Alpha Hydroxy Acid
Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) is a chemical exfoliant derived from various plants that gently removes dead skin cells. Common AHAs found in skincare include glycolic and lactic acid. This acid group is so powerful that if formulated with 12% or more of this exfoliant, it may be considered a chemical peel. When using AHAs, there is increased sun sensitivity, so don’t forget to apply your morning dose of sunscreen!
Benefits: Alpha Hydroxy Acids exfoliate the top layer of the complexion, smoothing and rejuvenating skin while it simultaneously evens out pigmentation.
Skin Types: AHAs are a chemical, so those with sensitive skin should surely conduct a patch test before they apply it to their face. Those with normal, combination, or oily skin can use this effective exfoliant 3-4 times a week after slowly incorporating it into their routine.