AHA's & BHA's

AHA's & BHA's

AHA'S Alpha Hydroxy Acids.

AHA'S naturally occur in fruit, varieties include: Glycolic, Tartaric, Malic, Lactic & Citric. Glycolic Acid has a very low molecular size, allowing it to penetrate the skin faster than other AHA molecules. AHA'S are water soluble.

Glycolic Acid gently loosens the invisible glue-substance that holds dead cells to the skin without removing the skin's moisture barrier, leaving the skin cleaner, fresher & brighter. This allows products to be absorbed more effectively in the skin. The gentle exfoliation process helps to unblock pores allowing sebaceous oil to escape to the skin surface, preventing follicle swelling & infection, helping to clear & reducing acne.

Lactic Acid exfoliates the skin & is a natural humectant (attracts & retains moisture). Lactic acid's larger molecular size makes it less irritating than glycolic as Lactic acid naturally occurs in the body. It is easily stablized and ensures consistent results.

BHA'S Beta Hydroxy Acid

Salicylic Acid (a derivate of asprin) is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) which helps loosen the top layer of the Stratum Corneum cells to retexture the skin, leaving the skin smoother & more even in tone.  Salicylic Acid provides deep exfoliation to unclog & refine pore size. BHA'S are lipid or oil soluble, making them more effective on oily skin. BHA'S also have natural skin calming properties.

Cosmeceutical products use active ingredients like AHA'S & BHA'S that are scientifically tested & proven to produce visible results.  They are used in some cleansers, exfoliators & correcting serums, these products may be buffered to prevent irritation. ( Buffer solutions are used as a means of keeping pH at a nearly constant value in a wide variety of chemical applications.) Glycolic, Lactic & Salicylic acid are also used in chemical peels.


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