Selecting the right skincare products can be confusing. Many of us rely on reading a package or a product advertisement. Understanding what ingredients do can help in ensuring you are getting the results you are looking for. Acids are commonly added treatment ingredients, but not every acid is the same.
Acid combinations in a product work best when they can penetrate different levels of skin; some work just on the surface, while others go deeper for more of a rejuvenating effect.
Here are a list of common acids and how they act in a skincare regimen.
These work on the skins surface and slough off dead skin fast. Glycolic, salicylic, lactic, retinoic and malic acids fall into this category.
Hyaluronic acid provides a hydrating effect. It allows skin to hold on to water and is compatible with just about every skin type.
Kojic, L-ascorbic, azelaic and mandelic acids work on a deeper level of the skin to halt melanin production and give a brightening effect.
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Gentle on skin, alpha lipoic and ferulic acids provide a layer of protection against environmental damagers.
Our estheticians are experts in skincare and can guide you in selecting the right products and specialized treatment plans tailored to your personal needs.