The Benefits Of Acids

And no, I’m not taking about Acid you find at a free party.

I mentioned in my Pixi Glow Tonic Review how acid used to scare me. Why the hell would I want that on my face?!

Turns out, some acids can have amazing effects on your skin. SOME being the key word here.

PLEASE always wear SPF, but especially when using acids.



What Is It?: Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and is derived from sugarcane, although now can be made synthetically.

What’s It Do?: Glycolic acid exfoliates the skin, which dissolves dead skin, evens out your skin tone, and unblocks pores which leads to acne breakouts.

Who’s It For?: This acid is great for people with oily and/or acne prone skin, but it can be used with other skin types aswell.

Products Containing Glycolic Acid:


What Is It?: This acid is similar to Glycolic, but its even more gentle since it has been derived from milk.

What’s It Do?: Since it is derived from milk, it has a moisturising affect to it. It is also great for reducing fine lines and hyperpigmentation.

Who’s It For?: Since it has the mouistering effect to it, this acid would be recommended for those with dry or sensitive skin.

Products Containing Lactic Acid:


What Is It?: This acid is once again very gentle, due to the fact it has the largest molecule of all of the AHAs, which allows it to penetrate skin slower. It is derived from bitter almonds.

What’s It Do? Not only does it help with fine lines, wrinkles & acne, it can also be a huge help to those with hyperpigmentation.

Who’s It For?: Sensitive Skin

Products Containing Mandelic Acid:



What Is It?: This is the acid you’ve almost all likely heard of, which has been derived from Willow Bark.

What’s It Do?: It’s anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-acne and exfoliating

Who’s It For?: This acid would suit you best if you suffer from oily and/or acne prone skin due to its anti-bacterial properties. However, those with normal/dry skin who have the odd breakout here and there, would also be suited to this acid.

Products Containing Salicylic Acid:

What’s your favourite Acid? 




  1. 7th July 2017 / 11:21 pm

    I love the Mario Badescu toner because of the hylaronic acid great for pluming skin! Great post love!

    • 7th July 2017 / 11:38 pm

      I have their facial spray and drying lotion, and I’m obsessed with them! I need to try out the other products! Thank you very much! xx

  2. 8th July 2017 / 3:19 am

    Very interesting! I didnt know any of this.

  3. 8th July 2017 / 4:50 am

    What about the Mario badescu glycomic cleanser? I use that! I am getting the drying lotion soon. I hear it’s everyone’s favorite! Also pixi glow I need to get soon too!! Ahhh my wishlist is so full! Lol

    • 8th July 2017 / 12:23 pm

      I have the Mario Badescu drying lotion and I love it so much! Its so good! x

  4. 8th July 2017 / 5:51 am

    This is a super informative post! I always got a bit nervous whenever I’d see an acid listed in the ingredients for a skincare product. Now I’m much more at ease!

  5. 8th July 2017 / 8:03 am

    Alpha H is my boy. Done absolute wonders for my skin. Love it. xxxxxxxxx

    • 8th July 2017 / 12:26 pm

      My mum used to love that stuff, but I’ve never tried it out! Will have to add it to the Wishlist! xxxxxxxxx

  6. 8th July 2017 / 3:51 pm

    I think mine is lactic, it is very potent and effective bit doesn’t irritate my skin! Great post, lots of interesting products. Peter Thomas Roth does amazing skincare but I’ve not seen that gel before! Glad you shared it 😊

  7. 8th July 2017 / 6:17 pm

    That was so informative, i never knew what all these acids in skin care products were for haha!
    Now, i’ll definitely be on a lookout for these!

    • 8th July 2017 / 7:39 pm

      Glad I could help! Theres so many more that do amazing things! I could talk about them all day!

  8. 10th July 2017 / 1:56 am

    Great post!! Pixi Glow Tonic is a staple in my skin care routine!

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