Like skin itself, the balance between exfoliation and hydration is quite delicate, particularly during the cooler, drier months. Maintaining this delicate, seasonal balance is the perfect job for lactic acid. Lactic acid is a member of the alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) family, widely recognized for its superior exfoliating and anti-aging properties. But unlike other AHAs (i.e. glycolic, malic, citric and tartaric acids), lactic acid is a unique skin-softening agent, prized for its moisture-rich composition and special ability to accelerate the sloughing process without provoking irritation. Because lactic acid penetrates skin with an ease that renders it safe enough for dry and sensitive skin types, this gentle yet effective exfoliant can be found in a variety of skin treatment products including peels, cleansers, masks and serums.
Lactic acid also acts as a humectant that draws water into the skin’s upper layers to replenish natural reserves. By preventing water loss and helping to preserve the complex skin matrix, skin appears smoother, suppler and younger looking.
Due to the rising consumer demand for botanical ingredients, treating skin with lactic acid is far from a new phenomenon. COSMEDIX purifies lactic acid selects only those molecules that will positively interact with skin cells’ receptors. This chiral correction process ensures that ingredient yields superior results with maximum efficacy while minimizing the possibility of inflammation while being highly effective on sensitive skin. Though lactic acid spa therapies have come a long way. The benefits remain the same: diminished fine lines and wrinkles, reduced age spots and discolorations, improved skin texture and increased collagen production.
COSMEDIX products with Lactic Acid
Timeless Peel utilizes L-lactic acid to encourage cell turnover and protein synthesis while also increasing skin’s moisture level for an age-defying, smooth-textured complexion.
Fortified with L-lactic acid and aloe vera, this unique resurfacing treatment delivers nutrients deep into the skin’s layers, pushing the activity of the skin to an active yet well-tolerated level of remodeling.
This refreshing yet powerful exfoliating mask harnesses the natural power of cranberry enzymes and L-lactic acid to tenderly scrub away facial impurities and add dewy softness to skin.