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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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.
The question, he says, is whether the use of these acids causes a change in skin cancer rates, and if so, whether glycolic acid (an alpha-hydroxy acid, and salicylic acid (the most widely used beta-hydroxy acid) work differently.
notes that old-fashioned abrasive puffs and alpha-hydroxy acid products will also unclog pores.
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.
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.
Scrub hands every other day for a couple minutes using an alpha-hydroxy acid product.
Many of these products are made with alpha-hydroxy acid, which exfoliates, or gently scrubs, the skin, giving it a smoother appearance.