Acne.org AHA+ (Glycolic Acid – 10%)
- Brand: Acne.Org
I strongly recommended that everyone who is on The Acne.org Regimen add in Acne.org AHA+ after 1 month, either in place of Acne.org Moisturizer every other evening, or mixed ½ and ½ with Acne.org Moisturizer every evening. It contains 10% glycolic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid - AHA), which powerfully exfoliates the skin, keeping skin cells turning over and pores unclogged. I formulated it in an ultra-light lotion that goes on clear and spreads easily. Just like Acne.org Moisturizer, Acne.org AHA+ contains licochalcone, an ultra-calming licorice root extract that helps keep acne-prone skin in balance. Fragrance-free and dye-free.
Note: Glycolic acid is powerful. DO NOT use it every day at full strength.
I strongly recommended that everyone who is on The Acne.org Regimen add in Acne.org AHA+ after 1 month.
This is how I describe what it does: The Acne.org Regimen will get you completely clear. Adding in AHA+ will take clear to perfect. In other words, careful application of The Acne.org Regimen works to get people completely clear. However, adding in Acne.org AHA+ enhances the efficacy of the regimen even further, adding insurance that your skin will stay perfectly clear. It also improves skin tone so your skin will appear glowing and healthy. Basically, expect compliments once you start using it.
Acne.org AHA+ contains 10% glycolic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid – AHA), which is the legal limit in over-the-counter products. It also contains licochalcone, an ultra-calming licorice root extract. Acne-prone skin tends to be irritated, and licochalcone helps calm the irritation and bring the skin into balance. It is fragrance-free and dye-free, and of course, it is completely non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores).
I formulated Acne.org AHA+ at a pH of 4.0 – 4.1, which is just enough to powerfully exfoliate, but not too acidic that it stings too badly (it will sting a bit though – that’s how you know it’s working). Oddly enough, many manufacturers formulate their glycolic acid products at too high a pH to be effective, so be careful when choosing glycolic acid products, and make sure you know the pH.