Not as Scary as it Sounds: Lactic Acid + Your Skin

Not as Scary as it Sounds: Lactic Acid + Your Skin

Let’s talk about lactic acid. As a member of the Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) family, lactic acid occurs naturally in your body as well as in fermented dairy products like yogurt, cottage cheese, and milk. We like to think of lactic acid as the Supergirl of skincare, sloughing away dead cells and nourishing your skin without causing any irritation. By stimulating exfoliation and skin renewal, lactic acid provides anti-aging benefits and helps you achieve smoother, brighter looking skin. And who doesn’t want that?

Alongside a moisturizing mix of coconut, soy milk, and green tea, the lactic acid in our FlashMasque® 5 Minute Milk Peel makes dead skin virtually disappear. And we don't call this peel “the friendly refinisher” for nothing. Unlike other exfoliating products, which can leave your face feeling tight and irritated, our milk peel will leave your face hydrated and refreshed. It's the ideal mask for first timers or folks with sensitive skin.

Lactic acid can also be a treat for your feet. In PoshPeel™ Pedi Cure, the secret is in our Activating Essence: lactic acid, paired with sidekicks glycolic, salicylic, and citric acids, and a bunch of lovely botanical extracts. While the other acids do the heavy lifting on exfoliation and cell turnover, the lactic acid provides hydration and anti-aging benefits.

Just 60 minutes in our Foot Masque socks and you are on your way to remarkable results.  Over the next 3–7 days, your feet will become softer and smoother as this magical elixir does its thing. If you’ve got some serious dead skin and calluses, it may take just a bit longer. Be patient and soon you’re “polished to perfection” feet will reveal themselves.

So, there’s the rub on lactic acid and how much good stuff it can do for you- from nose to toes!