PFAV 101

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.

Exfoliant

  • Improves appearance of skin's tone and texture
  • Reduces appearance of dark spots

Penetration Enhancer

  • Optimizes efficacy and penetration of other ingredients into skin

Moisturizer

  • Maintains a healthy skin balance
  • Smooths 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.

 

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