hydroxy acid


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hydroxy acid

[hī′dräk·sē ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
Any organic acid, with an OH- group, such as hydroxyacetic acid.
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1990 - Alpha hydroxy acids in face and hand creams promise to make your skin look younger with time and repeated use.
Now, with the clinically-proven skin rejuvenation benefits of three Alpha Hydroxy Acids in one complete system, physicians can uniquely customize patient skincare treatment plans for any skin type.
Food and Drug Administration has recommended that cosmetic manufacturers alert consumers to potential skin sensitivity to ultraviolet (UV) radiation in products that contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs).
Scientific studies establish that cosmetics containing standard levels of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), such as those sold by Murad, do not reverse degenerative changes in the dermis.
Functional agents currently include alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), poly-AHAs, complex poly-AHAs, retinoids, fish polysaccharides, anti-enzymatic agents, antioxidants (including ascorbic acid, pycnogenol, ursolic acid, vegetable isoflavones, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10, lipoic acid, resveratorol, l-carnosine, and taurine) as well as agaricic acid and various plant extracts.
Sugar acids are also a source of hydroxy acids, such as glycolic acid, whose oxygen-barrier properties make it suitable for food packaging," stated Professor Ali Harlin, the head of the CoE Green Chemistry team.
They use Alpha Hydroxy Acids more commonly known as fruit acids which work by exfoliating and moisturising.
Some actives provide significant benefits to the skin, such as alpha hydroxy acids, but they can also be very irritating.
They contain glycerin, olive oil, alpha hydroxy acids, natural soy oil and other ingredients.
The latest creation from the Essie body line they blend natural emollients like Aloe Vera and Shea Butter with Essie's favourite fruit scents, oils and vitamins A and E to moisturise combined with Alpha Hydroxy Acids to exfoliate and increase skin regeneration.
Using lotions or creams containing alpha hydroxy acids can help prevent these marks, which never disappear.