5 Lipo-Hydroxy Acid Products to Try If You Have Acne-Prone Skin
We’re pretty confident that you know what exfoliation means — and fairly hopeful that you actually exfoliate one to three times a week. But, we’re stepping up our knowledge of skin-care terminology and delving into the world of lipo-hydroxy acid, which is commonly referred to as LHA. (You may also see this listed on the label as capryloyl salicylic acid.) The ingredient is found in creams, cleansers, toners and spot treatments thanks to its gentle exfoliating powers. LHA, a derivative of salicylic acid, also boasts astringent properties, making it great for those with acne-prone skin. Below, find five products that include LHA.
Effaclar Duo — recommended for mild to moderate acne — contains micronized benzoyl peroxide to fight acne and micro-exfoliating LHA to provide gentle exfoliation to clear pores of debris and oil, smooth roughness and gradually even the appearance of skin’s texture. Stubborn blackheads and whiteheads are no match for this dual-action acne treatment. The product helps visibly reduce blemishes and penetrates clogged pores to clear skin. Spread a thin layer of the oil-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free formula on affected areas daily.
Formulated for adult skin prone to breakouts, this exfoliating gel cleanser contains a triple combination of acids: LHA, glycolic acid and salicylic acid. Together, they work to decongest pores, smooth skin texture and brighten the appearance of your complexion. The product also helps diminish the appearance of visible discoloration, fine lines, wrinkles and rough texture associated with aging.
After using SkinCeuticals LHA Cleansing Gel, smooth a small amount of the brand’s LHA Toner over your face, neck and chest twice daily. The exfoliating toner — designed for acne-prone skin — efficiently removes excess residue and surface cells to decongest pores. So pick up this product and say goodbye to dirt, oil and other debris that lead to breakouts.
Looking for a dark spot corrector that’s fast absorbing and non-sticky? Thankfully, your search can stop here. This fast absorbing, non-sticky formula is packed with antioxidant vitamins C and E, pine bark essence and LHA to promote surface cell turnover and reveal clearer, younger-looking skin. With continued use, it can visibly reduce the look of sun damage.
This powerful moisture is designed to both hydrate and fight acne-prone skin. It brightens skin while mattifying complexion and addressing visible pores. A thin layer should be applied morning and night. The best part? This moisturizer works great under makeup.