If you have sensitive skin, you understand the struggle to find products that are strong enough to be effective, yet gentle enough to avoid irritation. If you live with acne, dullness, or dryness, this can be particularly frustrating. Many skin products made for delicate complexions dilute the active ingredients, reducing the power of these treatments in the process.
One particularly difficult ingredient for people who live with sensitive skin is acid. In particular, glycolic acids and alpha hydroxy acids have a low pH and are a big no-no for an easily irritated complexion.
Unfortunately, that also means missing out on all of the benefits… Skin acids help cell turnover, fight against wrinkles, and improve uneven tone. So, what’s a person to do if they want vibrant, gorgeous skin, but can’t handle the ingredients that create it?
Say Hello to Lactobionic Acid
Gentler and less irritating than traditional skin acids, lactobionic acid is an oxidized form of lactose, a sugar found in dairy products. But what makes it so special?
It all has to do with chemistry.
The molecules that make up lactobionic acid are much smaller than those found in traditional acid-based skin treatments, which means that they do not penetrate the skin as deeply. It still provides the buffing and exfoliation of other acid treatments, but it stays on the surface of the skin, causing less damage and less inflammation.
But just because it doesn’t penetrate as deeply doesn’t mean that it’s not effective. For every skin type, lactobionic acid helps gently exfoliate dead skin cells that cause dullness and rejuvenates your complexion by increasing cell turnover.
It will also help in the fight against signs of aging by increasing collagen and elastin; proteins that keep the skin plump and diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Best of all, it’s a versatile addition to your beauty routine and can be found in any number of serums, scrubs, and cleansers.
Building a Beauty Routine with Lactobionic Acid
If you’re tired of living with sensitive, temperamental skin, incorporating lactobionic acid is a good place to start.
Neostrata has a range of products perfect for those with delicate complexions, including their Bionic Face Serum. This daily-use treatment provides intense hydration and antioxidant benefits. With a formula made from 10% lactobionic acid, along with Vitamins A, C, and E, you’ll see a reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, pore size, and discoloration.
For those who struggle with extremely dry skin, Bionic Lotion PHA 15 packs a punch of moisture with 3% lactobionic acid and Vitamin E. This high-strength lotion is light enough to use everyday and powerful enough to provide soothing relief for even the most stubborn dryness.
With Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex, you can soothe your skin and correct signs of aging while you sleep. It’s gentle formula contains lactobionic acid that helps even skin tone, improves texture, and enhances clarity. Best of all, it does so without causing irritation.
Want to know more about what lactobionic acid can do for you? Visit us at Advanced Skin Therapeutics. We can walk you through our range of products that will give you the complexion you’ve been dreaming of, all while nourishing and protecting your sensitive skin.