Thursday, October 22, 2009

Our Favorite Glycolic Acid Night Cream Comes All The Way From London

Glycolic acid. Glycolic acid. Glycolic acid.

Seems like we just can't get enough! And where we're getting 'it,' is from across the ocean, and then some.

Our favorite: Bravura London Glycolic Acid 15% Night Treatment ($19.11, small jar).

Yes, we have to send for this little 'hope in a jar' through London's Royal Mail service. But after a couple of weeks and then a quick signature with the postman, everything arrives safely and securely.

Who exactly is behind the Bravura London skin care company?

Bravura is one of the UK’s leading online suppliers of Cosmeceutical skincare products. "At realistic prices," as the Bravura folks like to say.

According to Bravura London, it all began with glycolic acid.

"The company started back in 2003 by supplying glycolic acid peels only, we were the FIRST company in the UK to supply professional chemical peels to the general public, our vision was to allow this amazing treatment to be accessible to everyone rather than just people who could afford to pay £40+ at a beauty salon.

Then after great demand we created our wonderful skin care range which is loved by thousands of people worldwide. We saw the distinct lack of not only AHA and BHA products, but products that actually do what they claim!"

The night cream we like is the Bravura company's best seller----
"Glycolic Acid 15% Night Treatment is the strongest and most popular AHA product in our skin care range, making it an excellent treatment for wrinkled, sagging and lifeless skin. PH 3.5."

It is strong stuff, and as they always say, 'a little goes a long way.' Get too greedy for perfect skin and put on too much, and you will burn your face and neck. A small jar lasts several months.

We find that the Bravura London Glycolic Acid 15% Night Treatment brings a healthy glow to the complexion. It improves skin tone. Clears up acne and break-outs. Exfoliates away the dead skin cells. And adds a smoothness to the skin. It also works well with a Retin-A or Renova skin care routine---applying Bravura Night Treament for a couple of nights. Then applying Retin-A on the next two nights, and so on. Never apply both treatments together.

Why do we like Glycolic Acid better than other skin improvement treatments? The Bravura company can better explain it:

"While there were many skin care breakthroughs at the end of the last century, certainly one of the greatest was the discovery and application of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs). Alpha-hydroxy acids are naturally occurring acids, derived from the sugars of selected plants and fruits such as Sugar Cane, Grapes, Citrus Fruits, Apples and Bitter Almonds. These acids perform at the base of the stratum corneum, dissolving the cement that holds dead skin cells together. Because this increases cell turnover, this results in skin that is more flexible, smoother, and more even in tone."

Bravura London also sells at-home peels, salicylic and lactic acid products, cleansers, body care products, and more. Visit: for more information.

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