Glycolic acid belongs to the group commonly referred to as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). Glycolic acid has the smallest molecular size of all the AHAs and therefore, it can penetrate the skin more easily than other AHAs. Thus, glycolic acid provides the greatest benefits to the skin when compared with other cosmetically used AHAs.
Glycolic acid helps to gently slough, or exfoliate, the dead cell layer which manifests fine lines uneven skin tones. With continued use, the appearance of fine lines seems to fade. Clearer, more supple skin is revealed.
Dr. Egan’s Glycolic Acid cream is a prescription-level product that is both moisturizing and exfoliating at the same time. Traditional moisturizers act only as surface conditioners and offer only a temporary benefit. Glycolic acid acts by bringing water molecules from the environment into the skin, and by pulling water molecules from the lower levels of the skin to the dry, upper layers of the skin.
This cream also contains liposomal vitamins A, C, E, Co-Q10 and Green Tea Extract which act as anti-oxidant agents.