While the thought of putting acid on your face might sound scary, the right ones can do wonders for your skin (seriously, there’s a reason this particular type of skincare now has such a huge following). Interested? We rounded up the very best facial acids for beginners and experts alike…
Proving that the ‘solution’ to your skin imperfections can sit pride of place in your bathroom, Glossier’s new pretty-in-pink exfoliator uses three acid actives to gently clear your skin of redness, blemishes and visible pores.
By combining glycolic, salicylic and lactic acid, this treatment works to simultaneously exfoliate, clear and protect your skin, allowing it to look the healthiest version of itself.
Omorovicza Acid Fix, £85
When your skin is oily, it can be difficult to get a lit-from-within-glow that doesn’t look greasy. This toner allows you to reveal a healthier complexion by removing dullness-causing dead skin cells.
Pixi Glow Tonic, £18
Quite simply, beauty sleep in a bottle. This cult overnight peel will gently firm and smooth your skin, helping reduce visible signs of ageing.
Alpha-H Liquid Gold, £33.50
From a brand known for its supercharged ingredients, this combination of ferulic acid and retinol works to boost your skin’s ability to repair itself – making for a clearer, younger-looking complexion.
While the price point of this hyaluronic acid makes it accessible, the true genius stems from its high concentration, meaning it can make a real difference to your skin’s hydration levels.
A radiant complexion starts with skin that looks soft and smooth, making this combination of glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and shea butter a resurfacing power house.
This deep-pore cleanser clears away dirt and dead skin cells to help fight blackheads, breakouts and oiliness. Expect visibly clearer skin.
Working to improve skin quality while you sleep, this gentle peel (containing 4% glycolic acid and 5% hepes) will allow you to wake up to smoother, brighter-looking skin, even if it is normally sensitive.
You can get four of your (skincare) five-a-day using this peel, which brightens your skin using glycolic acid from pineapple, lactic acid from passion fruit, citric acid from lemon and tartaric acid from grape.
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