Skincare Active Ingredients

lactobionic acid for skin

Lactobionic acid is a PHA and is the sister of gluconolactone. Lactobionic acid is more hydrating, a strong antioxidant, a better barrier repairer, and a more gentle acid than gluconolactone.

Benefits of using Lactobionic acid:

  • It is a humectant: lactobionic acid is a humectant that attracts and holds water, therefore, moisturizing the skin.
  • It is anti-aging: it can also help with fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.
  • It may help with hyperpigmentation: lactobionic acid may slightly help with hyperpigmentation and is not stronger like other AHA’s like glycolic acid and BHA’s like salicylic acid.
  • They support skin barrier function.
  • It is non-irritating.

Cons of Lactobionic acid:

  • It won’t help with acne.
  • The results will take some time.

Who all can use Lactobionic acid?

Lactobionic acid is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and skin of colour.

How to choose the best lactobionic acid product?

Choose a product that contains lactobionic acid along with other AHA’s (glycolic acid or mandelic acid) and BHA’s (salicylic acid) if it is too strong, then it’s better to go for only lactobionic acid.

How to add Lactobionic acid to my skincare routine?

Morning routine:

  • Cleanser
  • Toner
  • Skincare actives like vitamin C or niacinamide.
  • Moisturizer
  • Sunscreen

Night routine:

  • Cleanser
  • Toner
  • Use lactobionic acid
  • Apply retinol or vitamin C( use with caution).
  • Moisturize.

Frequently asked questions:

Is lactobionic acid safe during pregnancy?

Yes, lactobionic acid is safe to use during pregnancy because it is a PHA and is not powerful like other AHA’s and BHA’s, but still do consult a doctor about this as data is limited.