Why We Love Fruit Acids and Why You Should Too

We all love fruits; berries, mango, papaya, watermelon, apples, and so many more! They taste great, but did you know certain fruits can also be great for your skin? They can be found in a lot of skin care products, and many products now have been incorporating more fruits extracts and fruit acids in them as a growing trend. But let's do a deep dive about them and why you should love them too!

What are Fruit Acids?

Fruit acids are a form of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) that help to gently exfoliate the skin. Even though it has the word "acid" in it, don't let that scare you; its gentle enough for even sensitive skin! These acids also help your skin in promoting more collagen, to keep the skin supple and soft. This type of AHA is perfect for those that have dry skin, since it helps to hydrate it. They're also a fan favorite for those that are looking for some anti-aging properties!

There are 5 types of fruit acids, and some you may already know! They are lactic acid, glycolic acid, mandelic acid, citric acid, and malic acid. Let's break each one down real quick!

  • Lactic Acid

  • derived from milk and certain fruits

  • helps reduce hyperpigmentation, stimulate collagen production

  • hydrates and brightens the skin

  • Glycolic Acid

  • derived from sugar cane and pineapple

  • exfoliates dead skin cells to reveal brighter and softer skin

  • Citric Acid

  • derived from citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges

  • has antioxidant properties and pore-minimizing benefits

  • Mandelic Acid

  • derived from bitter almonds

  • works to combat oil production and acne

  • Malic Acid

  • derived from apples

  • helps to brighten, tone and strengthen the skin

How to Use Them in Your Skin Care Routine

The best way to use them can be in a cleanser or a serum. Our Exfoliating Face Cleanser has fruit acids that help combat oil production as well brighten the skin. Its gentle enough to use every day, but as always you should test patch before using. You can also use them after cleansing, as an exfoliator, 3 times a week, depending on how your skin handles it. Fruit acids can make your skin a little more sun sensitive, so always make sure to follow up with an SPF!

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