Right up there on my personal list of favorite skincare ingredients is one of the alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs): lactic acid. Not only do I enjoy using it in my personal skincare routine, I also like to use it on clients. For various reasons.
It’s quite an allrounder: it gently exfoliates, it’s helpful with hydrating the skin, it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores. It generally also is very helpful in treating sun damage, dryness, hyperpigmentation and acne. Lactic acid is gentle yet effective enough to work on almost every skin type (unless you’re super sensitive or allergic). It’s simply amazing stuff!