Gold Standard Exfoliation Treatment
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.
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.
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.
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
I like how this can be used in different ways. I like to use this as my night routine. I add a drop to my moisturizer and have an awesome glow in the morning. It stings my face at first but then it’s fine.
I was looking for a weekly peel/AHA treatment to help with exfoliating and preventive anti-aging. I trust and love everything that CC makes, so I decided to try this. I have done a decent amount of chemical exfoliating in the past, but never tried a concentration as high as this. I tried it as an overall mask for 10 minutes, and it was SUPER tingly and moderately painful at first....I got a little worried. But I've been using it once per week and my skin looks wonderful. It does a great job of exfoliating and exposing the glowy new skin underneath. Even though it stings at first it got better after the 9-10 minutes and there was no redness or irritation after. This is not a beginner product but anyone who wants a peel to compliment their routine: This is a must!
I got this product to see if it would help reduce my large pores. I’ve only been using it a week and seen real and significant results. I’m very happy with this product and plan to repurchase!
This is my second time purchasing the 30% glycolic acid treatment because it works for me! It has helped fade dark spots and I have noticed a decrease in breakouts on my chin area and overall improved skin texture I have used it both as a weekly mask and mixing a little daily into my serum and I prefer a weekly mask since I use retinal as well and don’t want to make my skin angry at me . This is a product I will continue to buy and has made me realize I need to stop switching it up cause it works and my skin is happier
This is a great addition to my nightly routine. I add a pea-size amount to my night serum; just a little dab is all that is needed. Love the packaging too!