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hy·drox·y ac·id

(hī-drok'sē as'id),
An organic acid containing both OH and COOH groups, for example, lactic acid.

hydroxy acid

Any of the acids containing one or more hydroxyl (–OH) groups in addition to the carboxyl (–COOH) group, e.g., lactic acid, CH3COHCOOH).
See also: acid
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1 treatment, followed by alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid, which has anti-aging and lightening properties.
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Contains pore penetrating alpha and beta hydroxy acids to reduce the look of pores while removing oils and dirt so skin's softer and shine- free.
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Firma Derm fast-acting, intense, age-defying hand and body moisturizer; 4-gram Beta-C dual-action facial refiner; 4-gram DN-24 Hydracreme intensive vitamin treatment and 4-gram Glyco-8 alpha hydroxy acid facial firming complex.
It's an Alpha Hydroxy Acid derived from sugar cane - a variation of the kind used in many face creams.
It also contains a beta hydroxy acid which can help keep acne-prone skin clear of the oil and dead skin cells that contribute to spots.
This new Alpha Hydroxy Acid home exfoliation product was unveiled at the 2012 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) summer academy meeting held August 15 - 19 in Boston, MA.