Gold Standard Exfoliation Treatment
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.
Pssst...did you know?
The first iteration of Gold Standard was an overly ambitious hodgepodge of active ingredients, which ended up turning into awkwardly brown mush over time. “Brown Standard” just wouldn't have the same ring to it.
Ingredients List & Actives Profiles
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How to Combine Skincare Actives like a Pro pt 2
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Alpha Hydroxy Acids: Your Skin's AHA Moment
You can find AHAs in a wide range of products from cleansers to night creams. Just what are AHAs anyway? AHA stands for alpha hydroxy acid — a class of water-soluble weak acids that has a long history of use and proven skin benefits. Some commonly used in skincare are: glycolic, lactic, malic, citric, mandelic, and tartaric acid. It's one of our "big 4" actives that we swear by. We love AHAs so much, we developed a whole line of booster masks starring our favorite AHAs. So let's take a look a...Read more