You may notice that as temperatures drop, your skin starts to look less radiant than it was during the summer. Chances are, you have cellular debris clogging up your pores, along with dead cells and impurities dulling and roughing up your complexion. Blech! No need for drastic measures just yet — because facial cleansers containing glycolic acid are great for exactly this skin issue. They’re also perfect for anti-aging! Over time, products with glycolic acid can help with skin discoloration, clarity, and texture; all at the same time by helping to exfoliate as you wash. More than just a one-trick pony, glycolic acid is a fabulous multi-tasker.
Reach for one of these great glycolic cleansers, and you may start washing away some of your skincare woes.
I switched up my glycolic cleanser game over a few months, and Skinceuticals came out as my top choice after several weeks of use. This clinical-strength cleansing gel contains LHA — a lipo-hydroxy acid, along with glycolic and salicylic acids to deliver a deep clean for oily and combination skin types, without over-drying. The light cooling sensation that lingers for a few minutes after use also refreshes, yet feels very soothing. This slightly foaming gel also offers antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. $38, skinceuticals.com
Also containing salicylic acid, this gentle glycolic cleanser from Peter Thomas Roth works hard to deliver a knock-out punch to rough texture and clogged pores. With peach, lime, grapefruit, and lemon enzymes too, this is a perfect choice for those struggling with pore congestion. Need something a little stronger? I highly recommend his 3% Glycolic Facial Wash instead. $38, peterthomasroth.com [Read more…]