Alpha Hydroxy Acid AHA’s
Since the beginning of time women and men alike have pursued the secret to radiant, younger looking skin, Cleopatra bathed in sour milk and ladies of the French Court applied aged wine to their faces to keep their skin smooth and blemish free. The line between these old remedies and beautiful clear skin is a group of naturally
occurring fruit acids collectively referred to as Alpha Hydroxy Acids, or AHAs. These organic fruit acids can be found in a variety of fruits and foods, for example, lactic acid in sour milk, tartaric acid in grapes, malic acid in apples and citric acid in citrus fruits.
Alpha hydroxy acids are great natural exfoliators and increase blood flow to the skin, so they can help to minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Other potential skin care benefits include lightening of dark spots and a reduction in the appearance of blackheads and acne.