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USE IN COSMETIC
Lactic acid is specifically used to treat hyperpigmentation, age spots and other factors that contribute to a dull and uneven complexion. Other benefits of AHAs like lactic acid include improved skin tone and reduced pore appearance.
However, unlike AHAs such as glycolic acid, lactic acid is a bit milder. This makes a lactic acid peel a better choice for sensitive skin. Lactic acid may also be an option if you’ve tried another AHA in the past and found the product too strong.
Lactic acid 5-20% should be applied to the skin. Our Lactic Acid is 80% concentration. You can use it in your formulations after diluting as per requirements.
USE IN FOOD
Lactic acid is a natural preservative found in several foods, including pickled vegetables, yoghurt, and baked goods. It is a cheap and minimally processed
Lactobacillus and Streptococcus cultures produce lactic acid through fermentation. The bacteria break down sugar to extract energy and produce lactic acid as a byproduct.
Lactic acid helps regulate pH levels and prevents the growth of microorganisms, extending shelf life.