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Hibiscus flower acids exfoliate, smooth skin without irritation, ingredient supplier says.

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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HIBISCUS FLOWER ACID LESS IRRITATING, MORE HYDRATING THAN AHAs and beta hydroxy acids, and could be used as an alternative ingredient in cosmetics and anti-aging skin care products, according to Laurent Sousselier, PhD, Greentech Ingenierie Biologique. Speaking at the HBA Global Expo in New York City June 8-10, he explained that acids from Hibiscus sabdariffa work as a "superior exfoliating" ingredient without the "reddening or any other irritating effects observed with glycolic acid or other types of alpha and beta hydroxy acids." The all-natural skin care active ingredient also has moisturizing properties. Greentech is a natural ingredient supplier based in Saint Beauzire, France.
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