Frequently Asked Questions about Academy by Candy Products
Will the Academy Compatible Moisturizer make my face oily/greasy?
No. Academy Compatible Moisturizer is formulated to never make your face greasy. It penetrates deeply in the skin.
If you have oily or acne prone skin, it is not necessary to use the Academy Compatible Moisturizer. If you have aging or dry skin, it is beneficial to use Academy Compatible Moisturizer after the glycolic creme.
Wait until the very slight tingling stops (about a minute depending on the person) and then apply the Academy Compatible Moisturizer. The Academy Compatible Moisturizer will not neutralize the effect of the glycolic acid in Academy Hydro Light, Academy Glycolic Creme, or Academy Glycolic Acne Control.
A slight tingling sensation that lasts less than a minute. The tingling sensation means that the product is deeply penetrating the skin (meaning that it is working). As soon as it stops, you know the product is now where you need it.
Will Academy Glycolic Products make my skin sensitive to sunlight?
No. In fact, Academy Glycolic products do the opposite. They will undo the damange that the sun causes (a benefit of glycolic acid). In the summer time or when you are in sunlight, we recommend to continuously use your glycolic treatments to counteract the sun. Then apply Academy Moisturizing Sunscreen.
The 2-ounce jars last several months if used properly. The cremes should be used sparingly but consistently. Use a pea-size amount to cover your entire face once or twice per day.
Can I use any of the Academy products on other areas of my body besides my face?
Yes. The Glycolic Body Creme is designed to be used on the entire body, including backs, elbows, heels, knees, or any rough surfaces.
Are the Academy products good for sensitive skin?
Yes. Academy products can even be used on sensitive skin and will not irritate if used properly for your skin type. All Academy products are “user controlled,” meaning that the user controls the amount of product application and frequency of application. Appropriate application for each individual will depend on their specific skin type, skin sensitivity, and amount of skin damage. It is important to be aware of and understand the “action” of Academy’s Glycolic Acid products prior to application. You may experience skin actions, or you may not. These actions (not reactions) are a normal part of the process of removing the old, dead layer of skin. If any actions are too much for you, you can choose to use less of the product or use it less often. You are in control of how fast you will see results. Anyone can benefit.
Academy Hydro Light and Academy Glycolic Creme can be used under the eyes as an eye cream. Whichever product you are using on your face can be used under your eyes. Using the Hydro Light will help with pigmentation if you have it under your eyes.
Medically speaking, there is no need to spend money on extra creams for your eyes. We want to thicken the dermal layer around the eyes (which is usually very thin) and the way to do this is to use the Glycolic Creme. Recommended usage: Put Glycolic Creme all over your face and then smooth it under the eyes last so only a little bit will cover that area.
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