What you need to know about non-neutralized glycolic acid, according to Dermatologist and founder of Dermatologist’s Choice, Dr. B.
Glycolic has been a trusted ingredient in dermatology treatments for decades, now you can receive the great benefits of this powerhouse ingredient at home thanks to Dermatologist’s Choice Skincare.
Dermatologist’s Choice was founded and formulated by Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. B in 1981. Their flagship product, the Ultra Anti-Aging Cream, is the new standard of skincare. It has the highest percentage of non-neutralized glycolic acid, basically like what you would get at the dermatologist. What this means is your skin will be smoother, firmer, and brighter after using the Ultra Anti-Aging Cream. We love it because this powerful product doesn’t just reverse signs of aging, it’s an effective acne treatment cream too!
We asked Dr. B to share more about Dermatologist’s Choice and non-neutralized glycolic acid. Here is what he had to say.
Why did you choose glycolic acid for the Dermatologist’s Choice products?
Great questions, we use many ingredients in our office but nothing has stood the test of time like glycolic. It always delivers the results patients need for acne, signs of aging, and skin pigmentation. We know a product works when we continue to use it in the dermatology office and patients ask for more. I chose non-neutralize glycolic for Dermatologist’s Choice because it’s an anti-aging and acne powerhouse that reveals a clear, smooth, radiant complexion in less time than the competitors.
Glycolic acid is a natural, highly effective ingredient derived from sugar cane. It is used to promote cell turnover and stimulate collagen production. Commonly used for a clinical-grade chemical peel, glycolic acid is a safe, more gentle substitute for Retin-A. My patients young and old, male and female use glycolic. It works for everyone, at any stage in life, and for most skin concerns.
You mentioned “non-neutralized” glycolic acid, how is this different from glycolic in other skincare products?
Well, it’s important to note, not all glycolic is created equal. Neutralized glycolic cancels out the anti-aging and acne fighting benefits that glycolic is supposed to deliver.
Dermatologist’s Choice is the ONLY skincare brand to use non-neutralized glycolic acid to deliver maximum results.
How can we tell if a skincare product has non-neutralized glycolic acid?
There are two ways to essentially test if your skincare has non-neutralized glycolic. The good news is you can do this at home. The first is applying the product to your skin and experiencing the Trustworthy Tingle. The Trustworthy Tingle refers to the sensation you will feel when applying non-neutralized glycolic acid. The tingling, sometimes as strong as a sting, is an immediate way to identify the active non-neutralized glycolic acid. Don’t worry, this is completely safe and normal. In fact, it means it is working and traveling deep into your pores to rejuvenate the skin. If the Trustworthy Tingle is too strong for you at first, reduce the amount applied and add lotion to soothe your skin. Your skin will adjust and build a tolerance the more you use it. If you don’t feel the Trustworthy Tingle chances are the product is not non-neutralized and you will not receive the many great benefits of glycolic.
Now let’s chat about the Ultra Anti-Aging Cream. What is the best way to use it?
When I developed the Ultra Anti-Aging Cream, I wanted a product that would provide the results of a dermatology treatment at home. I added the natural shea butter to the cream to deeply moisturize the skin while the non-neutralized glycolic generates cell turnover. The two together powerfully revitalized the skin for a brighter and clearer complexion. I recommend the Ultra Anti-Aging Cream to all my patients with acne to fine lines. It also helps exfoliate the skin, minimize pores, pump and firm the skin, and reduce breakouts. Using the Ultra Anti-Aging Cream 2-3 times a week will help your skin achieve a healthier glow. Even if you don’t think you need a treatment cream, using the Ultra Anti- Aging Cream helps you stay on the offence of stubborn acne and the development of fine lines in the long term. Apply the Ultra Anti-Aging Cream at night after washing your face. If you have an acne breakout use it as a spot treatment to dry out and clear pimples quickly. The Ultra Anti-Aging Cream has many more uses than just an aging cream.
Uniquely, Dermatologist’s Choice products are formulated to be both clean and clinical. Can you share more about your formulations?
We are very proud to offer clean and clinical formulations. We understand that clean, natural, and organic formulations are important to our customers. At the same time they want a product that is highly efficacious and does what they expect in less time. Putting those two together is what we do. I look over each and every formulation and test it to make sure it is of the highest quality. I test it on my own patients, if it doesn’t work we go back and make it better. I’ve been doing this for 40 years, it’s a good feeling knowing our first customers still trust us to provide the best dermatology treatments. Our formulations are free from parabens, fragrance, and allergens, made with natural and organic ingredients, and Leaping Bunny Certified cruelty free. Dermatologist’s Choice offers the best of clean beauty and clinical-grade solutions.