06 March 2024 - Skincare

It is no longer a secret that (fruit) acids can mean a lot for your skin. When you use these 'miracle ingredients' in the right way and in the right dosage on your skin, it can solve many skin problems. Think of acne, skin aging, scars and even pigmentation. 


AHA’s en BHA’s
In a previous blog I told you more about AHAs, or Alpha Hydroxy Acids. These acids, such as Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid and Malic Acid are water-soluble and can dissolve the 'glue' between dead skin cells and thus promote the peeling process of the skin. In this blog I put BHA's in the spotlight. 

What are BHA’s?

BHA’s, or Beta Hydroxy Acids, are oil-soluble acids that can penetrate the pores of the skin to get rid of make-up residues, sweat, excess sebum and dirt. This makes you less likely to have breakouts. In addition, like AHAs, these acids can remove dead skin cells from the skin surface for a softer and smoother skin structure. 

BHA for use in cosmetics 
The most widely recognized BHA used in cosmetics is salicylic acid. You can delve deeper into this topic by reading my blog post. This acid comes from the bark of the willow tree and has an anti-inflammatory and calming function, acts keratolytically (skin thinning) and prevents the formation of blackheads (comedones). 

Are BHA's suitable for my skin?

BHA's are best suited for combination to oily skin, but you can certainly also use it when you have dry or normal skin.
An effective concentration of salicylic acid is between 0.5 and 2 percent.  
LOOkX Derma skin polish pads contains 1% salicylic acid with a pH value of 4.2. This makes the product safe and effective to use on all skin types, even sensitive skin. By adding Niacinamide, it has a repairing, hydrating and calming effect at the same time.   


Use the product after cleansing and leave it to penetrate before applying a moisturizer. Start with once every three days and see how the skin reacts. Eventually you can use the product on a daily basis.   
Note: Do not use it directly around your eyes.