When it comes to acids for exfoliation, some find glycolic acid a little too strong in that it can aggravate the skin and cause irritation. This is where wonder ingredient lactic acid comes in, the gentler peel from the same alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) family, to help reduce wrinkles, pigmentation, acne and a host of other skin concerns.

This mild acid has the same exfoliating benefits as glycolic acid but won’t penetrate as deeply, so is less likely to cause irritation – perfect for those with sensitive skin.

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Throughout history, lactic acid (naturally found in dairy products) has been used to soften and beautify the skin, including by Cleopatra who allegedly bathed in milk to keep her skin radiant. Today it’s a bit easier (and less messy), and the new O Biotics Multi-Functional Peel is your ticket to a glowing at-home gentle peel with a 14% Biomimetic Lactic Acid Complex. This multi-tasking corrective peel purifies the skin, keep breakouts away, evens skin tone and combats signs of aging by reducing the depth of lines and wrinkles.

Used at night before serums, the O Biotics Multi-Functional Peel will also support deeper product penetration and gently exfoliate the skin, sloughing away older, dull skin cells and working to speed up cell turnover and stimulate cell renewal for a refreshed, brighter and more youthful complexion. It’s important to make sure you’re using SPF daily, but especially the morning after using your lactic acid peel, to ensure your fresh new skin is protected from sun damage.