4 Alpha Hydroxy Products to Try

There are many complex ingredients found in cosmetics and creams these days, but the one that truly stands out among them is Alpha Hydroxy Acid. It is considered to be one of the best skin lightening ingredients, and is popularly used in a majority of high end skincare lines. It is known to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, spots and blemishes. Alpha Hydroxy acid contains lactic acid and glycolic acid that are very beneficial for the skin. If you are in your late 30s and above and your skincare routine doesn’t have alpha hydroxy acid, then consider getting one as soon as possible to see the results.

MD Formulations Vit-A-Plus Night Recovery

A renowned skincare expert and author, Paula Begoun, mentions in her book, “Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me,” that MD Formulations’ Vit-A-Plus night cream is one of the best brands of face creams containing alpha hydroxy acid. It has just the right amount of ingredients that enhances the upper dermis. The formulation of this cream includes glycolic acid and salicylic acid. The advanced formulation of the cream also ensures that your skin is hydrated and retains its moisture while it provides its powerful antioxidant nutrients to the skin.

Palmer’s Skin Success Age Spot Serum

Palmer’s is known to be a household brand for creams and lotions and has been mentioned in popular magazines such as Good Housekeeping. Many beauty editors have touted its benefits for its amazing skin lightening abilities. Of course, let’s not forget that the key ingredient in this cream is alpha hydroxy acid that helps make the skin tone even and removes any discolorations or spots. The added advantage of this cream is that it also include hydroquinone (an active ingredient for brightening the skin and fading spots) along with skin moisturizing ingredients like glycerin and shea butter.

Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Complete Acne Therapy System

Neutrogena is yet another household brand name when it comes to skincare. It is mostly known for helping out sensitive and acne prone skin. InStyle magazine chose this cream as one of the best creams for sensitive skin. This cream uses glycolic acid that helps in preventing any breakouts in oily to combination skin.  It also includes alpha hydroxy acid so it brings double the benefit. The cream is formulated to be used with its cleanser and night cream for stronger results.

Alpha Hydroxy Swipes 14% AHA

These pads have really high AHA content as normally products don’t have more than 5%. It has received positive reviews by numerous people for improving their skin and reducing age spots. All you need to do is to use the wipes (or swipes as they are called) all over your face gently. Avoid the eye area and cut it in half so as not to use a lot of product initially. It is highly recommended that you first do a patch test to know if your skin will be able to handle the high alpha hydroxy acid content and then proceed with using the rest. Make sure your skin is cleansed prior to application.