Skincare ingredients are so confusing! Let’s break it down. Today…AHAs.
What Is It?
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are chemical exfoliators. Often in ingredients lists as glycolic, malic, citric, tartaric or lactic acid.What Does It Do?
Like a traditional exfoliator, AHAs remove dead skin, encouraging cell turnover. But you don’t have to scrub! The chemicals do the work for you. What’s It In?
Exfoliating lotions and toners, products that promise radiance, brightening or glow.
- Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner, £26 for 125ml.
- Nip & Fab Glycolic Cleansing Fix, £7.95 for 150ml.
- First Aid Facial Radiance Pads, £24 for 60 pads.
- Pixi Glow Tonic, £18 for 250ml.
When To Use?
Twice a week, instead of a manual exfoliator. After cleansing, before serum/eye cream/moisturiser.
Makes skin more sensitive to the sun, so apply SPF if used in the morning.
I hope that was helpful you guys? Let me know in the comments!
Next time…Salicylic Acid (BHA).