This miraculous ingredient is an all-in-one solution to your greatest skin troubles from aging to acne— glycolic acid takes care of it all. It’s one ingredient that you should definitely consider adding to your skincare


Glycolic acid is a powder made of colorless and odorless crystals. It is derived from sugarcane and has the smallest-sized molecules of all the AHAs allowing it to penetrate deeper into the skin. It is fast-acting and is able to address numerous concerns. Glycolic acid works by speeding up cell turnover, in other words, it dissolves the bonds that hold skin cells together. This allows your skin to shed dead skin cells more quickly than it would on its own. Leading to a healthier-looking complexion without drying the skin.

Glycolic acid is a very popular treatment for many reasons, including:

Anti-Aging – Glycolic acid is considered as an anti-aging ingredient due to its ability to help smooth fine lines, improve skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots caused by old acne scars or sun damage. By introducing an effective exfoliator like glycolic acid into your skincare routine, you can help reduce the appearance of aging and reveal brighter, more radiant skin.

Acne Treatment – Whether it’s a small breakout that popped up overnight or an acne cyst, almost every type of acne is caused by the same problem which is clogged pores. Glycolic acid works to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells which in turn helps keep pores clear from blockages and prevents new breakouts from forming.

Collagen Production – Collagen is a protein that occurs throughout the body but is especially present in the skin. Over time, collagen production begins to decline due to age and other environmental factors, like sun exposure, leading to an increased appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The use of glycolic acid products can help slow the breakdown of collagen in your skin and even stimulate collagen production resulting in a smoother skin texture.

As a chemical exfoliant this acid stimulates skin cell turnover, and boosts collagen and moisture retention to strengthen skin. It not only exfoliates the surface layers of skin but penetrates deep within pores to break up and clear away plugs and debris. 

Other benefits include skin brightening and toning, reduced hyperpigmentation, and softening of lines and wrinkles.

To avoid irritating and over drying your skin, use just one glycolic acid product at a time.


To avoid irritation and compromising your skin’s barrier, be sure to not layer glycolic acid onto your face at the same time as vitamin-A derivatives, like retinol and retinoic acid. Both glycolic acid and retinoids speed up the turnover of cells, so combining them increases risk of irritation and dryness. Instead use vitamin C in the morning and glycolic acid at night. Remember to always wear an SPF daily when you are using any form of Glycolic acid to protect the skin.  

At Derca we have the perfect solution for your skin concern with our Derca homecare 10% Glycolic acid peel.

Alpha Hydroxy Acid skin peel with Glycolic acid, Aloe Vera and Chamomile to allow natural skin peeling while hydrating the skin and causing no inflammation. This peel has a 1.9pH and self neutralizes after 10minutes. You receive a free bowl and spoon inside your box. Great for the treatment of open pores, sagging skin, blackheads, milia, fines lines, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation and malasma.


  • Skin lifting and tightening,
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Reduces open pores size
  • Improves the appearance of scarring
  • Improves hyper-pigmentation
  • Balances skin hydration
  • Repairs UV damaged skin
  • Increase matrix metabolism
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Improves underlined congestion,  blackheads and  milia


In a 30-day clinical study:

  • 85% said it made their skin feel softer
  • 92% said their skin was softer and less wrinkles
  • 90% said it improves the skin’s overall appearance
  • 92% said it make the skin feel hydrated


Protect your skin post peel with a SPF.

By adding this simple step to your skin routine, your skin will be healthier, more radiant, more supple and make you feel more confident. 

Don’t wait-exfoliate!

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