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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Eugene Van Scott and Ruey Yu, world renowned leaders in dermatology and dermato-pharmacology and co-discovers of the positive effects of alpha hydroxy acids in skin care, the company is backed by a proud medical heritage that includes decades of clinical research and numerous patents.
Furthermore, don't use them before or after using alpha hydroxy acids, which also break down retinol.
Avoid combining exfoliating ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids and enzyme peels as you can "over peel" and sensitise your skin,' advises Debbie Thomas, Advanced Skincare expert (debbiethomas.
Its improved electrolyte tolerance and broad pH compatibility makes it ideal for formulating products with botanical extracts or water-soluble salts, as well as acidic actives or ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acids, salicylic acid or organic acid preservatives at a pH range as low as 4.
ALPHA HYDROXY ACIDS are naturally-occurring acids that help loosen up dead cells and speed up the skin's exfoliation process.
The discovery of fruit acids - also known as Alpha Hydroxy Acids or AHAs - has been one of the biggest breakthroughs in the beauty industry for decades.
They contain fairly hardcore ingredients like Vitamin K, Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Vitamin A.
The company developed Poshe[R] AHA Cuticle Care to exfoliate and hydrate cuticles using a unique blend of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) and Botanicals.
There are fading treatments available, alpha hydroxy acids, retinoids and even chemical peels and laser treatments.
Ideal to use morning and evening, it contains alpha hydroxy acids as a mild exfoliator and really gets to work on wrinkly hands.
Many products contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) which work on wrinkles and discolouring by removing the outer layer of the skin.