Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid is an alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) highly recommended by dermatologists due to its resurfacing and chemical exfoliation benefits. 

Frequently Asked Questions
What does Glycolic Acid do for my skin?
Glycolic Acid accelerates the natural exfoliation of dead cells or “desquamation” our skin goes through. Cell turnover slows down as we age and can lead to a build up of dead cells. Products with Glycolic Acid can help skin get rid of the excess build up, and with that, improve the appearance of uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation. When used consistently, it can also help smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Can Glycolic Acid be used with other active ingredients in skincare products?
Yes, Glycolic Acid is safe to use or layer with other Derm Intensives L’Oreal Paris Skincare products such as hyaluronic acid. If you are using any specific treatments performed or prescribed by Dermatologists, please consult with them before adding Glycolic Acid to your routine.
When should I use Glycolic Acid in my skincare routine?
Glycolic Acid should be incorporated in your skincare routine at night. When used in products such as serums, apply after cleansing and before your night cream. Products with glycolic acid may increase skin sensitivity to the sun, so it is recommended to incorporate a product with SPF into your morning skincare routine.
Will Glycolic Acid dry out my skin?
Because of Glycolic Acid's exfoliating and resurfacing properties, you may see some peeling after using some Glycolic Acid products. Our Revitalift Glycolic Acid Serum has been formulated with soothing ingredients including aloe, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin to leave skin feeling gentle and comfortable.
What is the ideal concentration of Glycolic Acid?
Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Glycolic Acid product has been developed by L’Oreal Paris and validated in partnership with dermatologists for safe and effective at home use on all skin types. If you have sensitive skin, start by using a couple of times a week and build to nightly use.
Is Broad Spectrum SPF Sunscreen recommended after Glycolic Acid use?
As glycolic acid exfoliates, newly exposed skin can be more sensitive to sunlight. Use Glycolic Acid at night as part of your routine and a product with SPF in the morning to protect skin from the sun.
Where can I buy Glycolic Acid for at home use?
Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Glycolic Acid Serum can be purchased at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Ulta and Amazon.