You need to know this! Alpha Hydroxy Acids broken down into layman's terms.
Glycolic Acid This alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) ingredient is best used in leave-on exfoliants. It needs an acidic pH to work best, but that can cause a stinging sensation upon application. It’s great for dry, sun-damaged skin, and helps smooth wrinkles.What To Look For Go for AHA exfoliants that omit the fragrance (it can be an added source of irritation), and that come in a soothing gel or lotion base that contains anti-irritants.
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Alpha Hydroxy Acid Serum with Apple Stem Cells & Goji Berry.
ABC's of Skincare, A: 1. AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) - Chemical exfoliant derived from various plants - Gently removes surface layer of dead skin cells 2. ALOE VERA - Helps reduce inflammation - Increase hydration by binding moisture to skin 3. ARBUTIN - Natural skin brightener - Derived from bearberries - Inhibits cells from producing skin darkening pigments 3. VITAMIN A (Retinol) - Helps generate healthier skin cells - Provide protection from free radicals
Fruity Alpha Hydroxy Acid facial peel Ingredients: 1 tbs Strawberry juice 2 tbs orange juice 1 tbs whole milk Instructions: Combine ingredients. Apply to a clean face with tips of fingers. Allow to dry for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Similar results of a facial peel.
Use common kitchen ingredients to create effective anti-aging treatments with these natural sources of alpha hydroxy acids.
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Derma E, Overnight Peel with Alpha Hydroxy Acids, 2 fl oz (60 ml) - iHerb.com | 14 euro
Dr. Chiu suggests looking out for "Products with alpha hydroxy acids to boost turnover of the skin." This treat-in-your-sleep offering from Derma E contains 5% alpha hydroxy acids to effectively slough away dead skin cells and even out skin tone. Derma E Overnight Peel, $19; dermae.com