Succinic Acid - Your New Skincare Saviour
Move over retinol: it’s all about Succinic Acid now. The newest skin saviour on the scene, we’re here to introduce you to this new exfoliating acid — and trust us, this is one you won’t want to skip in your routine. Read on to find out why this hero ingredient is a true game changer for your skincare routine.
What is Succinic Acid?
Good question. Many of you may be familiar with other popular skincare ingredients like Salicylic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid, but if you've never heard of this new exfoliating acid, here's the lowdown on Succinic Acid.
Succinic Acid is an organic ingredient that is found naturally in amber or sugar cane, extracted through the process of fermentation. While it’s been used in European countries for years due to its medicinal benefits, Succinic Acid is actually relatively new to the beauty industry. But now the secret’s out, dermatologists everywhere are raving about it - and for good reason.
What does Succinic Acid do for skin?
The benefits of Succinic Acid can help your skin in a number of ways:
Unlike harsher exfoliating acids which can be damaging for the skin barrier, Succinic Acid is actually restorative for the skin’s pH balance. Switching to Succinic Acid products like our Skin Changer exfoliating toner will gently remove dead skin cells without causing redness or irritation - which makes it great for all skin types, even sensitive skin.
Regulate oil production
Succinic Acid can help to control and balance excess sebum production to reduce shine and excess oil which is great for those with oily or acne-prone skin. It also helps to unblock pores and prevent them from clogging again leading to a reduction in overall pore appearance and size.
Reduces fine lines
Thanks to its powerful antioxidant properties, this versatile acid protects your skin from free radical damage like pollution and UV exposure too, which are known to contribute to the first signs of aging. As if we needed any more convincing…
Promotes cell renewal
If your skincare goals are skin firmness and elasticity, we’ve got good news for you: Succinic Acid is known to speed up the metabolic processes that stimulate skin rejuvenation.
Last but not least, we love how Succinic Acid is changing the game when it comes to treating acne. Acting as an antimicrobial agent, this acid is a great acne fighting ingredient and inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi on the skin, preventing various types of acne and breakouts. As an effective anti-inflammatory, Succinic Acid will soothe any existing breakouts, too!
Is Succinic Acid suitable for all skin types?
With its ability to control sebum, this emerging skincare hero is well suited to oily and acne-prone skin, but the beauty is that anyone can benefit from using a Succinic Acid treatment.
While it’s tempting to overuse chemical peels or pile on retinol once a week and hope for the best, a consistent and strategic approach is definitely best when dealing with powerful actives. It’s time to ditch the lockdown experimenting, adopt a skin-minimalist approach, and look to a Succinic Acid blemish treatment instead - this skin-changing acid will have your skin looking clearer and more radiant in no time.