Natural Fruit AHA Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Water-Soluble) Derived from Bilberry, Sugar Cane, Orange, Lemon, and Sugar Maple

Natural Fruit AHA Alpha Hydroxy Acids - Water Soluble

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Fruit Mix AHA (Water-Soluble) is based on a standardized extraction of five plant species: Bilberry, Sugar Cane, Orange, Lemon, and Sugar Maple. These botanical extracts deliver five natural AHAs to the skin: Lactic Acid (from Bilberry), Glycolic Acid (from Sugar Cane), Citric Acid (from Orange and Lemon), and Malic and Tartaric Acids (from Sugar Maple). These AHAs are commonly used to treat skin conditions such as rough skin, surface wrinkles, and fine lines. Recognized for having exfoliating properties, AHAs leave the skin wrinkle-free, and smooth skin, revealing a radiant & rejuvenated complexion.

The topical use of AHAs was traditionally used for softening skin using a mixture of milk and lemon juice, both of which contain AHAs. Since then, products comprised of AHAs have become widely used in cosmetics marketed for acne treatments, anti-aging products, and hyperpigmentation applications. From capabilities such as smoothing fine lines to help minimize the appearance of wrinkles, AHAs are favored for improving skin tone and condition, while enhancing overall texture. Fruit Mix AHA will work to help brighten skin, shed dullness, and deliver much-needed therapeutic benefits for healthy skin.

Glycolic acid, the smallest molecular structure of the group, has proved effective in cosmetics due to its ability to reach the deeper layers of the skin, thus making it an excellent exfoliating agent that provides immediate skin-softening effects. Glycolic acid loosens corneocyte attachments and reduces cell cohesion at the lower level of the stratum corneum to promote cellular renewal. As new skin cells generate, older cells slough off to reveal smoother-looking skin. Factors such as sun damage, age, and environmental stress slow down this process which results in the accumulation of dead skin cells. The use of alpha-hydroxy acids can combat the problem by breaking proteolytic bonds to increase cellular renewal. Moreover, glycolic acid allows the capillaries to dilate and deliver more oxygen and energy to the cells for increased intracellular efficiency. In addition to increasing collagen and glycosaminoglycan (GAG) synthesis, Glycolic acid treatments also increase type I collagen mRNA and hyaluronic acid content of human skin.

Lactic acid is an excellent moisturizing ingredient and is beneficial for most hyper-proliferate skin conditions. One of the key benefits of using lactic acid in anti-aging applications is that research has also shown it is capable of reversing cutaneous atrophy. This will help thicken the skin to create a more youthful aesthetic. Citric acid is an intermediate in the Krebs cycle and is integral for ATP production, which helps to promote healthy skin by stimulating the formation of fibrous protein. The Krebs cycle, also known as Citric Acid, occurs in the mitochondria of our cells. This cycle is responsible for metabolizing sugar intake thus breaking it into carbon dioxide, water, and energy. In skin biology, Citric Acid provides cells with a source of useable energy. This, in turn, contributes to the factors that chemically exfoliate the outer layer of the epidermis. Malic and tartaric acids also influence skin tone and have been shown to increase elasticity, which is an important factor in enhancing complexion clarity.

BENEFITS

Fruit Mix AHA works to brighten skin, leaving any signs of dullness behind! Fruit Mix AHA helps normalize the skin by weakening corneocyte adhesion along the stratum corneum to improve exfoliation and enhance cellular proliferation. Incorporating Fruit Mix AHA into final formulas provides consumers with tactile proof that the product’ is getting immediate results, instantly softer, smoother skin. AHA's can also be used in personal care products to help moisturize the skin and decrease the appearance of wrinkles, resulting in smooth, wrinkle-free skin, and a truly rejuvenated complexion!

INCI Nomenclature: Water & Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract & Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract & Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract & Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract & Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract
Appearance: Clear, Colorless to Pale Yellow Liquid
Solubility: Water Soluble
Suggested Use Levels: 1.0-10.0%
Suggested Applications: Exfoliation, Problem Skin, Enhance Cellular Renewal
Storage: Protected from direct light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in a sealed container.
This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate.

All products sold are cosmetic grade; External Use Only; Cosmetic & Personal Care Formulations Only.

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