Dipping my toes into La Roche Posay: an acid and a serum

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For many a blogger out there La Roche-Posay is a well known entity. For me however, until very recently, it was a brand that I saw everytime that I went to the chemist’s but that I was never drawn too. Maybe it was the wide range of products that they offer, but my eyes simply skipped the shelves with their products.

However, when I recently vowed to take better care of my skin and decided that I simply had to jump onto the cosmetic acids bandwagon, I found a fantastic glycolic acid on those often overlooked shelves.

The Pigment Control serum is a serum that contains glycolic acid and kojic acid and promises to treat dark spots and uneven skin tone.

The benefits of glycolic acid as a AHA are well known so I was sure to get an improvement in how my skin looked like. On the other hand I had not heard of kojic acid before, but it seems that while it has a lightening effect as well it is very unstable.

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My experience with cosmetic acids so far

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One would think that as much as I’ve been into make up these last few years I would have also really gotten into skincare. Afterall, one needs a good canvas to build on, don’t we?

Well, the fact is that that logical and obvious truth didn’t really get into my head until recently, and I have just begun trying different ingredients that I had not tried before. Some of those ingredients are cosmetic acids.

Many might be familiar with acronyms like AHA and BHA but to me it all looked gibberish for a long time. Finally, I pulled up my sleeves, did some online research and jumped into the pool.

The first product that I tried was the limited edition Kiko Intense Peel (currently on sale at aprox 10€). This product is presented as individual wipes wraped in foil. Each packet contains one exfoliating wipe soaked in glycolic, mandelic, citric, malic, lactic and salycilic acids while the second wipe is soaked in some kind of solution that is suposed to “stop the action of the AHAs and BHAs” and “calm” the skin.

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