Radiance Renewal 17 is a powerful facial rejuvenation treatment containing 17% plant-derived glycolic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid) to improve radiance and hydration by stimulating cellular renewal in the deeper layers of skin. Alpha hydroxy acids join retinoids, vitamins and sun protection as the most effective anti-aging agents in skin care.
Glycolic acid works by dissolving the bonds that hold dead skin cells together so that the uppermost surface skin cells shed off more rapidly and gently making way for new skin cell generation in the lower layers of the skin.
Suitable for all skin types except rosacea and those with very sensitive skin or open wounds.
Both glycolic 17 and 20 are powerful agents. They must be used with care and gradually introduced to allow skin to adapt. Apply sparingly at first every alternate night. On opposite nights apply Phyto-Retinol Night Cream. If stinging persists for more than 1-2 minutes on application reduce the quantity and frequency of application until skin adapts and only then increase quantity and/or frequency of use.