Natural Acids Help Skin Stay Healthy
Natural acids, although they may sound harsh, can actually help improve your skin's appearance
Natural acids help your skin stay healthy because of their preventative and sometimes moisturizing properties. Here, we define a few commonly used natural acids, how they play a part in helping your skin stay radiant, and what beauty products utilize them.
An AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid), this natural acid helps with cell exfoliation, which gently removes dead skin cells and reveals fresh new cells. This natural acid also aids in brightening the skin, which is perfect for use on mature skin. Lactic acid can be found in products like Pure Radiance Revitalizing Cleanser, a face cleanser that promotes a more youthful and glowing appearance.
This natural acid, sometimes referred to as the "building block of protein," contains collagen-producing properties. Amino acids also aid in the repairing of tissue and building of cells. This natural acid is used to add moisturizing properties to lotions and conditioners. The wheat and silk amino acids used in the Clarifying Shampoo, for example,Clarifying Hair Shine Collection, gives hair a healthy shine.
Ascorbic acid is the water soluble form of vitamin C and is a strong antioxidant. This natural acid also strengthens cell walls and is a component in the formation of collagen, the natural protein found in skin which is essential in maintaining skin's strength and elasticity. Aloette uses pure L-ascorbic acid in the C-Accelerator, which gives your skin a boost of vitamin C and all its benefits.
Glycolic Acid & Salicylic Acid
Both these natural acids are powerful components used to exfoliate and dissolve layers of dead skin cells. These natural acids are commonly used in acne lotions such as Aloette's Acne Treatment Lotion, which helps clear the skin of blemishes and prevent future breakouts.