alpha hydroxy acids

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alpha hydroxy acids

A family of hydroxy acid, in particular glycolic and lactic acids, used many of which are derived from food (e.g., fruits, milk) and used as exfoliants to improve skin texture by removing layers of dead cells, triggering cell regeneration.

Examples, AHAs
Alpha hydroxy and botanical complex, L-alpha hydroxy acid, alpha-hydroxycaprylic acid, alpha-hydroxyethanoic acid + ammonium alpha-hydroxyethanoate, alpha-hydroxyoctanoic acid, citric acid, glycolic acid, glycolic acid + ammonium glycolate, glycomer in cross-linked fatty acids alpha nutrium-3 AHAs, hydroxycaprylic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, mixed fruit acid, sugar cane extract, tri-alpha hydroxy fruit acids, triple fruit acid.
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Avoid combining exfoliating ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids and enzyme peels as you can "over peel" and sensitise your skin,' advises Debbie Thomas, Advanced Skincare expert (debbiethomas.
They also feature the MultiPlex Moisturizing System, which the company describes as a unique combination of emollient and humectant factors and alpha hydroxy acids formulated to keep the skin soft and moisturized.
They use Alpha Hydroxy Acids more commonly known as fruit acids which work by exfoliating and moisturising.
One such product is Poshe AHA Cuticle Care, a water-based cream formulated with alpha hydroxy acids and botanicals.
The discovery of fruit acids - also known as Alpha Hydroxy Acids or AHAs - has been one of the biggest breakthroughs in the beauty industry for decades.
Its improved electrolyte tolerance and broad pH compatibility makes it ideal for formulating products with botanical extracts or water-soluble salts, as well as acidic actives or ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acids, salicylic acid or organic acid preservatives at a pH range as low as 4.
Alpha hydroxy acids will inactivate unstable ingredients like vitamin C and retinol, so be sure to use the ingredients separately.
They contain fairly hardcore ingredients like Vitamin K, Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Vitamin A.
The company developed Poshe[R] AHA Cuticle Care to exfoliate and hydrate cuticles using a unique blend of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) and Botanicals.
ALPHA HYDROXY ACIDS are naturally-occurring acids that help loosen up dead cells and speed up the skin's exfoliation process.
In skin care, the company's Aqua Glycolic line is formulated with alpha hydroxy acids to keep skin youthful-looking without the need for pricey cosmetic treatments.
Since the introduction of products containing such breakthrough new ingredients as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) in the late 1980s and early 1990s, facial skin care has been a segment in which the distinction between "drug" and "cosmetic" narrows--and sometimes blurs.