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Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). AHAs are acids derived from foods, and, as it turns out a type of acid that’s safe to apply to our skin. Citric acid, for example, from citrus fruits (lemons, oranges, etc.) is an alpha hydroxy acid. Lactic acid is found in sour milk, but you may have also heard of or tried other AHAs, such glycolic acid, from sugar cane, which is also a popular ingredient in anti-aging topical skin care products.
According to How Stuff Works, AHAs applied topically and regularly to your skin help reduce the appearance of aging, and they can be an especially good remedy against fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of premature aging from sun damage. Let’s talk about five important benefits — and the drawbacks — of adding lactic acid to your skin-care routine, beginning with improved skin texture.
Products such as cleansers, lotions and peels that contain lactic acid are applied topically to the skin, and they get right to work. These products improve skin’s texture through exfoliation — AHAs encourage the skin to slough off its old, dead skin cells revealing the glow of healthy skin cells hidden underneath. They help reduce the appearance of acne scars, age-related spots and pigmentation. They also help firm up sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles by promoting collagen growth in the deeper layers of your skin.
Dr. Spiller Biomimetic Skin Care Hydro-Marin Cleansing Foam is an intensive yet mild cleansing foam which contain lactic acid and refreshing algae extracts to remove impurities and make-up. This is a pH balancing, refreshing and remineralizing facial cleanser to remove impurities and regulate the skin’s moisture content.
With its water base, this product is ideal for all skin types, ideal for dry and dehydrated skin.
Shake well before use. Apply morning and evening to face, neck and décolleté and leave on for a few minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Follow up with Hydro-Marine® Freshener or another suitable Dr. Spiller toner.
- Essential Oil Blend
- Algae Extract
- Lactic Acid
- Sea Salt