Alpha hydroxy acids are essential to skincare and anti-aging regimens. AHA’s have pronounced effects on the skin including enhanced cell turnover, normalization of the epidermis and increased production of collagen, elastic fibers and dermal matrix. AHA’s like glycolic, mandelic and lactic acid can be used as skin peeling agents to stimulate new skin growth and in daily moisturization.

Newer generation hydroxy acids are more moisturizing and less irritating than the first generation AHA’s. Polyhydroxy acids including gluconolactone contains multiple hydroxyl groups to enhance moisturization and improve the barrier function of the skin. Polyhydroxy acids (PHA’S) still exhibit all the beneficial effects of AHA’S and provide additional benefits of preserving the skin with their potent antioxidant properties and inhibition of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP’s such as elastase and collagenase) which degrade our collagen and elastin.

Complex PHA’s are yet another potent anti-aging and skin renewal moisturizer called Bionic Acids. Lactobionic acid is a more potent humectant, anti-oxidant and preservative. Again, Bionic Acids have all the benefits of the original AHA’s.

Bionic Face Cream PHA 12

Reduce the signs of photoaging and provide intensive moisturization with┬áBionic Face Cream PHA 12. Neostrata┬«’s fragrance-free and non-comedogenic emollient formula contains 8% gluconolactone and 4% lactobionic acid.┬á

Together, these ingredients help condition sensitive skin and soothe after peels, microdermabrasion, or laser treatments. Bionic Face Cream also pairs well with topical retinoids that can dry out the skin. 

Bionic Lotion

Treat your skin to light yet potent lotion created to reduce the signs of aging from head to toe. Bionic Lotion PHA 15 provides enhanced moisturization for dry to extremely dry skin, including eczema. This formulation of 12% gluconolactone, 3% lactobionic acid, and Vitamin E is gentle enough for everyday use, pre-and post-procedure application, and to ease dry skin associated with drying topical treatments. 

Bionic Face Serum

Intensive Neostrata® Bionic Face Serum provides moisturization and antioxidant benefits for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, pore size, skin laxity, sallowness, and mottled pigmentation. This serum can turn back the clock on photoaging with daily use thanks to its combination of 10% lactobionic acid and Vitamins A, C, and E. 

Don’t let sensitive skin stop you from incorporating face acids into your skincare routine. With the help of Neostrata┬«, lactobionic acid, and the providers at Advanced Skin Therapeutics, you can give your skin intense hydration, deep exfoliation, and all the benefits of AHAs and BHAs without the fear of irritation.┬á