Meet Gold Standard — the most potent chemical exfoliator of the acid line. With 30% Glycolic Acid and 5% Tranexamic Acid, Gold Standard sloughs off dead cells for a smoother, brighter complexion.
Sunburn Alert: Use sunscreen during use, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterward.
How To Use
Directions: For a daily treatment – Add one drop and mix with your favorite serum or moisturizer. For a weekly potent mask – After cleansing, apply a layer to dry skin and wash off after 10 minutes. Avoid eye contact. Check out Baby Steps for something gentler.
Uneven Skin Tone
Boost the efficacy of your brightening routine by using Gold Standard as a once a week chemical peel rinse-off mask. Apply a thick layer all over, let sit for 10 minutes, then rinse off with water. Light stinging, in the beginning, is normal.
Love your Glycolic Acid but have a patch of compromised skin? Protect sensitive or extra dry zones with a dab of a Balm Voyage before using Gold Standard to prevent irritation.
Glycolic acid is the smallest and most effective molecule in the AHA family. The small stature means that much more exfoliating power – but that can also mean a chance of irritation.
Adjust the dose gradually. Light stinging initially is normal, but too much means the concentration is too high!
Truly The Gold Standard
30% Glycolic Acid: Glycolic Acid is the smallest molecule in the Alpha Hydroxy Acid family. Its small stature means it penetrates much better than its counterparts for smoother, brighter skin. Acid newbies and sensitive skin types beware! More effective also means a higher chance of irritation.
5% Tranexamic Acid: this molecule was first used as an oral medicine to treat excessive bleeding. Researchers noticed an overall brighter complexion in patients, and now is a go-to ingredient to tackle pesky hyperpigmentation, giving our Gold Standard an “oomph!” in brightening power.
Dimethyl Isosorbide + Ethoxydiglycol: skin-friendly solvents that improve penetration of Glycolic Acid and Tranexamic Acid for enhanced efficacy.
Full Ingredients List
Water, Glycolic Acid, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Tranexamic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Propanediol, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Ethoxydiglycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Anthocyanin (Ipomoea Batatas Root Extract), Maltodextrin