Q: My 19 year old daughter found a regime for acne which consists of using a product containing 8- 10% glycolic acid.  I found and purchased Restorsea night cream as a replacement for this product.  Please tell me approximately what percent of Restoresea is “the- better than glycolic acid -active ingredient”.  I hope this makes sense.  Also, please tell me if Restoresea is effective with acne or any suggestions you have for acne.

A: Thank you very much for your support of Restorsea. 8-10% of glycolic acid is very high and could be potentially irritating to your daughter’s skin.  It works by chemically burning through layers of living and dead skin cells thereby resulting in red, peeling, flaking and thinning skin that is sensitive to light.

The concentration of our active ingredient Aquabeautine XL® is 1%.  However, it is like comparing apples and oranges.  The real question is the difference in how each ingredient works.  Our ingredient works by only digesting the dead skin cells thereby allowing the living cells to flourish and thrive.  As a result, after using Restorsea products (every day, twice a day, for 12 weeks), you will see radiant, clear, glowing skin.

I have suffered from cystic acne my entire life.  It is a medical condition so it is best to seek the guidance of a dermatologist. That being said, while I am not a medical doctor, nor a scientist, I found that Restorsea was effective at controlling my breakouts.  I used to have to get glycolic peels every 8 weeks.  Since using Restorsea, I haven’t had a glycolic peel for over a year (which is a good thing as I have no time to get one…).

I would recommend that your daughter keep her skin clean and hydrated (just because her skin is oily doesn’t mean that it does not need hydration).  I would have her use our Reviving Cleanser. Please keep me apprised of her progress.