– Not all skin anti-aging ingredients hold up under scientific scrutiny. Alpha hydroxy acids are an exception. Research clearly supports the benefits of alpha hydroxy acids for improving the appearance of skin damaged by exposure to sunlight. In studies, alpha hydroxy acids, also known as AHAs, are said to increase collagen density, boost the skin’s elasticity and improve the outer layer of the skin called the epidermis by as much as 25%.
As leaders in the skin care industry, Alpha Hydrox skin care products tap into the skin-rejuvenating power of alpha hydroxy acids. Their products are specially formulated with the optimal ratio of alpha hydroxy acids at the proper pH to deliver maximal benefits. Some anti-aging products contain only low concentrations of these acids. Alpha Hydrox products are formulated with higher concentrations of AHAs in the form of glycolic acid to deliver professional results. The pH of their products is around 4.0, the optimal pH to offer anti-aging skin benefits without irritation. READ MORE ABOUT ALPHA HYDROX »
What can you expect when you use the Alpha Hydrox line? The glycolic acid in their products goes to work to gently lift away dead skin cells that destroy skin's natural radiance. As dead skin cells are replaced with new ones, there's a notable improvement in skin texture. Plus, it will feel softer and smoother and appear brighter and more even in coloration. With age, skin cell turnover slows down and surface skin cells are shed more slowly. The glycolic acid in Alpha Hydrox products speeds up this process. With regular use, glycolic acid exerts its benefits at a deeper level by enhancing skin's collagen support structure that keeps it firm and youthful.
Alpha Hydrox skin care products are also formulated with other ingredients recommended by dermatologists for improving the appearance of aging skin. Retinol is a vitamin A derivative related to prescription-strength retinoids. Like commonly-prescribed retinoids, retinols improve skin texture, soften the appearance of fine lines and promote the lightening of areas of increased pigmentation. The advantage is retinols are less irritating to the skin than prescription-strength retinoids and are better tolerated. Alpha Hydrox also adds antioxidant vitamins including vitamins A, C and E to many of their products to help fight free radical damage that contributes to skin aging. It's a multi-faceted approach to achieving healthy, more youthful-looking skin.
Sun spots become more common and problematic with age. These are usually a result of excess sun exposure but hormonal changes can be a factor too. Alpha Hydrox offers special formulations that combine the power of glycolic acid with hydroquinone, a dermatologist-recommended ingredient that has been shown to lighten pigmented areas. These ingredients work in synergy. Hydroquinone blocks pigment production while glycolic helps to shed the pigmented cells.
Alpha Hydrox offers an ever-expanding line of products geared to all skin types from cleansers to moisturizers. Their products aren't just for the face - they offer therapy for other areas like rough, dry feet that need intensive therapy. Plus their products are never tested on animals. It's a comprehensive approach to face and body care you can feel good about. BACK TO TOP »