Phytic acid is technically an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), although its exfoliating effects are very mild compared to other acids in the AHA family. It does work to remove dead skin cell build up from the pores, and in turn reducing occurrences of breakouts, but this is not its main skin benefit. It is predominantly used for its high antioxidant potential, meaning it can neutralise damaging free radicals before they can cause any damage to the skin.
Phytic acid is a naturally occurring compound found in plant-based foods. In skincare, it is used for its potential exfoliating and antioxidant properties.
Phytic acid offers benefits such as: - Acts as a gentle exfoliant, helping to remove dead skin cells and promote skin renewal. - Has antioxidant properties, helping to neutralize free radicals and protect the skin from environmental damage. - Can help improve the appearance of uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation. - Assists in enhancing the penetration of other skincare ingredients, making it a valuable addition to certain formulations.
If any of the following apply Phytic Acid might be a good option for you:
If any of the following apply it might be best to avoid Phytic Acid:
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