Glycolic Acid Products We Never Knew We Needed Until Now

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Can any new beauty product solve all your problems? Maybe not—but we know full well how powerful a brand-new lipstick (or perfume, or serum) can make us feel. With that in mind, we present to you our new Shop series—a carefully curated collection of all the buzziest beauty products to feast your eyes on, maybe lighten your wallet with, and definitely feel great about. Our market editors will be scouring the interwebs and our favorite retailers to bring you the most noteworthy new beauty gems before you see them everywhere else. So go ahead and shop; you deserve it.

If you haven't invested in a good glycolic acid product yet, it's time to hop on board. Known for fighting acne, wrinkles, dullness, and clogged pores, this one ingredient packs a power punch against all your skincare woes. Add one or more of these products to your vanity and start reaping the benefits ASAP.

Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex
Mario Badescu Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex $35

Full of exfoliating papaya extract and glycolic acid, this moisturizing complex is perfect for dry skin.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Supersize Hyaluronic Marine Oil-Free Moisture Cushion $60

This oil-free moisturizer works to hydrate and plump skin while fighting off fine lines and wrinkles.

Peter Thomas Roth 10% Glycolic Solutions Moisturizer $45

This solution is made with a gentle time-released form of glycolic acid to gently encourage a younger-looking, fresher-looking complexion over time.

Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon $82

Correct, renew, and regenerate your skin while you sleep thanks to hydrating and anti-aging ingredients.

Lancer Skincare Retexturizing Treatment Cream $90

Lightweight and hydrating, this treatment cream uses enriched antioxidants to trap in moisture for a smoother, less wrinkly complexion. 

Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum $85

Targets dark spots, dullness, and signs of aging for firmer, plumper skin.

SkinCeuticals LHA Cleanser Gel $41

A unique cleansing gel that goes beyond just removing impurities, SkinCeuticals' LHA gel is made of LHA, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid to encourage cell renewal for brighter, more refined skin. 

SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex $220

We love this anti-aging complex because it targets blood vessels to reduce inflammation while encouraging cell growth for youthful, glowing skin.

Glytone Mild Gel Cleanser $33

Featuring AHAs and glycolic acid to exfoliate and remove impurities, this face wash works to diminish dead skin cells and resurface your complexion, leaving a complexion that's balanced and glowing.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic and Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum $69

Treat dull, tired eyes to this anti-aging serum. Not only does it fight against crow's-feet, fine lines, and wrinkles, but it uses willow-bark extract to help reduce puffiness and soothe the skin. 

Eminence Organic Skin Care Yam and Pumpkin Enzyme Peel $46

This peel uses lactic acid to gently slough away dull, dead skin cells and impurities, as well as pineapple for a clean, refreshed feel. 

Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum $61

Eliminate hyperpigmentation, dark spots and sun damage while fighting off fine lines and wrinkles with this serum. 

Herbivore Botanicals Prism Natural Fruit Acids 5% Exfoliating Glow Potion $54

Part essence and part serum, this potion is a blend of natural fruit acids and botanical waters combine that work together to slough dead skin cells, clogged pores, and uneven skin tone. 

SkinCeuticals C + AHA $136

An editor favorite, this multitasking treatment works to diminish and prevent signs of aging. Use in the morning under your moisturizer with SPF.

Squalane + Glycolic Renewal Facial 2.02 oz/ 60 mL
Biossanc Squalane + Glycolic Renewal Facial $68

A peel, an exfoliator, and a mask all in one.

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