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Collection: Alpha Hydroxy Acid

A skin-smoothing fruit exfoliator is found in many types and skincare treatment products. Alpha Hydroxy is a general term for fruit acids. These can be in the form of malic, tartaric, lactic Acid, or glycolic Acid. They are derived from natural sources and used to exfoliate the outer layer of the skin.

These acids help to deep clean and clear up clogged pores making them look smaller and more refined. Being consistent and using Alpha Hydroxy Acids once a week can help brighten dull skin, reduce pore size, and keep your skin looking youthful. You can also use them daily as part of a consistent anti-aging skincare routine.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids may contain many different products, such as in a cleanser, serum, or peel. Alpha Hydroxy Acids may also be combined for a more intense treatment.

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EWG skincare with Alpha Hydroxy Acid Skin-smoothing Fruit Exfoliator

Common Names: AHA, Glycolic, Malic, Tartaric, Lactic

Types of Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Glycolic Acid
Glycolic Acid is naturally obtained from sugarcane. It is one of the most-known dull complexion removers that women use. Glycolic Acid comes in the form of a liquid in a peel and can also be found as an anti-aging ingredient in products such as a cleanser. In addition, it is a widely used skin renewing daily treatment.

Malic Acid
Malic Acid comes from apples and has become very popular in cosmetics. You can see it popping up in everything from lotions to shower gels.

Tartaric Acid
Tartaric Acid is from grapes. Usually, when we talk about grapes and skincare, we automatically think of Resveratrol. But grapes have other powerful, compelling qualities besides being a powerful natural antioxidant.

Lactic Acid
Lactic Acid is extracted from milk or dairy products. Yogurt and milk have been used as regenerative masks, and body washes throughout the centuries. It is a mild but effective treatment that stimulates fibroblasts. Fibroblasts tell collagen that more is needed.

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_hydroxy_acid
https://cosmeticsinfo.org/alpha-hydroxy-acids
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4277239/

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