Alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) like lactic acid are extremely beneficial to the skin. Lactic acid in particular is the most popular of the AHAs because it helps to quell acne breakouts as well as reduces the signs of aging. It’s a gentler acid that is derived from milk, fruits, vegetables and other plants. It increases the natural barrier lipids in your skin, hydrates, plus it lightens and brightens the skin to even out tone and discoloration.
Lactic acid is a marvelous ingredient that encourages the exfoliation of old, dead skin cells. Once removed, lactic acid reveals a healthy glow from the skin cells that were hidden beneath the old skin cells. This AHA reduces unsightly acne scars, pigmentation, and age spots, plus it firms up sagging skin and chases off fine lines and wrinkles thanks to encouraging the growth of collagen in your deeper layers of skin.
If your skin has been damaged by sun exposure, lotions and creams with lactic acid will help reverse the damage that your skin has endured. By using skincare products with lactic acid in them, fine line and wrinkles will disappear. So will dark patches known as hyperpigmentation. Look for concentrations of over 5% lactic acid in the skincare products you use to lighten your skin, reverse sun damage, minimize wrinkles and age spots, as well as reveal a younger-looking, more refreshed you!