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Lactic Acid

Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), which occurs naturally in the body, as well as being found in dairy products, but is typically derived synthetically for cosmetics today. AHAs work by dissolving the keratin binding the outermost layer of skin cells, speeding up the skin’s natural exfoliation process. This leads to smoother, brighter, clearer skin, whilst reducing skin discolouration & fine lines/wrinkles with continued use. it is a family of ingredients also seen on ingredients lists as potassium lactate.

What is Lactic Acid?

Lactic acid belongs to the family of alpha hydroxy acids, which are water-soluble acids known for their ability to gently exfoliate the skin.

What does Lactic Acid do?

Lactic acid offers benefits such as: - Acts as an exfoliant, helping to remove dead skin cells from the skin's surface, promoting a smoother and more even skin texture. - Supports the skin's natural moisture retention, providing hydration and improving the skin's barrier function. - Assists in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. - Can help brighten the complexion, revealing a more radiant and youthful appearance.

Who is Lactic Acid good for?

If any of the following apply Lactic Acid might be a good option for you:



Dry and dehydrated skin

Enlarged Pores

Fine Lines





Who should avoid Lactic Acid?

If any of the following apply it might be best to avoid Lactic Acid:

Related Allergy


Impaired skin barrier

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