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Lactobionic Acid

Also-called-like-this: PHA
What-it-does: exfoliant, buffering

Official CosIng Information


Lactobionic acid is the brother or maybe the sister of gluconolactone. Usually, it’s called a PHA, though some studies call it bionic acid or aldobionic acid. Not that this matters too much. What matters is that it’s similarly awesome to gluconolactone. So go read about gluconolactone to get the idea.

In a nutshell,  it’s a next generation AHA, with almost all the benefits and more and without the irritation. It gently lifts off dead skin cells and makes your skin smooth and even. It moisturizes and helps the skin barrier. Can be used on sensitive skin too or post cosmetic procedure.  In the long run, it has anti-aging benefits (though a tad less than AHAs), and it’s even an antioxidant.  

Must try, just like the other AHAs. 

Show me some proof

  • Cutis.,2004 Feb;73(2 Suppl):3-13., The use of polyhydroxy acids (PHAs) in photoaged skin.
  • Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Volume 4 (1) – Jan 1, 2005, After 30 years … the future of hydroxyacids
  • Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Volume 3 (2) – Apr 1, 2004, Alpha‐hydroxyacids and carboxylic acids

Products with a known amount of Lactobionic Acid

Other products with Lactobionic Acid

Bakel Lactobionic Anti-Age Serum Lynia Tonik Żelowy Cera Wrażliwa, Naczynkowa MZ Skin Radiance & Renewal Instant Clarity Refining Mask Neostrata Reactive Skin Neutralizing Serum Somethinc Aha Bha Pha Peeling Solution Umoua Complex 3 Hydroxy Acids Serum Zelens Transformer Instant Renewal Mask Bielenda Super Power Mezo Serum 10% Aha Mandelic Acid Dr.magic Aha Intensive Renewal Serum Geek & Gorgeous Calm Down 4% Pha + Bha Liquid Liqpharm Liq CR Liq Cr Serum Night 0.3% Retinol Silk Lynia Krem Kwas Laktobionowy Neutrea Summer Peel Omorovicza Blue Diamond Resurfacing Peel Benton PHA Peeling Toner Cheryl Lee MD Truecider Apple Cider Vinegar Face & Body Serum KARMAMEJU Deep / 'Pha' Peeling Mask 03 Lixir Night Switch Pha/Aha 10% Neostrata Bionic Face Cream Neostrata Restore Bionic Face Cream 12 Bionic/Pha Somethinc Aha Bha Pha Peeling Sollution Spring Letter Pure Pro 2% Salicylic Acid Conditioning Pads Bielenda Skin Shot Face Mask Activator Biophyto-genesis Composite Acid Extract Exuviance Radiance Serum Exuviance Vespera Bionic Serum Garden of Wisdom Pha Plus Serum Garden of Wisdom Pha Plus Serum Neostrata Bionic Lotion Neostrata Bionic Lotion -15 Bionic/Pha Skincity Luminous Licorice Toner Spring Letter Pure Pro 0.5% Salicylic Acid Conditioning Pads facetheory Polypep Collagen Boosting Serum S8 365 Skin Workout Essentials Active Toner Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex TIA'M Aura Milk Face Peeling Toner Ziaja Manuka Tree Face Toner Exuviance Deep Hydration Treatment Neostrata Glycolic Renewal Serum Acnecinamide Pha Gel For Face And Body Aisuanis Azelaic Acid Control Facial Acne Gel Neostrata Dark Spot Corrector Neostrata Foaming Glycolic Wash Neostrata Glycolic Mousse Cleanser Spring Letter 20% Vitamin C Essence Zelens Pha+ Bio-Peel Resurfacing Facial Pads innisfree Daily Refining Serum With Green Barley skincity skincare Aha/Pha Clear Skin Body Resurfacer. Bionike Instant Glow Defence Mask Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Dual Infusion