Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%

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Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%

Average rating from 40 Ratings
3.7

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Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%

3.7
from 40 Ratings
Product Overview

Quick Product Notes
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Paraben-Free
Sulfate-Free
Alcohol-Free
Silicone-Free
EU Allergen-Free
Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe

Notable Effects & Ingredients


Anti-Aging from 1 Ingredient(s):
Lactic Acid

Ingredients Related to Skin Types
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Dry Skin
1
Oily/Acne-Prone Skin
None
Sensitive Skin
1

Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Health Ratings)

  • Low Risk
  • Moderate Risk
  • High Risk
  • Unknown
79%
11%
0%
11%

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Product Ingredient List

(Showing first 5 of 19 Ingredients)
EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
1
A
1,2-Hexanediol
(Solvent)
1
Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer
(Skin Conditioning,Humectant)
1
A
Arginine
(Skin Conditioning,Masking,Fragrance,Antistatic Agent,Hair Conditioning)
1
Ethyl Ether
(Solvent,Fragrance)
1
A
Ethylhexylglycerin
(Skin Conditioning,Deodorant)

Latest User Reviews

dry BlackheadsSensitiveDehydrated+ 2
gentle & hydrating

My first AHA and an amazing option for beginners or those with sensitive/reactive skin who still want to incorporate acid exfoliation into their routine.
Comes in a glass bottle with a dropper, and the product itself smells a bit like burning rubber, but skincare shouldn't smell like rainbows and cotton candy, and the fact that they didn't mask this typical lactic acid scent with fragrance is a good thing. I really love the addition of hyaluronic acid here, because it almost softens any harshness of AHA, attracting needed moisture to the skin. It has beautiful serum-like texture and medium viscosity, not too heavy or sticky at all. Spreads effortlessly, leaving the slightest tackiness behind, and a little goes a long way. I used a couple drops mostly in the evening, making it to the bottom of the bottle in about 6 months.
I experienced no burning even on first application, maybe slight tingling at best, and it never made my reactive skin red or aggravated. Although it was extremely gentle, I did notice reduced texture and a fresher, plumper complexion in the morning at first. However, I think my skin got used to it very quickly, and the effects became harder to see with time, so I switched to something stronger after finishing my bottle. It didn't improve blackheads on my nose unfortunately.
Basically, this product served me as a perfect stepping stone, and I would still come back to it if I wanted to give my skin a bit of a break while still tackling that texture. Super user-friendly with straightforward ingredients and an unbeatable price.

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