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Lactic Acid for Skin: A Beginner’s Guide

Posted on: January 19th, 2021 by Our Team

Dr. Jennifer David was featured in Marie Claire’s article, ‘Lactic Acid for Skin: A Beginner’s Guide’. Here is an excerpt from the article, ‘Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid, or AHA, so it’s in the same family as other exfoliating MVPs like glycolic, citric, and mandelic acids. Part of the reason it’s so compatible with the skin is because your body has already experienced it: it’s produced naturally in the body, as well as during the fermentation process of turning milk into yogurt and cheese. It’s not a new discovery: According to Dr. David, the ancient Egyptians—most notably Cleopatra—knew the benefits of lactic acid for the skin: they would bathe in sour milk as a beauty ritual, long before the science behind the practice was figured out. (Hey, if it’s good enough for her, it’s good enough for us.)’

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