“Acid” is one of those words that can make people a little uncomfortable. Acid, after all, is known to be a destructive substance that eats through any number of elements.
Or, in the right hands, it’s a gift to skin and its care. There are a number of different types of acids used in skin care, usually to help stave off the effects of time. They can help resurface skin, infuse skin with moisture and encourage skin’s cellular turnover. With them, skin is more luminous and bright, looks newer, largely because they can remove the dead skin cells on the surface. Some acids can help you with breakouts, or soothe inflammation.
- Acids can be used in creams, serums, even cleansers.
- Acid peels, done at home, will almost always result in some type of surface burn.
At Lifeline we use a number of different acids in several of our products. We even use acid in our Eye Firming Complex, in the form of Hyaluronic Acid. This is an acid that is actually found naturally in the human body and in very high concentrations in the fluids in the eyes. It works by acting as a cushion. It has a natural structural component, which helps with aging skin. More importantly, though, it has an incredible ability to retain moisture, plumping up skin from within and helping erase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
We also use an amino acid known as Caprylhydroxamic Acid in the new Molecular Renewal Serum, which helps ensure more dynamic ingredient performance. Along with small molecule technology, this coconut oil-derived acid helps act to preserve the integrity of the serum.
As for cleansing and exfoliating, Lifeline’s Brightening Cleanser includes Ferulic and Salicylic acids. Ferulic is one of the hottest antioxidants around, and if it’s not yet, it should be making a big impact on your anti-aging routine. It’s found naturally in apples and oranges, giving whole new importance to having an apple a day. And when combined with Salicylic acid, it can help keep skin smooth, warding off any inflammations. Salicylic is a beta hydroxy acid that helps exfoliate dead skin cells.
Lifeline’s Dual Action Exfoliator uses Glycolic acid. It’s an alpha hydroxy acid used to safely remove dead surface cells, bringing fresher, newer skin to the surface. You can use all of these Lifeline products to create your new beautifully renewed face. It’s easy. And that’s the good, the bad and the fabulous about acids.