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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Hydroxy acids help prevent clogged pores and exfoliate dead skin, which helps prevent acne comedones.
Cosmetic products containing alpha hydroxy acids should include labeling that warns the products can make the skin more sensitive to the sun and increase the risk of sunburn, the Food and Drug Administration has proposed.
Double-digit growth (albeit from a low base) is also projected for enzymes and newer plant acids, such as beta hydroxy acid.
Cosmania offers Nature Club alpha hydroxy acid and antioxidant beauty products for under $10 at discount and drug stores nationwide.
The Reversa I ist Firming Serum is part of Avon's Anew Clinical collection containing alpha hydroxy acid anti-aging technology.
Alpha hydroxy acid desquamates and exfoliates dry skin, while beta hydroxy acid cleanses the follicles of exfoliated skin.
Beta hydroxy acid and a peptide that is based on the skin's natural defense system work synergistically to provide gentle, yet effective action.
Hecht, and their coworkers had found that urine of smokers and people wearing nicotine patches contains two nicotine metabolites, keto acid and hydroxy acid, but that these compounds didn't derive from cotinine.
For more vitamin-based beauty potions, try Medi-Cell's new Hydrox-C face and hand creams with alpha hydroxy acid.
8,535,649 B2; Chanel Parfums Beaute, Neuilly sur Seine, France, has patented cosmetic composition comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium, at least one anhydrous gel having a viscosity of at least 180,000 cP*s at 25[degrees]C, which includes at least one oil and at least one copolymer of styrene and at least one olefin other than styrene; at least one ester obtained from a saturated or unsaturated and linear or branched aliphatic acid or hydroxy acid having from 8 to 30 carbon atoms, a linear or branched diacid having from 12 to 36 carbon atoms, and glycerol or a glycerol condensate; and optionally at most 10% by weight of wax(es).
Exfoliation Plus[TM] is a fruit acid exfoliation product, also known as alpha hydroxy acid or AHA, and consists of 3 skin exfoliating acids: lactic acid, pyruvic acid, and glycolic acid.
Sometimes referred to as beta hydroxy acid, salicylic acid is a great exfoliating and anti-inflammatory ingredient best known for minimising skin oil and unclogging pores.