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AHAs: Malic Acid

What is Malic Acid and is it good for you?

Alpha Hydroxy Acids are increasingly being used in beauty care products. Glycolic and salicylic acids are commonly known and used ones. However, there are increasingly lesser known AHA’s being used these days. One of these is Malic Acid. Commonly found in apples, malic acid is a part of a family of fruit acids which are used to improve the health of skin.

Malic acid has the ability to brighten skin tone and improve the texture of skin. By improving the texture of skin, malic acid can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It works by sloughing away the outer layer of skin cells. In doing this, it exfoliates the skin of buildup and pore-clogging impurities. It also stimulates the production of ceramides and penetrates the skin to support collagen production which restores the vitality, suppleness, and elasticity of skin.

While those properties make it a wonderful ingredient in anti-aging products, malic acid does much more. With potent humectant properties, malic acid boosts the hydration levels in your skin and hence keeps it soft and moisturized. It also balances the pH levels of skin. Malic Acid boosts cell regeneration and can heal scar tissue resulting in fewer blemishes and scars. With its ability to deeply exfoliate pores of impurities and buildup, malic acid can keep acne and breakouts at bay. 

These properties of malic acid make it a great ingredient for improving the health of your scalp and hair as well. It exfoliates the scalp of dead cells, buildup, and other impurities. It also traps hydration into the scalp and keeps it moisturized. These properties can help combat conditions like dandruff and balances the pH level of your scalp. A healthy scalp also translates into healthy and strong hair follicles. 

BELOW WE LIST A FEW OF OUR PRODUCTS THAT MAKE USE OF THIS WONDERFUL INGREDIENT!


GROWN ALCHEMIST CELLULAR HEALTH

This nutricosmetic formulation supports healthy cellular renewal processes and helps promote the formation of collagen. It has has antioxidant properties to help support the body against free radicals.

  • Levomefolate Calcium, a source of Levomefolic Acid (5-methyltetrahydrofolate), the biologically active form of Folate: An ingredient that helps promote the healthy maturation and maintenance of red blood cells
  • * Zinc: Maintaining the structure and integrity of cell membranes.
  • *Vitamin C: Necessary component for the maintenance of healthy skin.

HERBIVORE PRISM 12% EXFOLIATING GLOW POTION

Prism Exfoliating Glow Serum leaves skin exfoliated, smooth, and glowing thanks to a rainbow of 100 percent natural fruit and plant-based AHAs including lactic, glycolic, and malic acids plus a concentration of natural willow bark BHA, and vitamin c from Kakadu plum extract.


CONSONANT SKINCARE MAXIMUM GLYCOLIC META SERUM

The maximum allowable concentration of AHA's (including Malic Acid) dissolve the bonds that hold dead skin cells to the skin to allow healthy, radiant skin to show through. A custom blend of four unique botanical extracts soothe skin to minimize irritation, and help protect against dryness. The result is a clinically proven, high-performance serum. Your skin will feel smoother, softer and will look more even.


FITGLOW BEAUTY FRUIT RADIANCE MASK

Organic Apple and Citrus Enzymes work to refine skin surface, minimizing fine lines and uneven texture. Leaves skin soft, smooth and bright.

  • Multi Fruit AHA Complex: Keeps the skin smooth & radiant, Removes dead skin cells that clogs pores. 
  • Apple Fruit Extract: Helps reduce signs of aging and provide antioxidant protection for healthier-looking skin.
  • Jojoba Spheres: Gently exfoliates surface buildup of dead skin and impurities while refining skin texture without irritating sensitive skin types. 

100% PURE® FERMENTED RICE WATER SERUM

A concentration of white mulberry, shiitake mushroom, licorice and citrus evens skin tone, lessens appearance of dark spots, and brightens.

Fermented rice water (Sake) is rich in enzymes, amino acids, malic acid, minerals, and vitamins that deeply soften and nourish skin by replacing lost moisture, while giving skin a healthier glow.