The "Other" AHA's:
Tartaric and Malic Acid
Technical information on
the alpha hydroxy acids, AHA's, reveals
that the other two most commonly known natural AHA acids are tartaric acid
and malic acid.
Unfortunately, these two acids don't
really play a
significant role in anti-aging skin care as yet.
The AHA acids most commonly known to have proven
skin rejuvenating benefits are glycolic acid, Vitamin C L ascorbic acid
and lactic acid.
Although known for their antioxidant
qualities, the primary benefits from tartaric acid and malic acid come
from eating the foods rich in these organic acid properties rather than
applying a commercial product with these ingredients to the skin.
Tartaric acid is primarily found in grapes, apples, pears and tamarinds
while malic acid is found in apples.
and malic acid do play a role in natural skin care as gentle
exfoliators that also provide nutrients to the skin. These two acids
are especially beneficial for sensitive skin types.
Both acids make a significant contribution to the healthful benefits
recently ascribed to wine. In addition, both of these acids do make a
contribution in natural
homemade skin care recipes, particularly those
recipes that include crushed or mashed grapes as a core ingredient.
It is interesting to note that AHA information identifies that another
kitchen staple, cream of tartar which is a salt derivative from
tartaric acid, can be found as an ingredient in many natural skin care
recipes as well.
Vinegars made from fruits
containing tartaric or
malic acid such as cider vinegar make a gentle natural skin cleaner
or skin toner.
Remember the simple secrets of
1. . . 2. . . 3. . .
Choose Skin rejuvenation products that contain an
appropriate concentration of active anti-aging ingredients!
Of course, sipping on a little glass of wine as you conclude your
nightly anti-aging skin care routine could potentially give you the healthful antioxidant benefits
internally which will also be visible externally.
Be sure to visit the skin
to view all anti-aging
skin care treatments grouped in categories for specific aging
skin conditions or by active facial rejuvenation ingredient.