Glycolic acid is a small molecule in the alpha hydroxy acid family. It has the unique ability to penetrate the skin because of its size. It provides for an excellent means of exfoliation, which aids in the reduction of acne scars, hyper-pigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles. It even helps minimize pore size. An additional benefit is that glycolic acid enhances the texture and tone of your skin. People love that fresh, healthy glow they see after a peel. The best part is that glycolic peels have very minimal to almost no downtime!