Glycolic acid is one of the most important active ingredients in ODA cosmetics. This AHA acid has the lowest molecular weight – it is made up of just two carbon atoms. For this reason, glycolic acid is the most penetrative organic acid and reaches even the deepest layers of the dermis, while other AHA acids, which have larger molecules, are mainly active on the level of the epidermis. Another factor is single-acid peels. This procedure identifies the problem, does not cause allergies, and stimulates cell regeneration, which guarantees effective results. A glycolic acid peel is considered to be one of the safest in the world and one of the the most popular non-invasive skin treatments
The effectiveness of a chemical peel is determined by:
- Proper assessment of the structure of the skin (phototype, thickness, sensitivity)
- An acid with a pH level that satisfies Lithuanian hygiene regulations
- A purified formula made of only the most effective ingredients
- Concentration of the acid
- Length of exposure
- Compatibility of active materials
In 1969, famous American scientists NV Perricone and JC DiNardo conducted two experiments showing the anti-inflammatory effect of glycolic acid.  It is also proved that AHAs remove dead skin cells. Subsequently, American scientists carried out investigations that revealed that a 20-70% concentration of glycolic acid penetrates to the level of the dermis, boosting the following processes: fibroblasts and Langerhans cells activity. Fibroblasts produce collagen, elastin fibers and Langerhans cells improve skin‘s immune system and protect it from harmful environmental effects. This is why Glycolic acid is one of the most important ingredients in ODA cosmetics. We offer four different concentrations (25%, 35%, 50%, 70%) for chemical peels, which solve a wide range of dermatological problems.
With the help of this acid, the customer’s skin gains the power of vitality. The effect is strongest when the pH of the acid is low because bacteria multiply at an acidic pH of 5.5 or more. ODA single-acid peels are lower pH, thus creating a breeding ground for harmful microorganisms, and acid applied directly to the skin stimulates a natural renewal process and the removal of the outermost layer of dead cells. American scientist E.J. Van Scott claims that the AHA acids, particularly glycolic acid, have long been known as an excellent ingredient that firms the skin and increases its elasticity. Acting with vitamins E, C, and B, this acid reduces the number of wrinkles, promotes intensive regeneration of the skin and ensures long-term effects.
Acid Peels are among the safest non-invasive procedures that do not damage the skin and solve the most acute dermatological problems. It's time-tested and non-allergenic, which ensures successful results. Clinical studies have shown that acid treatments are suitable for all skin types and overcome:
- Teenagers and adult acne, rashes of various origins
- Wrinkles, pigmentation
- Clogged pores and skin problems caused by sex hormone disorders
| Perricone N.V.; DiNardo J.C. „Photoprotective and antiinflammatory effects of topical glycolic acid“ Dermatologic Surgery 1996; 22(5); 435-437 |