Ingredient 101: BHA

Ingredient 101: BHA

Beta Hydroxy acid, also called salicylic acid, exfoliates the skin and reduces inflammation caused by breakouts. It is an oil-soluble acid, meaning it can penetrate through oils to get deep into the pores and inner layers of the skin to help remove excess sebum, clogged pores, and white and blackheads.

What type of skin benefits the most from BHAs?

All skin types can use BHAs, but oily and combination skin would benefit the most from this ingredient. For dry and sensitive skin, finding a product that has a low percentage of BHA would be ideal. BHA would work best with oily and combination skin because it is oil-soluble. Acne prone skin would also like this ingredient as it is commonly used in products that treat blemishes.

What benefits does it have on the skin?

BHA will help renew the skin thanks to its powerful exfoliating properties. It can penetrate into the pore lining and exfoliate the skin. It reduces breakouts, whiteheads, and blackheads while soothing the overall texture of the skin. It will clear out and resurface the skin, allowing your skin to work at healing itself better as well as receive other products and ingredients better.

Note: Overuse of BHA may cause irritation. Because this is an exfoliating ingredient, using it too often may result in over-exfoliation which is a big no-no! For the best results, read the directions on your product and slowly incorporate it into your skincare routine and adjust if necessary.

What masks or skincare products contain this ingredient?


Give yourself a mini facial with this 2-step mask made to help you achieve clear, smooth, and glowing skin! Step 1 includes a swab soaked in lactic acid to help smooth out the surface and salicylic acid (BHA) to help clear our pores. Once your skin is clean and ready, step 2 will bring nutrients to your skin to help soothe and protect.

Blooming Cell Pink Peel 2-Step Mask
Best for: Oily, Combination, Dry, Aging

This 2-step mask will give you that glow and confidence to take on the day! Step 1 involves a toner peeling pad with salicylic acid to help leave your skin clean and bright while step 2 centers on firming and hydrating the skin!

And that's all for today's ingredient, BHA! 
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