St. Louis, MO (PressExposure) December 22, 2009 -- As one of the three main ingredients in Azfasst skin care gel, lactic acid acts as a gentle exfoliant that softens the skin. The creator of Azfasst, dermatologist Dr. Anne Riordan, included lactic acid into the formula because of its effectiveness in treating a variety skin conditions and itâs mild enough for sensitive skin types. The soothing and powerful components of lactic acid, green tea extract and salicylic acid work in conjunction to produce softer, smoother skin.
âLactic acid skin care products are ideal because the ingredient exfoliates the skin without being harsh,â said Dr. Anne Riordan, developer of the Azfasst skin care line. âIt actually hydrates and nourishes skin while penetrating the dead skin cells.â
Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid derived from milk. The human body naturally produces this acid so the skin is already accustomed to it, minimizing skin irritation and rejection that sometimes occurs with other skin care product ingredients. And it is safe for people who are lactose intolerant to use. Because lactic acid has a rich moisturizing quality it is ideal for sensitive skin, as well as treating skin conditions such as rosacea. Dating back to Cleopatra who is said to have bathed in milk, lactic acid is one of the oldest and most studied alpha hydroxy acids available.
The main benefits of lactic acid are its ability to exfoliate and hydrate the skin. It promotes the shedding of dead skin cells, allows for the regrowth of new skin and reveals a more natural, healthy glow. This improves the overall texture of skin, potentially reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Also, with more rapid collagen growth, lactic acid can help even out skin tone and reduce acne scars.
âFor the best results I recommend using lactic acid skin care products like Azfasst with sunscreen. The lactic acid and green tea extract soften and lighten coarse, dark patches of sun-damaged skin by increasing skin cell turnover. This softer, smoother skin is more sensitive to the sun. The green tea extract ingredient in Azfasst will also help enhance sun protection that will aid in balancing out the lactic acid,â said Dr. Riordan.
Azfasst is designed for all skin types without causing discoloration or blotching. The unique combination of lactic acid, green tea extract and salicylic acid work with each other to achieve younger looking skin âas fastâ as possible. For ordering and product information call 866-967-2710 or visit http://www.azfasst.com.