For over 20 years, Dr. Craig Austin – a renowned New York-based dermatologist and dermatopathologist – has been successfully treating his patients to fight or reverse the common signs of aging and acne. His expertise in skin pathology also gave him a special insight into what could be done to preserve the integrity of natural, beautiful skin.  So – to supplement his clients’ in-office treatments -- Dr. Austin developed a unique retexturing pad utilizing pharmaceutical grade Glycolic Acid that his patients could use at home.

The demand for these “Miracle Pads” – as Dr. Austin’s clients called them – grew rapidly, and Dr. Austin decided to make the retexturizing pads available to the public.  He founded Cane + Austin™, a one-of-a-kind specialized skincare collection based on the proven power of Glycolic Acid.  Considered the gold standard in skincare ingredients, Glycolic Acid significantly improves the skin because it is clinically proven to reverse the signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, hyper-pigmentation and skin discoloration.  It is effective at reversing sun and free-radical damage.

Cane + Austin™ uses only purified, pharmaceutical-grade Glycolic Acid comparable to expensive, invasive treatments in a doctor’s office. Known as the superstar of alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA’s), Glycolic Acid, derived directly from sugar cane, has the smallest molecular size (of any AHA) enabling it to work effectively both as an exfoliator and moisturizer.  It exfoliates by removing dead skin cells that clog pores, thus increasing cellular turnover while it also moisturizes by bringing water molecules from the environment into the skin and up from the lower levels of the dermis.

“After years of research and product trials, it became clear that pure, pharmaceutical grade Glycolic Acid was the only ingredient proven to reverse the clinical signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles, pore size, skin texture, hyper-pigmentation and acne  with the fewest side effects,” said Dr. Austin. “These results were proven both by treatment of thousands of my patients and studies in an independent clinical laboratory.”

Glycolic Acid penetrates through the damaged top layers of the skin and destroys the 'glue' that holds dead skin to the surface. This process removes the dead skin cells that clog pores, resulting in increased cellular turnover, a smoother more radiant complexion and an overall more youthful appearance. Pure Glycolic Acid helps to improve the actual structure of the skin by increasing collagen, elastic tissue and fibroblasts, and restores the thickness of the skin back to its original state. These superior technological differences further set Cane + Austin™ apart from other AHA pads on the market.

The brand consists of nine easy, effective, at-home products, including Retexturizing Treatment Pads, Retexturizing Acne Pads, Retexturizing Body Pads, Retexturizing Cream, Protect SPF 55, Miracle Pad, Corrective Treatment Eye Cream, Retexturize Treatment Lotion, and Retexturizing Treatment Scrub. The products are clinically proven to provide actual results and can be used by both women and men of all ages and skin types.

Dr. Austin had a vision to give consumers skincare they would ordinarily only be able to find at a dermatologist’s office, a unique solution to fight both the signs of aging and acne, and make it available and affordable for everyone.  That vision became a reality with the launch of Cane + Austin.

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