Glycolic acid, which is derived from sugar cane, is probably the most popular grade of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) used by aestheticians for facial peels. Glycolic acid peels are effective, yet they tend to produce the minimum of side effects, making it great for beginners. Like other AHA peels, glycolic acid peels remove the top layer of dead cells on your skin, revealing a new layer that is smoother-textured and more vibrant-looking. These peels help with fine lines, minor skin discolorations (such as “age” spots). They’re also useful for treating acne and for removing or minimizing old acne scars.
Benefits of a Glycolic Mask: