The Magical Power of PHA, the Mild Exfoliator: Gently Achieve Flawless and Transparent Skin, Bid Farewell to Dullness, and Experience Renewed Radiance

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Starting from more than a decade ago, acid-based exfoliation began to trend in the market. People liked using it to eliminate bothersome acne, pimples, and scars. With strong promotion by beauty brands in the market, acid-based exfoliation became even more popular. People discovered that using acid-based exfoliation products not only helped with acne and pimples but also made their skin smoother and more delicate. UniCare possesses keen market insights and product development experience, condensing years of beauty industry experience into key articles. This article will unveil the current market status of acid-based exfoliation and take you on a journey to explore how internationally renowned beauty industry leaders integrate the concept of acid-based exfoliation into their products!

The Origin of Exfoliation Concept: Human Skin Metabolism Cycle in 28 Days

Generally, the normal human skin metabolism cycle is about 28 days. However, the skin can be influenced by external factors and daily routines, altering its metabolic cycle and even causing irregularities. The purpose of using acid-based exfoliation is to reinitiate the skin’s metabolic mechanism, aiming to restore regularity to the metabolic cycle as much as possible. The dead skin cells on the skin will naturally shed with the use of acid-based exfoliation products. At this point, the skin can rejuvenate and restart its self-renewal process, returning to a state resembling newness.

In the realm of exfoliation, there are generally two types of treatments: professional exfoliation done in medical settings and at-home exfoliation available in the market.

TypeRecommended userIngredientOperating person/location
Medical Exfoliateserious skin and acne problemsHighly concentrated acids, such as BHAThe treatments are performed by professional medical staff in hospitals and clinics
Home ExfoliateMild skin roughness, acne, acne and other minor conditionsAlpha Hydroxy Acids、Glycolic Acid (AHA、PHA)The treatment can be done at home, and it can also be called maintenance-type acid brushing

※Reminder: When using acid-based exfoliation, you can choose at-home exfoliation skincare products. If you need to use products with higher acid concentrations, it is strongly recommended to have it performed by a professional medical practitioner to avoid improper usage that may cause unnecessary skin sensitivity or damage!


Lancome Advanced Génifique

Youth Activating Concentrate Developed by Lancome Japan Laboratory, utilizing the world’s highest standard whitening research technology, targeting 10 skin whitening indicators to achieve overall improvement in skin tone and texture. Even the most stubborn acne marks, pimples, and dullness can be diminished with ease! The combination of 10% second-generation fruit acid PHA and 5% niacinamide works in harmony, being gentler yet more effective, promoting skin metabolism, preventing skin aging, and enhancing skin barrier, resulting in a complete surface refinement and a polished effect!

Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

Combining three effective whitening ingredients: “L-Ascorbic Acid” (Vitamin C derivative), “Praseodymium Complex,” and “Gentle Salicylic Acid,” effectively exfoliates and polishes the skin, lightens melanin, collaborates with skin collagen, making the skin more moisturized and brighter. The stability of the skincare ingredients is high, suitable for daytime use, even for sensitive skin, effectively addressing uneven skin tone and spot issues.

PAULA’S CHOICE Resist 10% AHA Body Lotion

Containing 10% AHA, Paula’s Choice 10% AHA Body Lotion helps gently remove dead skin cells, improving the dullness and uneven skin tone of elbows, knees, armpits, and buttocks. The formula contains shea butter to provide a refreshing and moisturizing effect on dry skin while exfoliating. It also contains various antioxidants and vitamin C, enhancing overall skin brightness and creating smooth and radiant skin.

LA ROCHE-POSAY Mela-D Pigment Control Glycolic Acid Serum

Exclusive patented exfoliating ingredient salicylic acid further evolved with LHA, better lipophilicity, achieving the ultimate penetration effect without the need for high concentration, gently and efficiently metabolizing dead skin cells, continuously improving acne and blemishes. Salicylic acid can effectively metabolize dead skin cells and tighten pores, continuously improving acne and blemishes. Glycolic acid helps metabolize superficial dead skin cells, even out skin tone, and fade blemishes. It also contains soothing ingredients such as niacinamide and La Roche-Posay thermal spring water, gently exfoliating with low irritation.

Innovations in technology have made skincare more convenient and gentle, allowing exfoliation to be integrated into daily skincare routines and easily completed at home. UniCare offers a variety of potential PHA acid-based products, allowing you to quickly strategize for market-leading skincare products. UniCare’s PHA Super Moisturizing Acid Essence advocates a mild, acne-clearing, at-home experience with 10% PHA. It not only effectively cleanses acne but also softens dead skin cells, leaving the skin bright and moisturized. There are more PHA acid-based products available. Feel free to fill out the information below to request related product information.
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