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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    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.

    $53.00 $58.00 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...

    $107.00
    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...

    $33.00
    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...

    $114.00
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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

    $76.00 $79.00 4% offsaving
    Dermaceutic Foamer 15 bottle and packagingDermaceutic Foamer 15
    Dermaceutic Foamer 15

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

    $57.00 $62.00 8% offsaving
    Dr LEVY Switzerland 3Deep Renewal Micro-Resurfacing Cleanser bottleDr LEVY Switzerland 3Deep Renewal Micro-Resurfacing Cleanser
    Dr LEVY Switzerland 3Deep Renewal Micro-Resurfacing Cleanser

    This gentle yet intensive micro-resurfacing cleansing restores a clear, smooth and radiant complexion.

    $52.00 $56.00 7% offsaving
    Teoxane (Teosyal) Perfect Skin RefinerTeoxane (Teosyal) Perfect Skin Refiner
    Teoxane (Teosyal) Perfect Skin Refiner

    A skin refiner that effectively resurfaces dull, ageing skin to create a more radiant complexion.

    $106.00
    Dermaceutic Yellow Cream bottle and packagingDermaceutic Yellow Cream
    Dermaceutic Yellow Cream

    A depigmenting concentrate containing more than 20% lightening agents.

    $53.00 $58.00 9% offsaving
    PharmaClinix Lightenex Gold Serum 30mlPharmaClinix Lightenex Gold Serum 30ml
    PharmaClinix Lightenex Gold Serum 30ml

    New advanced formulation! This antioxidant loaded serum works to brighten the most resistant areas of hyperpigmentation on the face and body.

    $99.00
    Dermaceutic Foamer 5 bottle and packagingDermaceutic Foamer 5
    Dermaceutic Foamer 5

    A gentle exfoliating cleanser that helps to restore the skin’s radiance.

    $61.00
    Green VOTARY Brightening Hyaluronic Serum - Narcissus and AHAs bottleVOTARY Brightening Hyaluronic Serum - Narcissus and AHAs
    VOTARY Brightening Hyaluronic Serum - Narcissus and AHAs

    This brigtening Facial serum contains Glycolic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, revealing a fresh, dewy complexion.

    $124.00
    Colorescience All Calm Clinical Redness Corrector SPF 50 bottleColorescience All Calm Clinical Redness Corrector SPF 50
    Colorescience All Calm Clinical Redness Corrector SPF 50

    This 3-in-1 corrector neutralises the appearance of redness, soothes and calms sensitive skin and provides SPF 50 protection.

    $145.00
    Dermaceutic TurnOver Night Cream packaging and bottleDermaceutic TurnOver Night Cream
    Dermaceutic TurnOver Night Cream

    Eliminates cell residues and dead cells from the surface of the skin giving a soft and rejuvenated appearance

    $53.00 $56.00 5% offsaving
    Dermaceutic Laboratoire Actibiome packaging and tubeDermaceutic Laboratoire Actibiome
    Dermaceutic Laboratoire Actibiome

    Visibly reduce skin’s imperfections and redness with Dermaceutic Laboratories Actibiome.

    $56.00 $72.00 22% offsaving
    Eneomey Perfect Body 15Eneomey Perfect Body 30
    Eneomey Perfect Body 30

    Help reduce loss of elasticity and improve the quality, texture and tone of your skin with Eneomey's Perfect Body 30. Offering a dual firming and resurfacing action, this body lotion will help firm skin prone...

    $98.00

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    Dermaceutic Light Ceutic Lightening Cream bottle and packagingDermaceutic Light Ceutic Lightening Cream
    Dermaceutic Light Ceutic Lightening Cream

    A lightening cream containing 8% of glycolic acid, 4% phytic acid and a stabilised vitamin C derivative.

    $49.00 $56.00 12% offsaving
    Eneomey Daylight C20Eneomey Daylight C20
    Eneomey Daylight C20

    Unveil a brighter, more radiant complexion with Eneomey's Daylight C20. Supercharged with a stabilised form of Vitamin C, this moisturiser helps to preserve cells from skin ageing, helps the body fight aggressions and promotes the...

    $83.00
    DCL AHA Resurfacing Lotion 20DCL AHA Resurfacing Lotion 20
    DCL AHA Resurfacing Lotion 20

    Formulated with 20% Glycolic Acid, this lotion transforms the appearance of uneven skin tone and texture.

    $66.00 $72.00 8% offsaving
    ANSWR Shampoo 300mlANSWR Shampoo 300ml
    ANSWR Shampoo 300ml

    $35.00
    Eneomey Stim Renew 30Eneomey Stim Renew 30
    Eneomey Stim Renew 30

    Help diminish the visible effects of ageing with Eneomey's Stim Renew 30. Formulated with powerful fruit acids and Glycolic Acid, this skin renewing night cream has been developed to smooth wrinkles, re-densify and firm mature...

    $85.00
    ANSWR Conditioner 300ml BottleANSWR Conditioner 300ml
    ANSWR Conditioner 300ml

    $35.00
    COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner bottleCOSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner
    COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner

    A clarifying toner made with AHAs and BHAs to gently exfoliate dull skin and remove dead skin cells for a clearer, brighter and smoother complexion.

    $22.00 $28.00 21% offsaving
    White product and the box of ALLSKIN MED AHA Retexturising SerumALLSKIN MED AHA Retexturising Serum
    ALLSKIN MED AHA Retexturising Serum

    A retexturising and smoothing serum with a high concentration of glycolic, lactic, citric and shikimic acids delivered in a gradual release system with additional skin hydrators and soothers that enable excellent exfoliation with minimal irritation.

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    Eneomey Purify Masque 10Eneomey Purify Masque 10
    Eneomey Purify Masque 10

    In just 2 minutes, Eneomey's Purify Masque 10 helps to remove dead skin cells, excess sebum and regulates combination and oily skin types for tighter pores and a refined skin texture.

    $54.00
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    Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Scrub

    $18.00

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