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Face Acids

26-02-2021 2:27 PM / Posted in Health by Sericin+

Well-groomed and beautiful skin has always been synonymous with female beauty. As times change, so do standards of aesthetics. Previously, this perfect look was reserved only for celebrities and people who can afford expensive medical procedures. However, today with the development of technology and the availability of cosmetic products, products for the perfect complexion have become available to all of us. You have probably noticed that in recent years there has been more and more talk about the composition of cosmetic products. For proper care, we need to choose only proven products, because otherwise we will do ourselves more harm than good.


One of the most common ingredients mentioned in the previous period and which have become the most popular are acids. It may scare you, because what acids have to look for in care products, but with proper use you have no reason to worry.If you follow the trends in the beauty industry at least a little, then you probably already know that these are very effective ingredients, but do you know exactly how they work?


AHA acids


Indication for the use of AHA acids are an excellent choice for the following skin conditions:

*Dry, rough, dehydrated skin acne skin

*Senile atrophic skin

*Skin damaged by UV radiation

*Senile hyperpigmentation

*Disease accompanied by keratinisation disorders

Contraindications for the application of AHA acids on the skin is rosacea.


Effect of AHA acid on the skin


1. Keratolytic effect-thinning of the stratum corneum.

2. Enabling water absorption into intercellular spaces.

3. Stimulation of fibroplast activity and collagen production.

4. Elimination of changes caused by keratosis and pigmentation disorders.

5. Improving the appearance and quality of skin texture.


The most common AHA acids in cosmetic products are glycolic, lactic, citric, almond known as mandelic, and lately malic and tartaric. Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid and is a derivative of sugar cane. The reason why it is so effective is that it has the smallest molecule of all the acids we mention. This means that it penetrates the skin more easily than other types and not only cleans the surface layer, but also purifies its deeper layers. It cleans by breaking down the “glue” that keeps dead skin cells attached to healthy cells. In addition, its tiny molecules stimulate fibroblasts in the skin which then stimulate collagen production.


Glycolic acid should be avoided in combination with retinol. If both items are part of your routine then you should use glycolic acid in the morning and retinol in the evening.


Lactic acid is, among other things, a natural component of milk and lactic ferments. A synthetic form is used as an ingredient in cosmetic products because it is more stable than natural acid. It acts as a mild exfoliator and makes the skin hydrated. Of all the other alpha hydroxyl acids in cosmetic use, lactic acid is the most gentle and has the least controversy, in terms of side effects. The specific properties of lactic acid make it very suitable for use for cosmetic purposes. Due to its complexity, it is recommended for all skin types, from very dry and sensitive, through normal, oily and problematic to mature skin.


BHA acids


The most used beta hydroxy acid is salicylic acid. Salicylic acid has lipophilic properties (they break down in fats unlike alpha hydro), which enables better penetration into the skin pores, exfoliating action and removal of sebum in open comedones. In anti-age formulations, it improves the appearance, texture and tone of the skin and contributes to making small wrinkles and pigmented changes less visible.Salicylic acid is present in cosmetic products in a concentration of 1-2%As with all highly active compounds, attention should be paid to concentration and frequency of use.


When it comes to concentration, you should always start low, ie five percent for AHA and one percent for BHA. Depending on the need and reaction of the skin, the concentration can be gradually increased to ten percent for AHA and two percent for BHA. This process requires patience and a balance should always be sought between tolerability and efficiency. In terms of frequency, acids are always introduced gradually. They are used once a day in the evening, while on sensitive and reactive skin it should be applied every other evening. Always consult your beautician or dermatologist before using such substances.


In addition to AHA and BHA, hyaluronic acid is also common, which does not have the function of peeling but hydrating the skin.For a perfect anti-aging result, use Sericin+ Collagen Face & Neck Cream is specifically formulated to firm, tone, and revitalize your skin by boosting skin’s collagen levels to defy the aging process. Enriched with Silk Protein Sericin–known for its hydrating, moisturizing, and age-defying properties–this potent cream assists in boosting and regenerating the reproduction of Collagen in the face & neck area for a younger, firmer, and more elastic skin