Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are commonly used in cosmetic products to promote cell renewal rate and have been found to promote smooth, and healthy-looking skin. This chemical exfoliant helps to gently buff away dead skin cells sitting on top of the skin, allowing your skincare products to be absorbed more effectively. As your skin gets older and is exposed to ultraviolet radiation, free radicals, and other skin irritants, it becomes increasingly difficult for your skin to shed old skin cells than normal. This can lead to patchy, uneven skin tones, hyperpigmentation, increased blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles, and enlarged pores.
Sources of Fruit AHA Blend
There are various sources of AHAs that are effective for exfoliating the skin. This includes lactic, glycolic, citric, malic, and tartaric acids. At Three Ships, we use a natural blend of fruit AHAs in our Superfruit Exfoliating Mask which consists of bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange, and lemons. This natural blend mimics the benefits of traditional AHAs without the irritation.
3 Benefits of Fruit AHA Blend
Provides gentle exfoliation: Fruit AHA Blend and other forms of AHAs help to break down keratin, which is essentially the glue that holds dead skin cells to your face.
Increases cell turnover: By removing dead cells from the surface layer of the skin, fruit AHA blend helps to promote the formation of healthy skin, ultimately reducing the dryness and fine lines.
- Improves water absorption of the skin: Fruit AHA blend also serves as a humectant, meaning it draws water to the skin to keep it hydrated.
Where You Can Find Fruit AHA
You can find it in our Superfruit Lactic Acid + Multifruit 8% AHA Exfoliating Mask which contains 8% AHA (7% Multifruit Acid Blend composed of bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, lemon and orange + 1% lactic acid). The different blends of AHAs provide different benefits with various degrees of aggressiveness to resurface the skin and reveal a natural glow. Treat yourself to a 5 minute facial in a jar to reveal brighter looking skin!
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