Glycolic acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA)derived from sugarcane that works as a chemical exfoliator to help improve the look of skin texture. It is one of the most effective forms of AHAs and is often found in anti-aging and acne products—including peel pads, treatment toners and more—to help improve the look of pores, smoothness, brightness and clarity while reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids may increase skin’s sensitivity to the sun and risk of sunburn. It is advised to use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure while using products containing AHAs and for a week afterwards.
Peter Thomas Roth products with glycolic acid:
3% Glycolic Solutions Cleanser
8% Glycolic Solutions Toner
10% Glycolic Solutions Moisturizer
20% Complex Glycolic Solutions Jumbo Peel Swab
Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel
AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel
Max Complexion Correction Pads
Un-Wrinkle® Peel Pads