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Alpha Hydroxy Skin Care

all about the AHA's

Alpha hydroxy acids have been gaining in popularity over the past several years because of the range of benefits it has on facial skin. Alpha Hydroxy Acids, (AHA), are natural organic acids which are commonly found in nature.

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The rapid increase in the popularity of alpha hydroxy skin care products is primarily due to the fact that the AHA's presents quite an impressive array of effective rejuvenation properties.

The success of AHA's in the effective treatment of aging skin has been extensively documented.

The common forms of the AHA's found in alpha hydroxy skin care products are glycolic acid, lactic acid, tartaric acid, citric acid and malic acid.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids are effective anti-aging ingredients that can be found in a wide range of skin rejuvenation products.

AHA's are primarily used in the skin care industry as an exfoliant.

Although over-the-counter preparations contain lower concentrations they can still produce reactions such as skin irritation, peeling, redness, and flaking. 

Look for alpha hydroxy skin care products with effective concentration of the active acid ingredient.  Over-the-counter glycolic acid treatments range from 1% to 10%.

                  High concentrations are utilized by Physicians for deeper skin peels.            


The AHA's which include glycolic acid, citric acid, lactic acid, tartaric acid and malic acid are known to be quite effective in. . .

  • stimulating skin repair
  • increasing collagen production
  • increasing skin thickness
  • improving skin elasticity
  • diminishing acne
  • improving skin texture
  • improving skin tone
  • decreasing enlarged pores

The rapid increase in the popularity of alpha hydroxy skin care products is primarily due to the fact that the AHA's presents quite an impressive array of effective rejuvenation properties.

Of the different alpha hydroxy skin care products, glycolic acid is by far the most popular and the one most widely used in skin rejuvenation treatments.


Given the documented clinical results of glycolic, citric and lactic acids in effectively treating aging skin, selecting skin care products containing any of these AHA acids is the better choice to consider when selecting active anti-aging ingredients for your own skin rejuvenation regimen.


Glycolic acid is an acid extracted from sugar cane and beets. Citric acid is found in citrus fruits while milk (dairy) is the origin of lactic acid which is considered to be a gentler skin care treatment, particularly for those with sensitive skin.

Natural skin care recipes will include grapes as an anti-aging ingredient because of the benefits provided by the malic acid. Homemade skin care recipes will also frequently include apples or pears for the milder rejuvenating effects of tartaric acid.

Remember the simple secrets of 1. . . 2. . . 3. . .

Choose Skin rejuvenation products that contain an appropriate concentration of active anti-aging ingredients!


Be sure to 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.


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