Acids in skin care part 2 - indications and effects

Acids in skin care

If there are so many contraindications, why are acids still so popular in cosmetics? When the treatment is well thought out and properly matched to the needs of the skin, its effects can be spectacular!


Indications for acid treatment vary, but there are many acids. Below you will find a list of different acids and listed below their properties and indications for use.

Mandelic acid

It is used in oily and combination skin, prone to acne.

It regulates the work of sebaceous glands, overproduction of which is the cause of impurities and excessive skin "shining". Thanks to its structure similar to antibiotics, it has a strong antibacterial action, which inhibits the development of acne. One of its advantages is safety - mandelic acid both at home and in a beauty salon can be used all year round.

Mandelic acid is extracted from almonds, cherries and apricots.

You can find it in hydratore

Glycolic acid

Glycolic acid - the most popular in cosmetology - is indicated for seborrheic skin, with enlarged pores, struggling with acne reservoirs and papules as well as for flabby and wrinkle-prone skin.

Glycolic acid loosens the intercellular connections in the horny layer of the skin. It stimulates the exfoliation of dead epidermal cells, thus improving the absorption of active ingredients contained in other care and treatment products. It stimulates microcirculation, improving oxygenation and micro-nourishment of dermis cells, and thus helps remove toxins.

It is usually extracted from sugar cane.

You can find it in Novo and Novo Forte

Lactic acid

It is used for all skin types due to its wide range of applications depending on the concentration.

Lactic acid has properties typical of AHA acids - it exfoliates and moisturizes the skin, has an equal anti-aging and antibacterial effect. It balances the pH of the skin. It has a beneficial influence on skin color and is also used in the treatment of discoloration caused by exposure to sunlight.

It is obtained in the process of sugar fermentation carried out by lactic acid bacteria.

You can find it in the NMF xpress treatment

Pyruvic acid

Used for skin affected by photo-ageing, with acne scars and keratosis disorders.

Pyruvic acid is related to lactic acid. It has a seboregulatory and antibacterial effect while reducing the adhesion of corneocytes (dead cells responsible for keratin production in the skin).

Naturally pyruvic acid can be found in apples and fermented fruits.

You can find it in the treatment studio.peel 25% pyruvic acid + lactic acid

Salicylic acid

It works especially well in the care of oily and acne-prone skin.

Salicylic acid has an anti-inflammatory effect. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties it supports the healing of inflammations. Thanks to effective penetration through the protective layer of the skin (sebum), it reaches the level of hair follicles, where it influences the sebaceous glands, regulating their work.

Naturally, its main source is white willow root.


The main common feature of the acids is to stimulate microcellular renewal and to promote the exfoliation of dead skin cells. Reducing the horny layer affects not only the visible fresher appearance of the skin, but also improves the absorption of active ingredients in other creams. Better absorption of active ingredients means more effective care.

Depending on the predisposition of the skin, after applying a cream with glycolic acid at night, in the morning the effects can be impressive. Regular use of acids provides the user with soft, smooth skin, shallow wrinkles and reduced number of imperfections.

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