Xx Rose Glycolic Gel
What is it? XX Rose Glycolic gel is an exfoliating serum that contains 10% glycolic acid in a soothing base of rose water.
Notes from the Curator: This gel serum gently resurfaces the skin leaving it smooth, clear and bright. It works wonderfully overnight but sensitive skins can use this as a 2-5 minute flash mask. XX was featured in our Beauty Box.
Let’s get Nerdy: Glycolic acid has one of the smallest molecules of all AHAs & therefore is able to penetrate the skin. Glycolic acid helps correct hyperpigmentation & smooth fine lines & it’s really good for combating photoaging. Some studies show that glycolic acid elevates collagen production in dermal fibroblasts & that could be one mechanism by which it helps improve the condition of skin.
- About the Brand
Monastery was founded by Athena Hewett. Athena has been a certified esthetician now for 20 years, starting her own skincare studio in San Francisco in 2011. Alongside her practice she introduced a skincare line inspired by her childhood summers in the Greek Cyclades, where her grandparents lived & owned an olive grove. Throughout her childhood, Athena learned from her grandmother & her mother, practices of picking & pressing local herbs & turning nuts into oils. Athena combines her love and understanding of plant-based potions, so ingrained in her upbringing, with her training & practice as an esthetician as well as her meticulous attention to sourcing high quality ingredients, to create her beautiful products for Monastery.
- How to Use
Apply 1-2 pumps right after cleansing and before the rest of your skincare regimen. For sensitive skin, apply as a mask for 2-5 minutes and rinse off with water.
Rosa Damascena (Rose petal infusion), Distilled Water, Glycolic Acid, Leuconostoc (Raddish Root) Ferment’ Xantham Gum, Arrowroot.
Our glycolic acid is derived from papaya and sugarcane and works to correct pigmentation, banish acne, and smooth fine lines.