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Today I’m reviewing the The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA (Hyaluronic Acid) that I purchased several weeks ago. [info in italics taken from the Deciem website]
Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin. This 10% formulation offers mild exfoliation and is supported with a purified Tasmanian pepperberry known to reduce signs of inflammation and sensitivity that is often associated with exfoliation.
Contraindications: Lactic Acid should not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Please refer to additional sun protection note and other warnings in provided Directions.
Because I know that my skin can be sensitive, I did my usual two rounds of patch testing – on my arm first and then on my neck or chest before trying this on my face. I only use this once a week, and never on the same night as retinol as both have irritation risks.
Surprisingly, this lactic acid does not irritate my sensitive skin, I guess that the Tasmanian pepperberry and hyaluronic acid really work to cancel out the irritation risk from the acid. It gives my sensitive skin a gentle exfoliation which I love.
Acids should only be used at night, and always followed by sunscreen the next day as they can make your skin more sun sensitive. You should always be wearing sunscreen anyways though.
Have you tried this one? Do you have a fave AHA for exfoliation?
Thanks for reading
Disclosure: I purchased this!