No, this isn’t necessary. Water will neutralize the acid, so if you feel like the tingling sensation is too much, rinsing your face will lessen it.
After cleansing your face morning and night, swipe the pad over clean skin and follow with your serum or moisturizer. We recommend starting with just once a day to ease into the routine.
Cane + Austin pads are effective yet gentle on your skin. You will experience a slight tingle, but, as we like to say, the tingle means it’s working! The best way to avoid irritation is to gradually introduce glycolic to your regimen. Start with once a day at the lowest grade of glycolic (if you're new to AHA acids) and work your way up.
Yes, you most definitely can. We recommend going gently on any other physical exfoliators, such as a pore cleanser brush, physical exfoliator face wash, or washcloth. These in combination with glycolic can make your skin irritated.
Yes you can, if you ease into the routine and make sure that you’re not overdoing it at first. Retinol and glycolic acid can be a powerful anti-aging combination when used correctly. Always check with your dermatologist to make sure you are using retinol in the correct way.
Yes it does increase your sensitivity to sunlight. Make sure you are taking all the necessary precautions when going outdoors by using an SPF 30+ especially in conjunction with your glycolic routine.
Yes, we recommend using products that are 10% glycolic acid or below. While pregnant, your skin can vary in sensitivity so be sure to start slowly.
Yes it can, in conjunction with other medications prescribed from your dermatologist. It will especially help with the dark “pits” that cystic acne can leave, and with evening out skin tone and redness.
You can absolutely use glycolic acid if you have dry skin. Despite the term “acid,” glycolic acid is a very gentle yet effective ingredient that can actually bring moisture back to the skin. The molecules in the acid will plump up your skin and give it what we call a #glycolicglow while bringing up your skin’s hydration levels.


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