5 Lipo-Hydroxy Acid Products to Try If You Have Acne-Prone Skin
You probably have heard of glycolic acid, lactic acid and salicylic acid as popular alpha-hydroxy-acids and beta-hydroxy-acids (or AHAs and BHAs) that chemically exfoliate the skin. But have you ever read about lipo-hydroxy-acid? It’s commonly referred to as LHA and is a derivative of salicylic acid, making it great for oily and acne-prone skin types. The ingredient can be found in creams, cleansers, toners and spot treatments and has gentle exfoliating powers. Below, find five products that include LHA.
Recommended for those who experience mild to moderate acne, this spot treatment contains benzoyl peroxide to fight acne and micro-exfoliating LHA to provide gentle exfoliation. Stubborn blackheads and whiteheads are no match for this dual-action acne treatment as it works to clear pores of dirt and oil, and also smooths the skin’s texture.
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 formula also helps diminish the appearance of visible discoloration, fine lines, wrinkles and rough texture associated with aging.
After using the 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 dead surface skin cells to decongest pores.
Fast-absorbing and non-sticky, this 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 dark spots caused by sun damage.
This powerful body moisturizer is designed to both hydrate and firm the skin. It’s made with hyaluronic acid, LHA and botanical oils to unveil a smoother and brighter-looking complexion.
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