Lactic acid is a gentle AHA that offers numerous skin care benefits. It exfoliates by helping to dissolve bonds between dead skin cells and improving texture and uneven skin tone. It brightens the skin by promoting new cell production which helps to evens out skin tone by reducing dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Lactic acid also helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen production, which maintains skin strength and elasticity.
Derived traditionally from milk, it can also be sourced from cornstarch and beets