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Nutrition Basics

GLYCOLIC ACID
Alpha Hydroxy Acids

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  • Glycolic Acid Description
  • Glycolic Acid Uses & Scientific Evidence
  • Glycolic Acid Dosage Information
  • Glycolic Acid Safety, Cautions, & Interactions
  • Glycolic Acid Products




  • DESCRIPTION

    Glycolic Acid is a natural ingredient derived from sugar cane, though it is now often made synthetically. It falls into a set of molecules known as AHA;s, or Alpha Hydroxy Acids. According to dermatologists, there are five different types of Glycolic Acids:

  • Glycolic Acid from Sugar Cane
  • Citric Acid from Oranges, Lemons, and other Citrus Fruits.
  • Lactic Acid from Milk and found in soured milk.
  • Malic Acid from Apples and Pears.
  • Tartaric Acid found in Grapes and Grape Wine.
  • Glycolic Acid is the most commonly used AHA, and it has a reputation of being one of the safest AHAs as well.

    AHA CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS

    A-Hydroxy acids, or alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), are a class of chemical compounds that consist of a carboxylic acid substituted with a hydroxyl group on the adjacent carbon. They may be either naturally occurring or synthetic. AHAs are well known for their use in the cosmetics industry. They are often found in products claiming to reduce wrinkles or the signs of aging, and improve the overall look and feel of the skin. They are also used as chemical peels available in a dermatologist's office, beauty and health spas and home kits, which usually contain a lower concentration of around 4-percent. Although their effectiveness is documented, numerous cosmetic products have appeared on the market with unfounded claims of performance. Many well-known a-hydroxy acids are useful building blocks in organic synthesis: the most common and simple are glycolic acid, lactic acid, citric acid, mandelic acid.





    GLYCOLIC ACID USES, HEALTH BENEFITS & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

    Glycolic acid is an exfoliator which means safely removes the outer layer of dead skin cells on your skin, bringing fresh, new skin to the surface of your skin. Glycolic acid is a great exfoliator for anyone looking to reveal younger looking skin, but it is much more than anti-aging product. Glycolic acid can also help lighten discoloration of the skin, such as sun spots or age spots, and can even help those with acne-prone and blackhead-prone skin.

    It is important to always wear sunscreen, even more so when you are using AHA's like glycolic acid, as your skin is more susceptible to sunburn when you use facial acids. Also, unless otherwise indicated or instructed glycolic acid should be used in the evening not in the morning.

    AHAs & COSMETIC APPLICATIONS

    Alpha hydroxy acids seem to work by removing the top layers of dead skin cells. They can also increase the thickness of deeper layers of skin, promoting firmness.

    Various alpha hydroxy acids are applied to the skin (used topically) for moisturizing and removing dead skin cells, for treating acne and improving the appearance of acne scars, for improving the appearance of photo-aged skin, and firming and smoothing skin. Alpha hydroxy acids are also used topically to treat extremely dry skin (xerosis), an inherited disease marked by dry, scaly skin (ichthyosis), and a condition that causes darkening of the skin (melasma). When this condition develops in pregnant women, it is sometimes called "the mask of pregnancy." Not all cosmetics that contain alpha hydroxy acid have the concentration information on the label. For safety's sake, it is best to use products that identify the concentration of active ingredients.

    When using cosmetic applications, understanding the skin's structure and cutaneous aging is helpful to a discussion of the topical action of AHAs. Human skin has two principal components, the avascular epidermis and the underlying vascular dermis. Cutaneous aging, while having epidermal concomitants, seems to involve primarily the dermis and is caused by intrinsic and extrinsic aging factors.

    For any topical compound to be effective, including AHA, it must penetrate into the skin where it can act on living cells. Bioavailability (influenced primarily by small molecular size) is an important factor in a compound's ability to penetrate the top layer of the skin. Glycolic acid, having the smallest molecular size, is the AHA with greatest bioavailability and penetrates the skin most easily; this largely accounts for the popularity of this product in cosmetic applications.

    AHAs have a profound effect on keratinization; which is clinically detectable by the formation of a new stratum corneum. It appears that AHAs modulate this formation through diminished cellular cohesion between corneocytes at the lowest levels of the stratum corneum. AHAs with greater bioavailability appear to have deeper dermal effects. Glycolic acid, lactic acid and citric acid, on topical application to photodamaged skin, have been shown to produce increased amounts of mucopolysaccharides and collagen and increased skin thickness without detectable inflammation, as monitored by skin biopsies

  • AHAs are effective for treating sun damage when applied to the skin in a cream or lotion, but alpha hydroxy skin peels do not seem to work for this use. It is effective in treating dry skin when applied to the skin in a cream or lotion.
  • AHAs are possibly effective for treating acne when applied to the skin in a cream or lotion and acne scars when applied to the skin in a facial peel or lotion. Applying glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid, as a facial peel or lotion seems to improve the appearance of acne scars. Applying 70-percent glycolic acid in a series of peels seems to work better than using 15-percent glycolic acid lotion daily. However, 15-percent glycolic acid lotion seems to be moderately effective in people who cannot tolerate facial peels.
  • AHA malic acid is possibly effective in reducing pain and tenderness caused by fibromyalgia when it is used in combination with magnesium.
  • AHAs are possibly effective in reducing the pigmentation associated with a skin disorder called melasma. Applying 10-percent glycolic acid as a lotion for 2 weeks followed by a facial peeling program using 50-percent glycolic acid every month for 3 consecutive months seems to reduce unwanted skin coloration in people with two of the three types of melasma, epidermal-type and mixed-type melasma. However, glycolic acid facial peels do not seem to work for the third type of melasma, dermal-type melasma.

  • AHA TIPS TO REDUCE WRINKLES

    Alpha-hydroxy acids can help reduce wrinkles, dryness, age spots, and acne. With so many AHA products today, these tips can help you pick the one best for your skin.

    Cleopatra, the glamour queen of the nile in ancient Egypt, reportedly bathed in buttermilk to improve her complexion. Thousands of years ago, she and other women knew a secret that modern skin researchers have only recently rediscovered - acids derived from natural foods have the power to reduce wrinkles and ease dryness, age spots, and even acne.

    Today, you do not have to soak in a tub of buttermilk. (AHAs are available in a wide variety of skin lotions and skin cleansers, arranging from very expensive spa formulas to bargain-priced drugstore brands. Derived from a variety of natural ingredients, including citric acid from oranges and lemons, glycolic acid from sugarcane, lactic acid from milk, malic acid from apples, pyruvic acid from papayas, and tartaric acid from grapes - they are a natural way to exfoliate dead skin layers.

    AHAs work by gently dissolving the intercellular "glue" that makes old skin cells stick to the epidermis. As a result, the outermost layer of your skin looks brighter and finer. These skin smoothers may also stimulate the production of skin-supporting collagen and elastin. Some dermatologists also believe that AHAs enhance the skin's moisture-retaining ability so the tissue maintains its soft, padded firmness. However, AHAs make skin extra-sensitive to the sun. If you do not wear a sunscreen, you may actually increase your risk of wrinkles and sunburn. AHAs sometimes cause redness and irritation.

    With so many types of AHA products on the market, these professional tips can help you choose the best one for you:

  • Do not let low concentrations fool you. AHA products sold over the counter usually have AHA concentrations that are below 10-percent. They are gentle (provided you follow the label directions) and designed for regular use. Look for one with an AHA as the second or third ingredient to be certain you are getting an effective concentration.

  • If you have acne or oily skin and sun damage, consider salicylic acid. This beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) is oil soluble; AHAs are not. Salicylic acid can penetrate oil-clogged pores and loosen dead skin cells inside. It is also less irritating than AHAs. However, salicylic acid may discolor dark skin. It also makes all skin types even more sensitive to sun exposure than AHAs do. Daily sunscreen is an absolute must.

  • You must be patient and realistic with your skin care goals. Drugstore wrinkle smoothers are gentle and slow. It can take 6 months to see a visible difference in fine lines.

  • Stick with one product. Use one product containing AHAs at a time - not a lotion and a cleanser, for example. (A lotion is probably a better choice since the acid stays in contact with your skin longer than it would if you used a skin cleanser. Also, do not combine a drugstore product with a prescription wrinkle cream or one purchased at your health care providerís office. Too much exfoliation will leave your skin red and irritated.

  • Use sparingly. A dime-size amount is enough for your whole face. Using too much can lead to redness, burning, itching, pain, and even, in rare cases, scarring.

  • Keep AHA products away from your eyes. Do not use AHAs on the delicate tissues surrounding the eyes unless the cream is specially formulated for that use. Facial products are too strong and lack the moisturizers needed for these areas.

  • If your complexion is dark, consult your health care provider before using an AHA (or BHA). People with darker skin are at a higher risk for scarring and pigment changes from AHAs than those who have paler complexions.

  • If you need quicker results than you can get with over-the-counter products, see a trained cosmetologist or dermatologist. Cosmetologists use AHAs with concentrations of up to 30-percent in chemical peels that can smooth fine lines in one to three applications. The downside is you have to repeat the process every 3 to 6 months. Meanwhile, dermatologists use concentrations of 50 to 70-percent. Smoother skin may last for 2 to 5 years, but you will have severe redness, flaking, and even oozing for the first 1 to 4 weeks after the treatments.

  • GLYCOLIC ACID FACIAL PEELS

    DERMATOLOGIS IN-OFFICE PEELS

    Glycolic acid peels done in a dermatologist's office are a quick and effective way to rejuvenate the skin. Dermatologists use a 30 to 40-percent concentration of glycolic acid, and it only needs to stay on your skin for 2 to 3 minutes. These are often called "lunchtime peels" because they can easily be done during your lunch break and have little downtime.

    The word "peel" makes the treatment sound harsh, but it is actually quite gentle. You will feel some tingling, but there is no burning, redness, peeling or discomfort.

    DIY AT-HOME PEELS

    The benefit of doing an in-office peel is the higher concentration of glycolic acid, which ultimately leads to better results, but those results are not cheap. In-office procedures are recommended, at least for your first treatment so you can see how your skin reacts, there are some at-home glycolic acid peels you can do yourself. Here are some potent peels with higher percentages of glycolic acid: It is not recommended that you make your own DIY glycolic acid treatments at home. The internet has recipes for glycolic acid facial peels and will bring up some options, but an in-office procedure or using a trusted product line instead of doing this yourself is highly recommended and a much safer option for treating your skin concerns. DIY face masks are fine, but with chemical exfoliation, sticking with a fully-licensed dermatologist or line of products provides safe, guaranteed results each time.





    GLYCOLIC ACID DOSAGE INFORMATION

    Glycolic acid products comes in many different forms: cleansers, serums, moisturizers, eye creams and facial peels. When you read a product's ingredient list, as you should always do, glycolic acid should be listed in the "active ingredients" section, above the product's full list of ingredients. Many times it will also appear as a percentage. Some skincare experts believe that products such as serums and creams with less than 10-percent strength do not really give your skin the benefits glycolic acid is known for, so make sure you look at the percentage. Combining glycolic acid products is okay to do, too, such as a 3-percent facial cleanser paired with a 10-percent serum.

    SKIN APPLICATIONS

    The following doses have been studied in scientific research :

  • Sunlight-Related Aging & Skin Wrinkles: AHA products containing lactic acid, tartaric acid, gluconolactone, or glycolic acid (GA) in 8-percent concentration are used. The alpha hydroxy acid gluconolactone has also been used in a 14-percent solution. These products are usually applied to the skin twice daily.

  • Acne Scars: For improving the appearance of acne scars, glycolic acid (GA) facial peels are used. Peels of increasing strength of 20-percent, 35-percent, 50-percent, and 70-percent are applied every two weeks. Peels are applied first for 2 minutes and then for a longer time (up to 4 to 5 minutes) before applying the next stronger solution. Completing the series at least 6 times is usually needed before skin looks better. People who do not like facial peels often use 15-percent GA lotion daily long-term instead.

  • Lightening Brown Spots Related To Melasma: A 10-percent lotion of the glycolic acid (GA) is applied with a sunscreen to facial skin nightly for 2 weeks. Then a peeling program is done monthly for 3 months in a row. The peeling program features a 50-percent GA peel applied three times to the face and left on for a period of 2 to 5 minutes each time (first peel 2 minutes, second peel 4 minutes, and third peel 5 minutes).

  • AHA CONCENTRATIONS

  • Low Concentrations: In low concentrations, 5 to 10-percent, as is found in many over-the-counter products, glycolic acid reduces cell adhesion in the top layer of the skin. This action promotes exfoliation of the outermost layer of the skin accounting for smoother texture following regular use of topical glycolic acid (GA). This relatively low concentration of GA lends itself to daily use as a monotherapy or a part of a broader skin care management for such conditions as acne, photo-damage, wrinkling as well as melasma. Care needs to be taken to avoid irritation as this may result in worsening of melasma or other pigmentary problems. Newer formulations combine glycolic acid with an amino acid such as arginine and form a time-release system that reduces the risk of irritation without affecting glycolic acid efficacy. The use of an anti-irritant like allantoin is also helpful. Because of its safety, glycolic acid at the concentrations below 10-percent can be used daily by most people except those with very sensitive skin.

  • Higher Concentrations: In higher concentrations, between 10 to 50-percent, its benefits are more pronounced but are limited to temporary skin smoothing without much long lasting results. This is still a useful concentration to use as it can prepare the skin for stronger glycolic acid concentrations (50 to 70-percent) as well as prime the skin for deeper chemical peels such as TCA peel (trichloroacetic acid).

  • Highest Concentrations: At highest concentrations, 50 to 70-percent applied for 3 to 8 minutes under the supervision of a physician, glycolic acid promotes slitting between the cells and can be used to treat acne or photo-damage (such as mottled dyspigmentation, melasma or fine wrinkles). The benefits from such short contact application (chemical peels) depend on the pH of the solution (the more acidic the product, or the lower the pH, the more pronounced the results), the concentration of GA (higher concentrations produce more vigorous response), the length of application and prior skin conditioning such as prior use of topical vitamin A products. Although single application of 50 to 70-percent GA will produce beneficial results, multiple treatments every 2 to 4 weeks are required for optimal results.] It is important to understand that glycolic acid peels are chemical peels with similar risks and side effects as other peels. Some of the side effects of AHAs chemical peeling can include hyper-pigmentation, persistent redness, scarring, as well as flare up of facial herpes infections (cold sores).





  • GLYCOLIC ACID SAFETY, CAUTIONS, & INTERACTIONS

    SAFETY

    AHAs are generally safe when used on the skin as a cosmetic agent using the recommended dosage. The most common side-effects are mild skin irritations, redness and flaking. The severity usually depends on the pH and the concentration of the acid used. Chemical peels tend to have more severe side-effects including blistering, burning and skin discoloration, although they are usually mild and go away a day or two after treatment. The FDA has also warned consumers that care should be taken when using AHAs after an industry-sponsored study found that they can increase photosensitivity to the sun.

    SIDE EFFECTS

    AHAs at a concentration of 10-percent or less as a lotion or cream are considered likely safe for most people when applied to the skin appropriately and as directed. In some people, alpha hydroxy acids can make the skin extra sensitive to sunlight. Be sure to use a sunscreen while using alpha hydroxy acid products. Alpha hydroxy acids can also cause mild skin irritation, redness, swelling, itching, and skin discoloration.

    Facial peels, lotions, and creams with a concentration greater than 10-percent should only be used under the supervision of a dermatologist. Facial peels can cause moderate to severe skin irritation, redness, and burning. Facial peels left on the skin for periods longer than recommended can cause severe burns to the skin.

    When taken by mouth, the alpha hydroxy acid called malic acid is considered possibly safe when used short-term. Some people can have side effects including diarrhea, nausea, and general stomach discomfort.

    SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS: For women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, alpha hydroxy creams at a concentration of 10-percent or less are considered likely safe when applied to the skin during their pregnancy or while they are breast-feeding. But do not take malic acid (the form of alpha hydroxy acids that is generally taken by mouth). Not enough is known about the safety of malic acid during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

    For sensitive skin, alpha hydroxy acids can worsen skin conditions by causing skin irritation and removal of the top layer of skin cells.

    There is no information for AHA interaction concerns.

    RELATED LINKS

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Nutrition Basics: Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) Information
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Nutrition Basics: Malic Acid Information
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Nutrition Basics: Citric Acid Information
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Nutrition Basics: Lactic Acid Information
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Nutrition Basics: Tartaric Acid Information
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Nutrition Basics: Skin Care Information





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    ALPHA HYDROXY ACIDS (AHA) SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Alpha-Hydroxy Acids are natural substances derived from fruits, sugar and other plants. They have been proven to be effective in minimizing the appearance of wrinkles, age spots and fine lines. Alpha Hydroxy Acids gently and safely exfoliate the skin leaving a healthy youthful glow, improved texture and elasticity. Repeated use will diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help make skin smooth, soft and younger looking. AHA benefits include retexturization with pores looking smaller and more refined and improved skin tone revealing younger and clearer skin. Softer smother skin with less lines and wrinkles and evens pigmentation and fading of age spots.

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: A/B Hydroxy Night Rejuvenator, Earth Science, 1 oz.
    Powerful renewal lotions with alpha and beta hydroxy acids and hyaluronic acid. After cleansing and toning, apply to face and neckk each evening, or as needed. Contact with the skin must be of limited frequency and duration. Prior to sun exposure, cover areas where AHAs have been applied with sunscreen.
    HerbsPro: Instant Radiance AHA Liquid, Camocare Organics, 2 fl. oz.
    Camocare Organics Instant Radiance Cream is a non-irritating Alpha-Hydroxy-Acid used to renew, revitalize, stimulate, and smooth skin. With age, skin cell turnover slows down resulting in a buildup of dead cells and dull-looking skin. This advanced skin renewal formula contains natural plant-sourced AHA to help: 1) smooth and resurface top skin layers 2) reduce appearance of fine lines blackheads and spots and 3) improve overall appearance of skin texture.
    HerbsPro: AHA Facial Cleanser 3%, Beauty Without Cruelty, 2 oz. (69576)
    HerbsPro: Healthy Skin Face Lotion, SPF 15, Neutrogena, 2.5 oz
    A multi-vitamin facial treatment with alpha-hydroxy that is to improve dull, rough, uneven skin and reveal newer, younger skin 4 times faster than an ordinary moisturizer. Alpha-hydroxy gently removes dull, damaged skin while anti-oxidant vitamins C and E help fight skin damage. Vitamin A and Pro-Vitamin B-5 boost moisture levels to soften and smooth skin. Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15 sunscreens help prevent future signs of aging caused by everyday exposure to suns damaging rays. Oil-free formula absorbs quickly and will not clog pores, which can cause breakouts. This product is dermatologist recommended, allergy tested, and contains no drying alcohol. Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skins sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Limit sun exposure while using this product and use a sunscreen for a week after use.
    HerbsPro: AHA Renewal Moisturizing Cream, Beauty Without Cruelty, 4 oz. (14126)
    BWC Skin Renewal Lotion with 8% Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) Complex refines your skin's texture and feel while improving its ability to retain moisture. Nature's own shea butter and kukui oil combined with Pure Premium aroma-therapeutic essential oils keep your skin toned, smooth and soft. Anti-oxidant vitamins B and E, plus green tea extract protect the skin from environmental damage for maximum skin renewal and anti-aging benefits. Made with pure premium and natural ingredients. Paraben free. No animal ingredients. 100% vegan/vegetarian. No synthetic or engineered fragrances. No animal testing.
    HerbsPro: Intestive Heel Repair, Earth Therapeutics, 5 oz.
    This intensive herbal conditioning therapy is specially formulated to moisturize, soothe, and protect dry, cracked and callused heels. A nurturing blend of Alpha-Hydroxy Acid and Aloe Vera penetrates deep to soften hard skin. Australian Tea Tree Oil purifies and refreshing Peppermint revives- while Cocoa Butter forms a moisture shield to protect heels from every day wear and tear. The thick, rich consistency of this soothing balm will pamper and comfort on contact.
    HerbsPro: Peaches & Creme AHA Moisturizer, Kiss My Face, 6 oz. (109277)
    Indulge yourself with a daily moisturizer that has gentle natural fruit acids to exfoliate, promote healthy new skin cells and diminish discoloration. So fresh and peachy. A great classic for improving and repairing all skin types. Absorb this: Your skin absorbs what you put on it, so treat it right. These unique, balanced formulas are bursting with botanicals and essential oils to soothe and hydrate your hands, face and body. After bath or anytime, let these sensational scents and extracts nourish your skin, senses and soul. Kiss My Face products are pH balanced and are formulated without carmine, lanolin, mineral oils, petroleum or nanoparticles.
    HerbsPro: Moisturizing Body Lotion, Amlactin 8 fl. oz.
    Bring your dry skin back to normal with AmLactin alpha-hydroxy therapy. This special formula with 12% lactic acid is pH-balanced for the skin and gently encourages natural skin cell renewal through exfoliation, creating the soft, smooth texture youll love. AmLactin work deep within the skin and offers long-lasting moisture retention for real comfort. What a relief. Fragrance free. Non-greasy.
    HerbsPro: AHA Facial Cleanser 3%, Beauty Without Cruelty, 8.5 oz. (14125)
    BWC 3% AHA Cleanser is a lightly-foaming, soap-free cleanser that removes dead surface skin cells, daily impurities, and excess oil without over-cleaning your skin. Nature's own alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids (AHAs) gently and deeply clean and actively clarify your skin without disturbing its natural balance. Pure, aroma-therapeutic essential oils tone, condition, and calm leaving your skin clean, clear and refreshed. Paraben free. Soap free. No animal ingredients. 100% vegetarian. No synthetic or engineered fragrances. No animal testing.
    HerbsPro: Body Lotion Very Emollient Maximum Dry Skin With AHA, Alba Botanica, 12 fl. oz. (13436)
    A deep nourishing drink for dry, thirsty skin. Exquisitely light yet rich in natural emollients. Penetrates quickly to restore optimum moisture balance without a heavy, greasy feel. Highly concentrated to keep skin moisturized all day long with just one application. Softens and smoothes away roughness; minimizes fine dryness lines. Available in pleasant original scent or unscented. Excellent for use in massage. Cruelty free.
    HerbsPro: Moisturizing Body Lotion, Amlactin, 14.1 oz
    Bring your dry skin back to normal with AmLactin alpha-hydroxy therapy. This special formula with 12% lactic acid is pH-balanced for the skin and gently encourages natural skin cell renewal through exfoliation, creating the soft, smooth texture youll love. AmLactin work deep within the skin and offers long-lasting moisture retention for real comfort. What a relief. Fragrance free. Non-greasy. For best results, apply twice daily.
    HerbsPro: Peaches & Creme With AHA 4%, Kiss My Face Moisturizer, 16 oz oz. (26720)
    HerbsPro: Body Lotion Very Emollient Maximum Dry Skin With AHA, Alba Botanica, 32 fl. oz. (13437)
    A deep nourishing drink for dry, thirsty skin. Exquisitely light yet rich in natural emollients. Penetrates quickly to restore optimum moisture balance without a heavy, greasy feel. Highly concentrated to keep skin moisturized all day long with just one application. Softens and smoothes away roughness; minimizes fine dryness lines. Available in pleasant original scent or unscented. Excellent for use in massage. Cruelty free.
    HerbsPro: Facial Care Gift Set, Earth Science, 5 Piece Kit
    This Facial Care Gift Set includes five of the most popular full-sized products inside an attractive tin. Set includes: A-D-E Creamy Cleanser, an 8 oz. natural fruit oil cleanser; Aloe Vera Complexion Toner & Freshener, an 8 oz alcohol free toner; Almond-Aloe Facial Moisturizer, a fragrance-free 5 oz. light facial lotion; A/B Hydroxy Night Rejuvenator, a 1 oz. 10% alpha and beta hydroxy acids; Papaya-Glycolic Gentle Skin Peel, a 4 oz. papaya enzyme and fruit acid skin peel. Tin is approximately 7.75 inches tall.


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Active Age Defense A B Hydroxy Acid Night Rejuvenator, Earth Science, 1 fl oz: HF Powerful renewal lotion with alpha and beta hydroxy acids and hyaluronic acid. Scientifically formulated to rejuvenate skin overnight. Fortified with a synergistic blend of 10% alpha and beta hydroxy acids (time released in liposomes), anti-oxidants, and hyaluronic acid to fight the unwelcome signs of aging. Plant derived ceramides replace lost moisture to keep skin smoothe, firm, and supple. Wake up with fresh skin, today and always. pH 3.5.
    Kalyx: Intensive Heel Repair, Earth Therapeutics, 4 fl oz: K
    Foot Therapy Soothing plus Cooling Relief Tea Tree Oil Peppermint Alpha-Hydroxy Fruit Acid. This intensive herbal conditioning therapy is specially formulated to moisturize, soothe and protect dry, cracked and callused heels. A nurturing blend of Alpha-Hydroxy Acid and Aloe Vera penetrates deep to soften hard skin. Australian Tea Tree Oil purifies and refreshing Peppermint revives, while Cocoa Butter forms a moisture shield to protect heels from every day wear and tear. The thick, rich consistency of this soothing balm will pamper and comfort on contact.
    Kalyx: Foot Creme Thoroughly Therapeutic Honey & Bilberry, Burts Bees, 4 oz: K
    This foot cream is loaded with some of nature's most therapeutic ingredients to soften and moisturize rough, dry feet. Bilberry extract, a natural alpha hydroxy acid, gently exfoliates skin and helps prevent the formation of calluses while honey and quickly-absorbing jojoba butter, replenish moisture leaving feet smooth and healthy. Featured Ingredient Honey. This sweet, fragrant, syrupy substance produced by bees soothes and adds softness to the skin, and is an excellent natural moisturizer.
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    This is an oil-free gel that gets purity revealed and fast! When toxin-retention prevents your skin from truly coming clean, it is time to peel away the problem. Powered by 6% Alpha Hydroxy Acids, the unique Fruit Acid Detox Fusion helps this fast-acting gel quickly eliminates dull surface cells, dissolve stubborn pollutants and release embedded toxins. In just minutes, pores seem to disappear and skin looks bright, smooth and completely revitalized. Pore Purifying Mini Peel is oil free, non-comedogenic, hypo-allergenic and dermatologist tested. Alba Botanica Good & Clean products are 100% vegetarian, and formulated with no animal testing, artificial colors, artificial fragrances, parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium myreth sulfate.
    Kalyx: Intensive Heel Repair, Earth Therapeutics, 5 oz: HF
    This intensive herbal conditioning therapy is specially formulated to moisturize, soothe , and protect dry, cracked and callused heels. A nurturing blend of Alpha Hydroxy Acid and Aloe Vera penetrates deep to soften hard skin. Australian Tea Tree Oil purifies and refreshing Peppermint revives-while CocoButter forms a moisture shield to protect heels from every day wear and tear. The thick, rich consistency of this soothing balm will pamper and comfort on contact. Fragrance Free and No Aritificial Colors.
    Kalyx: Age Reversal Renewing Gel Cleanser, Desert Essence, 6.4 fl oz: HF
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  • GLYCOLIC ACID SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

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    Gentle, safe and effective. Exfoliate to remove dead skin, dull aging cells and impurities for a refreshed and healthy glow. Glycolic acid gently regenerates and stimulates the skin's natural renewal process. Fine lines are diminished and discoloration is evened out. Skin tone is given a noticeable clarity and glow. Plant extracts nourish and bolster skin cells, and plant oils diminish scarring and boost moisture. MSM drives ingredients deep into the epidermal layer, and Salicylic Acid prevents breakouts and other problematic skin conditions. Key ingredients include Glycolic Acid, AHA Complex Blend (including Salicylic Acid), MSM, Aloe, Rosehip Seed, Cucumber and Jojoba. 72-percent Organic.
    Amazon: Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser With AHA, Body Merry, 6 fl. oz.
    A great skincare routine begins with a great face wash to help your other beauty products work more effectively. This cleanser will give your skin the freshness it deserves. The formula contains 2.5-percent glycolic acid with willow bark and jojoba beads, which helps to alleviate clogged pores and slough away dead skin, dirt and oil build up.
    Amazon: Glycolic Foaming Cleanser, Mario Badescu, 6 fl. oz.
    For dull, congested skin, this lathering, deep cleanser has the exfoliating powers of glycolic acid to break down build-up from skin's surface, reduce minor discoloration and leave skin radiant and smooth. Formulated with herbal extracts for soothing benefits. Best when used 2 to 3 times weekly or as recommended by your skin specialist based on your skins needs.
    Amazon: Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme, Nip & Fab, 2.7 oz.
    A more potent version of our bestselling glycolic fix pads, these extreme night pads contain a 5-percent glycolic acid solution and have been further enhanced with the addition of salicylic acid, making these your ultimate night treatment to refine pores, brighten the complexion and de-congest the skin through the improvement of the skin's natural exfoliation process. Easily incorporated into a weekly routine, use one pad at night 2 to 3 times a week. For more sensitive skin types we advise usage once a week.
    Amazon: High Potency 10% Glycolic Acid Cream, Reviva Labs, 1.5 oz.
    For Mature Skin. Contains a unique polymer form of glycolic acid. Actual strands of glycolic that enter the skin's own natural polymer structure. They penetrate more effectively to induce better exfoliation. 10-percent Glycolic Acid Cream is for skin that has become conditioned to our 5-percent Glycolic Acid Renaissance Cream. Its high-potency action exfoliates faster and offers fine texturizing benefits for aging, sun-damaged, or blemished skin. Free of animal ingredients and animal testing.
    Amazon: Gentle 20% Glycolic Acid Peel Kit, IQ Natural, 1 Kit
    Gentle 20-percent solution Glycolic Acid Peel Kit is best for treating fine lines, acne, scars and wrinkles. Glycolic Acid is best for treating fine lines. Obtain a much smoother look and feel. Regenerates skin cells, brightens dulls complexion by shedding off multipule layers of dead skin immediately. Find healthier looking skin. Women are experiencing younger, heathlier skin by smoothing wrinkles, eleminating finelines and red spots. Improves damages skin caused by UV light. Simply polishes away dry dead skin cells, revealing new skin hiding below. Helps promote heathier skin by the reproduction of collagen. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
    Amazon: Glycolic Acid 30% Gel Professional Chemical Peel, Enhanced with Retinol & Green Tea Extract, Perfect Image, 1 fl. oz. (30 ml)
    A Professionally Formulated Chemical Peel. Each bottle contains approximately 15 to 20 full facial peels. Retinol (vitamin A) has been proven to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, promote collagen, and remove dead skin cells for a more rejuvenated & even skin tone appearance. Green Tea and Chamomile extracts provide synergistic antioxidant, anti-Inflammatory, and anti-bacterial benefits to the skin as well as enhanced sun protection. Cucumber Extract, a natural antioxidant rich in vitamins, minerals, and enzymes helps provide added anti-inflammatory and skin tightening properties. Guaranteed Quality.
    Amazon: Glycolic Acid Peel 30% Professional Chemical Face Peel, With Retinol & Green Tree Extract, Yeouth, 1 fl. oz. Formulated professionally with medical grade ingredients, Yeouth Glycolic Acid Face Peel 30-Percent Chemical Peel contains 15 to 20 full face chemical peels in a 1 ounce bottle. Perfect starter face peel. Chemical peeling fades acne scars and dark marks. Can be used as an acne scar treatment. Skin peeling / Peeling Skin is for professional use only.
    Amazon: Glycolic Acid 30% Professional Grade Chemical Face Peel, With Chamomile & Green Tea Extracts, QRxLabs, 1 fl. oz.
    Professional Grade Glycolic Acid Face Peel stimulates collagen production, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation in the skin by increasing cell regeneration. New cells replace older and damaged ones, exposing a younger skin surface. Each bottle contains up to 20 complete facial applications. Do it yourself at home and save on expensive spa treatments. Contrary to many other peels on the market, this product is a light gel and not a liquid. This helps prevent the product from trickling down your face or dripping into your eyes or mouth. Green Tea and Chamomile extracts are very effective antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients, they promote a clear, healthy, younger-looking skin and they help control the potentially irritating effect of glycolic acid on your skin.
    Amazon: Dermatologist Grade 30% Glycolic Acid Skin Peel, Planet Eden, 1 fl. oz.
    If used consistenly the acids will fade hyperpigmentation, sun damage, acne scars, shrinks enlarged pores, helps with mild acne, fades wrinkles and fine lines, tightens skin. This is unbuffered glycolic acid with a PH of 0.5. It will penetrate deeper and work faster than buffered acids. 1 bottle yields about 15 to 24 peels. This is considered a "light" peel and individuals will vary on the extent of peeling (little to none can occur). After several treatments your skin will absorb your creams, serums and masks better. By removing dead skin your skin will absorb your skin treatments better, don't waste money by applying your creams/lotions to dead surafce skin. Kit includes 1 ounce 30-percent Dermatologist grade glycolic acid, detailed instructions, fan brush.
    Amazon: Medical Strength 40% Glycolic Acid, ASDM Beverly Hills, 1 fl. oz.
    Glycolic peels help to rejuvenate skin by loosening the bond that holds dead skin cells on the epidermis. Helps smooth out fine lines and wrinkles without visible peeling; Evens out skin tone and texture to give a more beautiful complexion; Significant savings over professional treatments.
    Amazon: Professional Grade Complete 50% Glycolic Acid Chemical Facial Peel Home Kit, IQ Natural, 1 Kit
    Medical Grade Peel kit reduces appearance of scars, controls acne breakouts. Regenerates skin cells, brightens dull complexions by shedding off multiple layers of dead skin immediately. Glycolic acid peels have been the leader in advanced skin treatments around the world for many years. These peels come in different concentrations varying from 10 to 80-percent. Glycolic acid is perhaps the best-known of a group of chemicals called fruit acids.
    Amazon: Profesional Grade 50% Glycolic Acid Gel Peel With Chamomile & Green Tea Extracts, QRxLabs, 1 fl. oz.
    Professional Grade Glycolic Acid Face Peel stimulates collagen production, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation in the skin by increasing cell regeneration. New cells replace older and damaged ones, exposing a younger skin surface. Each bottle contains up to 20 complete facial applications. Do it yourself at home and save on expensive spa treatments. Contrary to many other peels on the market, this product is a light gel and not a liquid. This helps prevent the product from trickling down your face or dripping into your eyes or mouth. Green Tea and Chamomile extracts are very effective antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients, they promote a clear, healthy, younger-looking skin and they help control the potentially irritating effect of glycolic acid on your skin.
    Amazon: Medical Strength 70% Glycolic Acid Pee, 100% Purity, ASDM Beverly Hills, 1 fl. oz.
    Glycolic peels help to rejuvenate skin by loosening the bond that holds dead skin cells on the epidermis. Helps smooth out fine lines and wrinkles without visible peeling; Evens out skin tone and texture to give a more beautiful complexion; Significant savings over professional treatments.




    Amazon has many more Glycolic Acid skin care products available. These are only a few of the available products.

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  • SUNSCREEN/SUNBLOCK SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

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    Mountain Rose Herbs: Zinc Sunstick, SPF 30, Elementary Herbs, 0.6 oz. Tube, Natural Body & Skin Care Products
    This convenient and chemical-free SPF 30 sunstick is ideal for the face, nose, ears and more! Tested and approved by human beings - some of them professional surfers - it is easy to apply and offers broad UVA/UVB protection. In addition to the power-packed protection of zinc which goes on clear, the Sun Stick formula also includes a host of rich, skin-saving certified organic oils, including jojoba, coconut and avocado. Coral reef safe! Easily apply sunscreen without getting your hands messy, then tuck it into your pocket or bag. Perfect for busy moms, athletes, and outdoor enthusiasts. Available in Coconut or Unscented. Ingredients include Zinc Oxide (non-nanoparticle), organic beeswax, organic sesame seed oil, organic jojoba oil, organic carnauba wax, organic avocado oil, organic cocoa butter, organic coconut flavor (Coconut sunstick only), organic tapioca starch organic coconut oil, organic shea butter, buriti fruit oil and vitamin E.


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Cell Mate 15 Facial Creme & Sunscreen, SPF 15, Kiss My Face, 1 oz. Tube (70239)
    Facial Creme & Sunscreen is 72% certified organic. Instantly enhance skin tone, color, smoothness and reduce fine lines while defending your skin from environmental stresses. Anti-oxidant vitamins and botanicals promote new cell growth and additional aromatherapeutic essential oils soothe and enliven the complexion throughout the day with the addition of a SPF 15 sunscreen for year round UVA/UVB daily protection.
    HerbsPro: SunClear Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30-Plus, Grahams Natural Alternatives, 2 oz. Tube (104627)
    SPF 30-Plus natural reef friendly sunscreen is 2 hour water resistant. Especially formulated for those with sensitive skin. Relief of dry, itchy or sensitive skin.
    HerbsPro: Mineral Based Sunscreen, SPF 30, Beyond Coastal, 2.5 oz. Tube (74246)
    Mineral Based Sunscreen SPF30 Boasting proven sun-blocking ingredients, Beyond Coastal's newest product features micronized minerals zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. If you have sensitive skin you'll love this new product as the Mineral-Based Sunscreen blocks the sun's rays without absorbing into the skin. Vitamins A, C and E, alpha lipoic acid, shea butter, and aloe, algae and green tea extracts all supplement this all-natural lotion to nourish, repair and hydrate skin.
    HerbsPro: Baby Mineral Based Sunscreen, SPF 30, Beyond Coastal, 2.5 oz. Tube (74242)
    Baby Mineral Based Sunscreen SPF30 because scientists are finding that severe burns at a young age directly increase the risk of skin cancer. Beyond Coastal Baby includes natural ray blocking titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. This gentle, all-natural sunscreen contains soothing grape seed oil, a highly effective antioxidat that neutralizes harmful free radicals.
    HerbsPro: Active Daily Sunscreen, SPF 30, Beyond Coastal, 2.5 oz. Tube (74238)
    Beyond Coastal Active Daily Sunscreen SPF 30 is designed for those getting the most out of their day. From snorkeling down under to catching fresh tracks in Rocky Mountain powder, this moisturizing sunscreen keeps up with the harsh elements of the sun, snow, water and wind. Your skin is protected with a broad spectrum of UV absorbers, including Parsol 1789, and nourished with vitamins A, C & E. At the end of the day you can relax knowing you treated your mind and body to another healthy adventure. Make Beyond Coastal part of your daily skin-care regimen to help keep your skin healthy and youthful.
    HerbsPro: Clear Complexion BB Cream With Sunscreen SPF 30, Fair to Light, Aveeno Veeno Active Naturals, 2.5 oz.(114071)
    HerbsPro: Sunny Sunscreen SPF 35, Episencial, 2.7 oz. (113363)
    HerbsPro: AquaSport Spray, SPF 15, All Terrain, 3 oz. Pump Spray Bottle (82398)
    Convenient pump spray for fast, easy application. Oxybenzone-free and paraben-free. Transparent Zinc Oxide so no skin whitening. Great for sensitive skin; no eye sting. Broad UVA/UVB protection.
    HerbsPro: KidSport Natural Sunscreen Spray, Disney Phineas & Ferb, SPF 30, All Terrain, 3 oz. Spray Bottle (104435)
    HerbsPro: KidSport Natural Sunscreen Lotion, Disney Phineas & Ferb, SPF 30, All Terrain, 3 oz. Tube (104434)
    KidSport SPF30 Lotion in Disney Phineas and Ferb packaging is a highly effective, safe, natural, oxybenzone-free sunscreen providing full-spectrum UVA (skin cancer) and UVB (sunburn) protection. Proven effective after 80 minutes in water, KidSport is very water/sweat resistant so it is great for active kids. Using transparent zinc oxide, it is non-whitening, non-greasy, fragrance-free and will not cause eye sting so it is great for kids with sensitive skin.
    HerbsPro: Sunscreen Kids, SPF 30-Plus, Elemental Herbs, 3 oz. Tube (83065)
    You get the benefits of certified organic green tea and rose hip antioxidants and certified organic jojoba and extra virgin olive moisturizing oils. Now in a SPF 30-Plus version with the safest sun protection ingredient: pure non-nano zinc oxide. Safe for coral reefs, safe for kids and safe for you. Slather it on and do not worry, you will not find a white residue left behind. So, play in the sun, relax when you can, and remember safety comes first.
    HerbsPro: Australian Sport Sunscreen, SPF 30, Blue Lizard, 3 oz. Tube (98190)
    Provides high protection against sunburn. Helps prevent sunburn and photodamage caused by UVA/UVB exposure. Higher SPF gives more sunburn protection. Retains SPF after 240 minutes of activity in water. Closure turns blue in UV light. Zinc oxide formula. Dermatologist recommended.
    HerbsPro: Australian Sensitive Sunscreen, SPF 30-Plus, Blue Lizard, 3 oz. Tube (98226)
    Provides high protection against sunburn. Helps prevent sunburn and photodamage caused by UVA/UVB exposure. Higher SPF gives more sunburn protection. Retains SPF after 240 minutes of activity in water. Closure turns blue in UV light. Chemical free. Fragrance free. Dermatologist recommended.
    HerbsPro: Natural Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 40, Kiss My Face, 3 oz. Tube (94644)
    New natural mineral formula blends in clear. Enriched with Hydresia. An oleosome from safflower for improved moisture and easy rub in. Water resistant formula helps reduce irritation, fight the signs of aging and provides Broad Spectrum SPF 40 protection.
    HerbsPro: ThinkBaby Sunscreen, SPF 50-Plus, Thinkbaby, 3 oz. Tube (93837)
    HerbsPro: ThinkSport Livestrong Sunscreen, SPF 50, Thinkbaby, 3 oz. Tube (93838)
    HerbsPro: Age Defying Day Lotion With Sunscreen SPF 15, Sensitive Skin, Olay, 3.4 oz.
    HerbsPro: Baby Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30, Goddess Garden, 3.4 oz. Tube (111288)
    HerbsPro: Solbar Liquid Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30, Solbar, 3.8 fl. oz. Bottle (96683)
    High sun protection product retains SPF after 80 minutes of activity in water. Quick drying alcohol base. Very water resistant. Unscented.
    HerbsPro: Daily Sunscreen, SPF 15, Beyond Coastal, 4 oz. Tube (74244)
    Daily Sunscreen SPF 15 will keep you covered whether you are hiking the hill behind your home or cruising along Route 1 in a convertible. This moisturizing sunscreen not only guards your skin against the sun's harmful rays with the active ingredient Parsol 1789, but also repairs it with the antioxidant qualities of yerba mate, green tea, DMAE and lipoic acid. While you are surfing your local break or practicing the perfect putt, make Beyond Coastal's Sun Care products work for you and keep your skin energized and glowing with each new day.
    HerbsPro: Active Daily Sunscreen, SPF 30, Beyond Coastal, 4 oz. Tube (74239)
    Beyond Coastal Active Daily Sunscreen SPF 30 is designed for those getting the most out of their day. From snorkeling down under to catching fresh tracks in Rocky Mountain powder, this moisturizing sunscreen keeps up with the harsh elements of the sun, snow, water and wind. Your skin is protected with a broad spectrum of UV absorbers, including Parsol 1789, and nourished with vitamins A, C & E. At the end of the day you can relax knowing you treated your mind and body to another healthy adventure. Make Beyond Coastal part of your daily skin-care regimen to help keep your skin healthy and youthful.
    HerbsPro: Mineral Based Sunscreen, SPF 30, Beyond Coastal, 4 oz. Tube (74247)
    Mineral Based Sunscreen SPF30 Boasting proven sun-blocking ingredients, Beyond Coastal's newest product features micronized minerals zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. If you have sensitive skin you'll love this new product as the Mineral-Based Sunscreen blocks the sun's rays without absorbing into the skin. Vitamins A, C and E, alpha lipoic acid, shea butter, and aloe, algae and green tea extracts all supplement this all-natural lotion to nourish, repair and hydrate skin.
    HerbsPro: Baby Mineral Based Sunscreen, SPF 30, Beyond Coastal, 4 oz. Tube (74243)
    Baby Mineral Based Sunscreen SPF30 because scientists are finding that severe burns at a young age directly increase the risk of skin cancer. Beyond Coastal Baby includes natural ray blocking titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. This gentle, all-natural sunscreen contains soothing grape seed oil, a highly effective antioxidat that neutralizes harmful free radicals.
    HerbsPro: Solbar AVO Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 32, Solbar, 4 oz. Bottle (99227)
    High sun protection product. Retains SPF after 80 minutes of activity in water. Non-comedogenic. Very water resistant. Unscented.
    HerbsPro: Solbar PF Cream Sunscreen, SPF 50, Solbar, 4 oz. Bottle (97223)
    Extends high protection against sunburn. Non-comedogenic. Aminobenzoic acid (PABA) free.
    HerbsPro: Solbar Sunscreen Shield, SPF 40, Solbar, 4.4 oz. Bottle (96988)
    Helps prevent sunburn. High SPF provides greater sunburn protection. Hypoallergenic. Very water resistant. Unscented. No synthetic sunscreen agents.
    HerbsPro: 5K1N Natural Sunscreen, SPF 20, Life-Flo, 5 oz. Tube (92788)
    5K1N has created a sunscreen without invasive chemical agents to help prevent sunburn. This SPF 20 daily moisturizer provides moderate sun protection. Enriched with a natural blend of oils and extracts to nurture and moisturize the skin. Use everyday liberally on the face and body. Daily Moisturizer. Goes on clear with UVA-UVB Protection. Zinc Oxide (non nano) single active ingredient. Natural without invasive chemical ingredients. For all skin types. Effective immediately For face and body.
    HerbsPro: SunClear Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30-Plus, Grahams Natural Alternatives, 5.29 oz. Tube (104629)
    SPF 30-Plus natural reef friendly sunscreen is 2 hour water resistant. Especially formulated for those with sensitive skin. Relief of dry, itchy or sensitive skin.
    HerbsPro: Coppertone Sport Sunscreen Continuous Spray, SPF 70, Coppertone, 6 oz. Spray Bottle (98069)
    Screens out the suns burning rays to help prevent sunburn. Provides protection from UVA rays that may contribute to skin damage and premature aging of the skin. Higher SPF gives more sunburn protection. Retains SPF after 80 minutes of activity in the water or sweating. Specially formulated for active adults, this clear, no-rub, no mess spray goes on fast and dries quickly. Ultra sweatproof so it wont run into your eyes and sting. Sprays on at any angle for quick and even application. Designed to reach hard to reach places. Replenishing antioxidants help fortify skins natural defenses depleted during sun exposure. Waterproof. Broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
    HerbsPro: Coppertone Ultraguard Continuous Sunscreen Spray, SPF 70-Plus, Coppertone, 6 oz. Spray Bottle (98075)
    HerbsPro: Coppertone Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 4, Coppertone, 8 oz. (97007)
    Coppertone SPF 4 Sunscreen Lotion provides Coppertone certified SPF protection from the suns damaging UVA/UVB rays. This lightweight fast-absorbing lotion leaves no greasy residue on your skin. This non-greasy formula is also hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic so it wont clog pores or cause breakouts. Coppertone SPF 4 Sunscreen with Aloe and Vitamin E moisturizes your skin to help prevent peeling and dryness while helping to maintain healthy-looking skin. Coppertone SPF 4 Sunscreen provides waterproof protection and SPF protection you can trust. PABA free. Dermatologist tested. Many skin care experts recommend regular use of at least an SPF 15 to help reduce risks of sunburn, premature aging, wrinkling and skin cancer, especially if you burn easily or spend long periods of time in the sun.
    HerbsPro: Sport Performance Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, SPF 30, Banana Boat, 8 oz. Bottle (96711)
    Helps prevent sunburn. Banana Boat Sport Performance Lotion provides long-lasting, very water/sweat resistant protection for any sport activity. Their patented AvoTriplex technology helps prevent sunburn and skin damage while the active dry protect formula delivers quick absorption and no greasy feel. Just grab this no-slip pack and go! Fragrance free. Non-greasy. Will not run into eyes. Very water resistant.
    HerbsPro: Sport Performance Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50, Banana Boat, 8 oz. Bottle (98351)
    HerbsPro: Coppertone Kids Pure Simple Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50, Coppertone, 8 oz. Bottle (98354)
    Screens out the suns burning rays to help prevent sunburn. Provides protection from UVA rays that may contribute to skin damage and premature aging of the skin. Higher SPF gives more sunburn protection. Retains SPF after 80 minutes of activity in the water or sweating. Oil, fragrance and dye free. Tear free. Ultra gentle zinc oxide formula. Broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Hypoallergenic. Waterproof.
    HerbsPro: Coppertone Water Babies Pure Simple Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50, Coppertone, 8 oz. Bottle (99741)
    HerbsPro: Coppertone Water Babies Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 70, Coppertone, 8 oz. Bottle (99739)
    Screens out the suns burning rays to help prevent sunburn. Provides protection from UVA rays that may contribute to skin damage and premature aging of the skin. Higher SPF gives more sunburn protection. Retains SPF after 80 minutes of activity in the water or sweating. #1 pediatrician recommended. Waterproof.


    AMAZON PRODUCTS

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    AROMATHERAPY: HERBAL & CARRIER OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


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    Sesame Seed Oil
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