December 03 2017 – Talya Cayce
Acids are all the rage and are commonly advertised ingredients in skincare products. But there are SO many out there, we wanted to make life a little easier for you and give you the low down on the acids you need to be using right now.
Hyaluronic Acid is a master hydrator. This popular ingredient attracts water molecules to the skin to provide moisture and works well on all skin types even oily and acneic. Best of all its a wonderful radiance booster! Hyaluronic Acid is a key ingredient used in the Blac Chyna X BodyBlendz Range.
Derived from sugarcane, this wonderful AHA is commonly found these days in skincare products. The best bit? All skin types can benefit from Glycolic Acid. It's effectiveness at removing dead skin cells in a non-abrasive, gentle way is unparalleled. Look for Glycolic Acid in cleansers, toners, serums and moisturisers.
Citric Acid is found in citrus fruits and is most often used as a pH adjuster in skin care products. Technically Citric Acid is an AHA, but don't go rubbing lemons on your skin to get its exfoliation benefits. Instead try a product like our Sweet Citrus Facial Scrub which is pH balanced and safe for your skin.
If you have problematic skin, chances are you're familiar with Salicylic Acid. Unlike almost all AHAs, this BHA is water AND oil soluble so it can work inside the pores to loosen clogs and kill acne bacteria. Used in low percentages in beauty products such as cleansers, exfoliators, serums and treatments, Salicylic Acid is is a super power against pesky spots.
Most of us know this acid as vinegar. Too acidic to use straight up, when diluted, Acetic Acid has many uses. An astringent toner, a detox for your hair and even a complexion enhancer when taken orally.
Have you had any skin-changing experiences with acids?