Ever wondered why Cleopatra soaked herself in milk baths!?
Milk = Lactic Acid = Alpha Hydroxy Acid
What do Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) do?
AHAs are dynamic skin renewal compounds that work to improve skin texture, firmness and tone whilst helping to reduce fine lines
AHAs work in three ways:
• EXFOLIATING – AHAs encourage skin cell renewal through chemical exfoliation, by removing dead skin cells to reveal newer, healthier skin cells at the surface. Exactly as what happens in a skin peel
• MOISTURISING – AHAs improve skin texture and also facilitate absorption of moisturisers when applied and help increase the skin firming effect for fresher looking skin, with a prolonged healthier radiance.
• REVITALISING – As the skin cell renewal process is accelerated and dead cells are shed faster, you will begin to notice the skin has softened the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, amazing for collagen. Fantastic to do whilst treating with IPL Skin Rejuvenation.
AHAs may cause mild and temporary tingling to the skin on application. This is normal. If your skin is unaccustomed to AHA products it is important to begin with the lowest level of AHAs before moving to the higher levels.
Glycolic Acid – Glycolic acid is found in some sugar-crops. Excellent capability to penetrate the skin as it is a smaller molecule
Lactic Acid – Derived from milk. Whilst exfoliating, lactic acid is a good skin moisturiser as it helps retain water in the skin. It can be used in combination with other AHAs in skin care products.
Salicylic Acid – It is a BHA and is better for oily skin as it works at engulfing the oil.