Spotlight on Glycolic Acid

Spotlight on Glycolic Acid

We’ve already put the spotlight on hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, but it’s time to talk about another powerhouse ingredient: glycolic acid.

What is Glycolic Acid?

Glycolic acid is a kind of acid known as an alpha-hydroxy acid. Alpha-hydroxy acids are completely naturally derived, and, like any ingredient used in Fièra products, glycolic acid is vegan and cruelty-free. 

Some other examples of alpha-hydroxy acids that you may be more familiar with are lactic acid and citric acid.

It’s derived from plants, more specifically sugar cane, and as an alpha-hydroxy acid, it can stimulate collagen generation as well as act as a powerful exfoliator. 

How Does It Work?

The reason why some alpha-hydroxy acids are so great in skincare products is because of their small molecular size, and glycolic acid is the smallest of them all.

Molecular size is important because that’s how molecules penetrate the surface of your skin to get in deep and work their magic. If a molecule is too big, it’ll just sit on top of your skin, which is good for things like concealers or cosmetics that you don’t want to get in deep.

However, in the case of ingredients that have an effect on production processes in your skin such as glycolic acid’s effect on collagen production, then you want a small molecule so that it can get deep and improve your skin at the base level.

What Does It Do?

As stated before, glycolic acid is a powerful exfoliator as well as a stimulant for collagen production.

Since it’s an exfoliator, it’s commonly used in products like facial cleansers. It can help prevent breakouts, so you’ll often find it in products designed to treat acne and stop breakouts from happening.

However, what Fièra is much more interested in regarding glycolic acid is its effect on collagen production and how important it is in anti-aging products like our Multi-Effect Neck + Décolletage Cream.

Why is Collagen So Important?

Your body has a few basic building blocks that work to make your body function. Collagen is one of those essential ingredients; it works to prevent your skin from looking droopy and keeps it tight and youthful.

However, as your body ages, your body will begin to produce less collagen on its own. This is what can lead to your skin looking less plump and youthful, especially around your neck area or your cleavage.

This is why Fièra uses glycolic acid in our Multi-Effect Neck + Décolletage Cream: to help tighten and firm areas that are prone to the effects of less collagen.

Our customers are saying great things about the effectiveness of our Multi-Effect Neck + Décolletage Cream!

Anne O. says:

“I've been using this wonderful neck cream for about a year now with very good results...”

All Fièra products come with a 30 day money-back guarantee, so if you don’t love the product like our reviewers do, then you’re more than welcome to send the product back. We offer this guarantee only because of how confident we are that our products will work for you.

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