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Lactic acid is another well known and widely used alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). It is milder than glycolic acid and therefore better suited for sensitive skin. Like other AHAs, lactic acid is an exfoliant and its use will result in softer, smoother, brighter, younger-looking skin.

The benefits of lactic acid

Lactic acid exfoliates the skin, removing its dull outer layer. It increases the rate at which new cells replace older ones and encourages the skin to keep renewing itself. All alpha-hydroxy acids will exfoliate and improve the texture of the skin, but not all AHAs can improve the skin’s ability to stay moisturised. Lactic acid can! This makes lactic acid perfect for people with dry or dehydrated skin. Lactic acid is also beneficial to sufferers of eczema and rosacea.

Is lactic acid for me?

Regular use of cosmeceutical grade lactic acid stimulates collagen renewal, firming the skin and improving the visible signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. Sun and age spots a.k.a hyperpigmentation, also fade with consistent lactic acid use. Lactic acid is gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin and all other skin types.
Adore Beauty carries a selection of quality products containing lactic acid, so there’s something here for everyone.
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Skinstitut L-Lactic Cleanser  by SkinstitutSkinstitut L-Lactic Cleanser  by Skinstitut

$36.02 $49.00


4.6 of 606 reviews

asap super B complex 30ml by asapasap super B complex 30ml by asap

$81.90 $105.00


4.6 of 563 reviews

Skinstitut Enzymatic Micro Peel by SkinstitutSkinstitut Enzymatic Micro Peel by Skinstitut

$36.02 $49.00


4.6 of 388 reviews

asap platinum collection  by asapasap platinum collection  by asap

$194.22 $249.00


4.8 of 115 reviews

Skinstitut Starter Kit by SkinstitutSkinstitut Starter Kit by Skinstitut

$72.77 $99.00


4.7 of 177 reviews

asap clear complexion gel 50ml by asapasap clear complexion gel 50ml by asap

$42.90 $55.00


4.6 of 60 reviews

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Recent reviews on Lactic Acid products

Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Intense
Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Intense


I got a sample of this and was really surprised at how good it was. I usually don’t notice much difference with hydrating serums but this was very plumping. Will definitely buy a full size.
Aspect Extreme B 17
Aspect Extreme B 17

Not as effective as I wanted it to be

I was recommended this by a skin therapist as I had been dealing with deep cystic breakouts for a while. I had only been using the Ordinary up until then, so it was quite a price jump but I decided to give it a go. While I did find it soothing, the consistency was nice and my skin was slightly better, it didn't stop my breakouts completely. I know you should try products for a decent amount of tim...
Cosmedix Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser
Cosmedix Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser

Not as good as I expected

After battling with deep cystic breakouts for a few years I decided I need to move from a mid range cleanser to something more expensive so tried this. While I think it generally maintained my skin and kept it relatively clear, it wasn't life changing and I still occasionally got deep breakouts. I decided to try something with glycolic acid instead and have actually had far better results with Pix...