If it is problem solving skin care your after,
Then knowing your Alpha’s from your Beta’s is going to be key.
Beta or Alpha Hydroxy Acid
Active hydroxy acids, have a number of skin loving benefits and here’s why:
- They balance skin tone
- They lighten pigmentation
- They help with extrinsic aging
- The help to rejuvenate the skin
- They remove stubborn skin cells
- They Improve the texture of the skin
- They can help with collagen synthesis
So how do these ingredients differ?
This all depends on your skin type.
If you have an oily or combination skin type, then Beta Hydroxy Acid in the form of Salicylic Acid, is going to be your new best friend.
However, if you are wanting to perk up a dry, depleted skin, or give your dull skin a kick start, then you could do a lot worse then reaching for the skin brightening qualities of Alpha Hydroxy Acid.
The best alpha hydroxy acids are lactic and glycolic Acids.
The skin rejuvenating properties of these alpha hydroxys, help to give your skin that much needed boost, restoring your skin to a youthful glow.
This is because the molecules of alpha hydroxy acids are smaller than those of beta hydroxy acids, allowing them to penetrate into the skin quickly, so that you have almost instant results.