Jul 2, 2012

Lactic Acid Body Lotion with Niacinamide

After purchasing MUAC (makeup artists choice) 8 fl oz  Glycolic Body Lotion 15% and absolutely loving what it has done for my skin (read review HERE) I decided to  customize a Lactic Acid version which included Niacinamide
Why would I decide to use Lactic Acid in place of Glycolic which are both AHA's  you may ask? 
Three main reasons:
1: Lactic Acid is less irritating to the skin
2: Lactic Acid stimulates cell turnover and cell renewal at a higher rate than Glycolic Acid
3: Unlike Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid has added benefits: it hydrates the skin, increases natural ceramides (barrier lipids) in the epidermis and whitens the skin when used at concentrations greater than 5%.
So why is it that we are led to think Glycolic Acid is the more beneficial AHA to use? Unfortunately, people often equate irritation with efficiency, and because Glycolic Acid causes more irritation, people tend to believe this means it works better. But this is not the case.
I have been using this now for 3 weeks and am amazed as to how it has improved the quality of my skin. The KP on my arms has completely gone and the majority of the raised moles (yes I had them checked out and they were fine) have flattened and faded considerably.My skin always feels silky smooth after applying and the effects are accumulative and long lasting.
Hydrates the skin
Fades freckles and moles
Completely got rid of my KP on my arms
Leaves my skin silky smooth
Non irritating
Long shelf life
Cost effective
This will sting if applied to an open wound (I found this out after accidently applying to a scratch I had after shaving my legs) ouch! but this lasted only briefly.
Lactic Acid smells like sour milk if used minus a fragrance hence why I add orange oil when customizing.
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  1. I like what you have to say about Lactic Acid... having never used it, but familiar with AHA peels, what would you recommend for a face peel? I have previously used both 30% and 50% AHA but found the 50 to be too irritating (puffiness lasted too long), but was never sure about Lactic or what strength to use.

    I have also saved this page and will try your body lotion recipe.


  2. When you say lactic acid "whitens" skin do you mean its a skin bleach or does it just brighten and reduce sun damage?

  3. Lactic Acid does inhibit melanin production but this often gets over looked due to it being more commonly know for its exfoliation benefits. When used along with Retin A,
    L Abscoric Acid (vit C) and Niacinamide you get a very positive skin lightening effect. However this is not an 'overnight' solution as it takes dedication, commitment and a lot of patience. But the results are worth it:)

  4. Hello

    How can we use chemical peels on body to remove some mild wrinkling from past sun? I was not trained for body peels but
    I was with facial chemical peels. I use to be esthetician in DC, but no longer practice this because when you move to another state
    you have to add more hours of training depending on the state. I am trying to see if anyone had good luck with salicyclic or lactic acid on
    legs. It did great on top of my hands! Love your blog site !