The Advantages of Alpha Hydroxy Acid


Glycolic acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) derived from sugar cane. It is the smallest of all AHAs and easily penetrates the skin to help shed the uppermost layer of dead cells. It also promotes cell turnover, allowing healthier cells to move closer to the skin’s surface, improving skin texture. Fine lines appear diminished and skin takes on a brighter and more radiant tone with noticeable clarity and glow. Glycolic Acid also unclogs skin pores. The result is a fresher, rejuvenated complexion.

Because it penetrates the skin so rapidly, Glycolic Acid may occasionally irritate sensitive skin. A simple sensitivity test on a small skin surface — behind the ear or on the inner surface of the forearm — is a good precaution to take with first time users with a gradual increase in the frequency of use. Begin by applying the product every other day. Once skin has become accustomed to glycolic acid, products can be applied on a daily basis.

A slight tingling sensation that quickly subsides is quite normal and does not constitute a contraindication to product use. In the event of irritation (persistent redness, burning sensation), product use should be stopped and a doctor should be consulted. It is recommended that prior to sun exposure, sunscreen should be applied to the areas of skin treated with AHAs.

Pravada has a wide selection of products containing AHA, including:

Advanced AHA Cleanser
Glycolic Acid gently improves the texture of the skin and helps the skin’s natural renewal process. MSM promotes elasticity and prevents damage caused by dryness, and Salicylic Acid and Multi-Fruit Acids help alleviate problematic acne-prone conditions. Your anti-ageing skin care line will be incomplete without this.

Advanced AHA Crème
For revitalizing, regenerating, wrinkle repair, this rich, deep penetrating fruit based Alpha Hydroxy creme softens skin, reduce the signs of aging, brighten and even our skin tone and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A unique blend of Squalane, Coenzyme Q10, peptides, phospholipids, and Vitamin A, this cream helps turn back the clock, hydrate without greasyness and makes your skin feel just simply wonderful!

Advanced Eye Conditioning Treatment
The skin around our eyes is the first to go, and it requires a particularly sensitive and intelligent approach to effectively address its particular needs. This natural, chirally correct, and elegant eye treatment provides the perfect balance of moisture, protection and revitalization.

Advanced Rejuvenation Skin Crème
Moisturizing, rejuvenating and clarifying skin-care for aging or sun damaged skin. A night time treatment containing Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C, Grapeseed, Green Tea, and many natural moisturizers.

Peptide Face & Neck Firming Lotion
A true breakthrough in promoting elasticity and tone, this lotion, with Glycolic acid, bee propolis and royal jelly preserve, provides the building blocks for younger looking skin. Peptides work at a deeper level to smooth and tone, and Hyaluronic Acid holds in moisture to reduce the look of puffiness and dark circles under eyes.

Super Fruits Antioxidant Masque
A super hit of antioxidants to reverse the oxidizing free radical process for smoother, younger, happier and truly vibrant skin. Loaded with potent antioxidants and free radical fighters of Blueberry, Cranberry, Oregon Grape, Bayberry, Cayenne and Seabuckthorn. This masque combines this with the anti-aging benefits of Glycolic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Coenzyme Q10 and peptides to gives the boost, lift and shine that every person with skin looks for in skin care.

For more information on these and the rest of our natural and organic private label skin care products check out the Pravada 2012 Skin Care Product Catalogue!  Samples can be ordered online or by calling us at (905) 412-3302!

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