Lactic Acid is the gentlest of all of the Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs). If you’re new to AHAs or have dryer or more sensitive skin, Lactic Acid is a good place to start. We advise starting with every other night to begin with.
HOW TO USE WITH OTHER PRODUCTS:
AHAs can be combined with most other products. However, there are a few to be careful with to ensure you don’t sensitize the skin. When combining with a Vitamin C serum. Both are amazing ingredients that can help with healthy looking skin. For the best results, use Vitamin C in the AM and Lactic Acid in the PM.
Always wear sunscreen when using Alpha Hydroxy Acid.
Due to the exfoliating properties of AHA, and the fact it increases skin renewal, means the top layer of skin is newer, and potentially more sensitive to sunlight. So we always recommend using in the PM and wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen during the day.
USING WITH RETINOL
If you are also using Retinol in your PM routine, and want to add an AHA, we suggest using these on alternate evenings and start slowly to ensure you do not sensitize the skin.
USING WITH OTHER AHAS
We would recommend only using one AHA at a time (this includes Glycolic, Alpha Hydroxy and Lactic acids). While they can have slightly different benefits, overuse can lead to over exfoliation and increased sensitivity.
AHAS VS BHAS – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are chemical exfoliators. They work on the surface of the skin, encouraging cell turnover to reveal a brighter, more even complexion. Use in the PM and protect your skin with SPF during the day. Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) are also chemical exfoliators. They work deeper in the pores, helping to target blackheads and reduce the bacteria that can lead to breakouts. Use AM or PM and protect your skin with SPF during the day.
– 10% lactic acid for mild exfoliation
– 1% hyaluronic acid for extra hydration
Water (Aqua / Eau), Lactic Acid, Propanediol, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycer- in, Trisodium Ethylenedi- amine Disuccinate, Agastache Mexicana Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract.