LHA Solution would be a intriguing product to consider if its formula didn’t contain a potentially irritating amount of alcohol. Listed as the second ingredient, alcohol causes dryness, free-radical damage, and can hinder healthy collagen production.
The blend of AHA glycolic acid, BHA salicylic acid, and LHA (lipo hydroxy acid, a type of exfoliant exclusive to L’Oreal, the company that owns Skinceuticals) is able to exfoliate skin thanks to this product’s pH being within range for efficacy, but there are other AHA or BHA products that work just as well without the threat irritation presents—and many of the better options cost less. By the way, there is no substantiated research proving LHA is superior to AHAs or BHA.
LHA Solution is your key to targeting aging skin prone to breakouts. The triple threat treatment is formulated with a low pH blend of lipo hydroxy acid (LHA), glycolic acid and salicylic acid to efficiently remove excess residue and dull, dead skin cells, also purifying clogged pores. The combination of ingredients is meant to work in harmony with LHA Cleansing Gel and LHA Serum and to help prime skin for clinical procedures and professional treatments.
With a strong presence in the professional (meaning spa and aesthetics) skincare market, SkinCeuticals has a mostly well-deserved reputation for producing serious-minded, research-driven products, several of which are centered on L-ascorbic acid (a form of vitamin C).
There are many good reasons to shop this line; it boasts a lineup up impressive vitamin C products, as well as some good retinol options and sunscreens. Even better is that the majority of its anti-aging products are packaged in containers that will protect their contents from light and air. Focusing on what Skinceuticals does best (which is serums, sunscreens, and specialty products) will be money well spent for visible results. The main drawbacks of this line are some products that contain fragrance ingredients, as well as potentially-drying alcohol, though they represent the minority of the brands offerings.
For more information about SkinCeuticals, call 1-800-771-9489 or visit www.skinceuticals.com.
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