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Why are alpha hydroxy acids added to moisturizers?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Alpha hydroxyl acids, such as lactic or glycolic acid, are added to give products exfoliating properties. Products containing alpha hydroxy acids are typically known as "antiaging" because they exfoliate the skin, revealing younger skin cells.

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