The M.D. FORTÉ® alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) skin care system is based on two decades of glycolic acid research resulting in products with higher AHA levels than similar products, giving you the strength to deliver beautiful results-without irritation.

AHAs shed, or exfoliate, dead cells of the dry outer layer of the epidermis, which results in the appearance of younger, healthier-looking skin.

AHAs also limit transepidermal water loss, thereby improving the skin's moisture-binding ability. Skin that retains more water becomes smoother and younger-looking, and diminishes the effects of sun damage.

Glycolic acid, naturally found in sugar cane and available in M.D. FORTÉ
® products, is a particularly effective form of AHA. This is because its small molecular size means more active molecules of glycolic acid are available in a given concentration as compared with lactic acid and polyhydroxy acid (PHA). The result? More activity for faster delivery of unique benefits when and where they're needed most.

However, while glycolic acid helps shed dead skin cells and hydrate the skin, it can also cause irritation. In fact, the higher the concentration of glycolic acid, the better the results-but the greater the irritation too.

M.D. FORTÉ
® is unique in that it achieves a healthy balance between concentration and comfort, maximizing the advantages of glycolic acid with minimal irritation. It does this through a process called partial neutralization.

Click here to learn more about the advantages of partial neutralization.

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