Natural acids are at the heart of numerous skin care products. While the name might suggest something harmful, this is a misconception. Acids are used in anti-aging products of our line due to their powerful, natural effects. When used as directed, our related products are safe for the skin and help improve its overall surface and texture. Below is a breakdown of the most common acids in LaVigne Organic Skincare.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha lipoic acid is a type of energy-boosting fatty acid. This is also an antioxidant responsible for fighting harmful free radicals and speeding up skin cell turnover. At the same time, this ingredient has anti-inflammatory abilities which reduce redness and improve overall skin texture. While it is found naturally in the body in small amounts, the quantity of alpha lipoic acid may decrease with age.
Copper Amino Acid Complex
Copper amino acid complex is an essential ingredient that aids in red cell production. The body relies on this ingredient for the formation of hemoglobin. In skin care, copper amino acid complex promotes elasticity, which is an essential feature in the treatment of age-related collagen loss. When used over time, this powerful copper peptide ingredient acts as a natural skin lift.
Found in: LaVigne Organic Skincare DMAE Advanced Firming Cream
Gamma Aminobutyric Acid
Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) is a type of amino acid infused with vitamin B6. Its primary role is to regulate the body’s muscle tone, which makes this acid a key player in anti-wrinkle products. When used every day, GABA has also been shown to increase collagen.
Found in: LaVigne Organic Skincare Plump & Firm Tri-Active Peptide Cream
Glycolic acid is one of the most commonly used acids in skin care. Naturally derived from sugarcane and grapefruit extracts, it is the most popular type of Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) due to the ingredient’s high efficiency in penetrating deep below the skin’s surface. Glycolic acid is considered a multi-purpose ingredient because it can treat acne, age spots, psoriasis and eczema.
Hyaluronic acid is becoming increasingly popular in skin care due to its anti-aging effects. While found in natural levels in the body, hyaluronic acid is often supplemented to help increase skin cell turnover. This ingredient also helps the skin retain moisture, which is often lost with age.