Gold Standard Exfoliation Treatment
Glycolic Acid + Tranexamic Acid

26 reviews
1 fl. oz / 30mL

Meet Gold Standard — the most potent chemical exfoliator of our acid line. With 30% Glycolic Acid and 5% Tranexamic Acid, Gold Standard sloughs off dead cells for a smoother, brighter complexion. Perfect for seasoned exfoliators looking to level up their routine.

Who it's for: The chemists designed gold standard for the exfoliation experts and pigmentation prone skin types. These are individuals that have been using ingredients like salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and lactic acid for some time and need to level up their exfoliation game. 
Directions: For a nightly treatment - add one drop and mix with your favorite serum. For a weekly potent mask - After cleansing, apply a thin layer to skin and wash off after 10 minutes. Avoid eye contact.

This acid booster was designed to give you the freedom to integrate as you need it into your routine. Dilute with your hydrating serum or moisturizer for a nightly treatment or use once a week as a wash-off mask. Gold Standard is at your service!

Gold Standrd is tinted yellow using a natural colorant derived from safflower. To minimize irriation, this product is completely fragrance and essential oils free.

Chemical Exfoliants

The Gold Standard pairs the most powerful AHA glycolic acid with hyperpigmentation-fighting superstar tranexamic acid to effectively smooth and brighten dull skin.

30% Glycolic Acid: Glycolic acid is the smallest molecule of the AHAs (chemical exfoliant alpha hydroxy acid) family. Its small stature means it penetrates much better than its counterparts for smoother, brighter skin. Acid newbies and sensitive skin types beware! More effective also means a higher chance of irritation. Check out Baby StepsPHA/AHA for Sensitive Skin if you feel Gold Standard is too strong for you.

Additional Boost

5% Tranexamic Acid: This molecule was first used as an oral medicine to treat excessive bleeding. Researchers noticed an overall brighter complexion in patients, and now is a go-to ingredient to tackle pesky hyperpigmentation, giving our Gold Standard an "oomph!" in brightening power.

The Gold Standard's signature yellow color is created using a blend of natural flower and sweet potato extract. The formula is EO and fragrance free.

*Full Ingredient List: Water, Glycolic Acid, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Tranexamic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Propanediol, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Ethoxydiglycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Anthocyanin (Ipomoea Batatas Root Extract), Maltodextrin

The chemists have formulated each product using ingredients with the best safety & efficacy profiles. Transparency is a core customer value and we're proud to share all the percentages of our actives we put in every bottle. If you still have any question please email us at to get more info about our formulas.

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Love it so far

I use Gold Standard once a week as a leave on mask, hoping it will give my pigmentation elimination game a boost. It doesn’t irritate, I feel a slight temporary tingle (which Gloria calls the sweet spot!) and it leaves the skin feeling smooth. I can use this in addition to my daily glycolic toner without any issue (I skip the toner on the night that I use this.) So far, so good but of course, only time… lots of time unfortunately… will tell!

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The gold standard

Wow! This truly is the best in class! My skin felt smoother and looked brighter after using. I will definitely purchase again!

Tammy D.
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Elegant product

I really like this glycolic acid treatment and have been using it once a week on Saturday night, after double cleansing. It tingles a little a gives a lovely glow.

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Baby smooth

Was nervous using a smaller acid molecule, have been comfortable with baby steps. This one did. It irritate my skin and left me glowing and baby soft skin. Will easily bring this into my routine on a weekly basis.

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Within 2 nights of using this mixed in my moisturizer, there was a noticeable difference in the texture of my skin. Hands down the best product I’ve ever used!

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