Origin: Lactic acid is produced by bacterial fermentation (various Lactobacilli) of carbohydrates (sugar, starch). Pure sucrose, glucose from starch, raw sugar beet juice are frequently applied.

Also Known As: 2-Hydroxypropanoic acid

Overview: Lactic Acid is an Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and peeling agent derived from bacterial fermentation of carbohydrates, or by chemical synthesis from acetaldehyde that comes from coal or crude oil.

It encourages the shedding of old skin surface skin cells, reduces the appearance of fine lines, irregular pigmentation, and age spots, and it decreases the appearance of enlarged pores.

Suggested Uses:

  • Peels
  • Creams
  • Lotions
  • Masks
  • Cleansers

Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 1% to 20%