Canadian brand Consonant Skincare recently launched a Maximum Glycolic Meta Serum—true to its name, the serum contains maximum allowable concentration of glycolic acid in an over-the-counter product in Canada.
Glycolic acid is often touted as a miracle product for the skin, as it is the type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) with the smallest molecule and the greatest penetration. Glycolic acid is useful for exfoliating the skin to remove skin that is dry, coarse or dead. As such, Consonant's new serum is ideal for those seeking smoother, brighter and firmer-looking skin. Although the word "acid" deters some consumers, an independent clinical study of the high-performance serum revealed that no participant experienced burning or redness as a result of use.
As well as boasting 10% glycolic acid, the Maximum Glycolic Meta Serum also features four all-natural botanical extracts: pennywort, poria mushroom, hibiscus and the common reed.