Dope Skin Co: Know Your Ingredients
Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) are excellent active chemical exfoliants. They remove dirt and dead skin cells without the standard abrasive process, revealing glowing, fresh-looking skin.
So what is the difference?
AHAs are a compound of acids, such as lactic acid, citric acid and glycolic acid; these are derived from natural sources like citrus fruits, apples and sugarcane. All of which penetrate on a surface level to stimulate collagen production and achieve plumper, smoother skin.
BHAs, on the other hand, target excess oil by directly absorbing, making them the perfect suitor for those who encounter frequent breakouts or blemishes.
These particular acids are antibacterial and calm any inflammation, and they can even tackle common issues such as rosacea or redness with their healing attributes.
Dope Skin's AHA/BHA cleanser is a perfect combination of the two. Apply to damp skin and rinse thoroughly to generate a fresh and clean feeling, noon and night.
“These particular acids are antibacterial and calm any inflammation, and they can even tackle common issues such as rosacea or redness with their healing attributes.”
Another significant player in the Dope Skin team of ingredients is salicylic acid, which is a type of beta-hydroxy acid with extra superpowers! It regulates the production of oil from within the skin's surface and removes the outer layer to reveal tighter and cleaner pores.
Derived from willow bark, it has many medicinal properties and skin changing qualities, making it a great addition to add to your current routine. Like anything new, we advise you start small when introducing a new product to ensure it is right for you.
We also can't get enough of liquorice root extract and all it does for our skin! This little bit of magic is jam-packed with anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants to revive the skin. It helps regulate your body's natural production of tyrosinase, which mediates your levels of hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
The Dope Skin Glow Serum with Vitamin B3 and hyaluronic acid is a fantastic blend of liquorice root extract and other superfood ingredients that aid in revealing a clear complexion. To step your regime up, combine this with their best-selling Collagen Tonic that's infused with parsley seed extract. A potent antioxidant that protects your skin from environmental damage by restoring and soothing its natural barrier.