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8 Acid-Based Products for Beautiful Skin

Photography by David Prince

Hyaluronic Acid

Best for moisturizing, plumping and strengthening the skin's barrier

Try Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel with Hyaluronic Acid, $19

Glycolic Acid

Best for exfoliating and brightening skin

Try Jouviance Glyco | Laser Soft Peel Mask with 5% Glycolic Acid, $35

Lactic Acid

Best for smoothing sensitive skin with minimal irritation

Try Amlactin Ultra Hydrating Body Cream, $16

Ferulic Acid

Best for protecting against sun damage and pollution

Try Paula's Choice Resist c15 Super Booster, $49

Azelaic Acid

Best for reducing redness and inflammation from acne and rosacea

Try Glō Therapeutics Brightening Serum with Azelaic Acid, $48

Salicylic Acid

Best for banishing breakouts by unclogging pores and removing excess oil

Try Kiehl's Breakout Control Acne Treatment Facial Lotion, $48

Retinoic Acid

Best for preventing wrinkles by boosting collagen production

Try SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5 Refining Night Cream, $60

Kojic Acid

Best for treating discoloration by inhibiting production of pigment under skin's surface

Try La Roche-Posay Mela-D Pigment Control Concentrated Dark-Spot Correcting Serum, $53