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Shikimic acid – action and application

Shikimic acid in cosmetics

Shikimic acidy, shikimi in Japanese, means star anise. This compound is used primarily in cosmetology and dermatology - it is an ingredient of many cosmetics due to its valuable properties. Shikimic acid belongs to the group of AHA acids.

Shikimic acid has a gentle exfoliating effect, so it can be used for sensitive skin. It is also used in the production of anti-odor deodorants because it perfectly neutralizes unpleasant odors. First of all, it is used in products for acne-prone and imperfection-prone skin.


Properties of shikimic acid

Shikimic acid has many skin-improving properties, including: removes excess sebum and reduces the number of blackheads. Cosmetics for acne-prone skin containing shikimi help reduce the occurrence of new acne breakouts as well as reduce scars left by old acne scars.h inflammatory.

The described substance is also perfect for skin with uneven skin tone, as shikimic acid accelerates the lightening of discolorations and evens out the skin tone. For people who experience excessive sweating due to hormonal disorders, anti-odor deodorants with this AHA acid may help solve the problem.


The effect of shikimic acid in cosmetics

Due to the quick effects of care, many cosmetics available on the market contain shikimic acid. The effect of this substance depends on factors such as the concentration in the product, frequency of use and skin needs. Regardless, the main tasks of shikimi are to exfoliate the epidermis and constrict the sebaceous glands to make them less visible. After applying the acid, the skin is also cleansed and regenerated.


When to use shikimic acid?

Calloused skin and progressive wrinkles - these are the two main problems of mature and dry skin, which are perfectly dealt with by shikimic acid. The effects are visible after the first use, but for the results to be satisfactory, care treatments must be performed regularly.

Shikimic acid (shikimi) is also worth using in case of problems such as skin depigmentation or redness after inflammation. It evens out the color and smoothes it. It also reduces the thickness of the stratum corneum and strengthens and rebuilds the barriers. Additionally, it is a solution for skin discoloration resulting from hormonal disorders.

Using shikimic acid – contraindications

In some cases, shikimic acid cannot be used. Pregnant and lactating women must refrain from using this substance. In addition, contraindications include bacterial infections, antibiotic therapy, sunburn, and treatment with high doses of vitamins. AND.

Specialists advise against using shikimi care treatments when there are recurrent viral infections or numerous moles on the body.

Why is it worth using preparations with shikimic acid?

Preparations with shikimic acid have antibacterial properties and therefore prevent the recurrence of acne and pimples. Additionally, shikimi is a natural antioxidant - it kills free radicals and therefore slows down the aging process of the body.

Shikimic acid is also worth using due to its anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-dandruff effects. It is because of these three properties that it is such an excellent solution for painful, extensive acne and atopic dermatitis. Shikimi - in a concentration appropriate for a given skin - does not cause any side effects.

Cosmetic products with shikimic acid

More and more natural and synthetic products on the market contain shikimi. So how does shikimic acid work in cosmetics? Thanks to the content of this ingredient, the cream is intended to rejuvenate the skin, exfoliate it and properly moisturize it. Therefore, it is perfect for dry skin that needs regeneration.

When it comes to acne-prone and oily skin, it is worth choosing products from the series.Oily SkinOur brand Lynia contains many valuable nutrients, the action of which is complemented by shikimic acid. Serum, tonics and cream - these cosmetics and many others can be found in our store's offer.

Oily Skin series Lynia brand is a set of products for daily facial care. Oily skin will especially love it - it was created with them in mind. Carefully selected ingredients contained in the cosmetics, such as niacinamide (vit. B3), bamboo powder and azeloglycine, are safe for home use.


The basic product of the series is shikimic acid, which has a beneficial effect on oily skin. It regulates sebum secretion, cleanses and narrows pores, and thanks to its exfoliating properties, it helps reduce wrinkles and firm the skin. It also has a brightening and smoothing effect and slows down the aging process.


The set of active ingredients is complemented by sea water and a complex of natural extracts - sage, cucumber and mint, supporting effective cleansing and refreshing the skin. The Lynia Oily Skin series includes a booster, face cream, tonic mist and gel serum. They complement each other perfectly, creating a set for a successful care ritual.


Products with shikimic acid

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