You might frown upon reading the word 'acid' on the ingredient label of your favorite product but before you do that, you need to know that some acids can do wonders for your skin. They really can! Our skin produces certain acids but their production starts declining due to a number of factors like pollutants, age, etc. To combat the signs of aging and keep your skin hydrated, youthful and fresh in the longer go, you need to add some acids in your skincare routine. Hyaluronic acid, Amino acids, alpha hydroxy acids, salicylic acid, etc. are some of the best-known ingredients used in the skincare industry. Read further to know which acids are good for your skin (and the environment)!
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)
AHAs or alpha hydroxy acids are water-soluble compounds which are derived from plant sources and are commonly known as ‘fruit acids’ because of the same reason. From repairing sun-damaged skin to reducing the signs of aging, AHAs can really do it all for you. While glycolic acid is one of the most commonly used AHA in skincare products, there are others like malic acid, tartaric acid, lactic acid, etc. that are also good in treating certain issues. Listed below are some of the best AHAs we use at Model Off Duty Beauty!
- Glycolic Acid
- Tartaric Acid
- Citric Acid
- Malic Acid
- Lactic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally produced by our skin cells to keep the skin hydrated and plump! It is a superhero skincare ingredient which works as a moisture magnet and helps in keeping your skin healthy and plump! It also revitalizes skin’s outer layer so that it looks smooth and radiant. It is also known to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles instantly but because of the environmental conditions, the amount of hyaluronic acid that is naturally generated in your skin is just not enough so you gotta supply it to your skin topically!
These are the water-binding ingredients which help in keeping your skin smooth, supple and younger-looking. Amino acids are basically the protein-suppliers which help in replenishing the skin's surface while making it look smooth and bright. They're widely used in anti-aging products because of the ability to boost the production of collagen while diminishing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging.
It is a potent form of vitamin C and a blockbuster ingredient when it comes to skincare. Rich in antioxidants, it protects the skin from environmental aggressors and makes the skin look young, bright and fresh. It also has great anti-aging properties which is why it is one of the most-used ingredients in skincare products. It also fights hyperpigmentation and dullness while improving the texture and complexion of your skin.
They are known to hydrate the skin and make it look smoother, younger and firmer. They are one of the best replenishing ingredients as they help in strengthening the skin surface while moisturizing it thoroughly. Stearic acid is one of the most commonly used fatty acids in our products.
One of the most famous anti-agers, retinol is what this acid gets converted into when applied to skin. It is a power-packed ingredient that helps in combating almost all the skin problems, from aging to acne. Retinol is a potent form of Vitamin A and once you include it in your skincare routine, there's no going back. It makes the complexion even while fighting all the problems at once and imparting a healthy-looking, youthful skin! Sounds like a dream? Add it to your skincare routine and thank us later!
Alpha Lipoic Acid
One of the best topical antioxidants, alpha lipoic acid. It is also believed to have great soothing and anti-inflammatory properties which help in improving the appearance of sun-damaged skin. Being a potent antioxidant, it also helps in hydrating the skin and makes it look fresh and rejuvenated.
Here are some of the products from Model Off Duty Beauty that contain a beautiful blend of some acids that are good for your skin.
Superfood Skin Glow Mask
Dream Glow Moisture Cream
Youth Power + Repair Night Cream
Superfruit Restorative Eye Cream
Youth Glow Day Serum
Clarifying Age Reverse Mask
Ture Miracle Brightening Reset Mask
Supercharged Brightening Eye Cream
Glow + Hydrate Cream Cleanser Hybrid
Have you added these acids into your skincare regimen yet?