First, there is absolutely no need to be afraid of serums, creams and lotions that contain acids for home use. But! They should be selected after talking with a beautician or at least a consultant so that there are no surprises. Second, they are more effective than their acid-free friends. Thirdly, we asked an expert to tell us which acids help remove acne and which ones help wrinkles. And, based on these comments, we have collected the top 11 best funds.
Vasilyeva Natalya Viktorovna, leading dermatologist-cosmetologist of the department of cosmetology, doctor of the highest category at the Doctorplastic clinic: “Since ancient times, acids have been an integral part of beauty recipes that women use in their struggle for youth and beauty of the skin. The plot from the already classic film “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears” immediately comes to mind, when one of the main characters with a strawberry mask on her face appears on the screen. A typical example of the beneficial effects of fruit acids on the skin. At the time of applying acid to the skin, we get a chemical burn to a greater or lesser extent. Any damage to the skin contributes to the activation of regenerative processes. The effect of the overwhelming majority of peelings is based on this. The degree of damage depends on three main characteristics: the properties of the acid itself, its concentration in solution and the acidity index (pH). Thus, the higher the concentration and the more the pH is shifted to the acidic side, the more aggressive effect on the skin we get. The choice of an acid or a complex of acids depends on the goal and task that we set. There are no acids for young and aging skin, but there are problems that concern mainly young girls (acne), and others - older women (wrinkles).
For example, AH (alpha hydroxy acids) - glycolic, pyruvic, phytic, almond and other acids - have found widespread use in cosmetology. They help to lighten, restore the hydrolipid balance of the skin, accelerate its regeneration, stimulate the production of collagen and elastin (this leads to an increase in turgor), reduce the number and depth of fine wrinkles and folds, improve the aesthetic appearance of atrophic post-acne scars, regulate the process of sebum secretion and have an antioxidant effect. Quite versatile ANA acids, which can not do everything, but a lot!
If you need hydration, it is difficult to find something better than hyaluronic acid. But to solve the problems of acne, salicylic acid is used, which effectively exfoliates the stratum corneum, has antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory effects. Retinol is used as a regulator of the process of cell keratinization and as an antioxidant. In addition, it promotes fiber synthesis and enhances the action of other active ingredients. These properties can be used to solve aging problems.
To summarize, acid care products are not to be feared, they need to be trusted. And then they will return your face and youth, and beauty, and health."
Liposomal serum for face with glycolic acid Acglicolic, Sesderma
One of the best anti-aging concentrated serum with glycolic acid that is suitable for all skin types. It can and should be used constantly. It simultaneously gently renews, regenerates and moisturizes the skin.
Intensive moisturizing gel with hyaluronic acid Hydrating B5, SkinCeuticals
To begin with, the SkinCeuticals brand is pharmacy, which means that your skin is in good hands. Now, a little scientific language: Hydrating B5 gel contains a very high concentration of sodium hyaluronate - the only form of hyaluronic acid used by dermatologists in aesthetic procedures such as filling injections. Its ultra-pure formula, enriched with vitamin B5, instantly hydrates skin, providing it with the nutrients it needs to stay young and beautiful. And yes, both women and men can use this gel!
High-intensity serum triple action C E Ferulic, SkinCeuticals
Another SkinCeuticals product that we could not help but mention. Serum C E Ferulic contains a revolutionary (not otherwise!) Combination of antioxidants (L-ascorbic acid, alpha-tocopherol and ferulic acid). This trinity prevents premature aging, improves the protective properties against UV and IRA radiation, as well as corrects superficial and deep wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, stimulates collagen synthesis, improves skin firmness and elasticity. Plus, it helps the skin recover in the shortest possible time after invasive procedures, for example, the so-called beauty injections.
Anti-aging serum for normal to combination skin Activ Retinol 0.5, Dermaceutic
This tool is suitable both for those who have just appeared wrinkles and for those who have been struggling with them for a long time. This serum moisturizes, protects against aggressive environmental factors, improves skin structure and slows down the aging process. All this hard work is done by a powerful composition in which you will find 5% retinol, vitamins C and E, as well as a complex of ceramides, panthenol, allantoin and minerals.
Serum, brightening and evening skin tone, White Plus, Clarins
Clarins White Plus serum is based on Barbados cherry fruit and seed extract, which expertly erases age spots, evens out complexion, brightens skin tone and gives it a healthy glow. The only thing: this tool does not work on its own, but only in tandem with day and night cream, but it is applied in front of them.
Concentrated serum Hyalu B5, LRoche-Posay
Why is this serum good ?! Yes, because it contains vitamin B5, as well as two types of pure (!) Hyaluronic acid, which provide intense hydration to the skin, increase its tone, elasticity, density, firmness and, as a result, reduce the depth and size of wrinkles. Basically, Hyalu B5 will help to quickly remove traces of lack of sleep and fatigue.
Serum for radiance of the skin "White Queen", L'Occitane
The texture of this serum is incredibly delicate, so we do not advise you to deny yourself such a pleasure as applying it. In the composition of the "White Queen", the main role is assigned to a high concentration of salicylic acid, which is obtained from an extract of meadowsweet, known for its snow-white flowers. As you may have guessed, this remedy will help smooth skin tone by removing age spots and restore smoothness and radiance.
Cream-smoothie, brightening the skin, Citrus Brightening Cream, Frudia
If you do not take into account that the composition of this smoothie cream (the name itself sounds very tasty, but you cannot eat!) Contains hyaluronic acid, it can be called natural. Since it is 61% composed of mandarin peel extract, mango seed oil and other fruits. Citrus Brightening Cream has an anti-pigmentation black belt as it inhibits the formation of melanin and is unmatched for revitalizing dull, gray skin for radiance and brightness. Despite its natural composition, girls can use this tool even with sensitive skin - there will be no allergies!
Giving radiance hyaluronic essence Glow Boost, Lumene Valo
Pure arctic spring water, cloudberry essence, vitamin C and two types of hyaluronic acid - all these components protect the beauty of your skin. Already after the first use, you will notice that the skin has become moisturized and a radiance appeared, as after a week at sea.
Night peeling emulsion for normal to oily skin Lotion Lite 10, GlySkinCare
If you need to thoroughly cleanse your skin, and at the same time remove age spots that have appeared after sunburn, pregnancy or hormonal disorders, slow down the process of wrinkles and regulate the work of the sebaceous glands, then you will not find better Lotion Lite 10 night peeling from GlySkinCare! It contains 10% glycolic acid, which perfectly copes with all these tasks. But be careful! It's powerful enough, so watch your skin for two hours on your first use. If all goes well, you can safely leave him to work the night shift while you sleep.
Moisturizing cream for dry and very dry skin Moisturizing Cream, CeraVe
Like all CeraVe products, Moisturising Cream contains a unique complex of three ceramides obtained from natural sources, and hyaluronic acid was added to the team. As a result, this cream provides long-term hydration (for 24 hours it will definitely be enough!), Restoration and strengthening of the protective skin barrier. By the way, this is 1 moisturizer as recommended by US dermatologists. We have no more questions - we just want it! Better give two!