Good Acids for Your Face

I’ve always had a negative feeling about acid. As far as I know, most people do. But, did you know there are acids that are actually good for your skin?  Keep reading to find out more about which good acids you need to add to your beauty regime stat!

Hyaluronic Acid

Neutrogena Hydro Boost, $21
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion, $18
  • Helps your skin attract and retain moisture
  • Make skin more vibrant
  • Anti-aging wonder for those not interested in needles or going under the knife
  • Hydrates deep wrinkles and fine lines

Glycolic Acid

Anthony Fresh 5, $30
Clarisonic Skin Renewing Peel Treatment, $39
  • Gently dissolves dead skin
  • Derived from sugar cane
  • Better option than an abrasive exfoliating scrub
  • Helps lighten dark spots
  • Reduces fine lines over time
  • Smooths your skin’s overall texture

Salicylic Acid

Origins GinZing Ultra-Hydrating Energy Boosting Cream, $30
Peace Out Puffy Eye, Acne, Pore Pack, $25
  • Found in most drugstore acne treatment products
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Exfoliating acid
  • Loosens dead skin cells & good for promoting clear pores

Lactic Acid

Sunday Riley Power Couple Lactic Acid & Retinol Kit, $85
  • Exfoliating acid
  • Derived from milk
  • Great for sensitive skin
  • Reduces fine lines

Ascorbic Acid

The Inkey List Vitamin C Cream, $10
  • Think Vitamin C in the form of skincare
  • Antioxidant
  • Reduces fine lines
  • Brightens skin

Oleic Acid

Naturally Serious Get Even Cold Pressed Peel Pads, $38
  • Fatty acid, think almond oil and olive oil
  • Extreme moisture
  • Perfect for those with very dry skin

Ferulic Acid

Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid+Retinol, $65
  • Anti-aging
  • Free radical fighting
  • Reduce fine lines and sun damage

Find the right regime and products that work for you. Remember, everyone’s skin is different. No product or ingredient is one size fits all. Always consult a dermatologist before going all out and mixing products you’re not sure will be right for your skin. Add or subtract new products a little at a time before completely switching up your skincare routine.

What are your go-to products? Do you use any of these good acids already?

Until next time, fashion your best way,

Ashleigh K. Copeland

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