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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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Antioxidants, retinol, peptides, alpha-hydroxy acids, and hydrators are the five best ingredients to look for in products.
Alpha-hydroxy acids are just one of those ingredients.
With its unique combination of alpha-hydroxy acids and three essential ceramides, AmLactin Cerapeutic provides fast-acting, long-lasting relief from dryness while healing and replenishing 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.
Other active ingredients that may help combat signs of aging include alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), which remove the upper layer of skin and stimulate the growth of new skin, and peptides, small protein fragments that may stimulate collagen production.
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.