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Decoding Hyaluronic Acid and Salicylic Acid

girl applying exfoliating acids

Acids in our skincare? Don’t be alarmed! Although the word ‘acid’ has always had a harsh connotation, there are actually a few good exfoliating acids that work wonders when included in our skincare routine.

If you’re an avid lover of beauty and skincare, you would have come across two ingredients – hyaluronic and salicylic acid.

Hyaluronic acid is one the most common ingredients found in skincare products and for a good reason. Think of it as a tall glass of water for your face; it holds a ton of water and is generally used to induce hydration in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is known for its myriad of different benefits, but it especially works best in reducing wrinkles, redness, and making your skin look youthful and firm!

On the other hand, we have salicylic acid, a naturally derived ingredient from tree barks that can also be found as a free acid from many plant species. You might have noticed this ingredient highlighted in many skincare products; in serums, cleansers, moisturizers, and even in some topical spot treatments. But what exactly is so great about it? Salicylic acid is known to enhance skin exfoliation, and also acts as a gentle anti-inflammatory agent for inflamed skin. Because it penetrates through the pores effectively and can help exfoliate deep within (targeting blackheads and whiteheads), it is a great go-to treatment for acne.

These good exfoliating acids are miracle tools used to keep the skin happy and are usually found in most clean skincare products. The easiest way to a be a more conscious consumer is to be aware of what goes on your body, and the best way to do that is to have a basic understanding on some key ingredients.

BB has some incredible products with these good ingredients that can work wonders on your skin – check them below!

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