What Is the Difference Between Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids

Alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy acids are keratolytics that specifically work to loosen the peptide bonds of proteins, between the keratinocytes, or epidermal cells. They dissolve the surface, intercellular cement that holds these epidermal cells together. Once this intercellular glue has been dissolved, those dry, dull cells fall off, prompting the synthesis of new collagen […]