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[Ingredient Highlight] AHAs pt.1

🌼 What it is? •Alpha hydroxy acid •a chemical exfoliant •plants-derived acids •Water soluble > works on the surface of our skin •ph: ~3,5 •Forms: (Treatment) toners, serum, cleanser, ... 🌼Different Types of AHAs •Glycolic Acid •Mandelic Acid •Lactic Acid •Tartaric Acid •Malic Acid 🌼 How does it works? •Softens and dissolves the intracellular cement ("glue between the cells") •Exfoliates on the surface of our skin 🌼 Functions •Clears and prevent acne •Reduces redness & inflammation •Decrease the appearance of large pores •Fades pigmentation •Reduces fine lines and wrinkles •Anti inflammatory •Even out your skin tone •Promote collagen and blood flow 🌼 Compatible with: •BHA •Peptides •Azelaic Acid •Tranexamic Acid •Ceramides •Hyaluronic Acid •Alpha Arbutin 🌼 Best for: All skin AHAs are more gentle than BHAs. 🌼 Side effects •Can be drying •Can be irritating for you skin! •Can cause purging •Can cause break outs •Can cause overexfoliating 🌼 How to use it? •ALWAYS PATCH TEST!!! • Introduce it slowly into your routine! • And work your way up! • Use it in you PM routine! • Depends on your skin but 2-3 times a week should be fine • Apply after cleansing & before moisturizer • Apply it on your dry face • Use it continuously • Please wear SPF the next AM!! In the next discussion I'm going to introduce you the different types of AHAs :) Do you prefer AHAs or BHAs? And any recommendations for the next ingredient highlight? ♡
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JenikoMarcel

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I prefer both of them. I began using a low percentage of them, and then I increase little by little.
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clumpsymai

Dry/Sensitive

Ohh I really want to try both of those!
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Gongjunim

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Thank you for the information!
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Jeannie88

Dry/Sensitive

Thanks for this 😊
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kumlerc

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this sounds amazing! I'm definitely looking into this!
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SkincareNerd

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great post. I love acids and I started using them just an year ago. I am obsessed with the ordinary peel and I don’t think that anything is replacing it anytime soon.
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SkincareNerd

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I was really scared to start it as well. I was using TO glycolic acid beforehand but I had actual nightmares of burning my skin by using it. ideally you should use glycolic acid before using it, because it’s mostly that. Also, if you want to start it sooner, you can use it for less time.
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