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Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are a group of natural acids found in foods, including citric acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, and tartaric acid.

Alpha hydroxy acids seem to work by removing the top layers of dead skin cells. They can also increase the thickness of deeper layers of skin, promoting firmness.

People commonly use alpha hydroxy acids in cosmetic products for skin conditions, including dry skin and aging skin. The scientific evidence varies depending on the specific alpha hydroxy acid used.

This is a general review of alpha hydroxy acids as a group. See information on specific alpha hydroxy acids, such as citric acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid, malic acid, and tartaric acid, to learn more.

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Alpha hydroxy acids represent a group of natural products. Some are taken by mouth, some are applied to the skin, some are applied in the vagina, and some are inhaled. Safety varies. See specific alpha hydroxy acids for more information.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: See specific alpha hydroxy acids for safety information.

See specific alpha hydroxy acids for interactions with medicines.

See specific alpha hydroxy acids for interactions with herbs and supplements.

There are no known interactions with foods.

Alpha hydroxy acids represent a group of natural products. Some are taken by mouth, some are applied to the skin, some are applied in the vagina, and some are inhaled. People commonly use alpha hydroxy acids in cosmetic products. See specific alpha hydroxy acids for more details.

Acides Alpha-Hydroxylés, Acidos Alfa-Hydroxi, AHA, Alfahidroxiácidos, Alpha Hydroxy Acides.

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