Skincare 101: AHAs

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.

Nip & Fab Glycolic Cleansing Fix

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. 

Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner

What’s It In?

Exfoliating lotions and toners, products that promise radiance, brightening or glow.

Such As?

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads

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. 

Pixi Glow Tonic

I hope that was helpful you guys? Let me know in the comments!

Next time…Salicylic Acid (BHA).




  1. February 8, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    Thanks for this! I’ve been meaning to learn more about the ingredients in skin care products. This was a simple breakdown and easy to understand.

    • February 8, 2017 / 5:06 pm

      Thanks so much for reading! H x

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