apply any other product over the area you treated with Glycolic Gel. The other product may alter the pH of Glycolic acid, which may lower the product's potency. 

General Guidelines:

  • Start by applying Glycolic Gel one evening per week on cleansed skin. After one week, increase usage to two evenings a week.
  • Follow this process by increasing usage as your skin tolerates the formulation. 
  • If your skin is not irritated, you may use this treatment every second night.

Glycolic gel

benefits

Anti-Aging

The Glycolic acid accelerates cell turnover, which helps to reduce signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.

Improves Sun-Damaged Skin

Glycolic Gel aid in reducing visible signs of sun damage like hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, and textural irregularities.

Exfoliation

Chemical exfoliation that removes dead and dull skin cells, to reveal younger and healthier skin. Active ingredients in skincare products can also penetrate the skin more effectively.

Stimulate Collagen Production

Stimulates the production of new skin cells to repair and maintain the skin's firmness and elasticity.

Hydrates Skin

Improve skin hydration levels, leading to a more supple, hydrated skin appearance.

Enhances Skin Tone and Texture

Improve skin texture and tone, giving the skin a smoother appearance.

Blackheads and Acne Treatment

Penetrate the skin to unclog pores and prevent dead skin cells from clumping together.

Reduces Inflammation

Preserve skin cell health and slow down the aging process by reducing inflammation.

Glycolic gel

INDICATIONS

Aging Skin

Dry & Dehydrated Skin

Dull & Lifeless Skin

Volume loss

Pigmentation

Rough Skin Texture

Enlarged Pores

Acne / Breakouts

Glycolic gel

MODE OF ACTION

active ingredient insight

salicylic acid vs. glycolic acid

  • Lipophilic (oil-soluble), allowing it to penetrate into the pores of the skin.
  • Works by dissolving the intercellular 'glue' that holds skin cells together and penetrating deep into the pores to dissolve excess sebum and dead skin cells, reducing blockages.
  • Effective in treating acne and blackheads by unclogging pores.
  • Has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, making it beneficial for reducing redness and inflammation associated with acne and rosacea.
  • Can also exfoliate the skin and improve its texture and tone.
  • Hydrophilic (water-soluble), making it effective in exfoliating the surface layers of the skin.
  • Primarily acts on the surface of the skin, dissolving the bonds that hold dead skin cells on the surface, which helps to promote exfoliation and cell regeneration.
  • Exfoliate the skin, improving texture and revealing brighter, more youthful skin.
  • Stimulates collagen production, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Can help fade hyperpigmentation and even out skin tone.

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Yolande Barradas
Glycolic Gel

Amazing products.
I have been using DERMALHEALTH for more than 2 years and will never use any other product on my skin again. My skin is glowing and pigmentation marks has visibly reduced. I only use now the Lightweight Foundation in the day, and minimal make-up and for my age (53).... my skin looks and feel amazing!!!
I use the Retinol and Lithaderm serum as well.
The serums last long and a little goes a long way.
Thank you DERMALHEALTH - your customer service is super and delivery of products within a day or 2 to my front door always with a little gift 🤩💜

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Leone Koekemoer

The BEST!!!

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Sonja Alberts
Salicilyc gel

Great products!!

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Zanele Shweni
Radiant skin

Best decision I made. My skin is radiant everyday. It's like I'm doing daily facials. I look fresh and young.

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Joadri Matthee
Great product

Works great on blemishes

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Lizaan Kloppers
Totally love it.

The best product for breakouts and preventing clogged pores. I can’t go a day without it.

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