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Lactic Acid 80%

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Inci:Lactic Acid, Aqua

A milder alternative to using Glycolic Acid in peels and skin care products as it is less irritating whilst being just as effective. Very effective as a skin moisturiser.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Aromantic’s Lactic Acid is a non dairy version that is part of a family of acids called Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s).
 
Often, Lactic Acid is derived from milk, however, ours is made from maize or corn, and free from GMO.It is sold at an 80% concentration i.e. 80% Lactic Acid with 20% Water as an aqueous solution.
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng), the functions of Lactic Acid are: Buffering, Humectant, Skin Conditioning.
 
To view more information, visit the CosIng Database here.

HOW TO USE IT

Skin Care
Depending on the strength of the dilution used, it can be used as a pH regulator, a moisturiser or as a skin peel.
 
In the lower percentages, it reduces Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) by supporting the skin's barrier function.
 
This has a good moisturising effect on the skin and can be used in water based serums, gels, toners, creams and lotions.
 
Can help the skin to look fresher and younger.
 
This is especially beneficial in night creams and anti aging products.
 
When it is used at higher concentrations, it can have an exfoliating effect.
 
 
It will improve the skin's appearance and help to remove surface debris and dead skin cells.
 
Hair Care
Used in a hair pack, it will cleanse a congested scalp for example, after a weave has been removed, having been on for several months.
 
Other
Use 1%-10%. Never use directly on the skin.
 
Best added in the stage 3 (cool down) when making creams and lotions.
 
Be aware that Lactic Acid can make creams and lotions thinner or unstable so you need to start with a very strong and stable cream or lotion.
 
As a pH regulator, it can be used to move the pH number lower (more acidic) for when using Preservative K which only functions correctly in a narrow pH range.
 
Suggested Blends
It works well in conjunction with Vitamin A, B and C. Be sure to check the final pH level is not less than 3.5 when combining several acidic ingredients together.

CAUTIONS \ CONTRAINDICATIONS

Any form of AHA’s in a product may increase the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight.

RECIPES & BLENDS

Click on the links below to be directed to some great recipes featuring Lactic Acid:

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30 July 2021
Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Lactic acid

Used couple of times so far, very small drops at time, can already see difference.

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20 May 2021
Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Great Product

I echo previous comment about treatment for dry skin condition after the withdrawal from the market of Calmurid cream. It works wonders when used in conjunction with other creams that do not have the lactic acid added.

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13 May 2021
Anonymous
Ireland Ireland
I recommend this product
Lactic acid

Verge good product, fast delivery

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07 November 2020
Alexandra S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Great product

Very happy with my purchase and customer service.

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20 October 2020
Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Lactic Acid 80%

Very effective oil for skin peeling

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29 July 2020
Anonymous
Canada Canada
I recommend this product
Quality!

Excellent product!

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08 July 2020
Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Ichthyosis relief

I am a 50+male with X type ichthyosis and have begun using this product to supplement urea cream which wasn't working on it's own. The results so far have been fantastic and I would recommend this product to anyone in my situation that previously used the now discontinued Calmurid Cream.

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