Acid scrubs are more popular than ever. But which ones work best for specific needs and how do their acid-enhancing ingredients suppliers deliver?

In 2021, everyone is making acid. From Pixi’s glycolic acid-powered Glow Tonic to the All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment under Sunday Riley’s Good Genes label, chemical exfoliants have become a staple in every beauty lover’s closet. pretty.

Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and beta hydroxy acids (BHA) work by dissolving the ‘glue’ that holds the horny cells adjacent to each other, meaning the dead cells slough off leaving the smooth skin underneath. , which reflects light more evenly for a more radiant complexion.

AHAs and BHAs are found naturally, for example, glycolic acid from sugar cane, lactic acid from milk, and mandelic acid from bitter almonds, although synthetic versions still exist and are used frequently.

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