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!
Dating back to the ancient beauties such
as Cleopatra, who legend has it, luxuriated in milk baths filled with
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 provoking skin irritation.
Sharing the similar skin rejuvenation traits of glycolic acid, lactic acid skin care is known for:
Lactic acid also presents the added benefit as a skin softening agent which makes it an excellent option for sensitive skin types.
Lactic acid treatments tend not to irritate the skin as much as other AHA treatments; namely glycolic acid. It is a favored ingredient in natural organic skin care recipes.
Simply saturate an absorbent cloth or cotton ball with milk then use an upwards sweeping motion to lightly wipe the surface of the skin.
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.
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.