What Does Precision Free
Acid Value (PFAV™) Tell You?
Glycolic Acid is one of the most popular and versatile alpha-hydroxy acids available. Its gentle exfoliating activity makes it a great addition to everything from daily cleansing to an occasional deep-cleansing mask. But too much of this active ingredient can irritate skin and too little won't provide needed results. That's where Glytone's PFAV™ system can help.
Once the decision is made to add Glycolic Acid to a skincare routine the next important step is to learn how to get the most out of a skincare product. Glytone's PFAV™ system is designed to help everyone be successful. The name may sound a bit like chemistry class, but don't worry; We're going to break it down and make it easy to understand. PFAV™ is a valuable number to be familiar with and knowing about PFAV™ can help figure out which product is right.
- Improve's appearance of skin's tone and texture
- Reduces appearance of dark spots
- Optimizes efficacy and penetration of other ingredients into skin
- Maintains a healthy skin balance
- Smoothes and softens skin texture
PFAV™ provides ingredient transparency and shows how much pure, bioavailable Glycolic Acid a product contains. By disclosing the Free Acid Value, the guesswork is taken out of choosing a Glycolic Acid product. The PFAV™ value allows everyone to create a skincare routine that:
DELIVERS MORE FREE GLYCOLIC ACID TO THE SKIN, AS NEEDED, TO ACHIEVE GREATER EFFICACY
Because the amount of Glycolic Acid that matters is the amount that gets absorbed into the skin and not just sitting on the surface.
IS FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE WITH VARYING STRENGTHS OF AHA
The importance of being able to dial in an individualized skincare can't be understated. It allows you to choose strength based on ultimate end goal, from light exfoliation to brightening, and this is precisely where PFAV™ products shine.
PROVIDES RAPID, VISIBLE, AND PREDICTABLE RESULTS
With the emphasis on predictable. The PFAV™ system achieves consistent, reliable progress toward skincare goals. That way, it's easy to know when to safely advance to the next level.
First Time Glycolic Acid Users
The lowest PFAVTM products are also the gentlest. These are ideal for adding Glycolic Acid into a skincare routine for the first time, when new to the Glytone brand, or for avid AHA users whose skin might not be used to unbuffered Glycolic Acid. For best results it's important to be pro-active and avoid being aggressive by starting low. The 10% PFAVTM Glycolic Acid line of products is also safe to use between peels.
Established Glycolic Users
Once the PFAV™ 10 products have been used and their benefits have been experienced it may be time advance to the next level to attain continued improvement toward the ultimate skincare goals. Intermediate PFAV™ level Glytone Rejuvenating and Exfoliating products offer the same level of reliability and trustworthiness. These contain the same formulations, but with higher PFAV™ levels, so there will be no new ingredients or surprise side effects to be concerned about. Just softer, smoother, more radiant and youthful looking skin.
Advanced Glycolic Users
Once the skin has become accustomed to medium-strength Glycolic Acid and there are no further improvements it may be time to consider advancing to the highest-strength PFAV™ products. This is where Glycolic Acid’s collagen-promoting effects can be accessed for the smoothest, healthiest, and most radiant skin possible. These products can also be used as maintenance between peel series.
When to Talk to Your Dermatologist
- Your skin care routine is no longer effective
- Your symptoms are worsening
- You have skincare needs that Glycolic Acid cannot address