'Alpha hydroxy acids
(AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) are both naturally occurring organic acids that help exfoliate skin,' says Chavez.
Switch to lotions and creams which have alpha hydroxy acids
and beta hydroxyl acids as their active ingredients.
Alpha hydroxy acids
such as lactic acid improves melasma by inhibiting tyrosinase enzyme directly therefore suppressing melanin formation.25 It also increases keratinocyte turnover and decrease corneocyte cohesion thereby decreasing stratum corneum thickness which hastens the resolution of melasma.25 This study was undertaken to determine the efficacy of lactic acid peeling in melasma.
Research in Cosmetic Dermatology showed it was as effective as glycolic for treating sun damage but it's far gentler than other alpha hydroxy acids
Research in Cosmetic Dermatology showed it was as effective as glycolic for treating sun damage, but it's far gentler than other alpha hydroxy acids
Key ingredients are glycerin, lactic acid, urea, hyaluronic acid and alpha hydroxy acids
. These creams do not contain heavier oils.
Alpha hydroxy acids
(AHAs) are well suited for use by individuals with dry skin because hydroxy acids act as humectants (water-soluble materials with high water absorption capabilities).
Based in Princeton, N.J, NeoStrata's innovation includes breakthrough research in Alpha hydroxy acids
, which have become a standard among anti-aging technologies in the beauty category.
They include alpha hydroxy acids
, which can also increase the thickness of deeper layers of skin, promoting skin firmness.
* Daily exfoliating cream that contains Alpha Hydroxy Acids
help to encourage continuous exfoliation of the outer layers of the skin and avoiding blockage of the follicles which is the primary cause of acne.
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.co.uk)