What are the long-term benefits of using AHA's (Alpha Hydroxy Acids)?

Summarised from a range of clinical research and demonstrated by the long-term use of AHA, it is found that with as little as the 3 months use, the following results can be seen:

  • increased epidermal thickness
  • increased dermal type I collagen
  • normalised skin damage caused by ultra-violet light.

Do you need to be be more careful in the sun when using AHA's?

ASAP always recommends the use of sunscreens.  AHA's exfoliate, reveals new fresh layers of skin which are then subsequently exposed to the sun.  Newer skin, like a young child's, is more vulnerable to the sun therefore use of a sunscreen is essential to eliminate the risk of sun sensitivity and damage, and is always recommended as part of any good preventative skin care regime.

  • All ASAP skin products are vegan.
  • All ASAP skin products are 100% paraben-free.
  • ASAP products and ingredients are not tested on animals.
  • ASAP products are SLS/SLES free.

Why does ASAP recommend daily exfoliation?

Exfoliation - the process of removing the outer layer of dead skin cells has been practised safely for centuries by men and women all over the world.  Men who shave actually exfoliate everyday.  As we age, skin cell turnover slows down which can result in a dull, lifeless complexion.  By exfoliating daily, dead skin cells are removed, allowing for better penetration of products containing active ingredients resulting in a smoother, clearer and more translucent complexion.

Exfoliating the face with products containing particles made from ground nutshells or fruit pips should be avoided as they can be harsh and damage the skin.  ASAP's Daily Exfoliating Facial Scrub has been scientifically formulated to provide a gentle exfoliation which combines physical exfoliation (smooth round beads) with chemical exfoliation (AHAs to dissolve the intercellular "glue' that attaches skin cells to the skin's surface).

Are ASAP skin products natural?

ASAP skin products are made in Australia from environmentally friendly ingredients and are not tested on animals.  While ASAP skin products contain some naturally sourced ingredients, ASAP's focus is on providing effective skin care solutions and makes no claim to be 'natural products'.  All ASAP ingredients are NICNAS approved and have been safely used for many years.

The active ingredients in ASAP skin products have been scientifically tested and proven to produce impressive, fast-acting, visible results.  Drawing on a range of active ingredients including AHAs, BHAs, Niacinamide, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and anti-oxidants, our active ingredients promote younger, fresher, healthier looking skin. ASAP skin products do not contain harmful chemicals, harsh detergents, artificial fragrances or animal derivatives.

Reactions to ASAP skin products are rare.  Occasionally consumers believe they have experienced a reaction when in fact what they are experiencing is either:

a) due to an overuse of a product or
b) a normal response experienced by some people using products containing AHAs for the first time.

First time users of products containing AHAs can experience dryness, flakiness and itchiness as their skin adjusts.  The initial dryness, flakiness and itchiness is the skin reducing the thickness of the stratum corneum (dead skin layer) and will generally settle after a few weeks leaving a beautiful translucent look to the skin.  During this period when the skin is adjusting to professional strength products, ASAP recommend introducing the products very slowly, for example, using the cleanser once a day and the facial scrub 2-3 times a week and gradually increasing the frequency.

Occasionally, puffiness and swelling may occur when too much product has been applied.  This mainly occurs with overuse of ASAP Clearskin Bodygel and ASAP Advanced Eye Complex. These are active cosmeceutical products and should be used in small amounts as per directions.

How long before I see results from using ASAP products?

Most clients see results the very first time they use ASAP skin products and your skin will feel cleaner, smoother and appear more translucent almost immediately.  For clients with more advanced skin concerns, ie. ageing, sun damage or acne, optimum results should be achieved within 90 days of commencement.  Consumers may occasionally experience an initial adjustment period with the introduction of products containing AHAs.  This is usually temporary and an indication that great results will be achieved by using ASAP skin products.

How does Vitamin C help to reduce skin pigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of an area of skin caused by increased melanin.  Vitamin C stops further pigmentation by inhibiting melanin production.  To further reduce the appearance of pigmentation, Absorbic Acid contained in Vitamin C is a tyrosinase inhibitor, it reduces melanin production and encourages cellular renewal through exfoliation which treats pigmentation.

What makes ASAP different?

ASAP distinguishes itself from skin care companies in its determination to keep the process simple.  Recognising that the vast array of skin care products on the market today can be daunting, ASAP has developed a concise doctor-formulated range of easy-to-use products that are effective, affordable and available only from trained skin care professionals, doctors and dermatologists.  ASAP skin care products quickly and effectively improve the appearance of:


  • Ageing / sun-damaged skin
  • Dull, tired and dehydrated skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Oily and acne-prone skin

ASAP's huge success in the skin care industry owes much to solid scientific research. Great care was taken in testing the appropriate active ingredients on especially difficult skin types such as sun damaged, ageing and acne-prone skin.  The results were swift and successful, resulting in overwhelming demand from doctors, beauty therapists and other skin care professionals around the world.

Today ASAP is the leading cosmeceutical skin care company in Australia, allowing women and men of all skin types to benefit from ASAP's easy-to-use range.


All white tubes now come with new twist caps and security seals.  These non-removable caps twist easily to open and close.
All moisturisers and serums are now packaged in airless pump bottles with usage windows which eliminates product wastage.  The ASAP Daily Exfoliating Facial Scrub, Daily Facial Cleanser and Gentle Cleansing Gel are now packaged in 200ml shower-friendly, squeezable  bottles with press down security caps - great for travel.