Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)


Ingredient Focus: AHAs


AHAs stands for Alpha Hydroxy Acids, which are chemical compounds that can be of natural origin or synthetic origin.

AHAs are what's known as 'chemical exfoliators', (as apposed to physical exfoliators,) which are beneficial to the skin as they negate from the use of harsh scrubs which can scratch the surface of delicate and sensitive skin. They work by gently dissolving the 'glue' bonds between skin cells to allow for the removal of dead cells, and result in a subsequently smooth skin surface.

Exfoliation promotes cell growth and renewal. It also helps to refine skin's texture, allowing skin to appear more radiant.

Skin naturally shreds cells every day, but this natural process can be slowed down for many reasons, for example dry skin or genetics. Exfoliating the uppermost layers of the skin can help to increase the rate of cell turnover, allowing for new, softer and healthier-looking skin to emerge. This also allows moisturisers and serums to penetrate more effectively. 

Alpha Hydroxy Acid exfoliation not only helps to stimulate skin cell renewal, but it can also help skin the re-balance itself. It is also proven to help with age spots and skin discolouration, as well as the reduction of fine lines. Many people find that it is an important asset to their skincare regime!

Many natural AHAs are derived from organic sugars, with glycolic acid (from sugar cane) and lactic acid (from milk). Glycolic acid has the smallest molecule size which enables it to be highly effective at penetrating the skin, and is therefore the most widely used type of AHA in skincare products.

Looking to add AHAs to your weekly skincare regime? Look no further than our deliciously fruity Miracle Vitamin C Mask.

This delicious AHA fruit mask blended with 100% natural fruit acids including glycolic acid from sugar cane, delivers instantly smoother plumper skin. Peruvian maca, an ancient energy booster, helps to increase cellular renewal and skin radiance and reduces the appearance of ageing whilst papaya acts as a natural exfoliator. 

Our fruit complex contains a mixture of AHAs including glycolic acid, together with lactic, citric, malic and tartaric acids from bilberry, orange, lemon and sugar maple. A natural blend of Alpha Hydroxy Acids to exfoliate effectively and improve the texture and appearance of your skin in a matter of minutes.

Shop our Miracle Vitamin C Mask here!