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Lactic Acid 5% + HA

30ml

A Mild Lactic Acid Superficial Peeling Formulation

pH
3.60-3.80
water-free
water-free - NO
alcohol-free
alcohol-free - YES
oil-free
oil-free - YES
silicone-free
silicone-free - YES
nut-free
nut-free - YES
vegan
vegan - YES
gluten-free
gluten-free - YES
cruelty-free
cruelty-free - YES


Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin. This 5% formulation offers very mild exfoliation and is supported with a purified Tasmanian pepperberry known to reduce signs of inflammation and sensitivity that is often associated with exfoliation. A stronger 10% formula is available here.

This formula contains a studied Tasmanian Pepperberry derivative to help reduce irritation associated with acid use. This derivative is of plant origin and varies in colour seasonally and this colour variation may be apparent in the formula from time to time.

Contraindications: Lactic Acid should not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Please refer to additional sun protection note and other warnings in provided Directions.

This pH of this formula is approximately 3.8. Lactic Acid has a pKa of 3.8 and pKa is the most important aspect to consider in formulating with acids. pKa implies acid availability. When pKa is close to pH, there is an ideal balance between salt and acidity, maximizing effectiveness of the acid and reducing irritation. Higher pH numbers in such a case would increase salt which counter-intuitively would make the formula even more irritating than if the formula was more acidic.

Note: While Lactic Acid can result in quick visible benefits, we generally suggest indirect forms of skin exfoliation in favour of direct forms such as this formula due to potential inflammation and sensitivity associated with acids. Please refer to NIOD's Non-Acid Acid Precursor for such a reference.

Directions

Apply once per day, ideally in the PM. Can be diluted with other treatments to reduce strength until skin develops tolerance. Avoid contact with eyes. If irritation persists, discontinue use and consult a physician. (Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.)

Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Isoceteth-20, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.

Our formulations are updated from time to time as part of our commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.

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Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% - 30ml
Available sizes:
30ml

Lactic Acid 5% + HA

30ml
Available sizes:
30ml
  • Byrdie / Curated 2017 Award
  • Sunday Times Style Beauty Awards 2017 Winner
  • CEW Beauty Award Winner 2017
  • Reveal Beauty Hotlist Winner 2017
  • Tatler Beauty Awards Winner 2017
  • Grazia Beauty Awards 2016 Breakthrough Brand Award
  • The Pool Beauty Awards 2016 Award
  • Bazaar Beauty Best of the best 2017 Award
  • Cosmopolitan UK Beauty Awards 2017 Award
  • Glamour Beauty Power List 2017 Award
  • Into The Gloss Top 25 Award Winner
  • Look Beauty Awards 2017 Winner