Alpha-hydroxy acids

Alpha hydroxy acids or AHAs come in many forms, but we are probably most familiar with the glycolic (this lovely molecule), lactic, and citric acid versions of this water soluble carboxylic acid. I’m sure you’ve read a million times how fantastic AHAs are for our skin, but how do they work? The official statement is...

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Salicylic acid or beta-hydroxy acid

Sorry, the post for formulating with chrysanthemum extract got lost somewhere, and I don’t have time to re-write it this morning (craft group went late, and I didn’t get to sleep until MIDNIGHT! Woo! I’m such a party animal). So here’s a post on one of my favourite ingredients, salicylic acid. Salicylic acid (also known...

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