Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)
What are AHAs?

AHAs (Alpha hydroxy Acids) offer exfoliation as an alternative to manual exfoliation, working primarily by dissolving the bonds between skin cells to allow the removal of dead cells and a subsequently smoother skin surface.

How do AHAs work?

Alpha hydroxy in skincare offers a smoother skin texture and negates the use of harsh scrubs for exfoliation since they work on the skin’s surface, and are water-soluble. They’re generally preferred for normal to dry, sun-damaged skin, due to their ability to enhance natural moisturising factors within the skin. They’ve also been proven effective in reducing the visible signs of sun damage.

Who should use AHAs?

AHAs are effective on oily or congested skin, acne, wrinkles, and general skin texture and tone (pigmentation).

How are AHAs used?

The alpha hydroxy acid ingredient can appear in face washes, masks, serums and creams.

Can AHAs be used on the body and face?

AHAs are relevant for body and face use due to their ability to help skin gently exfoliate its buildup of dead skin cells.