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Synonyms for acid

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Synonyms for acid

any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt

being sour to the taste

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having the characteristics of an acid

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Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) have been widely used by dermatologists to perform chemical skin peels for many years.
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration's preliminary decision late last year that manufacturers of skin care and cosmetics products formulated with alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) must warn consumers about the increased risk of sun damage faced by users of those products could be finalized in the coming months.
Meanwhile, Almay's Time-Off Revitalizer Daily Solution, which debuted in the fall, uses a patented formula of beta-hydroxy acids and the sugar derivative gluconamide to deliver what a spokeswoman says are "exfoliation benefits without the discomfort that some alpha-hydroxy acid exfoliating products can cause."
The demographic development of baby boomers beginning to turn 50 at the rate of one every eight seconds that began last January could not have come at a more opportune time, coinciding as it did with the emergence of such truly efficacious skin care ingredients as alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and designer liposomes.
Cell Regeneration cream, a $12.99 retail item described as a breakthrough in the antiwrinkle cream category, uses a formulation consisting of high-potency vitamin C, oxygen, alpha-hydroxy acids and antioxidants.
"Milk is a natural source of vitamins, mainly B-vitamins, alpha-hydroxy acids, fatty acids, minerals, potent antioxidants, enzymes and proteins," says Dr Roula Amer, Consultant Dermatologist, American Hospital Dubai.
Alpha-hydroxy acids, such as lactic acid, improve hyperkeratosis.
'There are two main categories of acids used for skin resurfacing,' explains Dr Jonquille Chantrey (Drjonquille.co.uk) cosmetic surgeon and skin expert: AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids) 'These are made from plant, milk or fruit sugars and are usually listed in ingredients as glycolic, lactic or citric acids.' BHAs (beta-hydroxy acids) 'BHAs are usually man-made, or sometimes derived from plants, and most commonly appear as salicylic or benzoic acid.'
"There are two main categories of acids used for skin resurfacing," explained Dr Jonquille Chantrey (Drjonquille.co.uk) cosmetic surgeon and skin expert: AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids) Dr Jonquille said: "These are made from plant, milk or fruit sugars and are usually listed in ingredients as glycolic, lactic or citric acids."
Hibiscus, honey and coconut oil anti-ageing mask Hibiscus flower (gudhal) contains natural alpha-hydroxy Acids (AHA) which makes the skin fresh and improves flexibility, which is why it is sometimes referred to as the botox plant.
Antioxidants, retinol, peptides, alpha-hydroxy acids, and hydrators are the five best ingredients to look for in products.
Ascertain the AHAS Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) are used in products such as moisturisers and exfoliants.
Alpha-hydroxy acids are just one of those ingredients.
Look for products that contain humectants (a class of substances including glycerine, sorbitol and alpha-hydroxy acids) that attract moisture to the skin.
"Few 100% organic soaps exist on the market today and nothing can beat the unique properties of camel milk which is rich in anti-oxidants and Alpha-Hydroxy acids that offer unique anti-ageing properties reducing ageing spots and pigmentation while making the skin plump and smooth with less wrinkles," commented Monal Zeidan, co-founder of camel milk soap.com.