Benefits of Lactic Acid Intensive hydrating properties and moisturizes the skin very well. Prevents photo-aging (premature skin aging as a result of sun exposure) and prevents sun damage. Acts as an exfoliant and makes the skin soft and rejuvenated. Stimulates collagen production within the skin cells. It is an excellent astringent. It is used to treat skin problems such as acne, impurities, and oily skin breakouts. Lactic Acid, when compared to Glycolic or Citric Acids, shows greatly reduced irritancy while offering pronounced efficacy in exfoliating and skin rejuvenating formulations. When used at concentrations of 2% or less, Lactic Acid will perform; pH regulating, antimicrobial, and moisture binding functions. When used at concentrations higher than 2%, Lactic Acid will perform the same functions.
enhanced skin lightning effects
improved collagen and elastin synthesis
accellerated exfoliation and cell renewal
removal of corneocyte or "dead/horny" layer of skin to reveal a fresher, more youthful appearence