FAQs about Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Anti-Oxidants?
- What is Alpha Hydroxy Acid?
- How does AHA work?
- Why is Rx Formula superior to the AHA products put out by the major cosmetic companies?
- What percentage of Glycolic Acid does Rx Formula home care offer?
- Why can Rx Formula give these higher concentrations?
- Is Rx Formula good for people who are prone to clogged pores?
- What are the directions for using Rx Formula glycolic products?
- When do you apply moisturizer or sunscreen after using Rx Formula glycolic products?
- Does Rx Formula make your skin more sensitive to the sun?
- How can the same Rx Formula glycolic product be beneficial to both dry and oily skin?
- What might be experienced after applying Rx Formula glycolic products to the skin?
- Does Rx Formula have peeling products for professional salon use only?
- Why are Topical Anti-Oxidants important for your skin?
- What Anti-Oxidants are incorporated in Rx Formula's products?
1. What is Alpha Hydroxy Acid?
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) form a family of natural, non-toxic substances derived from fruit acids. These acids are malic acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid and tartaric acid.
2. How do AHA work?
The main function of the AHA is to exfoliate the skin by weakening the bonds that hold cells together in the skins uppermost layer. They also stimulate the body's own collagen production. This process allows younger newer cells to emerge.
When you are young, you don't notice the natural exfoliating process (this "turn around" cycle takes about 27 days for a 17 year old person). As you get older, the cell replacement process slows down, so dead cells are not shed as efficiently. Rx Formula speeds up this process.
3. Why is Rx Formula superior to the AHA products put out by the major cosmetic companies?
Many dermatologists feel that AHA concentrations of less than 10% get minimal results. Cosmetic companies use AHA at much lower concentrations, generally of or around 2%-6%. Rx Formula offers the highest most effective percentage of Glycolic Acid available without a prescription. Rx Formula adds anti-oxidants to help defend your skin from biological damage.
4. What percentage of Glycolic Acid does Rx Formula home care offer?
For the face, Rx Formula offers a 10% and 15% and 20% Moisturizing Lotion with anti-oxidants, an Oil Free Firming Fluid in 10%,15% and 20% concentrations with anti-oxidants and an Eye Firming Gel that contains 3% Glycolic Acid with anti-oxidants and Aloe. For the Hands and Body there is a 15% Exfoliating Lotion, a 15% anti-oxidant Complex Body Lotion and an 18% Intensive Treatment Cream for sun damaged and extremely rough and dry areas on the feet, legs, arms, and elbows. The Mild Gel Wash contains 7% Glycolic Acid also containing anti-oxidants.
5. Why can Rx Formula give these higher concentrations?
Rx Formula is sold only through skin care professionals. This one on one interaction between professional and client enables the skin care professional to explain the directions and individualize treatment.
6. Is Rx Formula good for people who are prone to clogged pores?
Yes!! Glycolic Acid is the preferred topical treatment for acne by many dermatologists.
7. What are the directions for using Rx Formula glycolic products?
You should begin using Rx Formula as directed on each product. This usually will mean starting out using the products every other day for the first two weeks. After the first two weeks you may apply the product daily. (Personal choice dictates if the product will be used in the morning or evening). After one month you may apply the product once in the morning and once in the evening. The directions are labeled on each product. For best results please follow all directions.
8. When do you apply moisturizer or sunscreen after using Rx Formula glycolic products?
Rx Formula is applied directly to clean non irritated skin. It is necessary to allow ten minutes for Rx Formula to be absorbed. After ten minutes sunscreen or moisturizer may be applied as necessary.
9. Does Rx Formula make your skin more sensitive to the sun?
No. Rx Formula does not increase sun sensitivity (photosensitivity).
10. How can the same Rx Formula glycolic product be beneficial to both dry and oily skin?
They are beneficial to both dry and oily skin by exfoliating the dead skin cells. This sloughing action rids the skin of dead cells that act as a barrier to moisture, while discouraging the production of clogged pores, a major cause of breakouts.
11. What might be experienced after applying Rx Formula glycolic products to the skin?
A mild tingling or slight stinging may result soon after application. This is normal and should pass within a few minutes. If stinging increases in time or doesn't wear off, wash off and do not attempt to reapply for 24 hours, if prolonged stinging occurs again after reapplication, discontinue use.
12. Does Rx Formula have peeling products for professional salon use only?
Yes. Rx Formula provides training and instructional videos on the use of peeling solutions for the skin care professional.
13. Why are Topical Anti-Oxidants important for your skin?
Anti-Oxidants neutralize free radicals and assist your skin in its fight against premature aging. Free radicals are destructive molecules that cause biological damage and set you up for premature lines and wrinkles. Anti-Oxidants are your best defense against these toxic molecules.
14. What Anti-Oxidants are incorporated in Rx Formula's products?
Topical Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin A are the most effective of the vitamins out on the anti-aging skin care scene today. Co Enzyme Q10. These anti-oxidants are effective in increasing the skins elasticity and promoting the natural skin repair process.
Green Tea : Known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Rx Formula also utilizes the properties from Kelp, Yeast and Rose Hips.