Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract

A source of malic and tartaric acids derived from the sap of maple trees.

Category: Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) 

Benefits:  Exfoliation benefits help to smooth rough patches, reduce hyperpigmentation and improve hydration for a brighter, more youthful complexion.

Who it's for: Suitable for normal, oily, and acne-prone skin, plus those experiencing premature ageing.

Find it in  Renew Exfoliate Serum

Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract is derived from the sap of the sugar maple tree and is part of the AHA family. It is a rich source of malic and tartaric acid, two fruit enzymes with exfoliating properties that slough off dead skin cells for brighter, smoother skin. 

Acer saccharum extract also provides antioxidant properties that help defend and repair the skin from free radical damage caused by environmental stressors like UV rays and pollution. 

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