You’ve probably heard the words “lactic acid” in a number of different scenarios. Your body creates lactic acid when you’re strenuously working out and start to run low on oxygen required to convert glucose to energy. As a byproduct of the fermentation of lactose, a carbohydrate that occurs in milk, lactic acid is also what gives that distinctive sour taste to yogurt and milk that has gone off. Lactic acid is also an effective chemical exfoliant, which is why dairy products have been used throughout history to soften skin, with icons like Cleopatra bathing in milk to keep her skin supple and beautiful.
In the realm of skincare, lactic acid is a gentle but potent alpha hydroxy acid, or AHA, that is popular in both professional treatments, as well as consumer products for use at home. Nowadays, lactic acid is produced synthetically rather than culled from dairy products. There are other widely used alpha hydroxy acids out there, but lactic acid is unique as it helps improve not just the skin’s outward appearance, but also its hydration levels, by fortifying and improving the natural moisture factor -- the skin’s own way of keeping itself hydrated.
Lactic acid helps skin in many ways. For one, it is instrumental in promoting cell turnover by clearing away dead skin cells that pile up on the epidermis. It also stimulates cell renewal. You’ll notice a smoother, brighter complexion as lactic acid works to eliminate hyperpigmentation. One of the mildest types of AHA, lactic acid is an ideal exfoliant for sensitive skin. It provides microbial balance, making it the perfect choice for people suffering from conditions like eczema, rosacea and psoriasis. For anyone dealing with problematic skin due to acne breakouts, lactic acid can make substantial improvements in texture.
Sound like something you need in your daily routine? Check out Micro Derm Exfoliant from Dp Dermaceuticals.
Lactic acid is included in the formula for Micro Derm Exfoliant to prevent congestion and reduce hyperpigmentation. Also joining the formula are shea and mango butters -- rich botanical emollients that fortify barrier function for smoother skin texture. Bamboo powder is included as a resurfacing medium to gently buff the skin. Our triple weighted hyaluronic acid, known as HylaFuse Complex, is effortlessly absorbed by the skin and promotes maximum hydration to the deepest dermal layers. Rounding out the powerful ingredients are cucumber extract and aloe vera, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich botanicals that are packed with natural vitamin C, A and E and are helpful in visually reducing irritation.
Micro Derm Exfoliant softens and refines skin for immediate comfort. Gentle enough for daily use, this exfoliant is potent enough to cleanse away residue that dulls the skin, leaving it feeling clean and refreshed. Toss your abrasive exfoliants and “skin scrubs” and embrace this effective product that purifies and clarifies while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, pores, age spots, acne scars and uneven tone.
To enhance your gentle exfoliating experience, we recommend combining Micro Derm Exfoliant with Brite Lite Serum or Antioxidant Cocktail to create your own customized exfoliant. You can also apply Micro Derm Exfoliant over TriPhase Cleanser for an even deeper cleanse.
Bring the power of lactic acid into your skincare routine and enjoy gentle cleansing that will take your regimen to the next level.