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The new breed of acid you *need* in your life

Verity Douglas
Writer and expert6 years ago
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Thought you'd nailed the 'acid' thing in skin care? No doubt you're already equipped with a glycolic toner, multi-acid 'peel' and then a salicylic treatment to combat unwelcome spots but, with Omorovicza's latest (and EXCLUSIVE) {Acid Fix} you get the best of every acid trip in one intensive 'hit'.

An overnight serum with a difference, this triple-threat elixir boasts a blend of A and BHAs to tackle the entire swathe of common skin complaints. Sufficiently gentle for delicate skin types (don't be alarmed by some redness - especially if you're new to the whole 'acid' thing), this silky, multi-action blend is gentle but eye-wideningly brilliant...

Uniting three of the skin care industry's best-loved weapons in the war on wrinkles, dark spots, blemishes, sagging, enlarged pores and dullness (phewf!), this serum unites glycolic acid with lactic and salicylic, to gradually resurface and help kick-start the creation of essential 'building blocks' so you wake to a smooth, supple and luminous complexion.

So, wondering what each one does (and why they rub along so famously)? Here's the scoop...

Glycolic acid is the undisputed 'queen' of acids - the one you'll find in almost every toner, peel or treatment in your (bulging) skin care stash. Working topically and on a slightly deeper level (although, as a member of the AHA family, glycolic's penetrative properties are fairly superficial), this 'melts' the bonds that bind the dulling surface cells and 'scurf' (yuk) to your complexion, while stimulating underlying cells' regenerative properties. It boosts the synthesis of 'scaffolding' - the elastin and collagen crucial to keeping skin 'plump', firm and resilient, while helping to tackle the 'bad', blemish-causing bacteria that leads to blackheads, blemishes and breakouts.

Next up is lactic acid - a mild, milk-derivative - that has a similar skin-beautifying action as its aforementioned sidekick but it's milder and has added 'lubricating' capabilities; it infuses precious moisture while it gently refines your skin's texture. By 'gobbling up' the dead, uppermost layer of cells (called the 'stratum corneum' in dermatological circles), this leaves your face more light-reflective - boosting luminosity to keep you looking enviably 'rested'.

The third spoke in this brilliant wheel is salicylic acid - a member of the BHA family. An oil-soluble acid, this is able to penetrate more deeply than its 'alpha' cousins - 'excavating' all the stubborn dirt and grime that gets embedded within pores and causes chaos. Great for oily or acneic skin, this helps to quell persistent (or hormonal) breakouts, so your face remains clear, calm and free from unwelcome eruptions.

Add hyaluronic acid (a powerful humectant which attracts and retains up to 1000x its molecular weight in moisture), softening Australian caviar lime extract and Omorovicza's signature 'healing concentrate' into the mix and you're looking at THE KEY to ageless radiance. Just slather all over clean (dry) skin and neck two-or-three times a week. We recommend you alternate it with the heavenly (Team CB-approved) {Rejuvenating Night Cream}.

Trust us, this one's a game-changer...


Verity Douglas
Writer and expert
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Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...