Lactic Acid

Lactic Acid

Queen Cleopatra’s beauty regimen secret; it increases skin’s overall texture by moisturizing, sloughing off dead surface cells and promoting collagen growth.

Lactic Acid

Derived from sour or fermented milk, Lactic Acid improves skin’s texture and hydration level. Indeed, it was Cleopatra’s beauty regimen. The former Egyptian Queen, who was known for her beauty, was rumored to have bathed in sour milk to improve her skin. As an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), Lactic acid is a member of a well-known family of exfoliates. As such, it improves skin’s overall texture by moisturizing, sloughing off dead surface cells and promoting collagen growth. Consequently, this ingredient often works well as a wrinkle and line reducer and helps to even out skin tone and diminish acne. It is considered one of the best AHAs to use, because most other AHAs irritate the skin. Lactic acid is uniquely gentle by comparison and typically doesn’t irritate people who have skin conditions like acne or rosacea.Since it can also stimulate collagen production, this is an ingredient that may also help reduce finer wrinkles, thus, making your face look younger. Any skin that needs more moisture may benefit in using it, but people with rough, dry or scaly skin – like eczema sufferers – might find that the Lactic acid in Bellatorra products works especially well for them. Be sure to protect yourself from the sun when using a cream or lotion containing this ingredient, as sun sensitivity is a common side effect of using lactic acid.