fruit acid

Definition / meaning of fruit acid

One of a group of substances that are found in several types of fruit and in milk. They are used in skin care products to reduce wrinkles and soften the skin. Examples of fruit acids are glycolic acid, lactic acid, and citric acid. Also called AHA and alpha hydroxyl acid.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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