Lactic Acid 5% + HA by the Ordinary offers gentle yet effective exfoliation targeted at the skin’s surface. One of its key ingredients is purified Tasmanian pepperberry extract , it has been shown to reduce irritation and sensitivity. This water-based serum is ideal for dry and sensitive skin. It stimulates faster cell turnover and helps to brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of dullness, uneven skin tone, fine lines, hyperpigmentation and wrinkles.
Lactic acid has a larger molecule size than another popular AHA, glycolic acid. This means that it won’t penetrate the skin as deeply and will cause less irritation, making it a good choice for those with more sensitive skin.