Alpha HydroxyAcids work to help increase the rate of cell-turnover. If your skin looks tired, or dry, of if you wake up one morning and wonder where all of the wrinkles came from- it's time for a little AHA. It will perk you right up. They're also potent water binders so you'll notice that your skin looks firmer and more hydrated.
AHA's are available in many forms and most of them are derived from fruit acids- citric, malic, and glycolic are all AHA's. We use 8% lactic acid with a final pH of 3.5 in ours. Lactic acid is a larger molecule than glycolic so it's less irritating while producing comparable results. It also hydrates the skin, increases barrier function by increasing ceramide production, and lightens hyperpigmentation unlike glycolic acid.
AHA's are some pretty serious business- they remove layers of skin. If you've never used them before you need a little time to adjust to them. In the beginning your skin can "purge" and you can get some pimples from them- even if you're not acne prone- so please don't use this a few days before a big event. If you're really acne-prone using it in combination with our BHA toner helps. It takes about 2 weeks for your skin to normalize and look better.
Use AHA's at night, and then rinse them off in the morning. If you're new to them just use them every other day until your skin gets used to them. You really don't have to use them all the time to get the effect.
You get a 4-ounce(120 ml) bottle.
Ingredients: Distilled Water, Aloe Vera juice, Lactic Acid, Gluconoactone and Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Bicarbonate
Gluten-free, Pregnancy Safe. Shelf life 6 months.
Sunburn alert: This product contains an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase skin's sensitivity to sunburn. Use a sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week following cessation of use.
- Pregnancy Safe: Yes
- Product Type: Toner
- Suitable For: Anti-Aging