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January 9th 2013

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s) Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA’s)

Alpha and Beta hydroxy acids are the miracle drug of the 90’s. Alphas are water soluble; where as Beta’s are oil soluble.

Among the Alphas the most effective is Glycolic which has the smallest molecular weight and most easily absorbed. Glycolic acid is derived from (sugarcane) Lactic acid (sour milk) malic acid (apples) Citrus acid (Citrus fruit) and tartaric acid (grapes)

Glycolic Acid in higher concentration and lower pH can remove a tattoo in lower concentration higher pH can hydrate.  Helps to resurface, improve wrinkles and reduce photo damage.

Beta Hydroxy acids are mainly salicylic Acid and work wonders on skin that has acne.  They are able to penetrate the pore which contains sebum and exfoliate the dead skin cells that have built up inside the pore.

This is interesting when it comes to using AHAs and BHAs, even though it help to reduce sun damage,  it also makes you susceptible to it. Therefore it is imperative to wear sunscreen.

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