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Lactic Acid

chemical byproduct of anaerobic respiration

Lactic Acid

Other Name(s):

Alpha Hydroxy Acid; 2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid; Propanoic Acid; E270; D-Lactate; L-Lactate; AHA

The most common raw materials used for making Lactic Acid are simple carbohydrates like corn starch, potato starch, sugar and so forth.

Is Lactic Acid Faithful to Nature?


Lactic Acid is a naturally occurring ingredient which can be made using natural, renewable resources and eco-friendly processes. It provides a range of benefits for personal care product products.

Benefits: Why is Lactic Acid Used?

Natural Preservative

Lactic Acid prevents the growth of harmful yeasts and fungi.

Radiant Complexion

Lactic Acid in skin care products helps in combatting the signs of hyperpigmentation and age spots.

Brighter Smoother Skin

Lactic Acid acts as an exfoliator and peel by loosening the bonds between dead skin cells to reveal a more even complexion.

Firm Skin Tone

Lactic Acid speeds up cell turnover and stimulates cell renewal with the added benefit of locking in moisture.

Lactic Acid can be found in a wide range of skin care, hair care, cosmetic products and foodstuffs.

Lactic Acid is made on an industrial scale by natural microbial fermentation.

The CIR indicates that Lactic Acid is safe for use in leave-on products at ≤10% concentration.

The CIR indicates that Lactic Acid is safe for use in rinse-off products at ≤30% concentration.

Lactic Acid is classed as an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (or AHA).

Lactic Acid is naturally produced by gram-positive live probiotics of the lactobacillus genus.

Lactic Acid makes the skin more sensitive to sun exposure and thus, it should be applied in the evening and SPF sun protection must always be applied when you incorporate it into your skin routine. Avoid using lacting acid in combination with retinol, they should be alternated to avoid irritation. To avoid adverse reactions start incorporating lactic acid slowly into into your routine.

Notice: The information provided here is not intended as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.

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