Common Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Alpha Hydroxy Acids are organic compounds that consist of a carboxylic acid with one hydroxyl group on alpha (first carbon) position of the acid. They function by exfoliating the skin by decreasing corneocyte cohesion within the stratum corneum. Common examples of conventional Alpha Hydroxy Acids are Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid.
AHAs build upon consumer trends of pro-aging, nature-inspired and sensitive skin.
Why Evonik’s Speciality Alpha Hydroxy Acids are unique
Conventional Alpha Hydroxy Acids are recognised as effective exfoliators with a variety of benefits – however, there is one major drawback – skin irritation.
Evonik’s latest Speciality Alpha Hydroxy Acids are unique in that provide effective skin renewal whilst also reducing irritation and catering for sensitive skin types.
Key Benefits of Evonik’s Speciality Alpha Hydroxy Acids
- Effective skin exfoliation, leading to a more youthful and renewed skin appearance
- Skin moisturization and humectancy benefits
- Less irritating than conventional AHA solutions, enabling sensitive skin applications
- Applicable across several leave-on and rinse-off applications
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