At the forefront of Elucent’s Anti-Ageing formulations are AHAs. They are scientifically proven to work by accelerating the skin’s natural process of exfoliation and increasing the natural rejuvenation process to reveal younger healthier looking skin.
What do Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) do?
AHAs, the key ingredients across the Elucent Anti-Ageing range, are dynamic skin renewal compounds that work to improve skin texture, firmness and tone whilst helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The Elucent Anti-Ageing range uses a combination of glycolic acid and lactic acid – two types of AHAs that have been clinically proven to be effective at improving the appearance of skin.
AHAS WORK IN THREE WAYS
Exfoliating – AHAs encourage skin cell renewal through chemical exfoliation, by removing dead skin cells to reveal newer, healthier looking skin cells at the surface.
Moisturising – AHAs improve skin texture and facilitate absorption of moisturisers when applied and help increase the skin firming effect for fresher looking skin, with a prolonged radiance.
Wrinkle Reducing – As the skin cell renewal process is reinvigorated and dead cells are shed faster, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is reduced.
GLYCOLIC ACID AND LACTIC ACID ARE THE KEY INGREDIENTS ACROSS THE ELUCENT RANGE
Glycolic Acid – This is one of the most commonly used AHAs in skincare. It has a very low molecular size, which allows it to effectively penetrate skin. The dead skin cells that bind with the skin are removed by glycolic acid by loosening the “glue” that sticks the dead cells with the skin. Shedding dead cells faster also promotes the emergence of new cells.
Lactic Acid – It can be found in milk. We know that milk baths have been popular throughout the ages to help achieve beautiful skin. Lactic acid is a good skin moisturiser as it helps retain water in the skin. It is also a good exfoliator of dead skin cells. It can be used in combination with other AHAs in skin care products.
Over a course of 21 days, testing was conducted on 50 women aged 31-52. In the trial, a combination of Elucent Anti-Ageing Gentle Cleanser, Elucent Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser, Elucent Anti-Ageing Night Moisturiser and Elucent Anti-Ageing Eye Cream was used daily. The results: