Lactic Acid is used in skincare and professional treatment rooms to remove dead skin, lighten dark spots, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles—without aggravating sensitive skin. Regarded as the gentlest form of Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), Lactic Acid has been used for centuries as a rejuvenating fountain of youth dating back to Cleopatra. Today, beauty experts regard it as a necessary skin hero in moisturizers, cleansers, and even facial masks. Learn how it works and where you can find this superstar ingredient at play to make it work for you.
WHY WE LOVE IT
We love Lactic Acid because it’s the gentlest of all Alpha Hydroxy Acids, and it can create real change in the skin if used regularly to improve the signs of aging by stimulating the renewal of collagen. Beauty Bonus: Lactic Acid is even safe to use on the most sensitive skin.
Lactic Acid helps remove dulling dead cells that sit on the skin surface. Exfoliating with Lactic Acid sheds old cells and speeds up cell renewal for a brighter, smoother complexion. Regarded as a moisturizing exfoliant, Lactic Acid also helps to keep the skin hydrated and feel less dry.
Award-winning Vintner’s Daughter Active Treatment Essence works to brighten, hydrate and plump all skin types with the help of Lactic Acid to ensure long-lasting softness. Skin instantly appears more youthful, supple, and more resilient. This treatment essence is an easy step to add to any skincare routine to gently exfoliate while evening out the skin tone.
Recognized for its ability to dissolve impurities and visibly diminish the appearance of age spots, Lactic Acid is also adept at lessening fine lines and wrinkles while also brightening and balancing the skin.
Lernberger Stafsing’s AHA/BHA Peel Gel Mask offers high-performance resurfacing action with the help of Lactic Acid–to exfoliate dull residue and enhance cell renewal to reveal vibrantly radiant skin.
DEEP PORE CLEANSER
Lactic Acid exfoliates dead skin cells while deep cleaning pores. When blended with rose water, it also hydrates to keep skin locked and loaded with moisture.
Decree’s Deep Cleanse is a soothing, detoxifying clay cleanser enriched with fruit acid. It works to decongest pores, remove dirt, unclog impurities and dissolve makeup. We love using this cleanser as part of our everyday cleansing routine. Cleansing with Lactic Acid is also a smart way for sensitive skin users to benefit from its powers because it can be rinsed off avoiding any irritation.
Lactic Acid softens rough skin—including calloused elbows, heels, and feet—by moisturizing the skin. It also works to energize tired-looking skin and impart a healthy glow. We love that it gently resurfaces, leaving the skin looking smooth and fresh.
Environ Derma-Lac Lotion (16% Lactic Acid) is a lightweight lotion containing an ideal amount of Lactic Acid to improve the appearance of texture and tone on the body to leave skin soft and smooth. This lotion is suitable for all skin types. We recommend pairing with Environ's A, C & E Body Oil for maximum results.