Lactic Acid Skin Care: The Moisturizing Exfoliant You Should Use Daily

If you are proactive and want to take preventative measures then acids are great for your face. They work by helping you get new skin quicker through a process dermatologists call “turnover.” The new skin is shiny and bright and looks better than the old skin. When you don't use acids, dead skin cells build up and cell turnover happens much slower, old cells absorb light rather than reflect it, resulting in dull-looking skin.

Alpha-Hydroxy Acids

Goat Milk & Kefir are loaded with Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s) which are known to repair, restore and regenerate skin. One of the AHA's they contain is a form of lactic acid which helps in balancing the ph levels of the skin thus reducing the occurrence of fine lines, wrinkles and slowing the process of aging. Lactic acid is a rare acid that’s both a moisturizer and an exfoliant. A moisturizing exfoliant if you will. It’s a milder version of glycolic acid and is used for smoothing the skin, whether it be on your legs or your face. Its mildness makes it perfect for those with sensitive skin.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids are often found in many anti-aging products, night creams, chemical peels and spas for the specific purpose of reducing wrinkles, freckles, dark spots, scar tissue and signs of aging. Reducing these improves the overall appearance and feel of the skin. 

AHA’s are often isolated and used in chemical peels to dissolve the lipids that hold old, dry skin cells together. This removes and exfoliates this layer of dead skin, exposing and revealing the new skin beneath giving a gorgeous radiant glow. We do not isolate any of the naturally occurring Alpha Hydroxy Acids in our products, they come intact. 

Amino Acids

Goat milk & kefir contain amino acids which are very important and integral components for hydration of the skin. Amino acids are also antioxidants and do not allow the skin to fade. 

If you haven’t used any acids before and are nervous, or have had a bad experience with other acids, try incorporating one of our Silky Milky Cleansing Milks into your routine. With these cleansing milks, you can limit the amount of contact time the acids have on the skin and avoid over-drying. But, as indicated above, lactic acid is a moisturizing exfoliant. It won't over-dry your skin and because it comes fully intact in the goat milk and kefir, it has all the skin-loving and healing benefits to nourish your skin. 

The great thing about the acids in these products is their gentleness. Unlike a chemical peel where your face will be red, peeling and itchy for days -- even weeks -- these acids work slower. While you will notice immediate changes to your skin -- some changes will take a little longer. Acids should noticeably brighten and even out the skin; pigmentation, freckling, and unevenness will decrease over time (keyword being time). You won't necessarily ‘feel’ anything, but the skin should be smoother to the touch after a period of regular use. 

Almost every MOONMAG product is packed with these amazing acids -- Lactic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, and Essential Fatty Acids. Using these products on a regular basis is Mother Nature's chemical peel without the harsh chemicals and downtime.

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