What Are the Best Acids Beneficial for Skin?

Posted on by Ersin Koseoglu

Using acid on the skin; Even the thought of it sounds scary, doesn't it? After all, how can acid be used on the skin? But the truth of the matter is different, the skin is already slightly acidic by nature. Regardless of skin type, anxiety, age, gender, using acid in skin care is very important for skin health. But which acids are beneficial for the skin, can any acid be used? Of course, not every acid can be used on the skin. Only certain acids should be used. Acids that are beneficial for skin health: Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic Acid), Beta Hydroxy Acids (Salicylic Acid), Hyaluronic Acid (Hyaluron), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Retinoic Acid (Retinol).

In this article, it has been tried to give information about acids that are beneficial for the skin and their working mechanisms.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA)

AHAs are an acid group consisting of Glycolic acid, Lactic acid, Malic acid, Mandelic acid, Tartaric acid and Citric acid. All these acids help exfoliate the skin surface. But Glycolic acid, which has the smallest molecular structure among them, is the most beneficial AHA for the skin. Due to its small molecule structure, it can reach the deepest layers of the skin.

As long as they are formulated in the right proportions and correctly (they need to be stable and in the right pH range to be effective), AHAs provide the dissolution of the substance, also called cement, that allows dead cells on the skin surface to stick together. When the cement substance is dissolved by the AHAs, the dead cells that accumulate on the skin surface and are not removed are naturally removed from the skin surface.

If dead skin cells do not move away from the skin surface and begin to accumulate, concerns such as dull/pale/rough/rough appearance, lack of moisture, tone differences, stains begin to appear.

All skin types can use AHA exfoliants. They are indispensable saviors especially for skin types that are starting to show signs of sun damage and aging.

AHA exfoliants can be used for a lifetime without interruption. With regular use, the skin becomes more elastic, softer and smoother. Tonal differences gradually disappear. Fast and positive results are also obtained in the concerns of fine wrinkles and age / sunspots.

Formulas with Glycolic Acid (AHA)Cyrène:

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Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA or Salicylic Acid)

There is only one acid as Beta Hydroxy Acid and that is Salicylic Acid. It is extremely effective even when used at a low rate. The maximum usage rate in cosmetic products is 2%. It is an indispensable savior for skin types that are prone to oiliness, blackheads, large pores and acne-prone skin types.

When formulated at the right rate and at the right pH, it helps to exfoliate dead cells on the skin surface, just like AHAs. . , which causes clogging of the pores, therefore, it dissolves the wastes that cause the formation of structures such as blackheads and acne, allowing them to move away from the skin. It has antibacterial properties and helps prevent acne formation. It also helps calm sensitive and easily inflamed skin. It is gentle in nature, especially suitable for people with sensitive skin, rosacea, acne concerns.

BHA exfoliants can be used by all skin types. It is especially ideal for skin types prone to acne formation, large pores, blackheads, closed comedones. BHAs are also suitable for skin types with sensitive and rosacea concerns.

BHA is a multidirectional active. It helps to solve many concerns. If used on a regular basis, it helps to reduce the pore size, open clogged pores, purify the skin from blackheads, equalize the skin tone, moisturize the skin, and brighten the skin.

Containing BHA (Salicylic Acid)Cyrène formulas:

You can view all Salicylic BHA products here: https://cyrene.com.tr/collections/salicylic

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid, also known as Hyaluron, is a glycosaminoglycan that is composed of sugar molecules, not from the acids we know, despite the word acid in the name. It is found in the building block of the skin and makes the skin look plump, moist and young. As we age and sun damage increases, the skin's Hyaluronic acid production decreases, so the amount of Hyaluronic acid in the skin decreases.

Hyaluronic acid is known for its restorative and moisturizing properties. By helping to increase the moisture content of the skin, it calms the skin and prevents the skin from losing water. It has a water holding capacity of 1000 times its own weight. It is also a good antioxidant.

All skin types, including sensitive skin types, can use products containing Hyaluronic acid.

With regular use, the skin becomes smoother, saturated with moisture and fuller. It also helps with fine wrinkles and loss of elasticity. It can also be used around the eyes.

Pure Hyaluronic Acid serum formulated with Hyaluron with three different molecular weights: Epidermal Matrix Age Defying Hyaluron 3MW

Most of our serum and moisturizing formulas use hyaluron.

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Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)

Ascorbic acid is the most effective form of vitamin C.Vitamin C is naturally found in citrus fruits. Unlike many other vitamins, the human body cannot synthesize vitamin C, it has to be taken orally from food or externally through serum or products containing vitamin C applied topically to the skin.

It is the strongest antioxidant. It protects the skin from the damage of free radicals caused by environmental pollution, cigarette smoke and sun rays. For this reason, it is very important to use products with vitamin C. The biggest problem with vitamin C is that it is not stable, they can deteriorate very quickly in contact with air in watery environments. Therefore, the effectiveness of vitamin C in open jar creams is questionable. Vitamin C in our formulas reaches you in special Airless, airtight innovative packaging.

All skin types can use ascorbic acid.

With regular use, the skin becomes healthier, smoother, brighter and fuller, while the skin tone becomes even. It is also an effective active on signs of aging and wrinkles.

Containing vitamin CCyrène formulas:

Retinoic acid (Retinol)

Retinol, the most valuable anti-aging molecule for the skin, is transformed into Retinoic acid after it is applied to the skin. Skin cells have special receptors that detect commands from retinoic acid. Retinoic acid communicates with skin cells through these receptors. Retinoic acid commands skin cells to "take damage and function properly."

Retinoic acid provides the solution to many skin concerns. These can be counted as signs of aging, loss of elasticity, acne, large pores, skin blemishes, uneven tone, rosacea, and sensitivity.

Containing retinol Cyrène formulas:

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