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Imagine gliding your fingers across your face as you apply your favourite serum or moisturiser with your skin smooth and soft to the touch. Nothing feels more satisfying knowing your complexion is free of bumps and uneven textures. And regular use of an exfoliant can do wonders to maintain that.
Specifically, lactic acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that helps to exfoliate your skin to reveal a softer, more refreshed complexion. Commonly derived from milk, this ingredient also has other sources such as sugar and fruits. Let’s explore more on the benefits of lactic acid, and why it should be a part of your beauty routine!
1. Smoothen skin texture
As an AHA, lactic acid has the ability to break down the bonds that hold dead skin cells to the surface. What this means is – hello smoother, glowing skin!
Dead skin cells are shed every day and they can build up on the skin’s surface. If they’re not taken care of, this can cause everything from a dull skin tone to clogged pores and breakouts. Thus, lactic acid helps to reveal newer skin underneath for brighter, more radiant complexion.
2. Reduce pigmentation and acne marks
By shedding old, dead skin cells, this also helps to fade pigmentation and even out your skin tone. Whether you have age spots or acne marks, lactic acid is a good pick for people who experience discoloration in the skin and an uneven complexion.
3. Increase cell turnover and renewal
With regular use of lactic acid, it can also improve signs of ageing. By helping to speed up cell turnover, it stimulates collagen renewal to firm up your skin. Fine lines and wrinkles can also be soften and smoothen out for a youthful-looking appearance.
4. Gentle for sensitive skin
Lactic acid can be used for all skin types, but especially those with dry or sensitive skin. While it shares a similar structure as glycolic acid – another member in the AHA family – lactic acid has a larger molecule size, which makes it less potent and more tolerable on your skin.
This makes it a gentle and optimal option for those with sensitive skin to reap the benefits of exfoliation, without facing any redness, irritation or dryness on their skin.
5. Hold moisture in the skin
While you may consider acids to be stripping for the skin, lactic acid actually attract water molecules. This allows the skin to retain more moisture and feel extra hydrated, so you won’t have to worry about your skin feeling dry.
Cleansers are another type of skincare product that can often strip your skin of its natural oils. With our Auras Milk Cleanser, you won’t have to worry about that! Formulated with ingredients like Aloe Vera extract, Vitamin C & E and Sorbitan Olivate, this cleanser offers soothing and hydrating benefits to remove impurities without drying your skin.
It also contains Lactic Acid to help improve your skin texture while leaving your skin smooth and supple. Simply massage onto the skin in a circular motion and remove with a damp cotton pad – let your skin regain its clarity again!
As the gentlest of the AHAs, lactic acid can be used by most people without much issue. If you’re new to this ingredient, start off with a low strength (around 5 to 10 percent max) and allow your skin some time to get used to it. With regular use, you will see gradual, noticeable improvement in overall complexion and tone of your skin.
Refresh your dull and tired-looking skin with our affordable facial services! At Adonis, new customers can enjoy our current facial promotion for Auras Detox facial – available at $51.36 (after 7% GST) for one session, limited to 1 time per pax.
The 75-min facial package includes deep cleansing, exfoliation peel, and blackhead extraction to remove dead skin cells before nourishing your skin with light infusion ampoule therapy. Our beauticians will provide a metabolic face massage as well as a free skincare kit to care for your skin!