AHAs Versus BHAs: What's the Difference?

AHAs Versus BHAs: What's the Difference?

If ‘forever young skin’ is in your mind, you might have included exfoliation in your skincare regimen. But do you still exfoliate those dead skin cells with granules and scrubs? Here's something you need to know. There are exfoliating acids like AHAs and BHAs that make the process better and more effective. You might be now wondering about the AHAs and BHAs difference. We get that. Read on to know more about the difference between AHAs and BHAs, and how to choose between both, depending on your skin type and skin concerns.

Content Index

  • What are AHAs?
  • Benefits of AHAs
  • What are BHAs?
  • Benefits of BHAs
  • Looking for the best AHAs and BHAs?

What are AHAs?

Alpha-hydroxy acids commonly called AHAs are derived from sugarcane or other plant sources. You may be wondering how it exfoliates the outer skin. It gently splits open the bonds between dead skin cells making them fall off.

Benefits of AHAs

 If you have got dry or sun-damaged skin, AHAs could be your best friend. It's known for its ability to improve your skin's natural moisturization. And there's more to AHAs. It penetrates deeper into all areas of the skin and stimulates collagen production. So if fine lines, wrinkles or sun damage is what's bothering you, use AHAs. They are effective in reducing the appearance of these skin concerns.

What are BHAs?

BHAs, commonly called Beta-hydroxy acids, are oil-soluble acids. You might have heard of salicylic acid, an oft-heard name in acne-prone skincare. It’s a BHA. Just like AHAs, BHAs too help in shedding those dead skin cells. 

Benefits of BHAs

BHAs are gentle enough even for the most sensitive skin types. Moreover, if you have areas of dry skin or calluses, BHAs might prove a good option for you. And here’s some happy news for the oily skin types. Use BHAs as they deeply penetrate and clean the pores, and fight off bad bacteria. This makes it a game-changer for those with oily skin.

Looking for the best AHAs and BHAs?

So now you know the difference between AHAs and BHAs. And you might have chosen either an AHA or BHA product for yourself depending on your skin type and skin concern. But where do you get the best skincare products with these exfoliating acids? It's time to try out our wintergreen-derived salicylic acid. Yes, at Tuco Intelligent, we bring you the benefits of both AHAs and BHAs with the total goodness of nature. Be a part of the Unbottle’s clean sustainable skincare. Try out this Intelligent® range of products from Tuco Intelligent that are proven to both treat and prevent the recurrence of skin concerns.

    Deep Hydrating Face Cleanser Proven To Fight Dry Skin With Lactic Acid & Alpha Arbutin 100ml

    To treat:

    • Lactic acid is a natural AHA that improves skin elasticity and lightens dark spots
    • Sodium hyaluronate has the magical duality to moisturize skin and reduce inflammation

    To prevent recurrence: 

    • Arginine PCA captures skin moisture and keeps it hydrated all day long
    • Alpha-arbutin brightens skin tone and heals skin damage
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