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View in Spanish: ácido frutal

Fruit acid (FROOT A-sid)
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.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.