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All About BHA's in Skincare: Benefits, Uses and Best Dermalogica Products!

All About BHA's in Skincare: Benefits, Uses and Best Dermalogica Products!

Have you ever heard of the benefits of BHA's in skincare? Beta Hydroxy Acids are present in numerous skincare products - learn why here!

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19 Oct 21

Have you heard of the use of BHAs in skincare?

BHAs stand for Beta Hydroxy Acids.

BHA's help exfoliate the skin and are very effective in targeting concerns of ageing, acne and blemish-prone skin.

The most popular BHA is Salicylic Acid - which you have certainly heard of as the hero ingredient for acne-prone skins!

How do BHA's work?

BHA exfoliants works on the upper layers of the skin, lifting dead skin cells away from the layer of healthy, radiant skin hidden underneath.

They are able to penetrate through the skin’s oil to exfoliate the pore lining, which is a key feature of how BHA works to improve pore size and clogs. If you experience concerns of oil, congestions, acne, this would be an ingredient I would be recommending in your home care routine.

Dermalogica AGE bright clearing serum, AGE Bright Spot Fader

What are the benefits of BHA's for the skin?

  • Smoothes the texture of the skin, minimising appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

  • Helps to even skin tone

  • Contains anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that reduce acne inflammation without causing irritation

  • As an oil-soluble acid, BHAs can get deep within your pores to break down excess oil and slough away dead skin cells that could clog pores leading to acne

  • Improves the appearance of enlarged pores

  • Regulates sebum production so you won’t have to worry about shiny or greasy-looking skin, especially earlier in the day

Also read: All About AHA's

Dermalogica has a range of products that contain BHA's to target these concerns you are seeing on your skin.

Here is a guide for you:

For Cleansing

Salicylic Acid, Green Tea, Zinc, Menthol and Camphor.

A foaming breakout clearing cleanser that helps clear skin and reduce visible skin ageing.

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Salicylic Acid, African Whitewood Bark Extract, Tea Tree

A foaming wash for teens and tweens that clears away dead skin cells, dirt and excess oils to treat and prevent breakouts


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Salicylic, Rice Bran, Licorice and Papain

A gentle, micro-polish that leaves the skin instantly smoother and brighter

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Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid and Vitamin A, C and E

Thermal technology activates upon contact with water to drive beneficial ingredients further into skin.

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Salicylic Acid, Grapefruit, Tangerine Peel Extract

A leave-on, flash-foaming chemical exfoliant for teens that helps clear and prevent breakouts while brightening the skin


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Targeted Serums

Salicylic Acid, Age Bright Complex of Terpineol, Thyme and Niacinamide, Resurrection Plant

A two-in-one brightening and clearing serum that clears and helps prevent breakouts while reducing visible skin ageing

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Salicylic Acid, Time-released retinol, Rosehip See and jojoba Oil

A high-performance night oil combining Retinol and Salicylic Acid into one skin-soothing formula that helps reduce visible signs of premature skin aging and clear breakouts

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Spot Treatments

Salicylic Acid, Age Bright Complex of Terpineol, Thyme and Niacinamide, Hexylresorcinol

A two-in-one brightening spot treatment that reduces the appearance of active breakouts and post-breakout marks

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Salicylic Acid, Niacindamide, Seaweed-derived Chondrus Crispus Extrac

A fast-acting, serum-like formula that helps clear pores and kills breakout-causing bacteria for rapid skin clearing

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Salicylic Acid, Bentonite and Kaolin clay, Oat Kernel Extract, Safflower Seed Oil, Niacinamide

A soothing clay masque that helps clear breakouts and minimise premature signs of skin ageing

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If you need any further guidance as to which cleanser or Dermalogica product is right for you, please reach out to us for a Complimentary Skin Consultation.

About the Author


My name is Sarah and I am the founder of GLO Skin Body. With over 17 years experience, I believe a professional relationship with your skin therapist is crucial in helping you to achieve your skin care goals and to ensure your skin is always looking and feeling its best. Whether it's in person or through our online support, Im here to guide and support you towards your healthiest skin ever.

On a personal note, I am a Mum of 3 so I understand completely the juggles and balancing of life and family commitments . My goal is to help everyone have an effective and enjoyable home care routine that gets you the results you want...no matter how busy you are!


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