Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Malin+Goetz Resurfacing Glycolic Pads

Malin+Goetz Resurfacing Glycolic Pads and How to Use Them

This is a looonnggg overdue blog post. I'm playing a bit of catch up right now. I have been using Alpha Hydroxy Acids since my early ahems when they were brand spanking new in the beauty industry. My dermatologist at that time decided the try it on me because I was having some skin issues. I thought it was a magic lotion. My skin was instantly transformed. It was clear and radiant. It was absolutely glowing. I used them for years and then took a break. I'm sure I was probably using them wrong at the time, they were new and there was still a bit of a learning curve. They are an acid, they are no joke, you do not want your face to fall off. 3 times a week is probably better than every day like I was doing.

Just a refresh on what AHA's do. They lightly exfoliate your skin so the texture is smoother, your skin glows and fine lines disappear. I believe acids in your daily skin care routine is very important. 

So when I was first using AHA's, they mostly came in a lotion formula. These days acid toning has now become a big thing, so you can spray it on or saturate a cotton pad with a liquidy formula or use conveniently pre-soaked pads like these from Malin+Goetz. (Sorry I did not get a photo of the pre-soaked pads)

According to the Malin+Goetz website:

Physician grade Glycolic Acid thoroughly sloughs away dead skin to encourage cell turnover, collagen production and to smooth wrinkles for a healthy, radiant glow. Highly effective glycolic acid clears pores and improves clarity and texture achieving maximum absorption without the irritation of an aggressive chemical peel. Use with anti-aging and acne treatment regimens. Natural fragrance and color.

Physician grade Glycolic Acid-I'm not sure what strength is in this formula, however the most you can buy over the counter is 10%, unless that has changed and I am unaware.

What I love about this formula is there are 3 ingredients. Water, Glycolic Acid, and Ammonium Hydroxide which is a synthetic liquid used in cosmetics to alter a products PH Level.

You would use these pads after you wash your face, prior to any other products. The directions say to wash off after 20 minutes but I leave it on all night. If you've never used an AHA, you may want to follow the directions and work your way up to that. I use them about 3 times per week. 

These will cost you $48 for 50 pads. I have mine since December and still have about 1/4 of my jar left. 

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