Alpha Hydroxy Acids: What Are They?
Fruits, milk, and sugar cane all contain AHAs, which are organic chemical substances. They remove all of the dead skin cell buildup that has been sitting on top of our skin by exfoliating it. Yuck, I know! When utilized properly, AHAs are recognized for creating a STRONG FOUNDATION for the skin. They all have various molecular sizes and all enter the skin in various ways. Since YEARS, AHAs have been utilized. Lactic acid-containing sour milk baths were reportedly used by ancient Egyptians to soften and smooth their skin. AHAs can be taken regularly as long as they are utilized properly. SPF is essential to include in the client’s skincare routine while utilizing these acids because Any usage of acids might make skin more sensitive.
luminous, polished skin
Remove any dead cells that have accumulated on the surface and stimulate the fibroblast cells to produce more collagen and elastin.
Size of the pores
Tone of Pigmentation
helps strengthen the skin and creates a solid foundation.
smooths and softens the skin
The AHA’s Family
The most often utilized acid is glycolic acid, which is derived from sugar cane.
widely employed and has the finest performance record
Since glycolic acid has the smallest molecular structure and is known to permeate the skin more deeply than the other acids listed, it is the holy grail for the majority of estheticians. GLYCOLIC ACID IS LOVED BY US!
Since the synthetic form is simpler to stabilize, it is more widely used.
Even teaching the skin to maintain its own natural moisture is possible with glycolic acid.
Lactic Acid is a byproduct of milk.
The main difference between glycolic acid and lactic acid is that the former works at a SLOWER rate. Since the synthetic form is simpler to stabilize, it is also frequently utilized.
This is a wonderful complement to facials and may even be used to soften the skin prior to a Dermaplaning procedure.
The source of malic acid is apples.
Malic acid is a common ingredient in rinse-off peels and leave-on exfoliants.
This bigger molecule not only provides antioxidants but is also known to exfoliate the skin.
When combined with its other partners, malic acid performs AMAZINGLY. TEAM, GO!
Unripe grapes are the source of tartaric acid.
Excellent for dry skin!
rich in antioxidants and excellent for reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
**Listed in order of largest to lowest molecular size. The more the molecule’s penetration into the skin, the smaller it is.
As you can see, AHAs have a lot of advantages! They can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including rosacea, acne, melasma, and pigmentation. AHAs can be used in a variety of ways and are an excellent complement to any skincare regimen!
- AHA Purifying Toner
- AHA Microbead Polish
- AHA Cream
- Exfoliating Rose Gel Mask
- Pumpkin Enzyme Mask I & II
- Complete Care Serum
- Total C Complex