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Lactic acid: why it is your best ally if you have dry skin

Although hyaluronic acid is one of the most famous and used, the list of acids for the skin is almost endless. Each one has numerous benefits, depending on its type. “They are chemical or natural substances that act on the skin stimulating the natural exfoliation of the epidermal cells of the stratum corneum, by interfering with the intercellular links between the cells. As it eliminates the oldest cells, it improves the external appearance of the skin” explain the Laviderm experts.

If you have dry skin, you’ve probably heard the benefits of lactic acid. But do you know what its effects are? Discover in the words of experts why it is one of the most precious today.

What is the acid lactic?

“He acid lactic It belongs to the category of alphahydroxy acids, that is, AHAs. These acids They are more or less powerful depending on the size of their molecule, the concentration, the pH of the final formula and their combination.

They have an effect peeling that exfoliates the skin, while working as an antioxidant and stimulates the production of other active ingredients in the skin such as acid hyaluronic. An ingredient that, as we all know, is essential for keeping skin hydrated.

On the other hand, the acid lactic comes from plants and foods. As you may have guessed from its name, this active ingredient comes from milk. What’s more, it is the effect of fermented milk. And, as strange as it may sound, it has become dry skin’s best friend. The reason? It has great benefits” explain the Primor experts.

“It is the ideal exfoliant for dry skin because it is hydrating and nourishing; it increases the lipids that make up the skin barrier, allowing it to retain water” explains Sonia Ferreiro, technical manager at Ambati Beauty.

Regarding the origins of the principle, the expert explains to us that: “He acid lactic It is an alpha hydroxy acid found in dairy products and can also be extracted from carbohydrates by fermentation. Like the rest acidsis capable of breaking the bonds between skin cells, making it easier for dead tissue to fall off.”

What are its benefits?

  • Improves the lipid barrier of the skin.

  • Prevents skin dehydration, keeping the face hydrated, healthy, beautiful and looking juicy.

  • It is a powerful antioxidant that gives luminosity to the face, preventing dull tone and oxidative stress.

  • It has an anti-aging effect, since it stimulates both the production of acid hyaluronic as the skin’s collagen and elastin.

  • Another of its great effects is that it is depigmenting, improving the tone of the dermis, increasing the content of ceramides and reducing the size of spots produced by the sun.

  • It is a powerful cell renewer that improves skin texture, fighting acne marks and softening wrinkles and expression lines.

5 products to take advantage of their benefits

NONI NIGHT AHA RESURFACING SERUMof KORA Organics It is a night treatment serum, clean and certified organic, formulated to contain an effective mixture of exfoliants with 8% activity, such as acid lacticlemon peel and caviar lime, which smooth and refine the complexion (€74.99 at Sephora).

He Yoithful Serum of Gallinée is an anti-aging serum, made with a powerful concentrate of probiotics, prebiotics and acid lacticwhich has been created to treat and prevent signs of premature aging and stimulate skin hydration while promoting cell renewal.

Its formula, with 97% ingredients of natural origin, provides nutrition and hydration to the skin, among which is fern extract, whose unique properties help to show firmer and smoother skin.

The Acid lactic 10% + Acid hyaluronic, The Ordinary It has a formula that offers a powerful and pleasant exfoliation and has the added contribution of pure Tasmanian pepper berry, known to be an excellent reducer of the symptoms that cause inflammation in sensitive skin.

Of course, remember that the acid lactic It should not be used on sensitive or delicate skin or skin prone to flaking (€7.48).

The AcidLactic10% + AH, from BEAUTY DROPS it’s a acid alpha hydroxy that exfoliates the skin, promoting the regeneration processes of the epidermis. This formula offers gentle exfoliation, thus limiting the signs of inflammation and sensitivity that are usually associated with exfoliation (€6.95).

He Daily Refining Milk-Peel Toner Exfoliating Facial Tonerof KIEHL’S not only is usedacid lacticIn serums, there is also a wide range of products that contain this ingredient such as Kiehl’s exfoliating toner.

This cosmetic, in addition toacid lacticcontains lipohydroxy acid (a derivative ofacidsalicylic), emollients and almond milk. This product gently exfoliates and dissolves impurities while replenishing the skin’s moisture levels for a more refined, clearer complexion, improving skin texture, luminosity and leaving a brighter face (€44.80).

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