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LACTIC ACID

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lactic-acid

Benefits

  • Gently cleans and exfoliates the skin – creates a radiant skin

  • Heals the epidermis and rebuilds cell walls – hydrates and slows cell water loss

  • Is antibacterial especially targets p.acne – all types of acne

  • Suppresses tyrosinase formation – manages pigmentation

  • Promotes skin renewal and collagen production – aging skin

Lactic acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA)

AHA’s are relatively gentle chemical exfoliants that exfoliate the skin by gently dissolving the bonds between surface skin cells- not as scary as it sounds as it allows dead skin cells to be removed and new skin cells to be generated. AHA’s are often found in anti-aging products as our natural skin cell cycle tends to slow as we age, but they are also useful in addressing acne, reducing pigmentation, brightening skin tone, and giving your skin a smoother and plumper texture. Common AHA’s include lactic acid (which is derived from lactose) and glycolic acid (which comes from sugar cane). These two are the most common as they’re the least likely to irritate your skin. Since AHA’s don’t penetrate deep below the skin surface (due to the fact that they’re water-soluble), they’re ideal for all skin types, even sensitive skin. 

Used in over-the-counter skin care products and professional treatments. It’s naturally found in milk, though the lactic acid in today’s skin care products is synthetically produced. Lactic acid is used to exfoliate the skin, lighten dark spots, and improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. 

When is a cleanser so much more…

When its major ingredient is L-lactic acid!! This form of Alpha Hydroxy Acid provides an effective treatment with minimal irritation for almost all skin conditions. It is the AHA of choice containing the highest therapeutic index of all the AHA’s.

Ideally, you should find it in your cleansers and masks rather than Glycolic or Salicylate acid and it should be in a chirally correct form so look for the “L” before the lactic in the name. This means it is in a purer form; safer and stronger in your skin. L-lactic acid, as well as removing the days’ grime and makeup is actually healing the top layers of your skin plus initiating a lot of cellular action deeper down.

When applied to the skin, lactic acids in the cleanser stimulate the exfoliation of surface skin cells by interfering with the bonding between these cells. This causes the sloughing off of dull, rough skin and promotes cellular renewal by increasing cell turnover rates in the upper layers of your skin (epidermis), so you have younger, plumper skin cells within the skin.

Lactic acid is a true multi-tasker – it increases the ceramides in the skin’s protective barrier; it increases water retention; it works to prevent congestion; it improves pigmentation.

Lactic acid can be delivered to the skin in the form of skin care cleansers, serums, lotions and creams as well as clinical peel preparations and tailored facials. It can safely be used in conjunction with topical actives such as Vitamin A, C and B; in fact, they make a great team together.

A Guide to Selecting the Best Skin Care Products

Your skin is the bodies largest organ. Its major functions are protection, regulation and sensation. If our skin is not functioning to its full ability, these functions may become compromised.

It’s easy to get lost in the sea of skin care options these days. Not only are there doctors, dermatologists, skin care professionals and aestheticians telling you this or that, you also have YouTubers, bloggers and beauty enthusiasts flooding you with thoughts and ideas too. It’s no wonder there are so many skin issues and concerns these days. When you don’t know where to start or what information is reliable, how is your skin really going to respond? More importantly, the use of incorrect skin care products can actually exasperate your condition or cause additional skin problems.

The use of professional active ingredient skin care is recommended. The “Professional” skin care products we recommended on this site can only be purchased through certified stockists and practitioners who are required to provide their professional advice on the application of these products, (as opposed to those you can purchase over the counter (OTC) in department stores and supermarkets). These recommended professional products contain;-

  • higher levels of active ingredients to boost your skin’s health and correct skin problems 
    (OTC product lines have less active ingredients to minimise the chance of irritation to protect the buyer)
  • are backed by clinical studies 
    (not exaggerated unsubstantiated claims)
  • are made in small batches and distributed to trained or licensed skin care therapists, spas and salons to be supplied with professional advice on their use  
    (OTC products are made for the masses and sold in department stores and supermarkets) 
  • contain small molecule technology for dermal and epidermal penetration
    (OTC products that lack active ingredients, have large molecules which are not able to penetrate the skin. When a product can’t properly penetrate the skin, it will only “superficially” treat and temporarily provide relief to skin concerns. This gives the illusion that the products are working without actually treating the skin. Professional lines use molecular technology that penetrates the skin producing clinical results)
  • are packaged in airless pump packs to eliminate spoilage of ingredients  when exposed to the air
  • have pH balanced and adjusted ingredients – skin functions at its prime when the natural pH is between a 4.5 and 5.5.
    (Often OTC products don’t take pH into consideration and will leave the skin in an alkaline state. When the skin is alkaline, bacteria and free radicals (such as pollution) can invade the skin)
  • do not contain unnecessary fillers and preservatives

Professional skin care often has a reputation of being “too expensive” but that is more often than not actually far from the truth. A good professional line will price their products according to the concentration of active ingredients versus fillers and are actually overall more budget-friendly. It is a common mistake to overuse products which leads to the perception that professional skin care is more expensive. Our Skin Specialist will advise you on the appropriate amount and when to use the products according to your skin condition and type. When used properly, professional skin care products will last longer and work better giving you the ultimate bang for your buck. OTC products will have a lower upfront cost but over time can be similar in price or more expensive than professional skin care and won’t actually repair the skin condition being treated.

Skin Care products containing Lactic Acid

2020 Try Me Kit
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ABC Essential Kit
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The Aspect Dr ABC Essential Kit is a great investment for anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their skin and reduce the appearance of lines...
Age Management Kit
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Combat the signs of aging head on with the Aspect Professional Age Management Kit. Containing four cosmeceutical grade products that work synergistica...
Age Management Kit
$270.00 inc. GST
Combat the signs of aging head on with the Aspect Dr Age Management Kit. Containing four cosmeceutical grade products that work synergistically to tar...
AHA BHA Cleanser
$69.00 inc. GST
A foaming exfoliating cleanser ideal for acne sufferers. Brand new to the Aspect Dr range, the AHA BHA Cleanser harnesses the power of hydroxy acids t...
AHA Exfoliating Cleanser
$79.00 inc. GST
Societe AHA Exfoliating Cleanser - this concentrated triple Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) cleanser accelerates the exfoliation of dead skin cells from with...
Basic Starter Kit
$135.00 inc. GST
The Aspect Starter Kit is an antioxidant-enriched collection, ideal for people keen to experience the Aspect difference. Gently cleanse, hydrate, exfo...
Benefit Balance
$74.00 inc. GST
Soothe, calm & nourish the skin with green tea, aloe vera & chamomile after a deep cleanse with Benefit Balance. Providing a second clean swee...
Body Therapy
$105.00 inc. GST
Dry & flaking crocodile skin? PCA skin Body Therapy with 12% Lactic Acid - a full body moisturiser that dramatically hydrates skin and encourages...
Clear Skin Boosting Pads
$120.00 inc. GST
Societe Clear Skin Boosting Pads are designed to increase clear skin results for problem skin conditions. Physician inspired nightly pore treatment pr...
Clear Skin Essentials Kit
$135.00 inc. GST
If you experience acne breakouts and want a clearer, more glowing complexion, this is the kit for you - containing everything you need to clean, nurtu...
Clear Skin Kit
$65.00 inc. GST
Reduce the appearance of your skins imperfections with the Aspect Clear Skin Kit. Say goodbye to problematic, oily and breakout prone skin. Containing...
Complete Pigment Plus
$160.00 inc. GST
Pigmentation sufferers get excited today! A powerful, fast-absorbing age spot, pigmentation & skin brightening serum that may reduce the look of u...
Deep Clean
$57.00 inc. GST
Contains AHA's for deep pore cleansing. Aspect Dr Deep Clean Facial Cleanser is a purifying cleanser containing non-irritating, natural ingredients to...
Define
$125.00 inc. GST
Cosmedix Define - Vitamin A - resurfacing treatment - a unique blend of three hydroxy acids and Retinol in a cream base to smooth out skin tone. A ric...
Defy
$105.00 inc. GST
Cosmedix Defy - as it ages, the skin’s ability to exfoliate & hydrate itself decreases. DEFY steps in to exfoliate the skin, allowing it to receiv...
DermaClear Serum
$125.50 inc. GST
Help control acne breakouts without over-drying skin. A combination of Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids purify and exfoliate, to reduce excess oil that ca...
Exfol A Plus
$135.00 inc. GST
Anti-aging Vitamin A Retinol Serum. A concentrated Vitamin A and AHA exfoliating complex, Aspect Dr Exfol A Plus Serum helps to refine and rebuild the...
Exfol L
$89.00 inc. GST
Aspect Exfol L is an exfoliating night serum packed with Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA's) to deliver the necessary nutrients to renew the skin cells. Aspec...
Exfoliating Clay Mask
$62.00 inc. GST
Gentle purifying clay-based mask designed to exfoliate the skin to draw out impurities and decongest pores, while AHA's and BHA's help to exfoliate, l...
Exfoliating Cleanser
$68.00 inc. GST
An exfoliating foaming cleanser that combines the power of AHA's and BHA's to clarify dull skin by removing excess oil and build-up of dirt and debris...
Facial Wash
$50.00 inc. GST
An effective yet comfortable cleansing low-foam gel, for normal to combination, and sensitive skin types - removes makeup, oil, dirt & environment...
Gentle Clean
$56.00 inc. GST
Gentle Clean is ideal for post procedure when the skin is extremely sensitive and cannot tolerate exfoliation. This gentle gel cleanser with Canadian...
iComplete Kit
$299.00 inc. GST
Societe's recommended two step regimen design for use following injections and other anti-aging procedures to enhance and extend results. The perfect...
Illuminating Polish
$59.50 inc. GST
A triple-action exfoliant combining enzymes, AHA's & Ecoscrub® to gently polish skin, removing lifeless cells. Leaves skin instantly smoother...
Intense Firming Complex
$220.00 inc. GST
An anti-aging serum containing the most advanced peptides and antioxidants available on the market, Societe Intense Firming Complex firms and rejuvena...
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Limited Edition Glow Kit
$139.00 inc. GST
LIMITED EDITION HOLIDAY SKIN GLOW KIT Aspect Glow Kit. The ultimate face and body indulgence by Aspect. Get that glow with a selection of must-have As...
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Limited Edition Skin Care Kit
$199.95 inc. GST
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THAT SOMEONE SPECIAL The Aspect 2020 Skin Care Kit is a Limited Edition antioxidant-enriched collection, ideal for people keen to...
Aspect Dr Limited Edition XMAS Skin Care Kit
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Limited Edition Skin Care Kit
$199.95 inc. GST
This Limited Edition Skin Care kit from Aspect Dr is a great addition to your current skin care routine. Gently cleanse, nurture, hydrate and give you...
Mini Pumpkin Mask
$84.00 inc. GST
Pumpkin Pulp is a dynamic ingredient that minimises the effects of problematic skin concerns and pigmentation without the use of Salicylic acid. This...
Multi B Plus Serum
$135.00 inc. GST
An anti-aging must have! A turbocharger for your other skin care products, Aspect Dr Multi B Plus Serum literally gives your current products a big bo...
Normal Skin Kit
$92.00 inc. GST
Cosmedix Normal Skin Kit  - this four-piece kit contains everything you need to rejuvenate skin and address many skin concerns. If you’ve been conside...
Pigment Punch +
$149.50 inc. GST
A brightening and refining serum to prevent and treat age spots, sun-damage and all forms of hyper-pigmentation on the skin. Formulated with potent an...
Pigment Punch Body
$49.50 inc. GST
Target areas of the body that show the signs of aging, including décolletage and back of hands. This multi-functional body cream combines Tyrostat-11...
Problem Skin Serum
$135.00 inc. GST
An acne superstar! This face-saving serum contains a unique variety of stabilised Vitamin C, plus a trio of Amazonian herbal extracts that are clinica...
Purastat 5 Cleanser
$32.00$62.00 inc. GST
Aspect Purastat 5 Cleanser is a slightly exfoliating, foaming cleanser that is non irritating to the skin. This extraordinary unique cleanser is free...
Pure Enzymes
$85.00 inc. GST
A refreshing yet powerful chirally correct Cranberry Enzyme and Lactic Acid mask. It exfoliates and softens the skin, and is perfect for sun damaged o...
Purity Balance
$74.00 inc. GST
A shine-free complexion is just a few swipes away. Say goodbye to excess pore-clogging oils and residual impurities after a cleanse with our bestselli...
Purity Clean
$74.00 inc. GST
A stimulating, concentrated exfoliating cleanser suitable for all skin types. Utilising chirally correct L-Lactic Acid – a natural moisturising, exfol...
Recover Kit
$132.00 inc. GST
Looking after your skin post-clinical treatment or procedure is important to your results, this care can be seen as important as the procedure itself....
Refine Rx
$145.00 inc. GST
Skin rejuvenation Vitamin A super serum! A potent, skin-refinishing complex that helps diminish fine lines and improve the skin’s texture, colour, fir...
Refinishing Complex
$120.00 inc. GST
Societe Refinishing Complex with PRT is a Vitamin A and AHA/BHA night treatment serum. A skin treatment formula designed to aid in the retexturising o...
Refinishing Plus Complex
$145.00 inc. GST
Refinishing Complex's "Big Brother"…..this is only to be used on skins that are thickened and in serious need of some exfoliation. We recommend this t...
Rx Clean
$74.00 inc. GST
Cleanse and Balance. The ultimate exfoliating cleanser designed to eliminate oil and impurities for softer, even-looking skin. Immediate improvement i...
Simply Brilliant
$110.00 inc. GST
Cosmedix Simply Brilliant is a gentle yet powerful brightening serum that eliminates dark spots and pigmentation for more evenly-toned and radiant ski...
Starter Kit
$135.00 inc. GST
An essential starting point for those new to clinical cosmeceuticals, the Aspect Dr Starter Kit is perfect for men, women and gift seekers alike. Four...
Try Me Kit
$45.00 inc. GST
Aspect Try Me Kit - designed to be the perfect low-cost option for those wishing to experience the Aspect range prior to purchasing full sized product...
Try Me Kit
$45.00 inc. GST
Aspect Dr Try Me Kit - designed to be the perfect low-cost option for those wishing to experience the Aspect Dr range prior to purchasing full-sized p...
X Cell+
$139.00 inc. GST
An exceptional skin brightening and stimulating corrective serum. LG-Retinex Complex comes together with powerful antioxidants and botanical extracts...
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