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Alpha hydroxy acids, also known as AHAs, are found in some cosmetics. The claim for alpha hydroxy acids is that they reduce wrinkles and improve the look and feel of one's skin.

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Q: What effect does alpha hydroxy acid have on the skin?
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Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) are use in topical skin care products to exfoliate, or slough away, dead skin cells and promote collagen growth.


Is salicylic acid safe for sensitive skin when used for blemishes?

Some people with sensitive skin who have trouble with other treatments such as benzolyl peroxide or alpha hydroxy find that salicylic acid is tolerable.


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No. It contains Glycolic Acid 12%. This is an alpha-hydroxy acid that is used in many facecreams usually the more expensive ones. It does thin the skin by removing the dead skin layer, but it is not a steroid.


How does a chemical skin peel work?

There are different varieties of chemical skin peels, but they all use a chemical to literally peel away layers of your skin. Glycolic acid, alpha-hydroxy acids, phenols, and trichloracetic acid are the most commonly used chemicals in skin peels, and each offers a different degree of strength and are suitable for different kinds of skin and skin problems.


What is included in a facial peel?

The ingredients of a facial peel may differ, depending on which specific peel is meant. The mildest peel formula is based on Alpha hydroxy acid. They consist of a carboxylic acid and lactic acid. This type is mainly used to improve ones skin texture.


How do you treat dry, itchy skin?

Dry, itchy skin can be treated with a moisturizer after bathing, while the skin is still damp. Petrolatum, an ingredient in many lotions, creams and ointments, is an excellent moisturizer. Other ingredients such as urea, alpha hydroxy acids, lactic acid, and ammonium lactate help the skin hold water.


What effect does acid have on skin?

it burns you


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Is MD Forte available in a sensitive formula?

"MD Forte does not have a product line specifically for sensitive skin. Instead, they offer products formulated without alpha hydroxy acid, or AHA (a known skin irritant). The MD Forte AHA-free products offer gentle results that won't irritate sensitive skin."


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The same as the effect of acid on your skin. It breaks down and seperates.

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