Unlike AHAs, BHAs are oil soluble meaning they work to penetrate deeper and exfoliate extra oil build-up in your pores. Because of this effect, BHAs are great at combating whiteheads and blackheads. The following include some of the benefits of BHAs on your skin.
Knowing the difference between AHAs and BHAs can be a necessary step in creating the perfect routine for your skin type. However, a new breed of acid has recently entered the skin care arena, this new acid is PHA or polyhydroxy acids.
If you have a developed skin care routine or just venture out to try new products, you have used something on your skin that contains a hydroxy acid. Hydroxy acids provide versatile skin benefits like brightening, smoothing, firming and clearing skin, but how do they work?