Short for beta-hydroxy acid. AHAs and BHAs can cause photosensitivity, so a good sunscreen is a must
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- Cosmetics with alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) as their key ingredients were found to be increasingly popular among consumers.
- Those with blemish-prone skin may prefer to use a BHA peel that uses salicylic acid derived from willow bark.
- Unlike AHAs, which work at the surface level of the skin, BHAs can cut through sebum and oil, exfoliating inside the pores to prevent breakouts.
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