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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1 treatment, followed by alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid, which has anti-aging and lightening properties.
Debra Luftman, an Encino dermatologist and UCLA instructor, is alpha hydroxy acids (extracted from fruit acids and dairy products) that can be used in various strengths in night creams, scrubs and peels.
Firma Derm fast-acting, intense, age-defying hand and body moisturizer; 4-gram Beta-C dual-action facial refiner; 4-gram DN-24 Hydracreme intensive vitamin treatment and 4-gram Glyco-8 alpha hydroxy acid facial firming complex.
The guidance suggests the following statement for labelling purposes: "Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sunburn.
It's an Alpha Hydroxy Acid derived from sugar cane - a variation of the kind used in many face creams.
With an alpha hydroxy acid, the effervescent sugar bath stimulates circulation and invigorates the skin.
Customers using our Alpha Hydrox line of alpha hydroxy acid skin care products during the day to beautify and rejuvenate the skin, will now have a complementary retinol product for night time application.
EmerginC has released Triple-Threat, a skin renewal system that exfoliates with a powerful blend of retinol, alpha hydroxy acid and beta hydroxy acid.
Goldstein noted that, among other things, increased competition in alpha hydroxy acid skin care products, particularly from private label products, had reduced the rate of growth in sales of Alpha Hydrox products which were higher for the first six months of 1995 than for the first half of 1994 by 10.
Cognis detailed AHCare Amphoteric Hydroxy Complex which combines an active alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and an amphoteric which controls the release of the acid to retain the potency of the AHA while virtually eliminating skin irritation.
Goldstein explained that the Company's introduction of new skin care products and competition from other producers of alpha hydroxy acid products were factors which prompted a decision by the Company to continue its aggressive advertising of Alpha Hydrox, the Company's proprietary skin care line, through the second quarter of 1995.
s (TTI) alpha hydroxy acid following the settlement of patent infringement litigation between the two companies in the U.