2025 112th Ave NE Bellewood Two Suite 100, Bellevue, WA 98004

206.383.4243

Glycolic Acid and other Acids

Glycolic Acid and other Acids for Skin Care

Glycolic acid is very popular search and sells in many online stores. We don’t use Glycolic acid in our practice because of its chemical and make people have a reaction to it. We use only organic natural acids which show same great result and gentle for your skin.

What acids are used for different skin types?

  • For Super Sensitive and Reactive Skin:

    Enzyme Peel masks recommended like: Pineapple, Strawberry, Apple Cider Vinegar and light Fulvic Acid, Fruit Acid Peels or Malic Acid Peel recommended with gentle exfoliation effect.

  • For Inflamed, Oily, Acne Skin or Rosacea Type Skin:

    Salicylic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Mandelic Acid recommended to improve skin disorders and improve skin’s health.

  • For Hyperpigmentation and Sun-Damaged Skin:

    Tranexamic Acid, Succinic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Kojic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Mandelic Acid recommended helping with stabilizing the melanin production in the skin and keep it in balance.

  • For Dry, Dehydrated, Dull and Aging Skin:

    Succinic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Fulvic Acid, Fruit Peel Acid, Malic Acid recommended to promote fast cell turnover, activate collagen grow, and improve the bright healthy appearance of the skin.

  • Kojic

    Kojic Acid – Besides freckles and melasma there are many types of pigmentation problems that may be treated with kojic acid because it stops the production of pigment. Kojic acid attacks the root of the pigmentation source by inhibiting the production of melanin. More specifically, kojic acid counters the antioxidant properties of the enzyme tyrosinase, which reacts with an amino acid called tyrosine to produce melanin. By stopping the production of melanin, kojic acid can reverse excessive darkening of the skin.

Benefits of the different types of the acids:

  • Azeliac

    Azelaic acid is primarily used to treat rosacea as it has incredible anti-inflammatory powers, but it is also known to ease acne-prone skin. The antibacterial qualities help to prevent clogged pores by killing any bacteria to reduce white and blackheads. It inhibits the skin’s excess production of melanin.” It is a dicarboxylic acid that is naturally derived from grains, including wheat and barley.

  • Tranexamic

    Tranexamic acid is an amino acid that functions as a skin-conditioning agent and astringent. Research has shown that amounts of 3% can work as well as gold standard skin-lightening ingredient hydroquinone for discolorations.

  • Succinic

    Succinic Acid, derived from Amber combined with the widely used benefits of the humectant Hyaluronic Acid forms an amazing treatment for the skin that leaves the skin plump, hydrated, glowing and restored to its former youthful healthy state.

  • Ascorbic

    Ascorbic acid is the antioxidant properties of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and its role in collagen synthesis make vitamin C a vital molecule for skin health. Dietary and topical ascorbic acid have beneficial effects on skin cells, and some studies have shown that vitamin C may help prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)-induced photodamage.

  • Kojic

    Kojic Acid – Besides freckles and melasma there are many types of pigmentation problems that may be treated with kojic acid because it stops the production of pigment. Kojic acid attacks the root of the pigmentation source by inhibiting the production of melanin. More specifically, kojic acid counters the antioxidant properties of the enzyme tyrosinase, which reacts with an amino acid called tyrosine to produce melanin. By stopping the production of melanin, kojic acid can reverse excessive darkening of the skin.

  • Salicylic

    Salicylic Acid benefits: This is topical aspirin effect for the skin health:

    1.  Exfoliates Skin it dissolves dead cells and flaky skin.
    2.  Fights Acne
    3.  Fades Acne Scars & Blemishes If you have a lot of acne scars, blemishes, dark spots and black marks on your skin
    4.  Opens Clogged Pores
    5.  Reduces Oily Skin
    6.  Shrinks Large Pores
    7.  Promotes Anti-Aging increasing cell turnover
    8.  Reduces Skin Inflammations
    9.  Loosens Blackheads
    10.  Dissolves Warts
  • Mandelic

    Mandelic acid is an increasingly popular alpha hydroxy acid derived from the hydrolysis of an extract of bitter almonds. It has been studied extensively for its uses in treating common skin problems such as photo-aging, irregular pigmentation, and acne.

  • Fulvic

    Fulvic Acid – It also isn’t an alpha hydroxy acid or a beta hydroxy acid. Its chemical makeup is different because it’s responsible for delivering vital nutrients, trace minerals and vitamins to the cells. Fulvic acid acts as a potent ingredient for anti-aging benefits, too.

  • Malic

    Malic Acid- Alpha hydroxy acids like malic acid are frequent ingredients advertised on the labels of a variety of skincare products, treating everything from acne to psoriasis to dry skin., Malic acid can work as an exfoliant, helping to rid the skin of dead skin cells.