The secret to ProKera’s effectiveness is glycolic acid, the alpha hydroxy acid with the smallest molecule so it is readily absorbed by the skin. It has been clinically proven by independent research that the alpha hydroxy acids do the following:
- Facilitate absorption of other ingredients it is mixed with through the stratum corneum (skin’s outer surface) layer.
- Slow evaporation of hydration (water) off the surface of the skin.
- Speed up exfoliation (sluffing) of the stratum corneum layer by dissolving adhesives that bind skin cells together.
- Cause the collagen layer of the skin to swell temporarily, giving the appearance of a reduction in fine wrinkling.