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What is AHA and BHA?

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What is AHA and BHA?

When it comes to skincare, two powerful ingredients that can transform your skin are Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA). Despite their scientific names, these compounds offer a range of rejuvenating benefits for your skin.

What is AHA?

Alpha Hydroxy Acid, or AHA, is a group of naturally occurring acids found in various fruits and milk. The most common types used in skincare are glycolic acid (derived from sugar cane), lactic acid (found in sour milk and yogurt), and citric acid (abundant in citrus fruits). These acids work primarily on the skin's surface, effectively exfoliating dead skin cells and promoting cell turnover, leading to smoother, brighter, and more even-toned skin.

According to the FDA, smoothing fine lines and surface wrinkles, improves skin texture and tone, unblocking and cleansing pores, and improves skin condition in general.

What is BHA?

Beta Hydroxy Acid, or BHA, most commonly refers to salicylic acid. Unlike AHAs, BHA is oil-soluble, which means it can penetrate deep into the pores, making it particularly effective for treating acne and blackheads. BHA works by purifying and exfoliating the inside of the pore and reducing inflammation, making it a good ingredient for those with oily or acne-prone skin.

What Do They Treat?


  • Exfoliates dead skin cells
  • Smooths skin texture
  • Brightens skin tone
  • Fades dark spots and acne scars
  • Boosts collagen production
  • Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles


  • Exfoliates inside the pores
  • Unclogs and minimizes pores
  • Reduces acne and blackheads
  • Controls oil production
  • Soothes inflammation


When combined, AHA and BHA can complement each other to provide even more benefits for the skin. While AHAs work on the surface to exfoliate and brighten, BHAs dive deep into the pores, ensuring thorough cleansing and preventing breakouts. They create a pair that achieves clearer and smoother skin.

Skin Conditions Improved by combining AHA and BHA

The combination of AHA and BHA can effectively address a variety of common skin concerns, including:

  • Dullness
  • Uneven tone
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dark spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Acne and blackheads

Ebanel Chemical Peeling Gel: AHA 30% + BHA 2%


The Chemical Peeling Gel has the benefits of both AHA and BHA and uses 30% AHA and 2% BHA. This potent exfoliating treatment offers these benefits:

  • Smooths and brightens the skin
  • Unclogs and minimizes pores
  • Fades dark spots and acne scars
  • Boosts collagen production
  • Suitable for use on both the face and body

Experience the ultimate in skincare with our revolutionary formula infused with green tea extract, chamomile extract, and vitamin E. These carefully selected ingredients work synergistically to calm and soothe your skin, leaving it feeling nourished and rejuvenated. Say goodbye to rough, irritated skin and hello to a softer, smoother, and more radiant complexion. 

Incorporating AHA and BHA into your skincare routine can unlock smoother texture and a more even tone. Whether you're dealing with acne, aging skin, or simply seeking a radiant complexion, the combination of these ingredients can help you achieve this. Remember to patch-test new products and always follow up with sunscreen to protect your newly rejuvenated skin from sun damage.

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