4 Glycolic Acid Cleansers to Use When Your Skin Looks Dull
There are many factors that can cause your skin to look dull, and when this happens it’s time to kick your skin care routine into high gear. To help combat a loss of radiance, one of our favorite ingredients to turn to is glycolic acid. An ingredient extracted from fruit sugar, glycolic acid is a well-known skin exfoliator, and when formulated into products can often help brighten the skin’s surface. It does this by removing a buildup of dead skin cells and surface dirt to allow a complexion to better catch the light. Since no skin care routine is complete without a cleanser, we’re sharing our picks of the best glycolic acid cleansers—from the L’Oréal portfolio of brands—to help restore your skin’s inner radiance.
L’ORÉAL REVITALIFT BRIGHT REVEAL BRIGHTENING DAILY SCRUB CLEANSER
Kick start your day with the L’Oréal RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Scrub Cleanser. It’s formulated with ingredients such as glycolic acid, glycerin, vitamin C, and volcanic particles to help tackle skin dullness in a delightful froth. Use it daily to remove impurities for a complexion that’s visibly illuminated.
To see our full list of L’Oréal Paris products containing glycolic acid, click here!
SKINCEUTICALS LHA CLEANSING GEL
This gel cleanser may be called LHA Cleansing Gel, but lipo-hydroxy acid (LHA) isn’t the only ingredient formulated within. Combined with LHA are the likes of glycolic acid, salicylic acid, glycerin, and sorbitol, all of which work together to help decongest the pores and brighten the skin’s appearance. LHA Cleansing Gel can be used twice daily, and SkinCeuticals recommends pairing it with a vitamin C and sunscreen during daytime hours, and a corrective product or moisturizer in the evening.
SkinCeuticals LHA Cleansing Gel, $40 MSRP
SKINCEUTICALS PURIFYING CLEANSER WITH GLYCOLIC ACID
The SkinCeuticals Purifying Cleanser with Glycolic Acid combines glycolic acid with glycerin and can help remove surface dirt and impurities, allowing the skin to feel refreshed and clean. In addition to cleansing the skin, this formula can simultaneously soften and smooth a complexion.
SKINCEUTICALS CLARIFYING EXFOLIATING CLEANSER
The SkinCeuticals Clarifying Exfoliating Cleanser calls forth the powers of both chemical and mechanical exfoliation in one cream-based cleanser. With glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, and pumice beads in tow, this cleanser can smooth skin’s texture and reduce the look of imperfections. It’s the perfect cleanser for dry, normal , oily, or combination skin.