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The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10%+ 2% HA Solution

If looking for a lightweight serum formulation to achieve a skin texture devoid of acne scars, pigmentation and signs of ageing then the Ordinary Lactic acid will be your ideal pick. This product helps to achieve an even skin tone.

What is it? Skin lightening serum with 10% lactic acid

Who can use it? All skin types prone to skin pigmentation, post-acne marks, uneven skin tone

Sensitive skin: Avoid using on sensitive skin. You can use the 5% lactic acid variant if your skin is calm as a spot treatment for dark spots at night.

2 Variants: 5% Lactic acid- for a mild case and 10% Lactic acid for severe cases

Brands:: The Ordinary

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The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% Benefits

 

Gently exfoliates the skin: Lactic acid (10%) is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that works as a mild superficial formulation exfoliating the dead skin cells from the top surface, also stimulating cell regeneration.

Reduce dark spots: Lactic acid also has skin lightening cation, that help in reducing uneven skin tone, tanning, dark patches and post acne skin discoloration.

Soothing: Tasmannia Lanceolata fruit extract has potent antioxidant properties that helps in reducing irritation caused by Lactic acid. It also works as an anti-inflammatory agent providing a soothing effect on the skin.

Keeps your skin hydrated for long: Sodium hyaluronate cross polymer which is a cross-linked polymer of hyaluronic acid has remarkable water holding capacity that helps retain the moisture of the skin. Glycerin and Pentylene glycol too work as effective skin humectants.

 

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% Side Effects

Lactic acid 10% might not suit if your skin is naïve to potent ingredients. Read the instruction in the next section carefully before starting this product.

 

How to use it?

We recommend introducing this agent gradually. Start by applying for an hour on the dark spots only at night. If you notice redness or irritation, was off and mix it with bland moisturising cream. Gradually, increase the concentration. If you cannot tolerate this product with mixing, then continue use with dilution only. Gradually build up the time from 1 to 3 hours and then, overnight every 3-7 days depending on the tolerability.

AHA increases sensitivity to the sun, make sure you wear a good quality sunscreen daily. If you notice that your skin is getting slight red, irritated or itchy on prolonged use, skip this product for a week to give a break to the skin. Stop using this product 3 days prior to using a harsh treatment like bleach or waxing on your face.

 

 

Dermatocare recommendations

Additional information

Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never

Regime

Night

Price range

$$

Quick Comparison

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DescriptionIf looking for a lightweight serum formulation to achieve a skin texture devoid of acne scars, pigmentation and signs of ageing then the Ordinary Lactic acid will be your ideal pick. This product helps to achieve an even skin tone. What is it? Skin lightening serum with 10% lactic acid Who can use it? All skin types prone to skin pigmentation, post-acne marks, uneven skin tone Sensitive skin: Avoid using on sensitive skin. You can use the 5% lactic acid variant if your skin is calm as a spot treatment for dark spots at night.
2 Variants: 5% Lactic acid- for a mild case and 10% Lactic acid for severe cases
Tranexamic acid is a relatively new but most promising skin lightening agent that has been used both topically and orally. Naturium Tranexamic Acid Treatment 5% combine 4 major skin-lightening agents- Kojic acid, Arbutin, Tranexamic acid and Acetyl Glucosamine. In addition boatload of herbal actives that soothe and rejuvenate your skin. What is it? Skin lightening serum Who can use it? Any skin type prone to pigmentations Sensitive skin: Can try once the skin is calm
Scrubbing off dead skin cells can be done by the physical method by using abrasive scrubs, or by a chemical method using Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs). The latter is better because it does not involve microtrauma to the skin.
CeraVe Skin Renewing Nightly Exfoliating Treatment is an AHA serum with 5% blend of glycolic and lactic acid that does gentle exfoliation. Use it daily to achieve an even-toned brighten look, after that use it at least twice a week in your night anti-ageing regime.
 
What is it? Serum with 5% AHAs Who can use it? All skin types to promote even skin tone and smoother skin texture Sensitive skin: You can try if your skin is calm
If you are having pigmentation in the form of dark patches/spots, tanning or uneven skin tone, then this skin lightening regime is for you. We have created a series of 3 regimes to gradually increase the potency of skin-lightening agents to get the best results. What is it? Skin lightening regime Month 1 Who can use it?Oily skin types with Pigmentation Sensitive skin: You can try only if your skin is calm for a long time. Avoid if your skin is irritated, burning or itchy. What next? After completing Month 1, you can shift to Month 2 of the skin lightening regime.Bioderma White Objective cream is potent skin lightening cream with SPF. What is it? Skin lightening cream with SPF Who can use it? Dry to normal skin prone to dark patches, tanning or dark spots. Sensitive skin: Use with caution only if your skin is calm. Goodies: Niacinamide, Glycolic acid, licorice extract, Vitamin C Variants: Bioderma White Objective serum  is recommended for oily skin type.
If you have stubborn pigmentation in the form of dark patches or melasma, that does not reduce with the skin lightening regime of month 1 and month 2. Then you can go ahead and try this regime. However, this regime might not suit sensitive skin types. What is it? Skin lightening regime Month 3 Who can use it? Dry skin types with Pigmentation Sensitive skin: Might not suit What next? After completing Month 3, if your dark spots are still present, you can repeat the 3-month regime and consult a dermatologist. If your pigmentation is better, then shift to an anti-ageing regime that also caters to the prevention of pigmentation.
Additional information
Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never

Regime

Night

Price range

$$

Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Regime

Morning

Price range

$$

Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Ageing/Wrinkles, Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Oily

Skin concern

Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Price range

$$$

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination

Skin concern

Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Price range

$$$

Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Dry

Skin concern

Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Price range

$$

Content

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% Benefits

 
Gently exfoliates the skin: Lactic acid (10%) is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that works as a mild superficial formulation exfoliating the dead skin cells from the top surface, also stimulating cell regeneration. Reduce dark spots: Lactic acid also has skin lightening cation, that help in reducing uneven skin tone, tanning, dark patches and post acne skin discoloration.
Soothing: Tasmannia Lanceolata fruit extract has potent antioxidant properties that helps in reducing irritation caused by Lactic acid. It also works as an anti-inflammatory agent providing a soothing effect on the skin. Keeps your skin hydrated for long: Sodium hyaluronate cross polymer which is a cross-linked polymer of hyaluronic acid has remarkable water holding capacity that helps retain the moisture of the skin. Glycerin and Pentylene glycol too work as effective skin humectants.
 

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% Side Effects

Lactic acid 10% might not suit if your skin is naïve to potent ingredients. Read the instruction in the next section carefully before starting this product.
 

How to use it?

We recommend introducing this agent gradually. Start by applying for an hour on the dark spots only at night. If you notice redness or irritation, was off and mix it with bland moisturising cream. Gradually, increase the concentration. If you cannot tolerate this product with mixing, then continue use with dilution only. Gradually build up the time from 1 to 3 hours and then, overnight every 3-7 days depending on the tolerability. AHA increases sensitivity to the sun, make sure you wear a good quality sunscreen daily. If you notice that your skin is getting slight red, irritated or itchy on prolonged use, skip this product for a week to give a break to the skin. Stop using this product 3 days prior to using a harsh treatment like bleach or waxing on your face.
 
 

Benefits:

Skin lightening: We truly love the wholesome composition of this serum, as it combines 4 major skin lightening agents Koijic acid, Arbutin, Tranexamic acid and Acetyl Glucosamine. The best part is tranexamic acid has used in Therapeutic concentrations 5% and Kojic acid is encapsulated to allow penetration into your skin. Skin repairing: Skin under ongoing damage because of weather, lifestyle, UV rays. Anti-oxidants derived from rosemary, raspberry and Chinese mushroom in this serum reverse this damage. Soothes inflammation: Most cases of pigmentation have subtle inflammation as the cause of going dark. Tranexamic acid along with Allantoin and Ectoin have anti-inflammatory action.

Side effects:

The chance of reaction is rare, except in sensitive skin.

How to use it?

We recommend adding this serum in the morning regime so that you team it up with AHAs for better results. However, if your skin is sensitive then you can use it twice a day.  

CeraVe Skin Renewing Nightly Exfoliating Treatment Benefits

Effective skin exfoliation: Glycolic and Lactic Acid blend exfoliates the dead skin cells revealing an even-toned, smooth and radiant skin. Glycolic acid enhances collagen production and delays ageing.
Brightened complexion: Phenylethyl Resorcinol, lactic acid and glycolic acid lightens and restore the natural skin complexion. It has potent antioxidant properties that reduce early signs of ageing. Soothes the skin: Licorice Root Extract reduces skin discomfort and irritation. Maintain skin natural barrier and hydration: Ceramide AP, NP and EOP strengthen the skin barrier and seals the skin moisture.  Glycerin and Sodium Hyaluronate keeps the skin moisture intact due to greater water retention capacity.
 

CeraVe Skin Renewing Nightly Exfoliating Treatment Side Effects

Though the concentration of AHA is only 5%, chemical exfoliants might not suit sensitive skin types. We recommend introducing it gradually.
Your skin gets more sensitive to the sun, so always wear good quality sunscreen in the morning.

How to use it?

We recommend introducing this agent gradually if you are naïve to potent ingredients. Start by applying for an hour on a trial patch on the face at night. If it does not irritate start putting on full face the next day. Gradually build up the time from 1 to 3 hours and then, overnight every 3-7 days depending on the tolerability. Have a look at usage instructions  given on the Cera Ve website:   Source: https://www.cerave.com/skincare/serums/skin-renewing-nightly-exfoliating-treatment  
 

MORNING REGIME

Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser

Step 1 Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser

Wash your face with Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser. It removes excess without stripping the natural skin barrier of your skin.

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Step 2 Sesderma C Vit serum

Put Sesderma C Vit serum on full-face. It reduces pigmentation, oil secretions and ageing.

Step 3 Bioderma Photoderm AKN Mat SPF 30 Sunscreen

Put Bioderma Photoderm AKN Mat SPF 30 Sunscreen. Repeat the second application 30 minutes before going out in sun. It is a good choice as it is not sticky and offers a matt look. You can put make-up on top of sunscreen.

NIGHT REGIME:

Step 1 Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser

Remove make-up if needed with micellar water and wash your face. Pat dry and put the skin lightening serum.

Step 2: Cera Ve Nightly Exfoliating Treatment

Put CeraVe Skin Renewing Nightly Exfoliating Treatment on the full face or restricts its use to dark patches depending on the extent of pigmentation.

EAT MULTIVITAMIN DAILY

Multivitamins are absolutely essential for rejuvenating the skin from within. You can take GNC Skin and Hair Vitamin daily in the case of females and GNC Mega Men in the case of Males.

GNC Skin, Hair and Nail Vitamins

GNC MEGA MEN

Bioderma White Objective Creme is recommended for correcting pigmentation in combination to dry skin type. It has SPF 27 and should be used in the morning.

Will it work?

Bioderma White Objective Creme is good sunscreen for everyday use in pigmented skin because SPF 27 protects further darkness of skin and following skin lightening ingredients reverse existing dark spots or patches:
  • Niacinamide helps in skin lightening and skin rejuvenation.
  • Ascorbyl Glucoside is stable, yet potent from Vitamin C that has anti-antioxidant and skin lightening benefits.
  • Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract is well known and effective skin lightening agent.
According to the manufacturer, W.O. patent which acts on the main biological mechanisms responsible for skin pigmentation. It also Anti-UVA-UVB filters protect from solar radiation to prevent new pigmentation (SPF 27 - UVA 14).

For which skin type?

Bioderma White Objective creme is best for dry to combination skin type. For oily skin, Bioderm white objective serum is a better choice because it has water and alcohol denat. as a base that can help in oil control.

Will it irritate sensitive skin?

It is unlikely to irritate sensitive skin, however, chances of breakouts cannot be ruled out.

MORNING REGIME

Step 1 Cera Ve Hydrating Cleanser

Wash your face with a Cera Ve Hydrating Cleanser. It is a gentle cleanser that does not strip the natural skin barrier of your skin.

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Step 2 Paula's choice Azelaic acid

Put Paula's choice Azelaic acid on full-face or restricts its use to dark patches depending on the extent of pigmentation.

Step 3 CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen

Put CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 50. Repeat the second application 30 minutes before going out in sun. It is a good choice as it offers both hydration and sun protection. You can put make-up on top of sunscreen.

NIGHT REGIME:

Step 1 Cera Ve Hydrating Cleanser

Remove make-up if needed with micellar water and wash your face. Pat dry and put the skin lightening serum.

Step 3: Procelain Skin whitening serum

Put Procelain Skin whitening serum on the full face or restricts its use to dark patches depending on the extent of pigmentation.

Step 4: Cera Ve moisturising cream

Put a Cera Ve moisturising lotion or cream after 10-15 minutes to hydrate your skin.

EAT MULTIVITAMIN DAILY

Multivitamins are absolutely essential for rejuvenating the skin from within. You can take GNC Skin and Hair Vitamin daily in the case of females and GNC Mega Men in case of Males.

GNC Skin, Hair and Nail Vitamins

GNC MEGA MEN

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