GlyDerm’s key ingredient – glycolic acid – is derived from sugar cane. It is a type of alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin, exposing smoother, softer layers of skin.
Unlike many glycolic acid skin care products that irritate the skin, GlyDerm® has created a formula that is “esterified.” This process makes the glycolic acid more tolerable to the skin without the need to reduce the amount that is included in the product. Many of the formulations are in different strengths (5%, 10%, and 12%) so that more patients can benefit from them without experiencing irritation.
More than 2,000 dermatologists and other physicians use GlyDerm®. The products include:
- Chemical peels
- Creams and lotions for mature/dry skin, combination/dry skin, combination/oily skin, and acne-prone skin
- Moisturizers for dry skin, normal to oily skin, and extremely d1y skin
- Hydrating eye cream
- Body lotion
If, after evaluating the health and appearance of your skin, we feel that GlyDerm® would be best for you, we will recommend the specific products and instruct you in their use.