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Essentially Natural Lactic Acid 80%

Essentially Natural Lactic Acid 80%

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Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid with both exfoliant and humectant properties. It is produced naturally in the body (it's the stuff that gives you a ‘stitch’ during a workout) and is also found in yogurt and milk.

It can help stimulate collagen and strengthen the skin, which equals fewer fine lines and wrinkles. The hydroxy acids exfoliate the top layer of skin, helping smooth and even complexion, keep pores unclogged, brighten skin and even fade dark marks and discoloration.

Read more on how to work with it: Working with Lactic Acid

And also:  A Quick Guide To Humectants

Learn how to formulate:  The Beginner's Guide To Cosmetic Formulation

Sizes: 50ml, 100ml, 200ml, 500ml, 1L, 5L

This product is certified: Vegan, Food Grade, and Beauty Without Cruelty.

INCI: L-lactic acid

Use in facial products and also body lotions and moisturisers, never directly on skin. Easy to use in liquid form.

Usage: 1-10% in the cool down phase of the formulation. Works well with hyaluronic acid and Vitamins A, B and C.

Can also be used as a pH regulator: lactic acid will lower the pH.

Quick Guide To Dilutions & Concentrations

Facial Peels

  • Brightens a dull complexion
  • Humectant and skin firmer
  • Exfoliant
  • Improves skin tone and texture
  • Vegan Friendly
  • GMO-free

Lactic acid 80%

L-lactic acid

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Lactic acid, though well tolerated by most skin types (when properly diluted), can in some cases still cause irritation. Follow up with sunscreen if using in the morning/daytime, as any type of exfoliant can make your skin more susceptible to sunburn.

Keep well sealed and store away from children, animals, moisture, sunlight and heat. If pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult with your medical care-giver before use.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews

The service was excellent for my stuff earlier than expected. Did my peel on Friday now my skin is scaly and tight and dry so am hopeful that it’s the peeling process and will have better skin soon.

Setsana M.

Let me start with customer service. You guys never disappoint. I ordered two bottle by mistake and I sent email after receiving my parcel and I got a call immediately and I was advised accordingly.

I am not new to at home chemical peels but new to lactic acid peel. I started with 20% now my skin can tolerate 40%. My skin is as clean, glowy and smooth as God knows what. I have never been this happy. I am planning to do 6 to 7 treatments then take a break. I now understand why they call lactic acid a “ bridal peel, glow peel “and all these beautiful names. I’ll definitely advise y’all to start slow and steady. Otherwise , I am never letting go of it.


I use this with in my diy soap and I see my skin is clearing and getting brighter.

Michelle v.W.
Game changer!

I am just so happy with this product. I have been using this product in my formulations for a few weeks now and I can see a huge difference in my skin texture. Love all products!

Annelie M.
Great product

Will purchase it again, works well. Overall, I highly recommend trying a lactic acid peel if you're looking to improve your skin's texture and appearance. It's a great way to achieve a more youthful, radiant complexion!