4 reasons why fruit acids are good for your skin

Fruit acids exfoliate the skin gently helping it appear more radiant. Are you already familiar with different acids and the way they impact your skin?

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4 reasons why fruit acids are good for your skin
4 reasons why fruit acids are good for your skin

The fruit acids used in cosmetics are, as the name suggests, acids that are found naturally in fruit.

Also berries, milk and sugar cane contain alpha hydroxy acids. Different acids, such as AHAs and PHAs, are used in cosmetic products. They can be used separately or together. Fruit acids are used both in cosmetics products left on the skin as well as in products that have to be removed from the skin.

Alpha hydroxy acids or AHAs include glycolic, mandelic, lactic, tartaric, citric and malic acids. Lumene uses in its products for example fermented northern cloudberries. A tenfold increase in the levels of gentle AHAs is achieved by using a slow fermentation process.

Polyhydroxy acids or PHAs are the gentlest of fruit acids making them particularly suitable for sensitive skin. With a larger molecule size than that of AHAs, PHAs absorb more slowly than AHAs and do not irritate the skin. The plant-based polyhydroxy acid Lumene uses is called gluconolactone.

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This is how fruit acids impact your skin:

  1. They exfoliate the skin. All fruit acids exfoliate dry skin cells from the surface of the skin. The acids also increase the renewal of skin cells. This evens out the surface of the skin making it feel softer. Exfoliation also helps other skincare products to absorb into the skin boosting its overall health.
  2. They enhance the skin's glow. AHAs bring glow to your skin making it look more radiant. Acids also help diminish darker patches caused by pigmentation changes.
  3. They hydrate the skin. AHAs and PHAs can retain moisture to your skin. They help hydrate dry skin while diminishing tiny creases and wrinkles.
  4. PHAs also provide protection. Polyhydroxy acids act also as potent antioxidants, which help neutralise free radicals that oxidise skin. This is how PHA acids also protect the skin.

Remember this!

AHAs can sensitise the skin to UV rays. So, when using a product with AHAs and for the following week after it, remember to use sunscreen and wear clothes that protect your skin. Try also to limit spending time in direct sunlight during that period.

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