Ingredient Spotlight : Lactic Acid

September 26, 2019

What is Lactic Acid?

 

Lactic acid is part of the Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) group, it is a naturally occurring carboxylic acid found in many foods. It’s a chemical exfoliant which breaks down and dissolves the structure of dead skin cells without causing sensitivity.  

 

What are the benefits?

 

  • Increases the ceramides in the skin’s epidermis

  • Increases water retention

  • Prevents congestion

  • Improves pigmentation

 

How does it work?

When applied topically lactic acid interferes with the bonds between the cells on the epidermis, breaking off dead, rough skin cell, this therefore promotes cell turnover and the growth of healthy, younger cells, resulting in a more even and smooth complexion. Lactic acid also increases the ceramides in the skin’s protective barrier, this increases water retention in the dermis, creating more even and hydrated skin.

 

Which 5 Squirrels products contain Lactic Acid?

 

Refine – Intensive Eye Serum

1% Lactic Acid, 7% Refined Silica, 4% Vitamin E, 1% Vitamin C

Refine is an intensive eye serum which actively works to rejuvenate and repair the signs of ageing. Containing a unique blend of ingredients including vitamin E to hydrate, almond oil to repair and protect against the signs of ageing and lactic acid which has gentle resurfacing properties to diminish the appearance of crow’s feet and visibly improve clarity and tone.

 

Protect SPF50 - Daily Tinted Broad Spectrum Sun Protection

A highly effective photo-stable broad spectrum, lightweight physical sunscreen, containing a combination of clinically proven filters to protect the skin against the harmful effects of UV rays. It is water resistant and contains clinically proven AHAs, citric and lactic acid to gently increase cell turnover and ceramides in the protective barrier. It is light and easily absorbed with a natural tint to give an even appearance while having a hydrating effect on the skin and protecting the DNA.

 

More Ingredient Spotlight blogs will be coming to our social media shortly, keep an eye out to stay in the loop!

 

If you would like to sample or add these products into your range, please contact info@5squirrels.com.

 

 

References

https://hudabeauty.com/skin-called-wants-start-using-ceramides/

https://www.verywellhealth.com/lactic-acid-skin-care-4178819

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8784274

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3047947/

 

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