If you’ve been seeing the word acid on an ingredient list and throwing it into the discard pile before someone can say “toxin-free”, then we are here to tell you…
Here’s the thing about them though. There are different types of acid, and they can affect your skin in wildly different ways. We’re here to help you understand that with a quick guide (yes, we hated chemistry in school too!) so that you’ll know what to look for, the next time you’re buying face cream or exfoliators.
Stumped about what would work for your skin? Check out this infographic on what acid best suits which skin type.
What you need to know about acids is that despite the scary sounding name, they are mostly derived from natural substances!
If you're looking for a safe place to start, we'd recommend Lactic acid. It's gentle on your skin and you'll reap benefits like an even skin tone, brighter complexion and an overall younger glow.
Here’s our favourite pick from products that contain a healthy dose of Lactic Acid: