Alpha-Hydroxy Acids otherwise known as AHAs derive from fruit enzymes, lactic acid, and glycolic acid. AHAs are used as an exfoliant to buff away dead skin cells. Being water soluble these acids are ideal for normal, dry, and ageing skin. BHAs derive from willow bark, an oil soluble acid known as salicylic acid, more effective for oily and acne skin. Salicylic acid is able to work through oil to reach deeper into your pores to remove dead skin cells and excess sebum. Both acids can be found in skin care products such as cleansers, toners, masks and many other skin care products. Neither acid is better than the other, you simply need to use the right one for your skin type to get results.
What will AHSs & BHAs do for my skin?
Hydrate and plump
Reduce lines and wrinkles
Smooths skin texture
Assist acne and break out skin
Control production of oil
AHAs and BHAs will bring an abundance of benefits to your skin. AHAs and BHAs give your skin a deep exfoliation and hydrate your skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These acids will clam inflation, reduce acne, oil and break outs, smooth the skins texture making your skin feel and look softer, smoother and give you a brighter complexion.