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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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It contains lactic acid, a naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acid that exfoliates dead skin cells and attracts water molecules to the skin, leaving skin soft and smooth.
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.
Alan Fleischer, professor and chairman of the department of dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, a moisturizer such as AmLactin, formulated with a potent alpha-hydroxy acid plus emollients and humectants, can be ideal for managing dry skin conditions, even when resulting from keratosis pilaris (KP), which affects about 40% of the population.
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.
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.
Antioxidants, retinol, peptides, alpha-hydroxy acids, and hydrators are the five best ingredients to look for in products.
Alpha-hydroxy acids are just one of those ingredients.
El Segundo, CA, his office was among the first to bring alpha-hydroxy acids to the field of dermatology and topical skin care in 1989.
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.
Few 100 per cent 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," said Monal Zeidan, co-founder of camelmilksoap.
For instance, he explains why alpha-hydroxy acids soften the appearance of wrinkles but don't eliminate the underlying problem.
A moisturiser's most basic job, therefore, is to supply the skin with moisture,although creams today contain additional extras such as alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs,also known as fruit acids), vitamins, enzymes and liposomes.
Now, here's the good part: If you start smoothing on creams that contain alpha-hydroxy acids or vitamin C (acne and anti-aging lotions often have them) while the marks are still pink, they'll fade faster, says dermatologist Dr.