For someone new to AHAs and who also needs hydration, I’d recommend giving The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% a go, and combine it with their Hylaronic Acid.
Your routine would look like this:
Cleanse, use Hyaluronic Acid, then moisturise/spf as usual
Cleanse, use Lactic Acid 5% on alternating days, then Hylaronic Acid, then moisturise as usual.
Lactic Acid is a lovely AHA because it’s a larger molecule, and is much more gentle, and reduces the chance you’ll over-do it while your skin isn’t used to that kind of exfoliation