31.03. 2020

Acids In Skin Care

Today we are all in on skin. I have been very busy with planning out my skincare content. I hope you guys enjoy it for the upcoming weeks.

In today’s video, I will be breaking down some of the most common actives that can be found in your favorite skincare products.

Your serums, cleansers, and moisturizers have active ingredients that can help reduce wrinkles, brighten skin or prevent breakouts.

But what exactly are “actives” and how do they work?

Basically, it’s “an ingredient that causes physiologic changes in one of the skin layers that is measurable both scientifically and visually.

Today we are all in on skin. I have been very busy with planning out my skincare content. I hope you guys enjoy it for the upcoming weeks.

In today’s video, I will be breaking down some of the most common actives that can be found in your favorite skincare products.

Your serums, cleansers, and moisturizers have active ingredients that can help reduce wrinkles, brighten skin or prevent breakouts.

But what exactly are “actives” and how do they work?

Basically, it’s “an ingredient that causes physiologic changes in one of the skin layers that is measurable both scientifically and visually.

Glycolic Acid

What is it?
Glycolic acid is an AHA, is a chemical exfoliant that breaks down and eliminates dead skin cells on the outer layer of the skin.
 
Who is it for?
While glycolic acid is beneficial in treating aging and skin brightness, it can be used to treat acne in some cases. She also said glycolic acid is well-tolerated on most skin types.
 

Salicylic Acid

What is it?
Salicylic acid is a member of the BHA family. It’s really good at penetrating deep into the pores.
 
Who is it for?
Salicylic acid is especially useful for people with oily skin or who are acne-prone. She also clarified that salicylic acid is a salicylate, which puts it in the same family as aspirin.
 

Lactic Acid

What is it?
Lactic acid, another AHA, is similar to glycolic but “a little bit more gentle,” It also is a chemical exfoliator, so it’s used if you want to brighten your skin, get rid of rough dead skin.
 
Who is it for?
Lactic acid for anyone looking to treat dry, dead skin and improve hydration. It’s derived from milk so it has a moisturizing element that the other exfoliating acids lack, perfect for those with sensitive skin who are still looking to reduce hyperpigmentation and reducing fine lines.
 
As a skincare junkie having to know what is currently in my skincare products has become an obsession. I am sure many of you can relate.
I do know that these actives are the most common in the more affordable skincare products.
Hope you guys enjoyed my video
Till next time
 

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