It is obtained through the oxidation of glucose from corn. It is found naturally in the skin.
It is a 2nd generation high molecular weight polyhydroxy acid (PHA) with a similar action to glycolic acid but suitable for sensitive skin. It has multiple beneficial effects for the skin as a result of its gentle and gradual exfoliating effect without photosensitising: it improves and evens skin tone by reducing blemishes, reduces wrinkles and expression lines, moisturising effect thanks to its ability to attract water, prevents oxidative damage and is a powerful cell regenerator that improves skin texture. It gives the skin a youthful, luminous and blemish-free appearance. Antimicrobial effect that helps with conditions such as acne. Suitable for sensitive skin and eye area. Non-photosensitising.