For those with dry, easily irritated skin, fighting the signs of aging can be a challenge. That's where comfort-rich Polyhydroxy Acids come into play. Polyhydroxy acids (PHA) are a special type of AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) that strengthen skins barrier function and help fight the signs of aging without irritating skin. For this reason, PHAs offer a distinct advantage over conventional AHAs (Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid) when used on sensitive skin, such as rosacea, atopic dermatitis, and eczema. In addition to their inherent gentleness, PHAs are natural humectants and some can even attract and bind atmospheric water, helping to keep dry skin well hydrated. PHAs such as Gluconolactone lightly exfoliate the skin to restore texture without irritation, while improving skin clarity and diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. These multi-taskers have also been shown to calm redness, making them an ideal choice for post-procedure.
An ideal daily PHA moisturizer is Exuviance Age Less Everyday. This comforting de-ager helps protect and correct the signs of aging for skin that is sensitive or easily affected by everyday stressors. An effective PHA and Bionic complex gently stimulates cell turnover, helps preserve skin's natural collagen by reducing damage known as glycation, and smoothes lines and wrinkles, yet won't irritate even the most sensitive skin. Plus, this complex replenishes hydration and helps strengthen skin's protective barrier, reducing future vulnerability to redness, irritation and signs of aging. A daily dose of potent Multi-Antioxidants ensures broad coverage against sources of oxidation, intercepting damage before it shows up on your skin. Lilac and Grape Seed Extracts plus Vitamin E provide an antidote to everyday environmental aggressors such as sun, stress and pollution, defusing free radical activity and accelerating the skin's ability to repair visible signs of aging.