Pyruvic acid is an α-hydroxy acid that has various keratolytic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, depigmenting and sebostatic properties. In addition, it has a moisturizing effect and a great capacity to stimulate the formation of new collagen and elastic fibers; reaching very deep layers of the dermis.
What are its benefits?
Due to its antimicrobial and sebostatic properties, it has been used in patients with inflammatory acne, moderate acne scars, actinic keratosis, and warts.
Pyruvic acid has also shown antioxidant capacity, thus significantly reducing the damage caused by UV radiation.
The chemical peel with pyruvic acid is very effective for skins that require deep exfoliation, minimizing spots, scars, and other skin imperfections.
Its effectiveness as an anti-aging agent has also been demonstrated, with a great reduction in skin wrinkles after its application, as it causes separation of the dermis and epidermis, and increases the production of collagen, elastic fibers, and glycoproteins.
Advantages of pyruvic acid over other acids
In general, pyruvic acid does not cause flaking, burning, or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation of the skin, as can happen with the use of other exfoliating agents, such as glycolic acid.
Also, its high lipophilicity and low molecular weight allow it to penetrate the different layers of the skin faster and deeper.
In FarmaQuímica Sur, we treat different acids such as pyruvic acid, always under the corresponding quality standards.