• What is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA)?

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    What is an AHA?

    If you've been looking into skin care products, there's a great chance that you've seen 'AHAs' in the product descriptions. To put it simply, an AHA, which is an abbreviation of Alpha Hydroxy Acid, is a dead skin "detacher."

    Mainly derived from milk and fruit sugars, these "detachers" loosen up the glue that keeps dead cells and debris on your skin. They help to reveal healthier, brighter, and plumper skin. 

    The most common AHAs are Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid.


    Glycolic Acid

    This acid, which can be derived from Sugar Cane, has the smallest molecular structure. It's small molecular structure allows it to have the greatest effect on the skin.

    Lactic Acid

    Most commonly derived from milk, lactic acid has a slightly larger molecular structure. This makes it a better ingredient for sensitive skin types.

    Why choose AHAs

    Alpha Hydroxy Acids are a great choice for dry skin because of their ability to hold moisture. They are water-soluble and work best on bare, clean skin. They are also a great choice for addressing advanced signs of aging.



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