Lactic Acid


Lactic acid is a skin care ingredient that quickly delivers numerous benefits when applied in a well-formulated exfoliating product. When used in a pH-correct formula (whether designed to be left on skin or in a high-strength peel that’s rinsed after several minutes), lactic acid works by gently breaking the bonds that hold dead, dry skin cells to the surface.

Lactic Acid is generally viewed as being a gentle chemical exfoliant, meaning it is well tolerated by most, even sensitive skins. In addition it possesses properties that boosts the skin’s natural hydration, reducing the flaking effect of many acids used for exfoliation.

  • Improves skin’s natural moisture factor
  • Increases cellular turnover
  • Improves acne and acne scarring
  • Brightens skin tone by removing surface dead skin
  • Reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation and sun damage

Is Lactic Acid good for your skin?

Lactic Acid is a highly effective acid that works to exfoliate the skin. Unlike other chemical exfoliants, Lactic Acid is viewed as being a more gentle skincare acid; it’s tolerated well by most making it a great entry chemical exfoliant.

Should I use Lactic Acid or Salicylic Acid?

Lactic and Salicylic acids are both AHAs that chemically exfoliate the skin. Salicylic can break down oil. typically making it better for oily skin, whereas Lactic is great for all skin types, in particular dehydrated and sun damaged skin. However, many skincare formulations offer a blend of both to tackle a wide range of skin concerns.

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