Lactic Acid what does it do and why is it so effective in your skincare?


Lactic acid is a favourite amongst skincare enthusiasts – but what is lactic acid for skin exactly and what does lactic acid do for skin?

What Is Lactic Acid For Skin?
Lactic acid is a popular AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) that naturally occurs in milk. It’s believed that the forever young looking Cleopatra used to bathe in milk to enjoy the benefits of lactic acid and maintain healthy-looking skin.

Relative to other AHAs (such as glycolic acid), lactic acid is gentle on the skin, making it suitable for sensitive skin types.

A natural exfoliant, lactic acid resurfaces the skin for a brighter, smoother, and more even-toned complexion.


Cleaopatra was a big advocate of Lactic Acid


Benefits Of Lactic Acid For Skin

  • Exfoliating: Like all AHAs, lactic acid boasts exfoliating properties, helping to speed up skin cell turnover and improve skin’s overall texture.
  • Hydrating: Uniquely, lactic acid for skin helps to benefit moisture retention levels, improving skin’s ability to stay hydrated.
  • Anti-ageing: Lactic acid also stimulates collagen production, helping to firm the skin and improve signs of ageing.

Did you know that Laser Skin Medical have a Lactic Acid based skin peel?

The Lactic Acid Peel is one of the most gentle peel options on the market. Our acid peel can help with:
Age spots
Dull and uneven complexion
Enlarged Pores
Calms Sensitive Skin

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