Acids can often remind people of just crazy chemical experiments but few realize that acids are actually some of the most beneficial ingredients used in skincare. In fact acids are like magic to the skin where they can be used to fight acne, aging spots, scarring, undesired skin tone and skin protection. Just like how music can be a gift to a musician’s ears, acid is the best gift to a beauty’s skin. Now let's take a look at some of the best acids used in skincare!
Lactic acid is an essential part of the human body and is mostly produced in muscle cells and red blood cells. One of the main functions of lactic acid is assisting in cell respiration and glucose production. The biggest benefit here is lactic acid allows the increase in cell turnover and eliminates dead skin cells on the epidermis. Lactic acid also allows the skin to get firmer and thicker. As a result, the skin will have an overall smoother appearance and fewer fine lines and deep wrinkles.
(Best for sensitive and dry skins)
Sugar cane is the source of glycolic acid, which is a water-soluble alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) used to treat acne. Your skin is able to absorb these tiny molecules easily. Therefore, they are ideal for smoothing fine lines, improving skin texture, and other anti-aging applications. Cell turnover is accelerated by glycolic acid, which dissolves the bonds between skin cells. As a result, your skin can shed dead skin cells more quickly than it could on its own.
(Best for hyperpigmentation and oily skins)
If you’ve ever bought an over-the-counter acne treatment, you’re probably familiar with salicylic acid — it’s one of the most popular ingredients for minimizing breakouts. That’s because salicylic acid penetrates and dissolves the oil that clogs pores while also exfoliating away dead skin cells. Even better, it works without irritating already inflamed skin, since it has anti-inflammatory properties.
(Best for oily skins)
Ascorbic acid is a powerful antioxidant and reducer that plays an integral role in the prevention, treatment, and healing of bacterial infections, detoxification processes, collagen production in fibers, teeth, bones, connective tissues, skin, and capillaries. According to board-certified dermatologist Dr. Joyce Imahiyerobo-Ip, ascorbic acid is a synthetic version of vitamin C with antioxidant properties. Ascorbic acid also stimulates collagen production and brightens the skin.
(Best for oily and normal skins)
Hyaluronic acid is an ingredient in moisturizers that most people are familiar with. This is because it is an excellent water-retaining hydrator, according to Verallo-Rowell. As it improves the appearance of fine lines and softens and plumps the skin, it is ideal for aging skin. Overall, hyaluronic acid is good at retaining water and makes your skin flexible.
(Best for dry skins)
At NuReveal we use the best ingredients in our products ensuring that all skin types have the right key to unlock their true beauty. Acids can really take the role of a game changer, and the Lactic Rescue Toner is exactly what you need as your key to unlock the true beauty of your skin.