Glycolic Acid is a naturally occurring Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA). It is derived from sugar cane and is the smallest molecule of the AHA's therefore it has the deepest and quickest penetration of all the AHA's. Glycolic Acid slows down the aging process of the skin by stimulating the growth of new collagen and elastin cells which restores bulk and diminishes fine lines. It also reduces skin discoloration and age spots, reduces blemishes, unsightly pores and blackheads and reverses sun damaged skin conditions. Not only does it reverse sun damage but protects against further sun damage and other unhealthy skin conditions. It treats dull and unhealthy-looking skin by creating healthy skin growth and a brighter look.

Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Facial Peels

We use a 35% pure glycolic acid gel for the peels. It is not buffered and therefore penetrates deeper and faster. Even the most sensitive skin will benefit from glycolic acid. The lower the pH of the Glycolic Acid the more effective it is on the skin. The 35% gel has a pH of 0.7%. It is a safe chemical peel for all skin types, even the most sensitive skin. The best benefit is experienced by starting with a series of 3 peels, each two weeks apart. Then a maintenance peel every four to eight weeks. This schedule along with faithful use of the glycolic acid skin care products will produce the maximum benefit.

Academy Skin Care products

Academy products have been specially formulated with a higher percentage of active (10%) glycolic acid than in other glycolic acid products available. The low pH or acidity of our products is also key to their effectiveness. Academy glycolic products assists in the shedding of the skin's dead layer, promotes a youthful glow and restores a brighter, smoother complexion.

Compatible Gentle Cleanser - A gentle cleanser which is aloe vera based. It produces a soothing effect on sensitive skin while still cleansing thoroughly. This cleanser is uniquely formulated for all types of skin.

Glycolic Cream 10 and Hydrolight Plus 10 - This cream contains 10% unbuffered glycolic acid and 40% aloe vera gel. This formulation works as a moisturizing glycolic treatment. It is proven that glycolic acid separates the bond between the epidermis and the dermal layer of skin; therefore removing the dead cells, unclogging and tightening pores, while helping to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Hydrolight Plus 10 is the most effective lightening product available on the market today. The base is the Glycolic Cream 10 formula to which a combination of 2% hydroquinone, licorice and kojic acid has been added in a stabilized formula. There is nothing on the market that lightens and evens the skin tones as well Hydrolight Plus 10.

Compatible Moisturizer - Also uniquely formulated for all skin types. It provides soothing aloe vera moisturizing while not neutralizing the action of any glycolic acid products. This moisturizer has been specifically formulated to protect against dehydration as well as create an excellent base for makeup. It is fragrance free.

Academy Skin Care Products are wonderful for every type of skin. Even the most sensitive skin will reap the rewards of these unique skin care products.