What is Glycolic Acid and What Does It Do?
Glycolic acid or hydroxyacetic acid is the smallest alpha hydroxyl acid. Glycolic acid is able to penetrate the skin easily making it a popular chemical used to perform a chemical peel of the skin. This is usually in concentrations of 20 to 70 % used by doctors and is available in lower concentrations of 10 to 20% over-the –counter. Glycolic acid is used to improve the health, appearance, and texture of the skin. It may also reduce wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and scarring from acne. It may help with the health of the skin by reducing actinic keratosis, hyperkeratosis, and seborrheic keratosis.
Glycolic acid applied to the skin reacts with outer layer of the epidermis and weakens the binding properties of the lipids that hold dead skin cells together. This causes the stratum corneum to be exfoliated. This allows the healthy living cells to come to the surface of the skin.
What is Vivite?
Vivite is an advanced skin care program based on GLX Technology™. Vivite is an ultra-charged formula that infuses the skin with a glycolic compound and antioxidants. This promotes healthy skin rejuvenation.
GLX Technology is formula matrix designed to help as a catalyst for the effective penetration of the ingredients of Vivite into the skin. The ingredients in Vivite help exfoliate and moisten the skin and antioxidants help neutralize free radicals in the skin.
Vivite Core System Skin Care program
Vivite Exfoliating Facial Cleanser
This product helps to loosen the top layer of dead cells so that they can be scrubbed away. It contains a 15% glycolic compound.
Vivite Daily Antioxidant Facial Serum
This product helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles while delivering a application of glycolic acid to help hydrate and rejuvenate the outer layer of the skin. It contains a 15% glycolic compound.
Vivite Night Renewal Facial Cream
This product helps promote overnight treatment and helps with skin repair. It contains a 20% glycolic compound.
Vivite Revitalizing Eye Cream
This product is designed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. It contains a 10% glycolic compound.
Important Other Ingredients in Vivite
Botanicals such as olive leaf extract, pomegranate, and green tea for their antioxidant properties. Aloe, chamomile, and wild mango butter to help with skin hydration. Licorice helps to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone. It also contains vitamins C and E for their antioxidant properties. Caffeine helps to reduce the appearance of puffiness. Other ingredients include superoxide dismutase (antioxidant properties), peptides (create appearance of tighter skin), microbeads (enhance exfoliation), and interference pearls (diffuse light to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes).
Vivite is an effective skin care product that utilizes glycolic acid through its GLX Technology and other ingredients in the Vivite Core Skin Care Program.