A Natural Bowl of Wellness: AHA Concentrate B
The appeal of natural food actives in beauty is greater than ever before. Food and wellness trends continue to inspire beauty formulations The convergence of wellness, nutrition and fitness is further driving health-conscious consumers to seek beauty products that truly deliver the same benefits from the food they consume for the skin.
Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) Market size exceed USD 1.2 Billion in 2021 and is estimated to grow at over 8.5% CAGR from 2022 to 2028. Increasing usage of Alpha Hydroxy Acid in hair care products will positively drive the global market growth during the forecast period.
Preventing the signs of premature aging, increased elastin & collagen production and improved blood circulation are important factors driving the demand for the AHA products. Increasing pollution levels along with unhealthy food routines leads to skin issue which is expected to boost the cosmetic consumption thus providing a positive outlook for the market expansion.
AHAs help reduce skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation generated on face due to scars, sun damage, and other health issues, thereby improving facial appearance. The University of Maryland Medical Center has discovered that AHA is endowed with the capability to minimize wrinkles and surface lines on face, in addition to removing the damaged skin layer of skin and allowing cell regrowth.
Citric Acid from corn or sugar beet, Lactic Acid from sugar beet and cane, Tartaric Acid from grapes, Glucose from wheat or corn starch, Malic Acid from apples, Lactic Acid from milk and Citric Acid from citrus fruits constitutes the natural composition of AHA.
AHAs are chemicals promoted to reduce signs of photo-aging such as rough skin surface texture, fine lines, and uneven pigmentation. They work by releasing the “intracellular glue” which holds skin cells together, allowing the newly released cells to “slough off”.
This activity stimulates or speeds up the cellular turnover process, which naturally slows down as we age In addition, glycolic acid, the most popular AHA, has a low molecular weight that allows it to penetrate deeply in the skin and stimulate collagen production Thanks to these effects, the skin is more flexible, smoother, and more even in tone.
Glycolic acid is the type that’s used most often in anti-aging products because it’s able to penetrate the outer layers of skin. It comes from sugar cane and is an excellent exfoliant. It also has antimicrobial properties that help fight acne. Lactic acid is known to be gentler on the skin for people who are more sensitive.
It’s made from lactose in milk and is touted for its anti-aging effects. Citric acid is derived from citrus fruits. It helps neutralize the skin’s pH levels, which is why it’s often used in serums and toners. Tartaric acid is made from grape extracts, and it’s often used to improve acne and signs of photoaging. Malic acid comes from apple acids, and it’s actually a crossover of AHA and BHA acids.
Benefits of AHA
• It reduces the thickness of the Stratum Corneum by reducing corneocyte cohesion.
• Reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
• Strengthens skin elasticity and supports collagen formation in the skin.
• Purifies the skin from dead cells, helps to neutralize superficial pigmentation changes (such as aging, sunspot etc.)
• Provides smoother and softer skin appearance.
• Cleans the pores, clears the skin from acne.
• It reduces the pore size and provides a normalized sebum production in the skin.
The acids in our AHA Concentrate B, which we offer from our Crodarom portfolio, containing Alpha Hydroxy and Beta Hydroxy acids, are respectively Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid, Gluconic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Tartaric Acid will be in our stocks very soon. You can contact us for your requests.
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