Over the past few years, we have seen more terms and phrases being thrown around in the beauty world, some of which may be confusing but today we’re answering your question of ‘What is BHA in Skincare?’
Now, in this article, we’re going to be writing about BHAs and AHAs so you can easily compare between the two.
What To Know about BHA
There are two common ingredients in skincare going by the names of AHAs and BHAs.
Today we’re covering BHA in skincare with a brief outlook at both below.
AHA – Alpha-Hydroxy Acid
This is a chemical exfoliant that is water-soluble and works on the surface of your skin.
AHAs work on the surface of your skin helping to stimulate the collagen whilst exfoliating dead skin cells from the surface, leaving it soft and hydrated.
Known for it’s skin hydrating properties, this is fantastic for dry, dehydrated and dull skin that needs a boost.
BHA – Beta-Hydroxy Acid
Another chemical exfoliant but this is oil-soluble however, this doesn’t just work on the surface of your skin like AHAs.
BHAs penetrate deep into pores to unclog and clear the skin, with anti-inflammatory properties and helping to stop bacteria growth making this a must-have for breakout skin.
Whilst working deep within the pores, BHAs are also known to help with the appearance of blackheads and also delicately exfoliate the skin, leaving it looking healthy.
Where do I find BHA in skincare?
These are key for those suffering with oily / combination and breakout skin – add these to your skincare routine and you’ll see the difference.
For skin scarring, we have a fantastic post coming soon with an essential product!
Where do I find AHA in Skincare?
Lactic Acid – See our review on The Ordinary Lactic Acid.
Great for dry, dull and dehydrated skin that needs a boost.