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Tomatoes also have alpha-hydroxy acids, such as glycolic acid, that helps to clear pores and remove dead skin cells.
Skin creams without the alpha-hydroxy acids did not offer the same benefits.
Alpha-hydroxy acids repair and rejuvenate the skin to reveal a toned, even complexion with a smooth contour and vibrant glow.
You may have noticed one major omission from our regime that's probably a big part of your programme - products containing alpha-hydroxy acids.
Recent treatments, such as the alpha-hydroxy acids and retinoic acids, can help the skin avoid cracking and give it a more youthful appearance, but the best treatment of all, says the American Academy of Dermatology, is simply to avoid excessive sun exposure.
But what sets Dermalleve apart from other topical treatments is its patent-pending blend of natural ingredients, including alpha-hydroxy acids, skin-nourishing nutrients, and skin conditioners such as aloe vera, shea butter, vitamin E, jojoba oil, and silicone.
Whether a product costs $9 or $99, according to the doctor, there are three key ingredients to consider: vitamin C (also known as L-ascorbic acid), alpha-hydroxy acids (also known as AHAs, fruit acids and glycolic acid), and retinoids or retinol-like compounds (tretinoin, retinol).
These days, fruit or alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) do the job that Buff-Puff used to, by dissolving the glue-like substance that sticks surface cells together so that they lift off easily when you cleanse.
Rick and Arlene Noodleman, the husband and wife team specializing in anti-aging dermatology and preventive medicine, respectively, Revercel(R) skin care takes a dual approach to prevent and treat the signs of aging through an artful combination of proven cosmeceutical ingredients, including peptides, retinols, alpha-hydroxy acids, botanicals and antioxidants.