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Skin care acids can be absolute saviors if you find ones that work for your complexion. While spotlight stealers like glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acids are often talked about by beauty experts, we’d like to take a moment to show off some of our favorite (and underappreciated!) acids. We ❤️ azelaic acid and mandelic acid as gentle exfoliators that service sensitive skin. They also both make breakaway breakout preventers. Check out this awesome infographic from @theklog for other acids that need some love! Do you regularly use any of these acids in your routine? What one skin care acid can you not live without? Let us know by tagging them below!
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We talk often about vitamin C serums and creams, but right now we want to spotlight vitamin C powders. Many brands have turned toward this new formulation because vitamin C is difficult to stabilize—oxidation is what causes your C serum to slowly turn more orange over time—and powders are thought to allow the vit C to be stable for longer periods of time. Like @beautydocnyc first explained to us in January "Vitamin C powder—you mix it into your other products—is more stable and less likely to degrade compared to lotion and serum formulations because ingredients in the serums and lotions (which the powder lacks), such as water, can cause vitamin C to start degrade. Theoretically, powders may also allow for higher concentrations than you may find in a serum or lotion. Use L-ascorbic acid, which is less stable but more powerful than other synthetic versions." If you need a guide on how much vitamin C powder to mix into your other products, @chemist__confessions recommends less than dime-sized (see above). Tap the link in our bio for everything you should know about these vit C powders.
There are three main types of exfoliants, but which one is right for you? As @babeandbeauty, physical exfoliation means any product or tool that mechanically sloughs off dead skin cells (think polishes, scrubs, and brushes). This type of exfoliant works well for rough or dried skin, but go easy on sensitive areas to avoid irritation! Chemical exfoliants—like AHAs and BHAs—dissolve the outer layer of skin cells. Many skin care acids have several other benefits for complexions too, like clearing out pores and smoothing fine lines. Enzyme exfoliants are composed of bio-active enzymes extracted from fruits that target and break down keratin protein. This protein is responsible for holding together skin cells, sort of like a “glue.” Enzymes exfoliators are extremely gentle and even have anti-inflammatory properties, often making them great for sensitive skin! Just make sure to store products properly to avoid them going bad prematurely.
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