The treatment with fruit acids is a non-invasive aesthetic treatment that is addressed to every skin type. These are organic, non-toxic substances belonging to the group of A-hydroxy acids (AHA). The best known of these are glycolic acid, lactic acid, citric acid, malic acid, mandelic acid and salicylic acid. They are used by special beauticians for therapeutic purposes, at the same time they are contained as ingredients in skin care products, offering their rich keratolytic action.
Glycolic acid: Recommended mainly for skin with brown spots (freckles) as it has an enhanced exfoliating effect. Thus, the skin acquires a smooth and uniform appearance, while at the same time acting against the appearance of new discolorations. It is worth noting that glycolic acid has a low molecular weight and therefore penetrates deeper into the skin. In addition, glycolic acid is used as an ingredient in various skin care products (eg creams, masks, lotions, etc.). It should be applied on clean skin and the area near the eyes and mouth should be avoided.
Lactic acid: Derived from milk and has enhanced exfoliating and moisturizing action. However, due to its high molecular weight, it can not penetrate deep into the skin. That is why lactic acid is suitable for skin that requires gentle exfoliation.
Mandelic acid: Derived from the hydrolysis of almond extract. It treats the signs of aging and photoaging, has antibacterial, antiseptic and keratolytic properties and is therefore suitable for acne prone skin. Its action lies in the fact that it breaks the bonds of the cells of the stratum corneum and stimulates the production of collagen in the skin, which moisturizes. Ideal glow therapy for the summer months.
Beta-hydroxy acids (BHA): The leading role is played by salicylic acid, which provides its beneficial properties to oily skin and acne prone skin. Specifically, it has a strong exfoliating effect, penetrates the inflamed areas of the skin and has a soothing effect. It does not irritate the skin while at the same time it offers deep cleansing and leads to a smooth and bright look.
5 + 2 properties of products with fruit acids:
They work against dry skin and rough skin.
They smooth wrinkles.
They improve the appearance of discolorations-freckles.
They moisturize the skin and promote collagen production.
They fight the oiliness of the skin and are a weapon for the treatment of acne.
They achieve a complete exfoliation without irritation.
The skin acquires radiance and smooth appearance.
Fruit acid treatment is recommended during the months when there is limited sunshine.
Daily use of sunscreen products is required as fruit acids cause photosensitivity on the skin.