The growing popularity of apples has lead to its usage outside of the food industry. Apples are now utilized in a wide range of applications from cancer prevention research to cosmetic and personal care industries. The significance of apples in personal care products has been attributed to the presence of an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), malic acid, which promotes the appearance of healthier-looking and smoother-feeling skin. The mechanism of action for AHAs is to bind to cell adhesion molecules and reduce the calcium ion concentration thus disrupting cellular adhesion. This results in the desquamation (shedding) of the outermost layer of skin. The reduction of calcium ion levels also promotes cell growth and retardation of cellular differentiation therefore giving rise to younger-looking skin. ABS Apple AHAs are primarily recommended for exfoliation and cellular renewal applications. ABS Apple AHAs contain apple extracts that when blended with malic, glycolic, lactic, and citric acids provide a potent combination for the proper exfoliation of dead skin cells; achieving noticeable improvement in the skin’s texture and appearance.
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￼ABS Apple AHA’s exhibited positive results by increasing cell metabolism. The increase in fluorescent signal indicates an increase in cellular metabolism and viability post ABS Apple AHA’s treatment. For these reasons, we can assume ABS Apple AHA’s is suitable for cosmetic applications designed to increase cell viability and metabolism.
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