Top Glycolic Acid Products That Will Make Your Skin Instagram Ready

Glycolic Acid Products

Each time you reach out for your favourite international cosmetic brand, you get convinced by it after reading the scientific names printed on the label. At the back of your mind, you get a sense of assurance of the research that must have gone into the making of that cream, tube, shampoo or lotion.

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But ever thought about the ‘acids’ in these beauty products that deliver incredible results? Not to worry, it’s not the deadly and skin-harmful Tezaab, but the skin-friendly acid that moisturises and revitalises your skin deep down.

Products with glycolic acid


There are some acids, the alpha hydroxy ones that have resurfacing properties, whereas others delight your skin with their hyper-pigmentation-fighting, acne-controlling and pore- shrinking properties. In short, it is the ‘science of beauty’ at work in acid products meant for skin.

Hyaluronic acid products


Well we know so many ladies and girls such as you who are desperate to get fairer and smoother skin. So here we go revealing glycolic acid products that will give you clearer, youthful and Instagram look.

Come let’s go discovering the acids in beauty cosmetics that will make your skin look flawless!

Hyaluronic Acid

Ever tried out wrinkle fillers? They have skin-plumping hyaluronic acid skin care built into them. Apart from skin boosting properties, the Hyaluronic Acid products hydrate skin as well.

Hyaluronic acid skin care


Glycolic Acid

Sourced from sugarcane, products with glycolic acid are the safest and effective way to exfoliate skin. With alpha hydroxy acid contained in them, glycolic acid products deliver their action in a smooth and powerful way.

Glycolic acid products also even out skin tone removing dead surface skin cells and stimulating collagen for younger looking skin.

Glycolic exfoliation mask


Alpha Lipoic Acid

Known for its powerful anti-inflammatory effects, Alpha lipoic acid inhibits signs of aging, and skin wrinkling.

Alpha lipoic acid


Linoleic Acid

This is a fatty acid found in sunflower oil that is better known as Vitamin F. Linoleic Acid is meant to retain skin moisture.

Linoleic acid


Lactic Acid

Lactic acid comes from milk. It also exfoliates dead skin cells away giving you younger looking radiant skin.

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Lactic glycolic acid


Citric Acid

This type of acid is easy to guess. Amply found in Citrus fruits, the cosmetic products having citric acid promote skin exfoliation to get youthful skin.

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Citric acid


Azelaic Acid

A powerful antioxidant, Azelaic Acid has the ability to minimise and fade away skin pigmentation and reduce redness caused by acne and skin breakouts. This particular acid is found in wheat, rye and barley.

Azelaic acid


Kojic Acid

This type of acid product has strong skin lightening properties making it a perfect choice for those ladies suffering from pregnancy marks scientifically called ‘melasma’.

Kojic acid


Ellagic Acid

Welcome to a world of raspberries and pomegranates kissing your face. Yes, it is ellagic acid that has copious amounts of these yummy fruits in the form of antioxidants that reduce sun damage and formation of brown age spots.

Ellagic acid


Ferulic Acid

With antioxidant and hydroxy acid rolled into one, ferulic acid serum exfoliates dead skin cells, clarifies and brightens skin tone. Salicylic acid in it also helps in exfoliating to get a smoother skin tone.

Ferulic acid serum


Gallic Acid

Sourced from tea leaves and oak bark, the gallic acid is one such tannin that has strong astringent properties. The result is tighter, firmer and poreless skin.

Gallic acid


Mandelic Acid

Acne, age spots, wrinkles, skin discolouration, Mandelic Acid helps treat all these skin problems effectively and in an advanced way.

Mandelic acid


Nicotinic Acid

Known as niacinamide, this type of acid gives you triple benefits – minimises skin discolouration, brightens skin tone and improves skin elasticity.

Niacinamide acid


Retinoic Acid

This acid is completely different from the OTC retinal treatments and is very effective in fighting acne.

Retinoic acid


Salicylic Acid

Shiny hair can be yours when you shampoo them with Salicyclic acid scalp shampoo which moisturises your scalp and prevents dandruff from surfacing.

Salicylic acid


Now get ready to transform your skin and hair the acidic way. It’s a technique you would love it. Let us know which of these ‘acidic’ cosmetics you plan to try on yourself and why.

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Deepika Dewan

A consummate writer, an advertising professional for over 16 years, an active blogger on fashion, ramp, beauty and health; ex-visiting faculty on advertising and communications and a creative consultant, there is never an end to putting words that click. Coffee, crafts and soundtracks keep me high. Get carried away by the innocence of dogs who come each morning for their early morning biscuits (that’s my best wake-up call) to eating at dhabas! Wish to be between a Barkha Dutt to Tabu. When can I listen to Vangelis live is a bug that doesn’t go away. Want to switch over to anchoring, and giving a lecture at the IIM. The cup of wishes is exceeding, so taking life as it comes – unfiltered and unassuming.

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