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INGREDIENT GLOSSARY β€’ Exfoliant

Lactic Acid

lactic acid
AT A GLANCE
Lactic Acid

An alpha-hydroxy acid used for many purposes, including exfoliation and active delivery.

Type of Ingredient

Exfoliant

Why we use it

Lactic acid, glycolic acid, and a lactic/glycolic copolymer are used to create a microscopic poly-lactic glycolic acid shell, which encapsulates fragile active ingredients. PLGA is biocompatible and biodegradable and is used in both medical and cosmetic formulations as a delivery vehicle.

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