Ingredient Glossary

Exfoliating Smoothing

Malic Acid

What does it do?

Malic Acid is a naturally occurring AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) that exfoliates the skin to help promote the appearance of healthier-looking and smoother-feeling skin.

Where does it originate from?

Malic Acid is naturally derived from green apples.

When should I use it?

Best used as part of your evening routine, Salicylic Acid can be used daily. Those with sensitive skin should consider introducing it slowly to build up tolerance, as with any BHA ingredient!

What skin type is it best suited to?

This ingredient is suitable for all skin types. It's also a great choice if you experience textured or bumpy skin.

What does it work well with?

Malic Acid works well with Niacinamide to improve skin texture.

What else do I need to know?

AHAs can increase the skin's risk of sunburn, so it's important to apply SPF daily and limit sun exposure when using this ingredient.

Which Q+A products feature Malic Acid?