BHAs 101: What Is It and 3 Most-loved BHA Products That Actually Work

I bet many of you have heard of Salicylic Acid, aka BHA. This common skincare care ingredient is often seen in exfoliants but indeed it serves up many other beauty benefits too. While some may feel confused between BHAs and AHAs as both of them are types of
hydroxy acids and help to exfoliate the skin, but they are somehow different too. Learn more about BHAs and 3 most-loved BHA products are listed below for you to explore.

BHA VS AHA, what are the difference and benefits?

Both BHA and AHA are natural acids and work to slough dead skin cells, promote the regeneration of skin cells, brighten skin tone whilst reducing appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, BHAs are oil-soluble while AHAs are water-soluble. The former can
penetrate deep to your lipid layer between skin cells whilst the latter can only peel away the skin surface.


They work to soften the dead skin cells and promote regeneration of new skin cells. The oil-soluble properties help to penetrate deep to your lipid layer between skin cells to dissolve the old skin cells and debris to unclog the pores. They can also improve blackheads and acnes problems and serve up a deep cleansing purpose. BHAs are anti-bacteria and anti-inflammation too, perfect for acne-prone skins and those wish to correct the acne marks.


Being the water-soluble acids, AHAs can only sweep away the surface skin cells but not those deep down there. They can effectively even the overall skin tone and texture. Most common types of AHAs include Glycolic, Lactic, Citric and Mandelic Acids etc.

Note that you should follow the instructions when using AHAs, especially the sensitive skins may have a mild irritation during use, such as burning, peeling, irritation, and dryness. Reduce the frequency and moisturize your skin or consult a doctor if any the above conditions occur.

Recommended BHA product 1: Alpha-H Skin Detox Kit

The Alpha-H Skin Detox Kit includes Clear Skin Blemish Control Gel 7.5ml, Clear Skin Tonic 30ml, Clear Skin Blemish Control Mask 30ml. They harness the pore-cleansing power of BHA Salicylic Acid and anti-bacterial Australian botanicals to cleanse the pores, leaving your skin with clarity and smoothness for long-term use.

Clear Skin Blemish Control Gel - Formulated with Salicylic Acid and Niacinamide to combat acnes, it sweeps away debris and dirts in pores whilst strengthening the skin barrier. The antibacterial properties of Eucalyptus and gel-texture help to address bacteria
causing the breakout while also working to alleviate flared-up, swollen skin.

Clear Skin Tonic - It effectively improves and repairs the skin problems. With 2% BHA Salicylic Acid, it is ideal for those suffering from congested skin caused by excess sebum or bacteria.The natural anti-inflammatory properties of Chamomile, Arnica, Thyme and Cucumber ease the redness, irritation and puffiness without stripping the skin.

Clear Skin Blemish Control Mask - It serves up deep cleansing and pore-refining. Formulated with White Clay, it gently draws out toxins and impurities while rebalancing the skin. The antiseptic properties of Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and Aloe Vera help to calm skin and reduce skin redness during use.


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Recommended BHA product 2: Epionce Purifying Wash

The Epionce Purifying Wash is a face wash that specialised for acne-care. Blended with 0.6% Salicylic Acid, White Willow Bark, Spearmint Oil, Spearmint oil etc, it is clinically proven that treats stubborn acnes on both face and body effectively without causing irritation or stripping feeling. It can be soaked up to deep skin for deep cleansing, preventing the formation of acnes.


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Recommended BHA product 3: NATURA SIBERICA Biome Refreshing and Smoothing Eye Patch

The NATURA SIBERICA Biome Refreshing and Smoothing Eye Patch delivers a hydrated, smooth skin whilst alleviating the puffy eye areas. It can also stimulate the collagen production for a firming skin, smoothing fine lines and combating expression lines. Enriched with Vitamins, Salicylic Acid, Enzymes, Amino Acids and Minerals, the unique formula serves up moisturised and brightening effects. Above that all, Peptides work to stimulate the collagen production for a firming skin, smoothing fine lines and combating expression lines, so slowing the skin aging.


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