Formulating with Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs)

Formulating with Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs)

Create gently exfoliating serums, toners and moisturizers with Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs) – the cutting edge ingredient that’s causing quite a stir!

Formulating with Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs)

Polyhydroxy acids (PHAs) are chemical exfoliants that are much more gentle than AHAs or BHAs, are very hydrating and suitable for even sensitive skin. If you’d like the benefits of hydroxy acids but are concerned about the sensitivity that AHAs and BHAs can cause then you may have just discovered your new favorite skincare ingredient!

The benefits of Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs) include:

Formulating with Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs)
Formulating with Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs)
Formulating with Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs)
Formulating with Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs)
Formulating with Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs)

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Formulating with Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs)
Formulating with Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs)
Formulating with Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs)
Formulating with Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs)
Formulating with Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs)
Formulating with Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs)

Here’s what we’ll cover:

The theory and science

You’ll learn about:

 

  • What are hydroxy acids?
  • The similarities and differences between AHAs, BHAs and PHAs.
  • The functions and benefits of PHAs in detail, including references to scientific studies.
  • How to formulate with the most prominent PHA, gluconolactone, a COSMOS-approved ingredient.
  • Synergistic ingredients to use with PHAs.
  • Analysis of PHA products on the market.

Ready-to-use formulations and guidelines for formulating your own products

AHA and PHA Toner which is a gentle product that helps reduce congestion within the skin, and reveal brighter and smoother looking skin.

PHA and Bakuchi Oil Bi-phasic Serum that helps reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and wrinkles, and leaves the skin feeling hydrated and moisturised.

PHA Body Moisturizer that provides gentle chemical exfoliation to reveal smoother and brighter looking skin.

With each formulation we share the product development questions, formula, instructions and product specifications. 

Follow our formulations and then create your own! 

Here's what's included:

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