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Why Do Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) Make Your Skin Glow?

If you want to be savvy about your skin care, we have a buzz ingredient for you: alpha hydroxy acids, or AHAs. These skin care saviors are a group of natural acids and chemical exfoliants which, when introduced to your regular skin care routine, give you that coveted, glowy complexion (WebMD). The most gentle alpha hydroxy acid in skin care, lactic acid, is a key ingredient in the new Eminence Organics Mangosteen Lactic Collection and our proprietary Lactic Acid Complex, formulated to reveal your best, most luminous skin. Not on your radar yet? Here’s how these acids work and why they’ll uncover your inner radiance:

Diagram of what Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) can do for your skin

1. Removes dead skin cells

Lactic acid resurfaces the skin by breaking down the “glue” that binds together the dead layer on top of the skin. The acid dissolves away dead skin cells, promoting a brighter complexion. You can experience the results of lactic acid with Mangosteen Lactic Pro Peel 10% at an authorized Eminence spa. This professional peel removes surface buildup with immediate results and no downtime - even for sensitive skin.

2. Reveals fresh new cellsEminence Organics Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser

By clearing away the dead skin cell layer, lactic acid reveals fresh young skin cells underneath. With new skin cells coming to the surface, you’ll boost the wattage for your complexion and restore your luminosity. Feel the effectiveness of lactic acid with Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser which removes the superficial surface of the skin without overstripping, leaving it soft and smooth.

3. Brightens skin

Exfoliation can revive your skin, taking it from dull and tired to glowing and healthy. With lactic acid sweeping away your dead skin cells, you’ll find your complexion looks visibly brighter and your skin tone appears even. In fact, after 30 days of using our Mangosteen Lactic Collection, 90% of the participants surveyed agreed that their skin looks radiant.

4. Exfoliates gently

Safe for all skin types, lactic acid is the most gentle of all the alpha hydroxy acids, yet works effectively on your complexion. Although lactic acid is often derived from milk, the acid in our Mangosteen Lactic Collection is actually sourced from plant sugars, and every product in this collection is vegan.

5. Helps skin retain moisture

Not only do alpha hydroxy acids hydrate the skin, some dermatologists also believe that alpha hydroxy acids enhance the skin’s moisture-retaining ability, so the tissue maintains its soft, padded firmness (Reader’s Digest). Out of all the alpha hydroxy acids, lactic acid is the most hydrating.

Eminence Organics Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Concentrate6. Reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles

Not only does lactic acid improve radiance and moisture, this skin care superhero also reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. By resurfacing the complexion and smoothing out skin tone, your face will look revitalized and your skin texture, refined.

Extend the benefits of Mangosteen Lactic Pro Peel 10% and Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser with Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Concentrate which smooths skin and replenishes for a flawless, luminous glow. Explore all the products in the Mangosteen Lactic Collection at your nearest authorized Eminence spa.

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