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Lactic Acid

Rated 3.7 out of 5
Based on 11 reviews
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Gentle exfoliating serum

£7.99 / 30ml

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FAQ's Lactic Acid

CAN I USE IT WHILE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING? 

We recommend to avoid using exfoliating acids, such as Lactic Acid, when pregnant or breastfeeding. We would also suggest to consult with your doctor to stay on a safe side. 


WHERE IS YOUR LACTIC ACID IS DERIVED FROM? 

Our Lactic Acid is a natural Alpha Hydroxy Acid which is derived from maize. 


I HAVE DRY SKIN, CAN I USE IT? 

Lactic Acid is best recommended for dry skin due to 1% Hyaluronic Acid which makes it non drying but soothing to your skin whilst gently exfoliating the dead skin cells.


I HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN, CAN I USE IT?

Lactic Acid is the gentlest of all of the Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs). If you're new to AHAs or have dryer or more sensitive skin, Lactic Acid is a good place to start. We advise starting with every other night to begin with.


HOW TO USE WITH OTHER PRODUCTS:

Lactic Acid can be combined with most other products. However, there are a few to be careful with to ensure you don't over exfoliate and sensitize the skin.

It is not recommended to use both Lactic Acid and Retinol at the same time, use on different nights if required. Don't mix with other AHAs (Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid , Apple Cider Vinegar). Avoid mixing with Vitamin C products at the same time (Use Vitamin C AM and AHA PM)


ALWAYS WEAR SUNSCREEN WHEN USING AHAS

Due to the exfoliating properties of Lactic Acid, and the fact it increases skin renewal, means the top layer of skin is newer, and potentially more sensitive to sunlight. So we always recommend using in the PM and wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen during the day.


AHAS VS BHAS - WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are chemical exfoliators. They work on the surface of the skin, encouraging cell turnover to reveal a brighter, more even complexion. Use in the PM and protect your skin with SPF during the day. Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) are also chemical exfoliators. They work deeper in the pores, helping to target blackheads and reduce the bacteria that can lead to breakouts. Use AM or PM and protect your skin with SPF during the day.


HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS? 

Products can take up to six weeks to show full results, due to the time it takes for your skin cells to turnover and the results of any products to reach the surface. Consistency is key, so apply regularly even if you’re not seeing the effects straight away. It can be very tempting to increase use of some products to try and see quicker results, don't overdo it though. More is not necessarily more, and overuse can cause irritation and sensitivity. 


WHAT IS THE PH LEVEL OF THIS PRODUCT?

PH LEVEL: 3.5-4.0


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Lactic Acid

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This gentle exfoliator is designed to help your skin appear brighter with a more even skin tone, while providing additional hydration.

Lactic Acid removes dead cells from the skin's surface, helping it appear brighter and reducing the appearance of fine lines. With moisturizing properties, and added Hyaluronic Acid, it can help to leave the skin softer and smoother. Recommended if you have dryer or more sensitive skin

When to apply

  • PM

Suitable for

  • Normal skin
  • Sensitive skin
  • Dry skin

Targets

  • Uneven skin texture
  • Dull skin
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Reviewed by Amanda L.
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I recommend this product
Age Range
35 - 44
Skin Type
Combination
Skin Concerns
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Love this one

Great price, great product!

Goes on smooth, absorbs well with no scent or residue. Does what it says!

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Reviewed by Kristýna C.
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I don't recommend this product
Age Range
25 - 34
Skin Type
Combination
Skin Concerns
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Rated 3 out of 5
Review posted

I dont know

Honestly, I don't know if it works, but it smells like a soya sauce.

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Hello! Thank you for your feedback! We usually advise 6-12 weeks for results, but everyone's skin is different! Our products have no added fragrance, so the scent they impart is due to the nature of ingredients used. However, this should disappear once absorbed into the skin! 🖤

Reviewed by Wendy M.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
25 - 34
Skin Type
Dry
Skin Concerns
  • Redness
  • Texture
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Breakouts
  • Dryness
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Adore this product!

I've only had this product for about 2 weeks, but I definitely see the difference in my skin! The texture on my face is less bumpy and a lot smoother. I use it 2-3 a week, and it has been working wonders for my skin!

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Reviewed by Norman R.
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I recommend this product
Age Range
45 - 54
Skin Type
Combination
Skin Concerns
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Plumping
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

It is good

Love it help smooth and give me an even skin

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Reviewed by Irene T.
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I recommend this product
Age Range
25 - 34
Skin Type
Combination
Skin Concerns
  • Redness
  • Breakouts
  • Blackheads
  • Oiliness
  • Puffiness
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Great but bottle does not dispense well

This is a mild treatment for my pores to help remove buildup. My main focus is my nose and surrounding areas. So far no issues with the product but the bottle it comes in is not great, the cap and hole to dispense the product leaks (not because it's broken) because of how it's made. Would love to see a different bottle cap understanding that because it's consistency is very watery that may be difficult.

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Reviewed by Amanda T.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
35 - 44
Skin Type
Normal
Skin Concerns
  • Texture
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Breakouts
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Gentle and effective

Really like this formulation. Gentle but helps keep my skin smooth. Also helps lighten any post break out marks. Would prefer if it was in a different container or something with an applicator that makes it easier to apply without wasting product.

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