The path to healthy-looking skin is made much easier by implementing acids into your skin-care regimen. Even though the idea of using acids on your skin may at first seem intimidating, there is nothing to worry about – they can be a great solution to most of your skin problems. Acids are a common ingredient in cosmetic formulae, and for a good reason. Exfoliating, decongesting pores and hydration are just some of the positive effects of skin-friendly acids. These in-demand active substances are used in numerous cosmetic products, from masks and hydrating creams to serums and exfoliators.
Skin-friendly acids are a central component of any good skin-care routine. Two of our favorite types are lactic and hyaluronic acids, and soon you will see why.
LACTIC ACID – your best friend in achieving a smooth and even skin-tone. This mild alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) gently exfoliates the skin by removing dead skin cells, leaving a smooth and soft surface. Besides its cleansing effect, lactic acid improves the overall tone and texture of your skin. Its mild effects are suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. Because of their size, lactic acid molecules do not penetrate the skin, so they only target the surface. By polishing and strengthening your skin’s surface, AHA instantly makes it appear smooth and radiant. Lactic acid also improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
It is exactly because of these benefits that alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) is a crucial ingredient in our toners. This formula that gently exfoliates and hydrates the skin relies on the desirable effects of lactic acid to ensure that your skin is well-balanced and nurtured. Apply the toner once as part of your nightly routine, either by spraying directly on your skin or with the help of a cotton swab, before applying serums and creams.
HYALRUONIC ACID – rightfully earned its name as the staple ingredient among most skincare lovers. Not only is hyaluronic acid the key to smooth, plump and hydrated skin, it also has crucial antioxidative properties. Antioxidants protect skin against free radicals, pollutants and other harmful stressors that may cause premature aging and skin discoloration. Hyaluronic acid acts as a magnet for moisture, and just one gram is enough to bind up to six liters of water.
Hyaluronic acid is the star of our Evening-primrose + HA cream for mature skin, because aside from all the already discussed benefits, it also helps the absorption of Evening-primrose oil, a natural source of essential fatty acids.
Hyaluronic acid deservingly found its place in our antioxidant serum with vitamin C. The synergy of Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid achieves similar results as retinoids, since they brighten and hydrate the skin, improve its texture, soften the appearance of old wrinkles, and prevent the forming of new ones.