This exfoliating acid is a perfect addition to a skin clearing and aging care regimen. AHA’s loosen dead skin and promotes healthy cellular turnover for softer, brighter, plumper skin while increasing collagen production and improving skin elasticity. These acids come in many forms with glycolic being the most common, lactic and fruit-based acids like papaya. Since these are exfoliant acids it is advised to use it in products with 10% or less and a pH of 3.5 or greater to avoid irritation. For very sensitive skin please patch test prior to full application to see if it’s right for you.

Pair With: An SPF is a must to protect fresh skin from sun damage, and BHAs for better results for acne-prone skin.

Avoid Using With: Vitamin C – which can change the pH balance and render both inactive, retinols – which increases photosensitivity to the sun and other exfoliants.

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