Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA)

Beta Hydroxy Acid is a category of acids that exfoliate and clear/clarify skin. They penetrate deeper into the skin than AHAs, as a result they improve texture, clear pores, help control excess sebum production and clear acne.


They are derived from natural sources such as willow bark, and include acids such as salicylic acid and its derivatives. They are ideal for oily and acne-prone skin.

What Skin Concerns Do BHAs Help With?

Clearing Blackheads

& Sebaceous Filaments

Clearing Clogged Pores

Reducing Acne Breakouts

How To Add BHAs To Your Routine

Which type of AHA should I Use?

There are many types of alpha hydroxy acids, and while they perform the same function - they may vary in their strengths.


Glycolic Acid: is considered the strongest AHA that is commonly used in skincare. Due to its small molecular size, it is able to penetrate the skin quickly and deeply.


Lactic acid: is milder than glycolic acid and also helps hydrate the skin


Mandelic Acid: is the ideal AHA acid for sensitive skin, and it has anti-inflammatory properties as well

USAGE:

1-3 times a week


Use at night (especially if you're a beginner) as your skin sensitivity increases when you use an exfoliant. It can also increase sensitivity to sunlight (photosensitivity) for some people.

Regular sunscreen application is required

PAIRING:

BHA x AHA : You can pair them together. Either use a product with the combination or alternate them in your routine.


BHA x Vitamin C: Avoid using these two together in the same routine, as Vitamin C, like BHAs, can have an exfoliating effect on the skin. Too much exfoliation can cause irritation and lead to a damaged skin barrier.


BHA x Niacinamide: The short answer is yes, you can pair these two together. However it is advisable to avoid using them on the same day.

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Formulated with key ingredients- 4% Betaine Salicylate, Willow Bark Water(a naturally BHA ingredient), and Niacinamide.

The Power Liquid penetrates deep into your pores to draw out excess sebum, exfoliates dead skin cells and blackheads and keep your pores clear. It also boosts cell turnover which improves skin texture and gives your skin a natural glow.. 

Beginner Friendly Products:

If you're just starting out, a gentle BHA is the best option. This allows your skin to become used to the effects of the acid. As your skin adjusts, you can consider increasing the strength of your exfoliants if required.


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BHA Based Cleansers

If you don't want an exfoliating treatment, and prefer your acids in a wash-off product - then these cleansers are for you!

Exfoliate as you cleanse the impurities of the day away! These cleansers use milder quantities and forms of BHA so that you can use them daily!

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If you want to use BHAs along with other exfoliants, try this line!

The Some By Mi range, uses different types of BHA in their products that work along with AHAs and PHAs (types of exfoliants). Together they provide a gentle but effective solution for various skin concerns.

PLUS, you can even use it as bodycare to reduce body acne, improve uneven patches or as regular aftercare for an active lifestyle.