Lactic Acid

*Also Called: α-hydroxypropionic acid, 2-hydroxypropanoic acid

Cosmetic / Ingestion Purposes:

Skin Conditioning, Fragrance, Humectant, Ph Adjuster, Exfoliant, Buffering Agent

Ingredient Analysis

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Lactic Acid

What does it do? What is it used for? Read further to learn how KOLAS Hemp uses this ingredient to compliment our CBD Hemp products.

in simple terms,

Lactic acid is an organic-based compound used to treat hyperpigmentation, age spots, and other factors that contribute to a dull and uneven complexion

Lactic Acid

How safe is 

Lactic Acid

Lactic Acid rated a 4 of 10. This ingredient is considered moderate hazard. KOLAS Hemp only uses All-Natural ingredients in the formulation of our CBD Hemp products.

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Let's dive a little deeper...

Lactic acid is presumably one of the oldest actives. Women have noticed that it has some excellent uses for the skin. Many legends have it that Cleopatra bathed in sour milk in ancient Egypt. Yes, your assumptions are correct: sour milk is a primary natural source of lactic acid. 

As an AHA, lactic acid gently lifts away dead skin cells unveiling the more reinvigorated, silkier, and softer skin underneath. This fantastic property makes it the second most popular AHA among women. 

Lactic acid has larger molecules that penetrate the skin less efficiently than glycolic acid. Although the anti-aging properties of lactic acid are not as effective as those of glycolic acid, it is much more gentle on your skin. 

Studies show that lactic acid exhibits excellent anti-aging properties when used in the right concentration and properly balanced pH. However, its collagen-boosting abilities have not been confirmed. 

A 1996 study compared various levels of lactic acid concentration in skincare regiment and its effect on the outer and inner layers of the skin. Testing 5% and 12% lactic acid treatment over six weeks revealed that both treatments improved skin firmness and thickness and reduced the appearance of wrinkles. The results show that 5% of treatments affected the epidermis; the stronger solution affected both the outer and inner layers of skin. 

Lactic acid is often used in skin care products for its magical moisturizing properties. In fact, lactic acid is ideal for treating and moisturizing dry skin and is approved by the FDA as a prescription product called LacHydrin.

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Lactic Acid