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The benefits of alpha hydroxy acids

by timetospa June 25, 2012
The benefits of alpha hydroxy acids

The latest developments in anti aging skincare suggest a future so bright, you might need sunscreen to go with your shades. But even with innovative new products designed to bring you one step closer to eternally radiant skin, there are some products that just can't be beat.

Case in point: alpha hydroxy acids.

Commonly found in many high-end beauty products, alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) are non-toxic and can be found in foods and plants. Some of the better known acids that fall under the AHA label include glycolic acid and citric acid.

“Alpha hydroxy acids are great exfoliators and increase blood flow to the skin, so they can help to minimize fine lines and wrinkles,” said Kenneth Beer, MD, a clinical instructor in dermatology at Duke University to EverydayHealth.com.

AHAs also can soften skin's outer layers and jump start new cell production, lending a fuller, more supple look to your face and body. For a product you can apply before bed, try La Therapie Creme Regenerant Night Cream. Made with a replenishing mix of AHAs, jojoba seed oil, apricot and beeswax, this anti aging moisturizer can melt away the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and with its potent oils and wax elements, the cream can gently relieve irritated skin of imperfections. 


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