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Lactobionic Acid

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


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

Arkana Eye Flower Peel Arkana Krem Z 5% Kwasem Laktobionowym I Hialuronowym Azarine PHA 10% + Astaxanthin Hilarious Serum Bakel Lactobionic Anti-Age Serum Dear Me Beauty 10% Lactobionic Acid (PHA) + Lime Extract Face Serum Dermika Luxury Neocollagen Regenerating Toner Eveline Cosmetics FaceMed+ SOS Instant Lifting Lynia Tonik Żelowy Cera Wrażliwa, Naczynkowa MZ Skin Radiance & Renewal Instant Clarity Refining Mask Madara Reface Sleep & Peel Overnight Serum Madara Cosmetics Time Miracle Reface Sleep & Peel Overnight Serum Natasha by Dr. Fredi Setyawan Phyto Placenta White Serum Neostrata Reactive Skin Neutralizing Serum Skin Labo Concentrated Lactobionic Acid Shot Somethinc Aha Bha Pha Peeling Solution Umoua Complex 3 Hydroxy Acids Serum Zelens Transformer Instant Renewal Mask fitomed Kwas Laktobionowy 8% 1STLY Skincare PHA Hydrating Mask Bielenda Good Skin Acid Peel Micro-Exfoliating Face Serum Bielenda Good Skin Acid Peel Micro-Exfoliating Face Toner Bielenda Niacynamid 10% Bielenda Skin Clinic Professional. Super Power Mezo Serum Bielenda Super Power Mezo Serum 10% AHA Mandelic Acid Bielenda Professional Acid Booster Dr.magic Aha Intensive Renewal Serum ESK Gentle Glow PHA Serum Floslek Dermo Expert Anti Aging Rejuvenating Acid Peel Forebie Barrier Balancing Essence Toner Liqpharm Liq CR Liq Cr Serum Night 0.3% Retinol Silk Lynia Krem Kwas Laktobionowy Neutrea Summer Peel Omorovicza Blue Diamond Resurfacing Peel Ziaja Pro Exfoliating Activator e.l.f. Blemish Breakthrough Triple-Acid Resurfacing Serum md:ceuticals ™ Pha:10Xvit Bionic Super Antioxidant Solution pH Formula MD CR Active Recovery Bandi Anti Rouge Acid Peeling Basiclab Acidumis Regenerating Acid Peeling Basiclab Acidumis Stimulating Acid Peeling Benton PHA Peeling Toner Bielenda Black Sugar Detox Detoxifying And Moisturizing Face Serum Day/Night For Mixed And Greasy Skin Bielenda Couperose Skin - Serum - Reducing The Visibility Of Capillaries Bielenda Dr Medica Capillaries Dermatological Face Serum Reducing Skin Redness Day Night Bielenda Fresh Juice Brightening Hydro-Essence With Bioactive Citrus Water, Pineapple Juice Bielenda Good Skin Acid Peel Micro-Exfoliating Face Wash Gel Bielenda Professional Supremelab Sebio Derm Ceradan Advanced Barrier Cream Charmine Rose Lactobionic Cream Cheryl Lee MD Truecider Apple Cider Vinegar Face & Body Serum