Tag Archives: glycolic acid

Winter Skin Care: Exfoliate the Right Way

At Alpha Skin Care, we know that winter can make caring for your skin extra tough. We want to give you everything you need for skin care in any season to be a breeze! We are in the middle of a blog … Continue reading

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What’s on a Label?

Google search alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and you will find pages and pages of information.  Most agree that alpha hydroxy acids are naturally occurring, nontoxic acids that have been used to help improve the appearance  of skin for centuries.  Most … Continue reading

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The Skinny on pH

Do you know what pH stands for?  Why is the pH level important in skin care products? Here is a quick explanation to help you be a savvy skin care shopper. Those two little letters, pH, stands for “potential hydrogen” … Continue reading

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Three Simple Steps to Glowing Skin

Toners and tonics and serums, oh my! Do you really need 8 steps in your skin care routine? Despite all the advertising and media hype, skin care is really very simple and doesn’t have to break the bank. There are … Continue reading

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AHAs – Nature’s Skin Care

Alpha Hydroxy Acids are the corner-stone of Alpha Hydrox skin care products.  But what are alpha hydroxy acids or AHAs as they are commonly known?  AHAs are naturally occurring acids derived from fruit, milk and nuts. Long ago, women took bathes … Continue reading

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Microdermabrasion: Friend or Foe?

Microdermabrasion is all the rage in skin care these days but what is it really doing to your skin? In a nutshell microdermabrasion uses a tool to buff away the dead skin cells from the outer most layer of the … Continue reading

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It's a Numbers Game!

What do the percentages listed on alpha hydroxy acid products really mean? Some skin care manufacturers and dermatologists  want consumers to think they are getting higher percentages of AHAs in their over-the-counter products by listing them as 20%. The percent of glycolic … Continue reading

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