Clinical Results

Glycolic Acid

The following is an excerpt taken from a research report on an ingredient found in the Bello Skin Care line because of the substantial benefits it offers.

abstract: glycolic acid

Source: Dermatology Times, May 1999, Volume 20, Issue 5, Page 40

New research on Glycolic Acid has confirmed its efficacy in the treatment of photodamage, hyperpigmentation and acne. “New studies have confirmed Glycolic Acid stimulates collagen production which may account for its effect on photodamaged skin,” said Dr. Moy, Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, L.A. In addition, Glycolic Acid has been shown to increase elastin in the dermis, thicken the epidermis and thin the papillary dermis. On cultured human skin fibroblasts, Glycolic Acid increaes collagen production and cell proliferation in several studies.

Studies were conducted with concentrations ranging from 3.25% to 13% and at pH levels from 3.25 to 4.40.

As for the treatment of acne, Glycolic Acid seems to be fairly good at loosening comedones in the pores, alleviating melasma and reducing fine facial wrinkling.