AHA-acids - secret of youthful skin
For years we’ve been hearing about the wonders AHA-acids can do for our skin. But what are those mysterious AHA-acids? How to use them and why? What to consider when using products with AHA-acids? Are they suitable for all skin types? Let’s take a closer look and try to find answers to all the questions.
What are AHA-acids and where do they come from?
Natural AHA-acids have different origins and they offer varying benefits.
In JOIK products the following AHA acids are used:
Lactic acid (from bilberries)
Glycolic acid (from sugar cane)
Citric acid (from lemons and oranges)
Malic acid (from sugar maple)
The strongest of these is glycolic acid, that provides significant exfoliation. And thanks to its antimicrobial properties, it may even help prevent acne breakouts. Lactic acid is gentler and has a calming effect. It helps prevent premature aging. Citric acid helps neutralize the skin’s pH levels, clean pores and to even out rough patches of skin. Malic acid isn’t as effective as other acids on its own, but it makes other acids more effective.
The superpowers of AHA-acids
AHA-acids do really have many benefits and when combined right in a cosmetic product they have a wonderful effect on skin.
If we’re being really brief, then their main positive effects are:
- they gently exfoliate the upper skin layers
- remove dead skin cells and promote skin renewal to reveal a smoother, fresher and younger-looking skin
- moisturize skin and reduce moisture loss
- promote elasticity and make skin firmer and more supple;
- regulate sebum production and purify the skin
Are AHA-acids for everybody and what to consider when using them?
Generally AHA-acids are suitable for everybody, but if you have a very delicate skin, use with caution and before applying on your face we advise testing the product on the inside of your arm. AHA-products are suitable for both older and younger skin and are especially advisable to prevent skin aging and reducing signs of aging.
AHA-products can be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Acid-peeling can cause slight irritation and redness so it is advised to not go overboard with strong AHA-products.
AHA-acids make skin more sensitive towards sunlight and after using AHA-products SPF is a must. In summer it’s better to use AHA-products in the evening before bedtime.
AHA-acids offer chemical peel instead of mechanical peel and are therefore better suitable for any skin that doesn’t tolerate mechanical peel (e.g. acne prone or thin older skin).
Combined skincare with AHA-products
JOIK offers two products containing AHA-acids - facial tonic and AHA mask - to offer gentler everyday care as well as more intense weekly care routine. Let’s take a loser look at the two products to talk even more about benefits of AHA-acids.
Illuminating and brightening AHA facial toner is effective, skin-resurfacing toner with AHA fruit acids, that exfoliates and brightens complexion and is gentle enough for daily use. It has the AHA-acids in just the right amount to gently, yet effectively remove dead skin-cells, promote skin renewal, hydrate, illuminate and give skin improved radiance and visible clarity. Vitamins-rich sea-buckthorn and red clover extract have anti-aging benefits, promote collagen production and help to maintain skin vitality and youthfulness. Organic cornflower water calms skin and boosts natural radiance. Serenoa palm and juniper berry extracts have anti-bacterial properties and help to minimize the visibility of pores.
Rejuvenating peeling mask with AHA fruit acids gently exfoliates, smoothes, brightens and illuminates skin. AHA-acids exfoliate and rid skin of dead skin cells to promote a smoother, younger looking and luminous skin. Serenoa palm and juniper berry extracts have anti-bacterial properties and help to minimize the visibility of pores. Licorice extract soothes and calms irritated skin. Organic shea butter and sunflower oil hydrate and help skin to retain its moisture level.
When to use the Illuminating and Brightening AHA Peeling Mask?
- The skin has signs of aging – fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, pigment spots, etc.
Solution: Exfoliating with AHA acids peels away dead skin cells to bring out a smooth, more youthful skin. It also smooths lines and wrinkles and helps to even skin tone and lighten pigment spots.
- Dull, lifeless skin
Solution: AHA acids have skin brightening, illuminating and complexion improving benefits.
- Problem, acne prone skin.
Solution: AHA peeling mask exfoliates and cleanses gently and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Mechanical exfoliation is not recommended for acne prone skin, so acid peel is an ideal solution. Regular exfoliation helps skin to be brighter, smoother and more youthful. It also prepares skin for active ingredients found in skincare products. A smoother skin surface also provides a better canvas for make-up.
Trust the awards!
If you got a bit excited about AHA-acids offer your skin best care by combining the two products. JOIK AHA-products ae proven effective by winning several awards by beauty specialists. AHA-mask won awards by beauty magazine Anne & Stiil and professional magazine Iluguru. AHA-tonic also won at Anne & Stiil awards ad was also editors’ choice at international Beauty Shortlist Awards.
Don’t forget to moisturize!
One of the benefits of AHA-acids is preparing the skin for better absorption of moisturizing products so it’s extremely important to nurture skin after AHA-peeling. We have an array of products suitable for that. Please take a look at the whole selection HERE.
If your aim is to delay skin aging, we advise using our rejuvenating products full of excellent natural active ingredients:
Rejuvenating Eye Contour Cream - its lightweight formula absorbs instantly and cares for the delicate skin in the eye area, reducing the appearance of aging and fatigue.
Rejuvenating Day Cream targets three main causes of premature skin aging: lack of moisture, environmental stress and lack of energy. Hydration is the key to maintain a plump, smooth and youthful skin.
Rejuvenating Night Cream - nurtures and strengthens skin overnight, restores its moisture level, promotes natural skin renewal and recovery from daily stress.
Instant Lift Rejuvenating Beauty Elixir - luxurious and lightweight formula absorbs instantly, provides deep hydration and visibly lifts, illuminates and gives skin a youthful glow. Suitable for all skin types, especially mature skin to visibly tighten and lift skin and give a youthful glow. Suitable to use on its own or under a day cream.
Use your chance to get both AHA-products as well as rejuvenating products for 20% off in March HERE