Lactic Acid Peel: The Gentler Alternative for Dry, Sensitive Skin Types
Dry skin may not be an urgent skin condition, but it can be terribly unsightly and uncomfortable, especially when the humidity drops. Fine lines and cracks, itching, tightness, ashy skin, rough patches, and flaking— no one wants that! Many of those struggling with dry skin have found amazing relief and beautiful results with our lactic acid peel and other skin care products that contain lactic acid. What makes it so good for dry skin?
Breaking Down Lactic Acid
Lactic acid is naturally present in milk, and is well known for its ability to soften skin. In fact, this was already observed hundreds of centuries ago, thus the famous milk baths of Ancient Egypt’s Cleopatra.
Research has established lactic acid as part of the Alpha Hydroxic Acid (AHA) group, along with its famous cousin glycolic acid. Compared to glycolic acid, however, lactic acid has a larger structure, which means that it's gentler. Therefore, even those with sensitive complexion can enjoy a rejuvenating lactic peel without suffering irritation and other side effects.
The Magic of Lactic Acid
Much like other AHAs, lactic acid sloughs off dead skin cells by breaking them down, effectively revealing the healthier, fresher, and newer skin underneath. What comes out is a smooth, radiant complexion that’s also deeply moisturized. Products with lactic acid are also perfect for:
Brightening and improving skin tone
Reducing wrinkles and fine lines
Evening out skin color
Fading out acne scars and pigmentation
Controlling and preventing breakouts
Controlling and preventing oiliness
Not All Lactic Acid Peels are Created Equal
Lactic acids are so great at what they do, that countless products feature it in their formulation. However, you might not be getting the full power of lactic acid when it’s not pure and unbuffered like the lactic acid peels from our collection.
Unbuffered lactic acid retains its low naturally-occurring low pH. We’ve crafted our lactic acid peels with pure lactic acid in varying strengths (25%-90%). Because of these, our peels have skin-perfecting abilities that very gently retexture, renew, and restore dead/dull and dry skin.
Lactic acid peels from ASDM Beverly Hills easily eradicate superficial damage to the skin, and are mild enough for those with sensitive skin types who might not be able to tolerate stronger chemical peels.
While lactic acid peels are fantastic on their own, you can achieve even better results when combined with the right creams, toners, and moisturizers for your daily skin care regimen. At ASDM Beverly Hills, we’ve come up with special skin care sets and kits. We’d love to help find the right one for you!