BHA: What is it? Is it good for you?

What is BHA?

According to, BHA are known as Beta Hydroxy Acid. Unlike AHA which are water- soluble, BHA is oil-soluble. This means that BHA can penetrate deeper into the skin and pores to get rid of the dirt. It also has anti- inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

What is it for?

BHA has properties that allows it to bypass oil that clogs pores and dissolve the mix of sebum and dead skin. Its clears up the dirt deep within the skin, removes blackhead and whitehead. BHAs also exfoliates the top layer but are best bought for their deep penetrative qualities. It’s often used for acne treatment.

Interesting point: BHAs doesn’t make your skin as sensitive to the sun compared to AHAs.

Here are some products for you to explore and try. We included some descriptors for you to et to know your products better.

THE INKEY LIST Beta Hydroxy Acid Serum


BHA is an exfoliator that works beneath the surface of the skin to help unclog pores, target blackheads and reduce excess oil.

Oil soluble, this BHA serum contains 2% Salicylic Acid. This means it can penetrate deeper into your skin, helping to unclog pores, fight blackheads and breakouts and reduce pore appearance. BHA is great choice for oilier skin.

HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Blue Tansy – AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask 


Blue Tansy Mask is best suited for oily and blemish-prone skin. Those with more sensitive types should spot-test first. Target concerns:
+ Pores and blemishes
+ Uneven skin texture
+ Oily or combination skin
+ Dullness

TATA HARPER Resurfacing Mask 


A glow-giving treatment that instantly restores radiance to skin. Best for blocked pores, dull, or rough skin.

Now that you are well informed about BHA, you can look out for this ingredient if you have oily, acne prone skin. It may help remove those blemishes when used weekly.

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