Dr. Schultz talks a lot about glycolic acid, but you may not be too familiar with the term. What exactly is glycolic acid and why does he consider it the best exfoliant available for home use? Glycolic acid is without a doubt the gold standard of chemical exfoliation, and here are 5 reasons to back it up. First, it is extremely effective in removing dead skin. Next, it provides consistent and predictable results. It is versatile and can be modified to treat different skin conditions. It can be chemically "tweaked" to maximize its efficiency while minimizing irritation. Last but not least, patients are almost always satisfied with the results of glycolic acid. So in this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz discusses what glycolic is, the benefits of glycolic, at home glycolic peels and why glycolic is superior.