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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

Bakel Lactobionic Anti-Age Serum Dear Me Beauty 10% Lactobionic Acid (PHA) + Lime Extract Face Serum 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 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 Bielenda Good Skin Acid Peel Micro-Exfoliating Face Serum Bielenda Good Skin Acid Peel Micro-Exfoliating Face Toner Bielenda Super Power Mezo Serum 10% Aha Mandelic Acid Bielenda professional Acid Booster 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 md:ceuticals ™ Pha:10Xvit Bionic Super Antioxidant Solution pH Formula MD CR Active Recovery Bandi Anti Rouge 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 Darphin L'Institut Youth Resurfacing Peel Elemis Pro-Collagen Tri-Acid Peel Equal RXN Oat Milk PHA Serum Floslek Dermo Expert® Anti Acne Normalizing Acid Peel Night Care GRAVICH Milky Renew First Toner KARMAMEJU Deep / 'Pha' Peeling Mask 03 Lixir Night Switch Pha/Aha 10% Neostrata Bionic Face Cream Neostrata Restore Bionic Face Cream 12 Bionic/Pha Olival Professional Piling Tonik AHA PHA Pipiqiu AHA BHA PHA Peeling Solution Somethinc Aha Bha Pha Peeling Sollution Spring Letter Pure Pro 2% Salicylic Acid Conditioning Pads Susan Obagi MD Intensive Daily Repair ZSK Kuracja Z Kwasami PHA