Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) penetrate the skin and remove dead skin cells, which reveals a fresh, new layer of skin. This allows for the other benefits in the moisturiser to absorb into the skin easier. That is why a lot of moisturises with AHAs have other anti-ageing benefits, such as erasing fine lines and wrinkles or an even skin tone. AHAs are derived from sugars in plants. They prevent clogged pores and enhance cell renewal through exfoliation. Some other benefits include increased collagen production, hydrated skin and radiant skin.
Alpha Hydrox AHA Enhanced Lotion
This lotion contains 10 per cent alpha hydroxy acid which removes dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. This allows for the antioxidant vitamins and hydro-emollients to smooth, firm and nourish the healthy skin underneath.
Carol Cole Delicate Moisturizer SPF 15
This lightweight moisturiser has a small percentage of alpha hydroxy acid to help exfoliate dead skin cells. It is ideal for dry and sensitive skin types. The broad range of SPF provides sun protection with moisture.
Kiss My Face Peaches and Creme AHA Moisturizer
This moisturiser contains 8 per cent alpha hydroxy acid, which speeds up the exfoliation process and improves skin tone and texture.
Elizabeth Arden Intervene Daily Moisture Lotion
This oil-free moisturiser is lightweight and powered by alpha and beta hydroxy compounds. This moisturiser refines and clarifies skin for a naturally radiant appearance. Vitamins E and C provide antioxidant benefits as well as SPF 15.
Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid Moisturizer
This moisturiser contains 10 per cent glycolic acid which exfoliates dead skin cells on the surface and stimulates cellular turnover. Vitamins A and E and antioxidants protect against free radicals and aloe vera soothes and hydrates the skin.
Cellex-C Betaplex New Complexion Cream
This light moisturising cream contains a combination of alpha and beta hydroxy acids extracted from willow bark. This allows for gentle exfoliation and stimulates new skin cell turnover. Skin restores to a healthy looking smoothness.