New to beautystoredepot, we welcome Glytone. This brand focuses on giving you the maximum amount of results in rejuvenating your skin by delivering the highest level of free acid value. The free acid value is the exact amount of acid that will be available for use by the skin. If a product says “4.7 Free Acid Value”, it means that exactly 4.7% glycolic acid will be available for use by the skin. This also means there are no buffering agents in their products, making them the only company that displays this information.
The magic ingredient key in these products is Glycolic Acid. Some of the benefits of this ingredient include: the reduction of scarring caused by acne, hyperpigmentation and many other skin conditions including wrinkles!
My new favorite products are the Glytone Retexturize Exfoliating Body Wash and Glytone Retexturize Body Lotion. When combined with an exfoliating pouf you have a kit to treat Keratosis Pilaris. This skin condition, also known as “chicken skin”, is characterized by the appearance of rough, slightly red, bumps on the skin. Most often it can appear on the back and outer sides of the arm. The levels of Glycolic Acid in these products work to exfoliate dry, rough skin and even help to minimize those embarrassing red bumps. These products are also great for people who suffer from dry skin, especially your feet.
To use the body wash squeeze a small amount about 1-2 teaspoons onto the pouf and massage over the entire body. Work into a rich lather and rinse your body thoroughly. For best results follow with the lotion immediately after showering. The consistency of the lotion is very thick, so a little will go a very long way. It will initially feel greasy, but will quickly absorb into your skin and dry. It is also VERY important to follow with a sunscreen, especially if you will be exposed to sunlight as these products do increase sun sensitivy. Make sure to protect your new glow with adequate sun protection!
As with any change to your skincare, you will need to gently transition into using the Glytone line as the higher levels of free acid value can be dramatically different from the previous products you have used on your skin. Another helpful tip is to not use the body lotion on skin that has been freshly shaven. The glycolic acid can cause a slight stinging. Within a week of use I could see results. My skin was clearer, softer and the scarring from blemishes had lightened. These products are a must have for anyone with blemishes, or just for anyone that feels they have dull skin that needs a boost!