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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The Ultra Cleanser is formulated with Alpha Hydroxy Acid along with red and green seaweed extract, and rose hip seed oil.
Renew, launched by Avon 20 years ago, was the first brand to bring alpha hydroxy acid to the mass market.
Intense Skin Repair Calming Relief Body Lotion is specially formulated to soothe and moisturize itchy, dry skin, while Advanced Therapy Triple Smoothing Body Lotion is formulated with alpha hydroxy acid to help smooth skin in three ways: gently exfoliating flaxy skin, helping to improve cell turnover; smoothing the appearance of rough skin; and moisturizing for 24 hours.
Contains 10 per cent Alpha Hydroxy acid which claims to slough away dead skin.
The alpha lipoic acid and alpha hydroxy acid work to minimise enlarged pores while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
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.
It's an Alpha Hydroxy Acid derived from sugar cane - a variation of the kind used in many face creams.
US 6,270,780 B1: New Jersey researchers for Chesebrough-Pond's have patented a cosmetic method of controlling skin irritations, sting or inflammation caused by alpha hydroxy acid using resveratrol, a hydroxy acid and a cosmetically acceptable vehicle.
With an alpha hydroxy acid, the effervescent sugar bath stimulates circulation and invigorates the skin."
* EmerginC has released Triple-Threat, a skin renewal system that exfoliates with a powerful blend of retinol, alpha hydroxy acid and beta hydroxy acid.
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.