Lactic acid is an organic compound that is produced both naturally and synthetically. As mentioned above, it is naturally found in sour milk products such as yogurt, kefir, cottage cheese. Lactic acid is classified as an alpha-hydroxy acid which are commonly used in skin products. Alpha-hydroxy acid’s have the ability to exfoliate and hydrate the skin while also stimulating the skin’s ability to regenerate.
Lactic acid helps to brighten the skin through the epidermis. It detaches dead skin cells from the skin in order to remove the buildup of dead cells, dirt and oil. Dead skin cells are detached by lactic-acid’s power to breakdown keratin. Keratin is a protein that acts as a glue to hold dead skin cells together that makes up stratum corneum. This exfoliation process will leave the skin more radiant, healthy and young.
Lactic acid sheds away dead skin cells that can clog pores and cause acne breakouts. Lactic acid aids to decrease the amount of sebum that the skin produces. This will help to prevent the formation of clogged pores. Lactic acid also reduces the growth of bacteria which would cause inflammation.
Lactic acid boosts skin hydration by increasing the production of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid supports skin hydration and increases the effectiveness of moisture appearance, texture, and function. Hydration boost will prevent the skin to become dry and flaky, which causes skin damage and aging.
Along with skin Lactic acid helps in anti-aging by stimulating elastic fibers of the skin and triggering collagen production. This will cause the skin to become more elastic, thicker, and wrinkle-free.