Succinic Acid– Why is it a Trend Ingredient now?

As time passes by there are more and more ingredients that are being discovered. Ingredients that will help us to achieve our goal in our skincare. Recently AHA’s and BHA’s were the trendy ingredients that’s why people always look for these ingredients in their skincare product.

And now we have Succinic Acid. Is it worth the hype?

What is Succinic Acid?

It is an antimicrobial compound derived from amber or sugar cane, but it is also naturally found in plant and animal tissues. Unlike AHA and BHA it is not an exfoliating acid, it is considered to be in the same category as hyaluronic acid which is really good for all skin types because it is gentle.

Succinic Acid is considered an anti-aging and acne-fighting ingredient thus will make it even more popular in the future.

Did you know?

It has been a staple in European beauty routines for many years and is used for medicinal purposes to fight skin infections. And now it is getting popular worldwide!

What are its benefits?

1. Hydrates Skin

Since it belongs to the same camp as Hyaluronic Acid, of course, it can help to keep your skin hydrated. It also helps to balance the sebum production on our skin which makes it a great ingredient for those who have oily skin and acne-prone skin.

2. Anti-Aging

If Retinol is not suitable for your skin, then you must try Succinic Acid because of the antioxidant property it encourages skin cell turnover and helps fade early signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles.

3. Helps Cell Renewal

Succinic Acid accelerates metabolic processes that promote skin rejuvenation that helps to increase skin firmness and elasticity.

4. Anti Inflammatory

Which is really beneficial in treating acne–especially cystic acne. And according to experts, it is also recommended for those who have eczema and psoriasis because it can also help to calm your skin irritation.

5. Antimicrobial

It can inhibit the growth of both bacteria and fungi that can lead to various forms of acne.


Great benefits right? Now, if you’re planning to get a product with Succinic Acid it is best used in the form of lightweight moisturizers and serums. This acid is really worth knowing and using, it is calming, hydrating, and best even for sensitive types of skin. So, yes! I agree that it is worth the hype!