UNDER THE RADAR: why you should introduce this overlooked acid to your skincare routine

Phytic Acid is the gentlest AHA packed full of antioxidants and skin-clearing properties

When it comes to acids in skincare, we are spoilt for choice! From holy-grail acids like glycolic and salicylic to newer superstars like azelaic and lactic acid, it can be difficult to choose one that will make a visible difference to your skin and not damage it in the process. Plus, if sensitive skin is something to consider when choosing “the one”, things can get even trickier.

Luckily, one of the lesser-known skin acid varieties, Phytic Acid, is touted for its gentle, yet potent, antioxidant and skin-perfecting properties, boasting fantastic benefits for numerous skin concerns.


When it comes to getting results, stronger formulas are not always the best course of action as they can often lead to sensitivity and irritation. That’s where Phytic Acid comes in. Naturally found in grains, legumes and rice, Phytic Acid is a gentle and soothing AHA that exfoliates dead layers of skin without irritating the skin. 

Its secret power stems from its antioxidant properties – making it one of the few chemical peels that nourish the skin during exfoliation, helping scavenge free radicals that can cause oxidative stress and ageing.

Not only does Phytic Acid brighten and resurface the skin, it’s also a chelator – meaning that it absorbs certain minerals from the skin, like calcium and iron molecules which otherwise would contribute to clogged pores and DNA damage.

A gentle force, Phytic Acid is Ideal for acne prone skin, large pores or hyperpigmentation, as well as for skin prone to sensitivity and rosacea.

The AlphaScience Phytic TC Serum £75 is the ultimate skin-healing solution, designed to reduce the appearance of acne and tackle early signs of ageing. 

Packed with Phytic Acid, the serum neutralises pollutants, regulates skin pigmentation, normalises sebum production and stopping acne in its tracks, all while nourishing the skin and creating a healthy and radiant glow.

The unique serum helps keep wrinkles, fine lines and sun spots at bay, while keeping pores clear and stopping acne in its tracks. With additional vitamin C and Tannic Acid, the serum also neutralises pollutants and boosts antioxidant activity and collagen synthesis.

Free from perfume, preservatives, Parabens and Phenoxyethanol. Vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.

About AlphaScience

Known as the ‘active antioxidants company’ Alpha Science is a French brand developed by scientist Alfred Marchal, author of renowened scientific papers and patents on vitamin C, vitamin K and hyaluronic acid. The brand is dedicated to advancing the science behind skincare and has harnessed some of the most progressive techniques in the world market, all inspired by nature, innovation, and providing clinically proven results.

Available now at efskin.com

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