This is your total comprehensive guide to the wonders of AHA skincare, from the science behind it and its benefits to where you can find this ingredient in your skincare products and how to elevate your routine. No need to search across multiple articles; everything you need to know is right here.


What is an AHA in Skincare?

Meet the superstar of skincare: AHA, or Alpha Hydroxy Acid. With its power to boost skin health and appearance, AHA is a true marvel. Acting as a chemical exfoliant, AHAs break down dead skin cells to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. These dead skin cells commonly cling to our skin via glue bonds, and what AHAs do is dissolve those bonds, lifting the skin cells away.

AHAs come in various forms, including glycolic acid from sugarcane, which penetrates deep into the skin, and milk-derived lactic acid, perfect for sensitive skin. Citric acid from citrus fruits brightens and refines skin texture and tone. Each type addresses skin concerns such as dullness, uneven skin tone, fine lines, and acne. However, remember that AHAs can make your skin sun-sensitive, so always pair them with a broad-spectrum sunscreen. The AHA skincare products at TEMPLESPA are designed to maximize these benefits, leaving your skin glowing and refreshed.

The Marvels of AHA Skincare

Renowned for its exfoliating prowess, AHA skincare removes dead skin cells to unveil a fresher, brighter complexion. AHA skincare products can help you achieve that coveted radiant glow. Moreover, AHAs improve skin cell turnover for healthier, brighter skin. They can help fade acne scars and hyperpigmentation, while also stimulating collagen production for firmer, younger-looking skin. If you're looking to turn back the hands of time, AHA skincare products are your perfect ally.


What Are The Best AHA Skincare Products For Beginners?

Introducing AHA skincare products to your routine can work wonders. They exfoliate and promote cell turnover to reveal a brighter, smoother complexion. Here are a few tips on how to add AHA magic to your routine:


In a Mask: Because AHAs can increase the sensitivity of your skin, using a mask with AHAs once or twice a week is a great way to manage dead skin cells and uneven skin texture.

TEMPLESPA recommends:

  • MOST REVEALING Glowing Skin Oxygen Peel is our instant skin brightening booster! The orange gel transforms into a fizzing bubbly action, as the active AHAs exfoliate your skin, leaving it smoother and brighter.
  • PURIFICATION Deep Cleansing Mask is our mud mask that includes AHA sugarcane extract, also known as glycolic acid. This mask helps to loosen dirt and grime from the pores, delivering refreshed and clearer skin.

In a Scrub: The brilliant exfoliating benefits of AHAs lend themselves well to scrubs, often called ‘chemical’ exfoliators rather than traditional scrubs with small particles.

TEMPLESPA recommends:

  • BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE Gentle Exfoliator includes fruit AHAs from papaya juice, apple juice, and pear fruit extract. These natural AHAs exfoliate the skin to remove dead skin cells and reveal a brighter, smoother complexion.

In a Toner: Your toner follows after your cleanser in a skincare routine, often overlooked but offering brilliant benefits based on the ingredient blends.

TEMPLESPA recommends:

  • GLOWCOLIC Resurfacing Toner effortlessly lifts away dead skin cells, smoothing and nourishing your skin. It includes glycolic, mandelic, and lactic acids, creating a blend that gently exfoliates and brightens.

Staying Safe: Precautions and Best Practices

When adding AHA skincare products to your routine, it's important to be mindful of potential side effects and to follow best practices for safe usage. 

While AHA skincare offers numerous benefits, it can cause temporary redness, dryness, and increased sun sensitivity. Those with skin conditions like eczema or rosacea should also exercise caution. 


To safely use AHA skincare products, follow these best practices:

  • Start Slow: Begin using AHA skincare products once or twice a week and gradually increase frequency if your skin tolerates it well.
  • Sun Protection: Always apply a high SPF sunscreen during the day when using AHA skincare.
  • Moisturize: Hydrating your skin is crucial when using AHA skincare. Look for moisturizers that work well with AHA products.
  • Follow Product Instructions: Each AHA skincare product may have specific usage instructions. Always follow them for optimal results and safety.

At TEMPLESPA, we offer a range of AHA skincare products that prioritize skin health and safety. Our products are backed by extensive research and crafted with the finest ingredients. Explore our AHA skincare collection and unlock the benefits of AHA skincare today.