While the idea of acids might sound intimidating, they are actually great for the skin when used correctly. From skin-refining to hydration-boosting, there is a powerful acid for almost every skin need.
Get ready to learn about each of these skin-loving acids. Plus, meet the ELEMIS essentials that are formulated with these skin refining and hydrating actives.
Hyaluronic Acid is naturally present in our skin, but becomes compromised as we age, resulting in dehydrated skin. Highly regarded as an effective humectant, this acid is the ideal skincare ingredient because it helps plump the skin with moisture. The low molecular weight variant found in PEPTIDE4 ANTIOXIDANT HYDRA-SERUM deeply hydrates the skin, leaving it feeling smooth and soft.
ALPHA HYDROXY ACID
Alpha Hydroxy Acids, also referred to as AHAs, are chemical exfoliators that are known to gently help slough off dead cells on the skin’s surface by dissolving the “glue” between cells. By removing this superficial layer, it reveals smoother and more even skin underneath. SUPERFOOD AHA GLOW BOOSTER is packed with Pumpkin and Cherry extracts that are naturally rich in AHAs to give dull, lackluster complexions a brightening boost.
Known to be one of the gentlest forms of AHAs, Lactic Acid can be derived from milk or fruit sugars. It helps support skin’s natural renewal cycle to help improve skin clarity and texture while reducing the look of fine lines. It is also known to be more hydrating than its other AHA cousins, making it perfect for drier skin types. PEPTIDE4 OVERNIGHT RADIANCE PEEL is formulated with Lactic Acid to gently exfoliate and help minimize the look of pores while you sleep.