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al·pha-hy·drox·y acid

 (ăl′fə-hī-drŏk′sē)
n. Abbr. AHA
Any of various acids, such as citric acid or glycolic acid, that contain a hydroxyl group adjacent to the carboxyl group and are often used in exfoliants and other cosmetics.

alpha-hydroxy acid

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(Chemistry) a type of organic acid, commonly used in skin-care preparations, that has a hydroxyl group attached to the carbon atom next to the carbon atom carrying the carboxyl group
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She continues, "I love how this cream is made with Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, Collagen and Vitamin E -- it's very nourishing to my skin.
El Segundo, CA, his office was among the first to bring alpha-hydroxy acids to the field of dermatology and topical skin care in 1989.
Few 100% organic soaps exist on the market today and nothing can beat the unique properties of camel milk which is rich in anti-oxidants and Alpha-Hydroxy acids that offer unique anti-ageing properties reducing ageing spots and pigmentation while making the skin plump and smooth with less wrinkles," commented Monal Zeidan, co-founder of camel milk soap.
Few 100 per cent organic soaps exist on the market today and nothing can beat the unique properties of camel milk which is rich in anti-oxidants and alpha-hydroxy acids that offer unique anti-ageing properties reducing ageing spots and pigmentation while making the skin plump and smooth with less wrinkles," said Monal Zeidan, co-founder of camelmilksoap.
Alpha-hydroxy acids can help with acne by opening and clearing the pores.
For instance, he explains why alpha-hydroxy acids soften the appearance of wrinkles but don't eliminate the underlying problem.
A moisturiser's most basic job, therefore, is to supply the skin with moisture,although creams today contain additional extras such as alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs,also known as fruit acids), vitamins, enzymes and liposomes.
Now, here's the good part: If you start smoothing on creams that contain alpha-hydroxy acids or vitamin C (acne and anti-aging lotions often have them) while the marks are still pink, they'll fade faster, says dermatologist Dr.
While natural alpha-hydroxy acids such as those found in fruit are absorbed nicely in the acid-rich environment of the stomach, Howard points out that "we don't normally rub fruit on our skin.
These days, fruit or alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) do the job that Buff-Puff used to, by dissolving the glue-like substance that sticks surface cells together so that they lift off easily when you cleanse.
Skin creams without the alpha-hydroxy acids did not offer the same benefits.