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Citric acid - aha - A60

Dilated pores, loss of radiance
 
  • Indications

    • Citric Acid pure Active - AHA is indicated for dull skin with a loss of radiance.
      It is also recommended for tightening and evening out the complexion.

  • Learn more

    • Citric Acid - AHA - is an acid found in fruit with astringent, exfoliant and regenerating properties.
      It tightens dilated pores and also encourages the elimination of dead cells. It stimulates the formation of new cells to renew the skin. The skin regains its transparency and radiance.

Quantity :
Size : 15 ml
£12.00
(£80.0 / 100 ml)

CITRIC ACID - AHA : Complementary products

 
Directions for use


For the entire face: apply 4 drops to the face, avoiding the eye contour.

LONG-TERM TREATMENT : use once to 3 times a week at night only.

INITIAL TREATMENT : use once a day at night for one week (every other day if dry or sensitive skin) then use once to 3 times a week at night for as long as necessary.

INTENSIVE TREATMENT combining several pure Actives:
- If the skin presents blemishes (spots and blackheads): use Zinc Gluconate pure Active for 2 weeks in the morning and Citric Acid - AHA pure Active every night or every other night.
- For dull and fragile smoker's skin: use Citric Acid - AHA pure Active for 1 month every other night and Ellagic Acid pure Active every morning.
- For dark spots: use Citric Acid - AHA pure Active for 1 month every other night and Arbutin pure Active every morning and every other night (nights when Citric Acid pure Active - AHA is not applied).

Warning: this product should not be applied to very dry sensitive and irritated skin.

As an ideal complement, we recommend applying a Biomimetic skincare after the pure Active, suited to the nature and day-to-day needs of your skin.
Suggestion for the morning: Radiant complexion care.

Efficacity proven

Scientific studies and recognized publications show that Citric Acid acts at various levels in the skin:

1

Regulation of flakiness
By reducing the cohesion of dead cells on the surface of the epidermis, Citric Acid encourages their elimination and stimulates the growth of new cells to renew the skin.

Its astringent properties help to tighten dilated pores and refine the complexion.

2

Acceleration of cell renewal
The exfoliant effect of Citric Acid brings about a reduction in the depth of the superficial layer of the epidermis (stratum corneum) and also increases the depth of the lower layers.
Dead cells are effectively and quickly renewed by younger cells, which will form a visibly more luminous skin.

3

Stimulation of the synthesis of key constituents in the skin
Citric Acid stimulates the production of GAGs (glycoaminoglycans) and increases the number of collagen and elastin fibres.

4

Controlling pigmentation
It has been shown in skin biopsies that treatment with Citric Acid (applied twice a day for 6 months) fosters better distribution

References and proofs of effectiveness of Citric Acid (clinical studies, bibliographies and expert opinions)

Composition
PURE ACTIVE : **Citric Acid, pure molecule (purity level > 99%) [CITRIC ACID, SODIUM CITRATE]
The bottle contains 3000 mg of pure Active.
This is the quantity needed so that each application done according to the directions for use provides the skin with the effective dose recommended by scientific studies.
Proven effectiveness

PATENTED IN-SKIN® SYSTEM : to treat the skin exactly where it is needed, Citric Acid - AHA pure Active is combined with a unique delivery system.
It is totally absorbed by the skin so that it can interact with the cells in depth.


IngredientsAQUA/WATER/EAU*, SODIUM CITRATE, CITRIC ACID**, PROPANEDIOL, XANTHAN GUM, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, SALIX NIGRA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT, LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT, CARNOSINE, DISODIUM ADENOSINE TRIPHOSPHATE.
*eau isodermique / isodermic water.
Scientific history

AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) are naturally present in various fruits, plants and dairy products.

Their effectiveness is highly dependent on their concentration:

  • at a low concentration (2 to 5%): they have a moisturizing effect
  • at a high concentration (10 to 25%): they have an exfoliant and regenerating effect to work on the radiance of the complexion. Scientists have now confirmed their regenerating effectiveness and their ability to stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin.
  • at a very high concentration (30 to 70%): they are reserved for medical use, for dermabrasions and specific dermatological treatments.
Origin / Video

A natural component of lemons, the Citric Acid selected by ETAT PUR is obtained by Biotechnology in order to guarantee its quality and a high degree of purity.

Revolutionary and safe, biotechnologies are widely used in the pharmaceutical industry to formulate and create new medicines.

The production of Citric Acid meets very strict quality standards. The active is concentrated and purified in such a way as to obtain 99% pure Citric Acid.

The video

The quality control of this ingredient is handled by DIPTA, the research centre and inspection laboratory for the ETAT PUR, BIODERMA and ESTHEDERM brands in Aix-en-Provence.

All details concerning the origin and quality of this pure Active are filed by ETAT PUR and can be accessed by all inspection bodies, which guarantees us total confidentiality in data processing.

Opinion of the dermatologist

Citric Acid - Pure Active A60

Citric acid is a fruit acid (AHA). These acids, particularly glycolic acid, are widely used in dermatology to perform superficial peelings. Citric acid can be used at this concentration (10%) every day or, in any case, several times a week, as it has a better tolerance profile than smaller AHAs (glycolic acid, lactic acid).

It should be noted, however, that tingling sensations and redness may be observed in the initial stages of treatment, particularly on sensitive skin. It's all about persevering, spacing out the applications if necessary, for the discomfort generally passes in a few weeks. However, some skins never tolerate fruit acids.

Citric acid is an exfoliant and accelerates epidermal renewal, which gives it its "peeling" effect, making the complexion visibly more radiant as of the first weeks of use. Its more prolonged use (several months) may have an anti-ageing effect by improving the quality of the dermis: increase in glycosaminoglycans and the synthesis of collagen and elastic fibres.

 

To find our more about peelings

There are various type of chemical peelings, which are indicated for ageing of facial skin as well as for the neck, the upper chest and the back of the hands. We classify peelings according to their level of penetration into the skin. From the most superficial to the deepest, they are aimed at more or less marked ageing. The benefits for the skin are the partial or total replacement of the epidermis (superficial to medium peelings) to the creation of alterations to the dermis to stimulate the synthesis of new collagen, which results in resurfacing (medium to deep peelings)

Peelings with alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) are the most commonly practised in France and are intended for moderate photo-ageing. Several sessions spaced over approximately one month, progressively increasing the AHA concentration (from 20 to 70%), are needed to optimize the results. They are effective on shallow wrinkles, on certain pigment disorders, evening out the complexion, and giving a noticeably radiant complexion.

Medium peelings (trichloroacetic acid at 35 or 50%) and especially deep peelings (phenol) are intended for more accentuated photo-ageing. They are more effective than superficial peelings but also more painful with more significant after effects. They must be carried out by trained operators.

Customer Reviews about : CITRIC ACID - AHA

Jennie - 3/5/2013
  • 19-25 years
  • Dry
Worth a try
Great treatment, enjoy using it 3 times a week. Skin feels plump and hydrated in the mornings. No miracle results but great over time

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In-Skin

 

Logo In-Skin

As it is not enough for an active to be pure to act wherever the skin needs it, ETAT PUR has developed a specific formula that enhances the penetration of each pure Active.
Each formula is carefully designed to convey the pure Active dynamically to its target in the skin in order to optimise its effectiveness.
This is the patented IN-SKIN ® system.


One of the main functions of the skin is its barrier function.

It works in both directions:

  • It prevents the loss of water, electrolytes and other constituents in the human body
  • And prevents the penetration of molecules from the environment

This barrier function is not identical, however, over the entire surface of the skin (pilosebaceous canals, eye contour area, depending on the part of the body...) and it is this relative permeability that is involved in the absorption of actives through the skin.
The very nature of the majority of actives conditions their absorption by topical means.
To facilitate their absorption, it is essential to combine them with a "carrier" that will ensure that they are conveyed to the appropriate destination.
This is the primary function of the patented IN-SKIN system.