Malic acid, a member of the alpha hydroxy acid group, is typically sourced from fruit like apples and doesn’t penetrate skin as deeply as lactic or glycolic acids due to its larger molecular size. While it may not be the most effective AHA by itself, it’s a great supporting act. It is used to safely boost the efficacy of other AHAs!
Benefits: This gentle AHA works to exfoliate the top layer of skin that’s full of built up dead skin cells, which could cause your appearance to appear dull and highlight any fine lines and wrinkles. Always remember: Exfoliating is key!
Skin Types: Malic acid is a great AHA alternative for sensitive, dry, and combination skin as it’s much more gentle than its counterparts.