Lactic Acid Skincare | 5 Reasons You NEED It

Lactic acid has been a loved ingredient for the skin dating back to ancient Egyptian times. Queen Cleopatra was one of the first known to reap its benefits by bathing herself in Camel Milk, the milk that contains one of the best forms of lactic acid. Beauty brands everywhere have started incorporating this magical ingredient into their products, mostly in the form of a synthetic formulation. When it is sourced from Camel Milk it can do wonders for your skin. From brightening and tightening - to exfoliating and nourishing, Lactic Acid is not one of the ingredients you want to skip out on. 

What is Lactic Acid?

In simple terms, Lactic Acid falls under the Alpha-Hydroxy-Acid family and is naturally found in  dairy products, such as Camel Milk, but is also found naturally produced in the human body. As an AHA, it is best known as an exfoliating acid and can improve the appearance of the skin in terms of fine lines and wrinkles, even out texture, and lift the skin. Apart from being an incredible exfoliator, it doubles up as a moisturizing ingredient. Lactic Acid can act in the form of a humectant, meaning it draws moisture into the skin. Since it works gently compared to other forms of skin acids, it’s capable to be suited to many different skin types and is least likely to cause irritation. 

5 Reasons You NEED It In Your Skincare Routine

1. Gently Exfoliates Sensitive Skin

Lactic acid can melt away the bond between dead skin cells and new skin cells, gently removing the dead skin cells. This makes room for the new skin cells to appear and reveals a brighter, younger, smoother complexion. 

2. Delays Signs of Aging

The regular use of lactic acid can improve the production of collagen in the skin, leading to the skin-plumping up. Studies have shown that with the use of Lactic Acid, skin can become firmer and thicker, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

3. Naturally moisturizes

While Lactic Acid can reveal beautiful new skin, it can also keep it hydrated through its moisturizing abilities. Studies have shown that as an AHA, lactic acid is able to ​​bind water together into the skin. In turn, skin can be hydrated and retain hydration well with the Lactic Acid ability to keep hydration in the skin barrier. 

4. Reduces dark spots

Lactic acid can increase the cell turnover process by removing the dead skin cells on the surface layer. This can in turn allow new skin cells to grow in and remove old damaged skin with dark spots caused by acne scarring or sun damage. 

5. Fights off Acne

Lactic acid can keep your pores clear and your skin bacteria-free. The antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of lactic acid allow it to reduce bacteria build-up on the skin level.  These properties also allow your skin's pH levels to balance out, limiting the pore buildup that can occur to your skin, keeping it clear and texture free. 

Lactic Acid in Cammellatte

With the use of Camel Milk in all the Cammellatte Line, your skin can experience the immense benefits from this ingredient. Camel Milk holds one of the best forms of Lactic Acid as it is naturally found in Camel Milk and takes minimal amounts of fermentation as compared to its counterparts. Used in the Camel Milk Exfoliating Shower Cream, AHA’s in the Lactic Acid and physical exfoliants can revive dull skin and smooth out the complexion. The Camel Milk Body Lotion and Camel Milk Body Butter allow for the skin to feel extra hydrated with Lactic Acid as it will hold in the moisture from plant-based oils and other forms of butter. The Camel Milk Face & Body Soap provides you to experience the exfoliating benefits of Lactic Acid for the scalp as it can remove flakiness and dandruff from the scalp while hydrating the hair follicles.