The Brightening Molecules produce incredible anti-aging and brightening effects, utilizing the most effective and natural alpha-hydroxy acids, along with Kojic Acid – to deliver a superior exfoliation experience, in a soothing and skin nourishing gel. Glycolic Acid, Pyruvic Acid and Lactic Acid all contribute to the deep penetrating and fast acting skin desquamation action. Additionally, 7.5% Kojic Acid diminishes unwanted surface spots by reducing discoloration, leaving your skin feeling smooth and delivering a uniform skin tone.
Glycolic acid occurs naturally as a trace component in sugarcane, grapes and other fruits. As the first in the alpha-hydroxy carboxylic acids, it is one of the smallest molecules with acid functionality, which easily penetrates the skin.
This useful organic acid reacts with the upper layer of the epidermis by weakening the binding properties of the lipids that hold dead skin cells together, dislodging them to reveal fresh new cells beneath.
Lactic Acid is another excellent alpha-hydroxy acid that usually occurs in sour milk, but is also found in molasses due to partial conversion of sugars in apples and other fruits. With a natural affinity to the skin, it’s also very effective at exfoliating and softening the surface.
Pyruvic Acid is the third alpha-hydroxy acid included in this superb formula. As an intermediate in sugar metabolism found in cane sugar juice, and a precursor to lactic acid, Pyruvic acid is excellent for treating oily and problematic skin, with excellent dead skin removal abilities.=
Kojic Acid is a natural by-product in the fermentation process of malting rice and is a mild pigment inhibitor. It helps brighten the skin by preventing the activity of tyrosinase, an essential enzyme for the synthesis of melanin.
Courtney’s Application Recommendations: Apply to clean skin utilizing a cotton round. All Courtney Sykes’ Molecular Acid Treatments are best utilized in the evening, for serious results while sleeping. Brightening Molecules are meant to leave on the skin, allow to dry for 5-10 minutes, and then layer with a Molecular Moisture Serum of choice – if so desired. Stay away from the eye area.