What are Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s) and what do they do?

March 22, 2016

At the forefront of Elucent’s Anti-Ageing formulations are Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s). They are scientifically proven to work by accelerating the skin’s natural process of exfoliation and increasing the natural rejuvenation process to reveal younger healthier looking skin.
AHAs, the key ingredients across the Elucent Anti-Ageing range, are dynamic skin renewal compounds that work to improve skin texture, firmness and tone whilst helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The Elucent Anti-Ageing range uses a combination of glycolic acid and lactic acid – two types of AHAs that have been clinically proven to be effective at improving the appearance of skin.
AHA’s work in three ways:
Exfoliating – AHAs encourage skin cell renewal through chemical exfoliation, by removing dead skin cells to reveal newer, healthier looking skin cells at the surface.
Moisturising – AHAs improve skin texture and facilitate absorption of moisturisers when applied and help increase the skin firming effect for fresher looking skin, with a prolonged radiance.
Wrinkle Reducing – As the skin cell renewal process is reinvigorated and dead cells are shed faster, the appearance of fine lines and wrinklies is reduced.

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS TO USE
Elucent Anti-Ageing Gentle Cleanser – Carefully formulated with a blend of cleansers and moisturisers this gentle cleanser will refresh the skin without causing dryness, while the combination of AHAs and Vitamins B3 and E work together to gently exfoliate and visibly revitalise the skin. After cleansing, your skin is perfectly prepared for your Elucent moisturiser. Use Elucent Anti-Ageing Gentle Cleanser as your primary skin cleanser for youthful-looking skin.
Elucent Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser – State-of-the-art triple action moisturiser visibly reduces wrinkles with 4% AHAs; helps maintain skin hydration by reducing water loss from the skin whilst improving skin texture and tone with Vitamin B3 and E. Helps protect against the damaging effects of the sun with a broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen. Use Elucent Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser as your first line of defence against the visible signs of ageing.
Elucent Anti-Ageing Night Moisturiser – Pamper your skin nightly with a luxurious regenerating night cream. The skin refining activity of 8% AHAs combined with the goodness of vitamins B3, C and E help reduce the visible signs of ageing and improve skin tone and firmness. Use Elucent Anti-Ageing Night Moisturiser to replenish moisture while you sleep.