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Commonly Asked Questions

Why is this product called Accelerator?
AHA Accelerator has two ingredients in the alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) family: glycolic and lactic. AHAs are known to stimulate the epidermal cell turnover that occurs daily in young, healthy skin. With age, this process decreases leaving skin with a coarse texture and loss of vitality. The glycolic acid works more quickly but the lactic results in less irritation leaving AHA Accelerator a great choice for all levels of aging skin.

AHA Accelerator left my skin red and tingly. Am I allergic or sensitive to this product?
Typically redness and tingling is a normal reaction of alpha hydroxy acids and an indication that your skin is feeling it work. Usually, as the skin adjusts, these conditions subside. However, if you are concerned, it is a good idea to begin application gradually beginning with once every second or third day for two weeks working up to daily as tolerated.

I heard the alpha hydroxy acids make my skin more sensitive to the sun. Are they safe?
It is true that like retinols, salicylic acid, and a myriad of ingredients and medications, AHAs do create sun sensitivities. That is why your GlyMed Plus skin care professional will always require that you use a minimum SPF 15 with necessary re-application throughout the day. GlyMed Plus Professional Skin Care has a variety of sunscreens to suit any skin type and consumer preference.

Is this product safe for pregnant or breastfeeding moms?
Yes, however, your skin is more vulnerable to sun exposure during this time so make sure you are always wearing your GlyMed Plus sunscreen when outdoors.