Ideal for all skin types. See sample protocols for questionable skin types
Key Ingredient(s) & Purpose
15% Glycolic acid - Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) Exfoliator
Aids in the natural sloughing off of dead skin cells
Formulated with a low pH to enhance exfoliation
AHA Gel base allows longer product time on skins surface
Pre treatment for professional / chemical peels
Directions for Use
Apply daily after cleansing and toning as needed to treatment area. D - AM / PM
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: AHA 15 Refining Gel, much like AHA 8 Astringent is a strict one active ingredient product. At 15% glycolic acid in a gel form, it is a perfect exfoliator for all but sensitive skin types. Its high concentration and low pH will allow for deep glycolic acid exfoliating action. Gel base helps with product application and longer dry time for extra time on skin surface. For more sensitive skin types, use in PM (2 - 3x weekly) and gradually build up to additional AM use.
Normal Skin: Using a dry cotton round or clean fingertips on a dry face, apply a liberal amount (dime size or less) to treatment area until penetrated. Allow to air dry and continue with treatment protocols.
Dry Skin: Care should be taken to use very little product until skin’s reaction is known. If tolerated well, you may allow to air dry or if necessary go over treatment area with wet cotton round. If excessive dryness occurs, stop daily use and proceed with alternating schedule so usage becomes limited to several times per week.
Combination / Oily Skin / Acne: Using a dry cotton round or clean fingertips on a dry face, apply a liberal amount (dime size or less) to treatment area until penetrated. Allow to air dry and continue with treatment protocols.
Sensitive Skin: Should not be used on sensitive skin types until proper education and time with less aggressive products has been established. Once client is confident skin can tolerate application, follow treatment guidelines above as they apply.
AHA 15 Refining Gel
Purified Water/Aqua, Alcohol 40-B, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-10, Ammonium Hydroxide