Lactic acid is a type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from fermented milk, fruits and plants known for its ability to exfoliate skin. It's commonly used to remove dead skin cells in skincare products like toners, serums and peels. It's also used in anti-aging formulas to help improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promote a more even skin tone. Lactic acid is sometimes included in acne treatments to create a smoother, brighter complexion.


Lactic Acid


Lactic acid can be naturally derived from fermented milk products, fruits and plants or it can be created in laboratories for use in skincare and cosmetic formulas.


Lactic acid is generally well-tolerated on skin when used in appropriate concentrations, but it can cause mild irritation and redness, particularly when used in higher strengths or on sensitive skin types.


Exfoliates Skin

Lactic acid gently removes dead skin cells for a smoother, brighter complexion.

Hydrates Skin

Lactic acid can improve skin hydration by attracting and retaining moisture.

Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles

It can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to help create more youthful skin.

Reduces Hyperpigmentation

Lactic acid can reduce the appearance of dark spots to address hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone or sun damage.