Alpha-hydroxy acids occur naturally in various foods and are derived from the citric of fruits, malic from apples and lactic from milk. Whereas, glycolic acid comes from sugarcane. When these acids are applied to skin, the loosening of the outer layer of dead skin cells takes place and they are sloughed away so a natural exfoliating process occurs. New skin cells are then generated leaving behind smoother and healthier complexion. When it comes to peeling away dead, rough or uneven layers of skin, AHAs are the most powerful ingredient in skincare. AHAs do their work by by dissolving the lipids that link the skin cells together and are able to penetrate deeply to loosen their bonds. When the number of dead skin cells are lowered, there are less cracks and areas that bacteria can enter to cause irritation and result in acne. When it comes to blackheads, the dead skin cells are dissolved and any brown pigment that has been building on the skin's surface is gently removed.
Want that refreshed skin feeling with natural ingredients? Of course you do! MISMO has Active Face Cleanser and AHA Fruit mask that both contain AHAs. They are both extremely popular and if you are a first-timer, they are available in trial sizes too to give you that peace of mind before committing to a full-size.
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