Definitions for "Alpha-hydroxy acids"
acid extracts from natural or synthetic sources that chemically exfoliate the top layer of skin. There are five types: citric acid, tartaric acid, malic acid, lactic acid, and glycolic acid; also known as fruit acids.
A group of naturally occurring fruit acids that help dissolve and slough away dry, lined surface skin.
In the form of glycolic acid, malic acid, tartaric acid, and lactic acid, these powerful ingredients are derived from various natural sources and have many benefits. They assist the exfoliation process, firm and moisturise, improve skin density and elasticity, and can help to mask fine to moderate wrinkles. Their small molecular size allows for deep penetration and can increase absorption of other topicals into the skin, including vitamins.