Washing of the facial area is something that’s an every day necessity, and as I mentioned in a previous post, it’s an important step in finding the right skin care routine.
I’ve tried a few products now which contain Glycolic Acid, and to be honest the face washes have always been the ones which I’ve found to work least in terms of results.
When BeautyLabs GlycoWash popped up in a recent beauty box, I was pretty darn excited, as I’d heard that the brand was excellent, and that their Glyco-based treatments were effective.
If you don’t know already, Glycolic acid is used to improve the skin’s appearance and texture. It may reduce wrinkles, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and improve many other skin conditions, including actinic keratosis, hyperkeratosis, and seborrheic keratosis. Once applied, Glycolic acid reacts with the upper layer of the epidermis, weakening the binding properties of the lipids that hold the dead skin cells together.
Generally shop bought products only contain a small percentages, usually around between 5-12% of Glycolic acid, anything containing higher than 12% is usually recommended for professional use.
The BeautyLabs wash contains a steady 5%, which to be honest after my spurt of trying various other 5% washes – I wasn’t holding out much hope.
The packaging is pretty sleek, and comes in the form of a sturdy pump bottle, which distributes just the right amount each time.
There’s no fragrance to it, and as you can see above, it’s just a standard clear gel wash…
But then you put it on your face, and dear god it’s amazing. Not in terms of tingling or tightening sensations, and it’s not a magical glow maker, but it did leave my skin feeling so fresh, soft and clean. It also minimises shine and helps with pores over time.
I’ve been using mine around 2 weeks now and I can see a difference in my skin – no tightness around my cheeks, or my personal dreaded shiny nose and chin combo, and no stinging eyes!
If you prefer a gel wash, and are looking for the magic Glycolic ingredient then I’d recommend giving this a go. It’s a tad on the pricey side, but if expensive skin care is your thing then you can find the 200ml bottle here – link, for £32.00.