The Inkey List Lactic Acid 10% Serum 30Ml
Face - Serum
Function - Mild Exfoliation
A natural AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid), THE INKEY LIST Lactic Acid is derived from milk and fruit sugars. It acts as an exfoliant, helping to gently loosen and remove dead skin cells from the surface for a more even skin tone and brighter complexion.
Gentler than other AHA's, Lactic Acid has moisturising properties for smooth, soft skin.
The INKEY Info
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Use in the PM. Apply one to two drops to the fingers and gently pat into cleansed skin. Follow with other serums and moisturisers. Start with one application every other night and increase to once daily if desired.
Advice and Warnings
Lactic Acid is an AHA and can increase sun sensitivity due to its exfoliating properties. We recommend prior to sun exposure, covering areas where the product has been applied with sunscreen and for 7 days after use. Avoid direct contact with eyes and lips. If irritation occurs discontinue use and consult a doctor. You may feel a slight tingling or hot sensation on the skin when applying, however, if there is any itching or a prolonged burning sensation discontinue use immediately. External use only.
Tips from THE INKEY LIST
Lactic Acid is an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid). AHA's are a gentle and effective way to exfoliate the skin, you just need to ensure you're choosing the one that's right for you and not overdoing it. Lactic Acid is the gentlest of all of the AHA's. If you're new to AHA's or have sensitive or dryer skin, this product is a good place to start. We advise starting with every other night to begin with.
How to use with other products
AHA's can be combined with most other products, however there are a few to be careful with to ensure you don't sensitise the skin.
When combining with a Vitamin C serum - both are amazing ingredients that can help with healthy looking skin, however it would be best to use Vitamin C in the AM and Alpha Hydroxy in the PM. The acidic PH of both could lead to increased sensitivity and irritation if used together. Vitamin C works best in the AM due to its antioxidant properties.
Using with a Retinol - if you are also using a retinol product in your PM routine, and want to add an acid we suggest using acids weekly or if you want to use your acid more regularly, alternating with Retinol. If you do wish to use both on the same day, due to PH levels we would recommend waiting around 20 minutes before applying your retinol and be careful of overuse as both increase skin renewal and may cause sensitivity.
Using with other AHA's - we would recommend only using one AHA at a time (this includes Glycolic, Alpha Hydroxy and Lactic acid). Whilst they can have slightly different benefits over exfoliation can lead to increased sensitivity.