Using acids in skincare: A complete Guide

Using acids in skincare: A complete Guide

Today, acids are used in most skincare products due to their miraculous results. You might be using salicylic acid, Vitamin C, or glycolic acid in your skincare regimen. But are you using the right acid for your skin type and skin concerns? Here's everything you need to know about using acids on the face. And be careful. Not all acids are for your skin. Read on to know more about different types of acids and how to choose the right one to get the maximum benefits.

Content Index

  • Vitamin C
  • Azelaic acid
  • Ellagic acid
  • Ferulic acid
  • Glycolic acid
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Kojic acid
  • Lactic acid
  • Mandelic acid
  • Salicylic acid
  • Why not a skintelligent® approach?

Vitamin C

If there is an all-rounder in skincare that no enthusiast would miss out on, it’s Vitamin C. Whether you are looking at an anti-aging or hyperpigmentation remedy, no worries — Vitamin C has your back. This powerful antioxidant stimulates collagen and protects your skin from environmental stress. Treat your skin with this magical acid to get that clear and healthy skin.

Azelaic Acid

Tired of your struggle with stubborn dark spots? There's Azelaic acid to the rescue. It exfoliates and interrupts the pigment production in your skin. And the result? Over time, you get clear, spotless, and healthy skin.

Ellagic acid

Looking for a natural plant-based alternative to the chemical-based ones? Then try out this plant-based acid on your face. It is derived from berries, pomegranates, or nuts. Just like Azelaic acid, it reduces pigmentation, giving you bright and healthy skin.

Ferulic acid

Vitamin C has a high chance of getting oxidized if it comes in contact with air. So what keeps it stable? Yes, ferulic acid. An antioxidant by itself, it not only stabilizes Vitamin C, but also protects the elastin and collagen structures in the skin. 

Glycolic acid

Acne and skin aging — the saddest combination ever! But no worries. There's glycolic acid to help you in your fight against both these skin concerns. This natural AHA, derived from sugarcane, penetrates the outer skin layer and increases cell turnover. What more do you need for young and healthy skin?

Hyaluronic acid

Do you struggle with dry and rough skin? If yes, it's time to include hyaluronic acid in your skincare routine. It softens the outer layer of skin and gives you smooth and healthy glowing skin. And this is exactly why hyaluronic acid has made its way into moisturizers and anti-aging creams.

Kojic acid

If you want a natural alternative to brighten your skin, get your hands on kojic acid. Produced naturally by the process of fungus fermentation, it actively controls the production of melanin. And the result? A radiant and happy skin.

Lactic acid

Can you exfoliate and moisturize at the same time? With lactic acid, yes you can. This AHA derived from fermented milk hydrates and exfoliates simultaneously. Since it is so mild, it's more used on the body than on the face. If you have dry skin or flaky feet, why not choose this best acid for dry skin?

Mandelic acid

Does your sensitive skin prevent you from trying out acids on your face? This AHA, extracted from bitter almonds, could be the best acid for sensitive skin types. As it penetrates the skin slowly, it is less irritating than other acids. And there's more to cheer. It's an anti-ager that also helps control sebum production. 

Salicylic acid

You might have probably heard of salicylic acid if you have acne-prone skin. Have you ever wondered how using salicylic acid fights those breakouts? It penetrates deeper into pores and cleans all the dirt and build-up. And clean pores mean lesser breakouts and healthy skin. Little wonder salicylic acid has become a part of most acne-clearing acid cleansers.

Why not a skintelligent® approach?

So now, you have a fair idea on the right acid treatment for your face. But where do you start? At TheUnbottleCo, we make sustainable clean skincare a must. Whether it is using salicylic acid, kojic acid, or lactic acid, at Unbottle we make it all 100% chemical-free. Kakadu plum-derived Vitamin C and wintergreen-derived salicylic acid are our favorites. Try out our skincare products with these active botanicals for clean, natural, and healthy skin.

Skin Brightening Handmade Soap Dermat Proven To Even Out Skin Tone With Kakadu Plum & Rosehip 100g

 To treat:

  • Kakadu plum, rich in Vitamin C, boosts skin brightening
  • Curcumin from turmeric acts as a powerful antioxidant to eliminate free radicals

To prevent recurrence:

  • Rosehip oil exfoliates and brightens skin
  • Witch hazel relieves inflammation and tightens pores. 

Skin Brightening Face Cleanser Proven To Even Out With Kakadu Plum & Licorice Root 

To treat:

  • Kakadu plum, rich in Vitamin C, boosts skin brightening
  • Licorice Root is proven to reverse hyperpigmentation

To prevent recurrence:

  • Lactic acid, a natural AHA, helps skin elasticity and lightens dark spots
  • Arginine PCA is a natural amino acid that captures skin moisture and keeps it hydrated all day long 

Skin Brightening Body Lotion Proven To Even Out Skin Tone With Kojic Acid & Almond Oil 

To treat:

  • Kojic acid treats skin conditions like sun damage, scars, and age spots
  • Kakadu plum, rich in Vitamin C, boosts skin brightening

To prevent recurrence:

  • Saffron evens and brightens skin tone
  • Natural butter such as cocoa, shea, and mango reduces wrinkles and deeply hydrates skin

Acne Clearing Serum Proven To Fight Acne & Dark Spots With Chamomile & Safflower 15ml

To treat:

  • Wintergreen-derived salicylic acid acts on acne and dries it out
  • Safflower seed, an antioxidant lightens acne scars

To prevent recurrence:

  • Chamomile acts as a powerful antioxidant to eliminate free radicals
  • Cherimoya fruit extract reduces the body’s oxidative stress
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