The Lineup: Skin Smoothing Heroes

23 Feb 2021 7 min read

We all strive for smooth, youthful looking skin; We are born with it however as we age the natural desquamation process slows down. Without regular exfoliation, lifeless skin cells build on the surface of the skin dulling complexion and essentially creating a barrier that prevents our products from penetrating into the skin to work effectively.

At AST we have an extensive offering of skin smoothing solutions, here’s how to choose the one most suitable for you!



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What is it?         

A lightweight exfoliating serum containing AHA’s to help smooth skin and prepare for application of active ingredients.

Key Ingredients

  • L-Lactic Acid | An AHA that helps to refine and exfoliate.
  • Natural Fruit Acids | A powerful blend of naturally occurring AHAs.
  • Canadian Willowherb™ Extract| A comforting antioxidant.
  • Aspect™ Signature Blend | Certified organic Australian superfood complex.

Who is it best for?

As an introductory serum with gentle exfoliation. The lactic acid is hydrating for all skin types especially ageing, dehydrated and pigmented skins.



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What is it?         

A refining serum combining the power of Lactic Acid, Lanablue™, and Retinol to smooth skin texture and allow for ultimate absorption of other ingredients.

Key Ingredients

Retinol Molecular Film Fluid | Enhanced stable delivery of Retinol using a Vitamin E antioxidant rich complex.

Lanablue™ (Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae Extract) | A blue-green algae, known for its Retinol mimicing ability.

L-Lactic Acid | Resurfacing Alpha Hydroxy Acid smooths skin surface while complimenting the activity of Retinol and Lanablue™.

Who is it best for?

A progression from Aspect Exfol L, with retinol for ageing concerns. Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.



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What is it?         

A Triple Hydroxy Acid Age-Defying Treatment that combines Lactic, Malic and Tartaric with hydrating ingredients to smooth and plump the skins appearance for a youthful looking complexion.

Key Ingredients

Chirally Correct L-Lactic Acid, L-Malic Acid and L-Tartaric Acid I Gently exfoliate for a smoother, softer appearance

Aloe Vera and Chirally Correct L-Bisabolol I Help calm and soothe the skin while visibly revealing a smoother appearance

Olive Oil I Hydrates, soothes and nourishes

Who is it best for?

Perfect for most skin types requiring exfoliation without the use of retinol, making this serum suitable for pregnant women.



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What is it?         

This full body formulation is designed to dramatically increase moisture levels, while improving skin surface texture leaving the skin hydrated, smooth and radiant.

Key Ingredients

Lactic Acid (12%) |An AHA that helps to refine and exfoliate.

Glycerin | A humectant and emollient that helps to hydrate skin.

Sodium Hyaluronate | Has the ability to hold 1,000 times its weight in water and plays an important role in skin hydration.

Shea Butter | Softens and helps maintain moisture in the skin without greasiness.

Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5) | Hydrates the skin

Who is it best for?

For body application addressing dry, ageing skin, keratosis pillaris and “backne”



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What is it?         

A formula designed to aid in the retexturizing of skin through the benefits of retinol & alpha hydroxy acids.

Key Ingredients

Retinol and Retinyl Palmitate | A blend of Vitamin A that helps to retexturise and smooth skin.

AHA Complex | A combination of AHA’s, Glycolic, Lactic and Malic Acids and BHA, Salicylic Acid, that exfoliate the skin’s surface and aid in delivery of active ingredients.

Vitamin E and Green Tea | Antioxidant protection, calming, barrier protecting.

Sodium Hyaluronate| A form of hyaluronic acid that helps smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Who is it best for?

For ageing and pigmentation concerns on the face and neck area. Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women,



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What is it?         

An antioxidant-rich serum formulated with illuminating ingredients, AHAs and hydrators helping to smooth texture and minimise the appearance of discolouration for a more radiant, youthful glow.

Key Ingredients

Shiitake Mushroom Extract | Rich in Kojic Acid, helps to minimise the appearance of discolouration revealing a more even looking skin tone

Alp Rose Plant Stem Cell |Protects from UV damage and helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

GigaWhite |A tyrosinase inhibitor and illuminates and evens skin tone.

Whitonyl ® | Derived from Red algae and is another tyrosinase inhibitor

Melanostatin™-5 | A radiance promoting peptide, that prevents pigmentation by inhibiting the production of melanin.

Who is it best for?

Perfect for those with pigmentation concerns



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What is it?         

An overnight retinoid and AHA treatment that helps diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles and reveal smoother, fresher looking skin.

Key Ingredients

AlphaRet® | Combines retinoid and lactic acid to deliver maximum retinoid efficacy with a minimised risk of irritation

Glycolic Acid | Helps retexturize the skin to increase efficacy of AlphaRet®

Messenger peptide blend | Promotes wrinkle-smoothing and improves skin tone
Bisabolol and Portulaca Extract | Helps reduce the appearance of redness and calms the skin

Antioxidants (Green Tea, Co-enzyme Q10 and Vitamin E) | Provides protective benefits

Sodium PCA, Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide | Provides moisturization benefits

Who is it best for?

Great as an introduction to Vitamin A with its gentle delivery and minimised risk of irritation. Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.


How to use Hyaluronic Acid

Applied first at night time it prepares skin for application of serums and moisturisers to maximise results. Always use an SPF during the day.

For more information about our range or becoming a stockist, please contact us here.

For a personalised recommendation according to your skin type and condition, it is always recommended to seek a full consultation from a trained AST skincare professional. Please find your nearest clinic here.