Hello, skincare enthusiastic!
Today I came up with another cult product from The ordinary, their lactic acid 10% + HA 2%.
Let me do a quick intro to lactic acid.
Currently, we have three exfoliations in the market, physical and chemical.
Physical exfoliation is the scrubs that we have been using for years.
While chemical exfoliation is better in the long run and it’s efficient too.
The chemical exfoliant is three types :
PHA – polyhydroxy acid,
AHA– alpha hydroxy acid &
BHA – beta-hydroxy acid.
These acids are measured based on their actives strength.
The lesser the milder and better for beginners.
Today I will be sharing my experience using lactic acid 10% + HA 2% serum from the ordinary.
We have been using lactic acid-based skincare for the longest, lactic acid can be found in dairy products like milk, curd they don’t have a uniform pH level which changes from different dairy brands.
In such a scenario, this formulated product steep the markets.
Lactic acid 10%+ HA 2% :
The ordinary formulated lactic acid in two strengths 5% and 10%.
I went ahead with 10% lactic acid. It comes with a pH of 3.8 which is close to skin pH of 5.5
I have been using actives for the past three years, I’m not new to any acids or activities, it helped my skin immensely.
I have combination acne skin with few pigmentations.
AHA helps in resurfacing the upper skin layer, AHA is water-soluble.
lactic acid is an unsung hero in boosting radiance.
The lactic acid in lower strength acts as a humectant while regular usage may help in boosting collagen production and thus helping in smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines.
Humectant: it draws moisture from the environment.
Lactic acid is a exfoliate gently and it helps dull cells slough off from the surface, it speeds up skin cell turnover. This you will witness radiant, smother, and brighter skin.
Aqua (Water), Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Isoceteth-20, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.
I use it in my PM routine along with other hydrating products.
At first, it did sting my skin like never before, my skin threshold is very high I’m a skincare Blogger I regularly test out products.
For the first time, I felt the pain of the Newly introduced activity.
10%lactic acid is too strong for any skin type, I bought it as I have been using Glycolic acid toner in 7% and AHA 30% + BHA 2% for one & a half years still my skin was intolerant to 10% lactic acid.
I packed it with other calming and hydrating gels without actives as a result it subsided.
Now I use it twice a week, did tweak my skincare while using actives so that I don’t get inflamed skin. My skin got to adjust to it
As mentioned on the ordinary website they quoted 10% Lactic acid as milder for all skin types except sensitive.
I would highly recommend you to start with 5% lactic acid, irrespective of your skin threshold level.
Remember the constant usage of lactic acid can help to boost collagen production and smoothing out fine lines.
It sinks in the skin and instantly gives a radiant glow simultaneously moisturizes the skin.
Always use AHA or BHA in pm.
While using actives don’t use other actives, or layering a hydrating product.
Always start with less percentage.
Don’t use AHA while you’re at retinol, since retinol itself is an exfoliator. You don’t want to peel off the skin with excess exfoliation.
It helps in
✔️Hyperpigmentation & sunburn
✔️ Stimulate collagen
✔️ improves fine lines and wrinkles
✔️ increase ceramide
✔️Ideal for dry and sensitive skin.
✔️ Improves skin hydration.
Lactic acid is great to include in skincare, I would recommend going for lesser strength like 5%, you can try Dr sheth’s extra gentle peel
Lactic acid can make photosensitive, slather sunscreen irrespective of anything.