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Lactic Acid FAQs

By October 20, 2021January 21st, 2022Science

Lactic Acid

ALPHA HYDROXY ACID

Your frequently asked questions about Lactic Acid answered

What are the benefits of Lactic Acid?

Lactic acid isn’t just a 1 trick pony, it offers loads of benefits to the skin, including: improving skin’s natural moisture factor; increasing cellular turnover; improving acne and acne scarring; brightening skin tone by removing surface dead skin and reducing 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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