AHAs in Skincare
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) have transformed skincare as we know it today. AHAs main job is to dissolve the bonds binding dead skin cells to the skin’s surface to reveal new, radiant skin. AHAs are effectively a liquid exfoliant rather than a physical scrub. A liquid exfoliant sweeps away dead skin cells by penetrating the skin, whereas a physical exfoliant only works on the skin's surface.
Lucy Bee Dazzling Tonic contains an ingredient called ACB Fruit Mix, which contains natural AHAs.
What is ACB Fruit Mix
ACB Fruit Mix is made up of five plant species: bilberry; sugar cane; orange; lemon; and sugar maple. These botanical extracts deliver 5 natural AHAs to the skin: lactic acid (from bilberry); glycolic acid (from sugar cane); citric acid (from orange and lemon); and malic and tartaric acid (from sugar maple).
What are AHAs used for in Skincare?
AHAs are commonly used to help to give a smoother, brighter complexion alongside a reduced appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, ultimately helping with a rejuvenated complexion. AHAs improve moisturization and increase the production of collagen which helps with skin elasticity.
By removing the dead skin cells, it helps serums and moisturizers to be absorbed more easily.
- Gentle chemical exfoliation
- Increased rate of cellular renewal
- Smoother and brighter appearance
- Reduces the size of dead skin cells
- Minimizes the look of pores
- Reduces oiliness
- Gives a dazzling glow back to tired, dull-looking skin
- Removes the appearance of blemishes and visible redness
Lucy Bee Dazzling Tonic
Lucy Bee Dazzling Tonic is enriched with 5% lactic acid – a natural derivative of orange and lemon. It is an effective moisturizer that is a known humectant which essentially means it helps to really improve the skin’s moisture and keep it hydrated. Various pieces of research conclude that lactic acid is the best exfoliating acid for all skin types, especially people who have sensitive skin.
Our formulation contains aloe vera which helps to soothe, cool and hydrate the skin – it’s also great for dealing with inflammation. The hysilk similarly helps with epidermal hydration and reduces oiliness that might be sat on the skin’s surface.
If you’re apprehensive about putting something with the word ‘acid’ on your face then we hope this explains its use. We would suggest doing a patch test and slowly build up the usage of the tonic.
When using products like AHAs including our Dazzling Tonic it is important to ensure that you wear SPF daily. This is due to the fact the product is exfoliating the skin, so the skin could be more sensitive as it is bringing new skin cells to the surface. It could cause burning, or skin damage such as pigmentation if you do not protect your skin. This should also be followed during the winter months. You can read more about the importance of SPF here.
About Lucy Bee Limited
Any information provided by us is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. We always recommend referring your health queries to a qualified medical practitioner. Members of the Lucy Bee team can only offer their best advice.
Lucy Bee is a lifestyle brand selling skincare and soap products all completely free from palm oil and with minimal use of plastic. Lucy Bee is concerned with Fair Trade, organic, ethical and sustainable living, recycling and empowering people to make informed choices and select quality, natural products for their skin.
No monkeys are used to pick or harvest the coconuts used to extract Lucy Bee Coconut Oil