An Introduction to Understanding Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids
These products are power products/boosters and go into the deep skin layer.
“Like a fertiliser grows a great garden – Alpha Beta grows great skin cells”.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids
|Lactic Acid:||milk & fermented foods|
AHA’s dissolve the “glue” that binds dead skin cells. The acids cause cells to swell and burst then break away exposing newer cells beneath.
Clinical effects of AHA’s help to modify wrinkles & photo ageing due to improved skin thickness and new collagen formation.
Beta Hydroxy Acids
|Salicylic Acid:||helps reduce blemishes, blackheads, whiteheads anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory derived from Aspirin (acetyl salicylic acid)|
Lipid soluble not water soluble – can penetrate into follicles to exfoliate inside active sites of blemishes as well as the surface of the skin (to unclog pores).
Benefits of Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids
- smoothes fine lines/wrinkles
- smooth, even texture
- improves hydration
- speeds up cell turnover
- reduces age spots
- improves acne/congested skin by unblocking pores
Skin Types That Will Benefit Most
- dry skin
- pigmented skin
- sun damaged skin
- oily/acne prone skin
- premature aged skin
- dull, devitalised
- congested and sluggish
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