Lactic Acid Skin Care
An AHA Anti-Aging
Lactic acid is an
alpha hydroxy acid used in rejuvenation products and is considered to
be a gentle yet very effective anti-aging treatment.
It's a standard ingredient in natural
skin care recipes.
Lactic acid also has one of the oldest histories as a skin care
treatment that literally spans centuries!
Derived from milk, lactic acid is well known for
not only its skin hydrating properties but as one of the gentler AHA
Dating back to the ancient beauties such
as Cleopatra, who legend has it, luxuriated in milk baths filled with
Sharing the similar skin rejuvenation traits of glycolic acid, lactic
acid skin care is known for:
That's right, milk (goat's milk in fact) was in actuality an ancient
lactic acid spa treatment.
Typically found as an active anti-aging ingredient in moisturizing
treatments, lactic acid
is noted for its rich moisturizing attributes
and its ability to exfoliate dead skin cells without
- diminishing fine lines and wrinkles
- reducing the appearance of age spots
- reducing hyperpigmentation
- improving skin texture
- stimulating collagen production
Lactic acid also presents the added benefit as a
skin softening agent which makes it an excellent option for sensitive
acid treatments tend not to irritate the skin as much as
AHA treatments; namely glycolic acid. It is a favored ingredient in
natural organic skin care recipes.
Did you know that milk can
be used, straight from the bottle as a gentle yet moisturizing skin
cleanser and toner?
As with any alpha hydroxyl
acid, remember to use sunscreen liberally because your skin's
It isn't surprising that lactic acid has become a very popular
ingredient in both OTC anti-aging skin care products as well as in
homemade natural skin care recipes.
sensitivity to the sun increases!
Visit the skin care shop
to view all anti-aging
skin care treatments grouped in categories for specific aging
skin conditions or by active facial rejuvenation ingredient.