alpha-hydroxy acid


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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

n
(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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The first composition, which contains an effective amount of an alpha-hydroxy acid or salt thereof, is applied for 2 to 15 days.
"It's an alpha-hydroxy acid and it's a good pick even for sensitive skin as it tends to be less irritating.
- Strawberries: Along with being a rich source of Vitamin C, strawberries also contain alpha-hydroxy acid and salicylic acid.
AmLactin Alpha Hydroxy Therapy contains more than three times the concentration of lactic acid--a powerful alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA)--than other top-selling therapeutic moisturizers, based on published reports and scientific analysis.
Other active ingredients that may help include alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), antioxidants, and some peptides.
Buttermilk--Contains lactic acid, a natural alpha-hydroxy acid that moistens, plumps and exfoliates skin.
Lion has confirmed that the permeability of cytopurine (6-benzyl aminopurine), a kind of hair growth ingredient, is increased as octyldodecyl lactate, an alpha-hydroxy acid derivative, rearrays the lipid molecules of intercellular lipids.
'Alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), glycolic acid and lactic acid separate the bonds that hold dead cells onto the surface.
AmLactin Moisturizing Body Lotion contains a clinically proven alpha-hydroxy acid, 12% lactic acid, that gently exfoliates and intensely hydrates to help return rough, dry skin to its healthy, natural state during sleep, she says.
Scrub hands every other day for a couple minutes using an alpha-hydroxy acid product.
According to Peter Bohm, president and chief executive officer of Ariel Laboratories, "Glycolic is a natural fruit acid or alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), derived from sugar cane.
Every AmLactin product is formulated with emollient and humectant ingredients plus a potent alpha-hydroxy acid therapy to exfoliate and hydrate skin, leaving it soft and smooth.