As a class of chemical compounds extracted from fruits, Alpha hydroxy acid （AHA）is well known for its use in the cosmetics industry, SPA, and the healing process of skin problems. Therefore, it has become one of the most popular ingredients widely used by cosmetic manufacturers. According to the extraction source, there are many kinds of AHAs, such as glycolic acid (found in sugar cane), lactic acid (found in sour milk), malic acid (found in apples), citric acid (found in citrus fruits) and tartaric acid (found in grape wine).
THE MAGIC OF CONCENTRATIONS OF AHA
Different concentrations of AHA will have different effects on the skin. Generally speaking, with an increase in the concentration, the effectiveness of AHA will amaze you. And then you will realize why AHA is commonly used by cosmetic manufacturing companies. In fact, even with low concentration, AHA can quickly destroy the connection between the keratinocytes, successfully achieve the goal of exfoliator, and promote the metabolism of your skin.
THE MECHANISM OF EXFOLIATION BY AHA
For any topical compound to be effective, including AHA, it must penetrate into the skin where it can act on living cells. When it comes to AHA, it can degrade desmosome by activating of steroid sulfatase and serine protease, which not only reduces the adhesion of the primary component cell of the epidermis, but also promotes the renewal of the epidermis cells. What’s more, AHA is capable of urging the aging cuticle to fall off and removing ineffective cells to smooth the excretion of the sebaceous gland. As a result, your skin will be moisturized and rejuvenated. Therefore, many cosmetic manufacturers are using AHA to produce cosmetics. Take Ausmetics as an example. Founded in 1998, Ausmetics is a manufacturing enterprise specializing in cosmetics OEM & ODM. With over 20 years of experience, it continuously provides high-quality skincare & body care products with organic, natural, free, sensitive, cosmeceutical collection, etc.
THE EFFECT ON THE SKINCARE
AHA is often found in products that aids in the reduction of wrinkles and the improvement of the smoothness and softness of the skin. It has been widely acknowledged that AHA has effective results through continuous treatment in the cosmeceutical industry. There are three beneficial effects the AHA brings to the skin as follows.
- Regulate keratinocytes to make the cuticle smooth and the epidermis incrassate during the forming process of keratinization.
- Calibrate the surface layer of the skin to achieve renewal and reconstitution of the epidermis, which can improve the situation of the skin.
- Improve excessive accumulation of keratinocytes and accelerate melanocyte detachment, thus diminishing the pigment and brightening the complexion.
PICK THE RIGHT COSMETICS
To maximize the effectiveness of AHA, you can choose a facial cleanser containing AHA. That facial cleanser can remove dead skin cells while you are washing the face, and can also be helpful to moisturize and smooth your skin. Another cosmetic is a serum. VITAMIN C SERUM of Ausmetics is recommended to you. Aimed at helping your skin fight against aging, dark spots and wrinkles, this product is added into lots of natural and organic ingredients, especially AHA. Furthermore, VITAMIN C SERUM can brighten your complexion and bring a deep moisturizing to your face.
A HELPFUL TIP BEFORE YOU PURCHASE COSMETICS
Every time you buy a cosmetic, there is one thing you should pay attention to. After receiving your cosmetic, you should first apply a small part of it to the skin of your hand for 5-10 minutes. Check whether it causes an allergic symptom. Once you find that your skin is red and painful, or you have an unbearable burning sensation, you’d better give up using that product.
After finishing reading this article, you may gain enough knowledge we provide. And if you are planning to purchase a cosmetic containing AHA, VITAMIN C SERUM of Ausmetics can be your first choice.