All About AHA Products
Off late I have been curious about certain ingredients which are quite popular in common parlance specially talking about advanced skincare routine. It is not just a face moisturizer (as I always assumed is enough for skin care). One such ingredient is the AHA which is Alpha Hydroxy Acid. When you hear such complex names, once assumes it to be chemical product and without actually knowing anything about it, assumes that such products are not needed for the skin. Well, honestly speaking, this is a wrong notion and I too believed it until WiseShe introduced a lot of product knowledge and my skin has never been this better.
Talking about AHA, it is safe to say that it has tiny molecules of water soluble acids. It works on the superficial surface of the skin and doesn’t penetrates deeply.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) have their source from naturally occurring foods like sugarcane, grapes, milk etc. AHA is mainly useful for skin exfoliation purpose a it works mainly on the skin surface. It is effective in protecting the skin from sun damage as the skin keeps on rejuvenating itself through skin-generation process. It also helps in dry skin care as it is more prone to skin shedding which is a continuous process.
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Talking about skin, AHA is a prime ingredient in aging skincare routine as the skin’s natural ability to regenerate itself keeps on decreasing with advancing age. Most anti-aging skincare products have a skincare product enriched with AHA to help in skin exfoliation and also protect the skin from potential skin damage.
Types of AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids)
- Glycolic acid: derived from sugar cane
- Lactic acid: derived from milk
- Tartaric acid: derived from grapes
- Malic acid: derived from apples and pears
- Citric acid: derived from citrus fruits
We have some AHA enriched products listed below which you can try if you too wish to try AHA for your skin care routine.
Vaseline Healthy White Complete 10 AHA and Pro Retinol
Price: INR 189 for 200ml
This product nourishes skin from deep within, providing instant moisturization and radiance. It reduces dark spots and gives you an even skin tone, along with visibly fairer & younger-looking skin.
THE ORDINARY AHA Peeling Solution
Price: INR 1849 for 30ml
This is a 30% AHA peeling solution which tends to remove the dead skin from the surface which is dull and life-less. It tends to rejuvenate aging skin which is damaged by the sun or the outer environment.
Aroma Treasures Bearberry AHA Gel
Price: INR 270 for 50g
It is enriched with naturally occurring AHA and helps in nourishing the skin properly. It also helps in balancing the natural moisture levels of the skin through its composition.
ETUDE HOUSE Berry AHA Bright Peel Boosting Serum
Price: INR 2600 for 150ml
The first-step peeling essence for skincare removes dead skin cells and impurity residue daily. on a cotton pad and apply on the face in the direction of skin texture. It is mainly a Korean brand of skincare product for skin exfoliation.
Well, this was some of the basic information you need to know about AHA rich products for skincare.