My Love Affair with Lactic Acid
I love acids in skin care—so much that my clients nicknamed me “The Acid Queen.” The reason I’m passionate about them: acids are one of the most effective ingredients for transforming your skin in a short period of time. When used properly, they’re the best ingredient by far for giving you that healthy glow and nearly flawless complexion.
I’ve used acids in my treatment room (and on my own skin) for almost 2 decades and have incorporated them into my skincare collection for 15 years. I love experimenting with unique combinations of acids to fix countless skin problems.
But I’m often asked to choose THE ONE acid you need to have in your daily skincare routine. It’s like asking a mother to choose her favorite kid! Super hard decision, but I’d have to pick Lactic Acid. (Sorry Salicylic, Malic and Kojic-I love you kids too!)
My obsession with lactic acid comes from my experience as an esthetician and transforming my clients’ skin from mediocre, rough, acneic, eczema-ridden to glowing, no makeup necessary, “don’t hate me because I’m glowy” skin. In almost all these big transformations, lactic acid has played a pivotal role.
“THE MOST FLAWLESS COMPLEXIONS IN MY TREATMENT ROOM USE LACTIC ACID TWICE PER WEEK, IF NOT DAILY.”
Here are 7 benefits of lactic acid for your skin:
- Hydrates while it gently exfoliates
- Increases cell turnover for younger-looking skin
- Eliminates rough skin texture over time
- Significantly minimizes the appearance of large pores
- Boosts ceramide levels in the skin’s protective barrier
- Gives a healthy glow to skin on body and face
- Works on 95% of skin types without any irritation
And because lactic acid gets along so well with other acids and retinoids, I’ve used it to create some amazing combos for incredible instant and long-term results. See for yourself!