Powerful Anti-inflammatory Peptide Lotion for Acne cocktails L-lactic acid, L-retinol and features two of our favorite botanical ingredients in this product, viola tricolor extract (natural form of salicylic acid) and niacinimide. The alpha hydroxyl acid polymers of L-lactic acid act as a gentle exfoliator assisting in cell turnover. L-retinol, a fat soluble antioxidant vitamin, works on deeper layers of the skin to improve skin texture, even skin tone, mottled pigmentation, enhance skin color and diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Bioactive five-chain amino acids reduce inflammation and relax muscles. These pentapeptides also signal to increase collagen and elastin production, thereby, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Niacinimide provides an array assistance: beneficial effects on pigmentation issues; controlling acne by reducing sebaceous lipids; stimulates collagen production; improves epidermal barrier function; and studies show improvement of skin barrier function in rosacea patients. Vinca minor with natural astringent and soothing properties only enhances the power of this acne meld. Viola tricolor, a natural occurring salicylic acid, with natural flavanoids soothes, calms, and improves skin imperfections. A white daisy extract, bellis perennis, assists in lightening and evening skin complexion.