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Dubbed as the miracle acid for dry skin, glycolic acid is a member of the alpha hydroxy acid family you'll want in your routine for gentle exfoliation and the ultimate glow. Browse offers on glycolic acid skincare below, whether you're looking for a chemical peel, serum, cleanser or more.

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Murad Vita-C Triple Exfoliating Facial
Murad Vita-C Triple Exfoliating Facial
$98.27
The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Eye Serum
The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Eye Serum
$28.94
Alpha-H Liquid Gold
Alpha-H Liquid Gold
$53.94
Paula's Choice Water-Infusing Electrolyte Moisturizer
Paula's Choice Water-Infusing Electrolyte Moisturizer
$45.30
-21%
Kérastase Blond Absolu Cicaflash Treatment
Kérastase Blond Absolu Cicaflash Treatment
$34.99 $43.74
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads
$37.74
-36%
PIXI Glow Tonic To-Go Pads
PIXI Glow Tonic To-Go Pads
$13.98 $21.60
Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel
Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel
$48.54
-19%
PIXI Glow Tonic
PIXI Glow Tonic
$23.70 $29.00
REN Micro Polish Cleanser
REN Micro Polish Cleanser
$32.34
PIXI Glow Peel Pads
PIXI Glow Peel Pads
$32.34
Alpha-H Melting Moment Cleansing Balm
Alpha-H Melting Moment Cleansing Balm
$48.54
Dermalogica Daily Glycolic Cleanser
Dermalogica Daily Glycolic Cleanser
$45.36
-50%
NIP+FAB Charcoal + Mandelic Acid Fix Serum
NIP+FAB Charcoal + Mandelic Acid Fix Serum
$12.42 $24.78
Dermalogica Daily Brightness Boosters Skin Kit
Dermalogica Daily Brightness Boosters Skin Kit
$62.58
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Body Scrub
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Body Scrub
$16.14
Bioderma Sebium Night Peel Smoothing Concentrate Gel
Bioderma Sebium Night Peel Smoothing Concentrate Gel
$23.70
-10%
Isle of Paradise Over It Magic Self Tan Eraser
Isle of Paradise Over It Magic Self Tan Eraser
$21.87 $24.30
-1%
The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA
The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA
$9.67 $9.72
Paula's Choice Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment With 5% AHA
Paula's Choice Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment With 5% AHA
$45.30
PIXI Glow Mud Cleanser
PIXI Glow Mud Cleanser
$23.70
Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser Aloe Vera
Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser Aloe Vera
$39.90
The Ordinary The Bright Set
The Ordinary The Bright Set
$47.08
Alpha-H Absolute Eye Complex
Alpha-H Absolute Eye Complex
$44.28
CeraVe Blemish Control Gel Moisturizer
CeraVe Blemish Control Gel Moisturizer
$17.22
Alpha-H Essential Hydration Cream
Alpha-H Essential Hydration Cream
$53.94
STARSKIN VIP Fab Feet Fast Instant Foot Peeling Treatment
STARSKIN VIP Fab Feet Fast Instant Foot Peeling Treatment
$32.34
Alpha-H Vitamin B Serum With 5% Niacinamide
Alpha-H Vitamin B Serum With 5% Niacinamide
$59.34
Murad Replenishing Multi Acid Peel
Murad Replenishing Multi Acid Peel
$91.74
Alpha-H Reusable Bamboo Cotton Pads
Alpha-H Reusable Bamboo Cotton Pads
$19.38
PIXI Rose Ceramide Cream
PIXI Rose Ceramide Cream
$29.70
Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel
Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel
$42.06
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads
$20.79
Paula's Choice Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution
Paula's Choice Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution
$42.06
Paula's Choice Calm 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant
Paula's Choice Calm 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant
$42.06
PIXI GLOW Glycolic Boost Sheet Mask Pack Of 3
PIXI GLOW Glycolic Boost Sheet Mask Pack Of 3
$12.42
First Aid Beauty Ingrown Hair Pads
First Aid Beauty Ingrown Hair Pads
$43.14
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Serum
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Serum
$24.30
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Extreme Night
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Extreme Night
$22.95
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Extreme Bubble Mask
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Extreme Bubble Mask
$8.59
REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
$51.78
PIXI Clarity Tonic
PIXI Clarity Tonic
$25.86
PIXI Clarity Concentrate
PIXI Clarity Concentrate
$35.58
PIXI Clarity Lotion
PIXI Clarity Lotion
$35.58
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Scrub
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Scrub
$15.66
PIXI Glow Tonic Serum
PIXI Glow Tonic Serum
$31.32
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Cleanser
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Cleanser
$13.50
Pestle & Mortar Exfoliate Toner
Pestle & Mortar Exfoliate Toner
$17.28
PIXI Clarity Cleanser
PIXI Clarity Cleanser
$23.70
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Scrub Extreme 6%
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Scrub Extreme 6%
$18.09
The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
$11.23
Alpha-H Liquid Gold Midnight Reboot Serum
Alpha-H Liquid Gold Midnight Reboot Serum
$91.74
First Aid Beauty Bye Bye Bumps Kit
First Aid Beauty Bye Bye Bumps Kit
$31.86
-58%
Stila Lingerie Souffle Skin Perfecting Color
Stila Lingerie Souffle Skin Perfecting Color
$16.14 $37.74
-25%
Glow Hub The Glow Giver AHA Toning Pads
Glow Hub The Glow Giver AHA Toning Pads
$12.92 $17.22
-10%
Bellamianta Glycolic Body Scrub
Bellamianta Glycolic Body Scrub
$16.47 $18.30
-10%
Bioderma Photoderm AKN Mat SPF 30 Matifying Sunscreen
Bioderma Photoderm AKN Mat SPF 30 Matifying Sunscreen
$21.34 $23.70
PIXI Clarity Acid Peel
PIXI Clarity Acid Peel
$35.58
Alpha-H Vitamin A Serum With 0.5% Retinol
Alpha-H Vitamin A Serum With 0.5% Retinol
$59.34
Alpha-H Hyaluronic 8 Super Serum With PrimalHyal Ultrafiller
Alpha-H Hyaluronic 8 Super Serum With PrimalHyal Ultrafiller
$64.74
Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturizer SPF 50+ With Vitamin E
Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturizer SPF 50+ With Vitamin E
$48.54
Alpha-H Clear Skin Tonic With 2% BHA Salicylic Acid
Alpha-H Clear Skin Tonic With 2% BHA Salicylic Acid
$51.78
Alpha-H Beauty Sleep Power Peel
Alpha-H Beauty Sleep Power Peel
$86.34
Alpha-H Generation Glow Daily Resurfacing Essence
Alpha-H Generation Glow Daily Resurfacing Essence
$64.74
Alpha-H Triple Action Cleanser With Thyme
Alpha-H Triple Action Cleanser With Thyme
$40.98
Alpha-H Vitamin C Serum With 10% Ethyl Ascorbic Acid
Alpha-H Vitamin C Serum With 10% Ethyl Ascorbic Acid
$59.34
Alpha-H Micro Super Scrub For Face & Body
Alpha-H Micro Super Scrub For Face & Body
$53.94
Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant
Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant
$42.06
Alpha-H Golden Haze Face Oil
Alpha-H Golden Haze Face Oil
$53.94
STARSKIN Glowstar Foaming Peeling Perfection Puff
STARSKIN Glowstar Foaming Peeling Perfection Puff
$10.75
Bellamianta Glycolic Glow Pads
Bellamianta Glycolic Glow Pads
$21.54
Alpha-H Vitamin E Serum With 1% Ceramide Complex
Alpha-H Vitamin E Serum With 1% Ceramide Complex
$59.34
Alpha-H Protection Plus Daily Moisturizer SPF 50+ With Pomegranate Seed Oil
Alpha-H Protection Plus Daily Moisturizer SPF 50+ With Pomegranate Seed Oil
$51.78
Q+A Apple AHA Exfoliating Gel
Q+A Apple AHA Exfoliating Gel
$10.21
Q+A AHA Exfoliator Body Scrub
Q+A AHA Exfoliator Body Scrub
$9.72
Nuxe Very Rose Radiance Peeling Lotion
Nuxe Very Rose Radiance Peeling Lotion
$26.94
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Skin Veil Treatment Primer
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Skin Veil Treatment Primer
$21.06
Dermalogica Liquid Peelfoliant
Dermalogica Liquid Peelfoliant
$83.15
Murad Hydrating AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser
Murad Hydrating AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser
$52.86
Murad Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum
Murad Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum
$102.54
Alpha-H Clear Skin Daily Face & Body Wash With 2% Salicylic Acid & Tea Tree
Alpha-H Clear Skin Daily Face & Body Wash With 2% Salicylic Acid & Tea Tree
$51.30
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Body Cream
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Body Cream
$16.14
Murad Hydro Dynamic Quenching Essence
Murad Hydro Dynamic Quenching Essence
$102.54
REN Perfect Canvas Clean Jelly Oil Cleanser
REN Perfect Canvas Clean Jelly Oil Cleanser
$31.26
-39%
The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
$9.25 $15.01
-33%
The INKEY List Niacinamide
The INKEY List Niacinamide
$7.99 $11.83
-30%
Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Lotion
Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Lotion
$28.69 $40.98
-16%
PIXI Glycolic Body Wash
PIXI Glycolic Body Wash
$21.06 $24.78
-5%
The INKEY List Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Scalp Scrub
The INKEY List Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Scalp Scrub
$17.22 $18.00
Florence by Mills Clean Magic Face Wash
Florence by Mills Clean Magic Face Wash
$7.00
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Glycolic Acid

Frequently Asked Questions about Glycolic Acid products

What does glycolic acid in beauty do?

Glycolic acid is the holy grail when it comes to exfoliation – think of it like Pacman. When it comes into contact with the skin's surface, it eats up all the excess oils and breaks down the bonds that hold together dead cells so that you can reveal a radiant glow.

What is glycolic acid?

Totally natural and effortlessly effective, glycolic acid was first derived from plants such as sugar cane, pineapple and sugar beets, but it is now also synthetically manufactured. It's one of the most commonly used AHAs (others include lactic, citric and malic acid), and not to mention, one of the safest to use if you want to dabble in some DIY skin care.

What are the skin care benefits of glycolic acid beauty products?

Unlike BHAs, glycolic acid is a lot more gentle on the skin and also water-soluble, meaning its ability to hold moisture is second to none. As a result, it's ace for revealing a brighter, smoother complexion that's healthy and hydrated. It's even used to combat scarring, skin discolouration and signs of aging, so you can wave goodbye to those pesky fine lines and wrinkles.

Where can I find glycolic acid?

Glycolic acid is most commonly found in chemical peels, but since it's taken the skin care spotlight, you can find it in daily products such as face washes, cleansers, moisturizers and face pads. If you're not sure where to start, NIP + FAB are one of our favorite brands for a complete easy-to-use glycolic acid skin care collection.

Can I use other acids with glycolic acid?

It's best to use glycolic acid on it's own. If you start cooking up a cocktail of ingredients, they're bound to counteract one another. Glycolic acid doesn't tend to play well with vitamin C or retinol, if you combine the two you'll be in a for a red and peel-y treat.

Who should use glycolic acid beauty products?

Glycolic acid is the perfect option for those with dry or sensitive skin. When used in low concentrations, it can transfer water molecules from the air and inject them into the skin tissue. And, because it doesn't penetrate the skin deeply, it's less likely to cause irritation.

How do I use glycolic acid beauty products?

All skin types react differently, so it's always a good idea to test the waters before going full throttle. Begin with low strengths (between 5 - 8%) before progressing to higher concentrations (but never go above 50%), and always be sure to do a skin patch test first. It's best to apply glycolic acid at night or accompanied with a suitable sun cream as it can make your skin sensitive to the sun.

What should I expect after using glycolic acid beauty products?

It's not uncommon to experience a slight tingling or warming sensation at first – it's nothing to worry about, it's just the glycolic acid getting to work on sloughing away skin cells.

You might also notice that your face is red in appearance but this should fade after a few hours. The key is to be patient – skin can feel dry and dusty to begin with, but it'll soon shed and reveal an even-toned complexion.

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