Two common natural ingredients in beauty and skin care products are alpha hydroxy acids (A.H.As) and beta hydroxy acids (B.H.As). They’re both chemical exfoliants that help remove dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin. A.H.As and B.H.As have anti-aging effects, like smoothing fine lines and improving the texture of skin.
A.H.As including glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, tartaric acid, and citric acid are often used extensively in cosmetic formulations. AHAs have been used as superficial peeling agents as well as to ameliorate the appearance of keratoses and acne in dermatology.
B.H.As, are primarily used for acne and sun damage.These products go deep into your hair follicles to dry out excess oils and dead skin cells to unclog your pores. Because of these effects, B.H.As are most suitable for combination to oily skin.
- Fairly lightens pigmentation
- Brightens even skin tone
- Breakouts fairly controlled