Skincare 101: What is AHA BHA PHA?

Skincare 101: What is AHA BHA PHA? 

You are probably familiar with AHA BHA PHA and saw it from a lot of Korean beauty products. But what is AHA BHA PHA

AHA BHA and PHA are the 3 types of hydroxy acids that can be found or sourced from nature. AHA means Alpha Hydroxy Acid, BHA is Beta Hydroxy Acid and PHA is Poly Hydroxy Acid.

Hydroxy Acids are mainly used for exfoliation, which means it removes the dead skin cells and sebum from the surface of the skin. You may be wondering now why these 3 types of hydroxy acids are always together. The answer is they tackle specific skin problems.

AHA mainly removes dead skin cells to reveal smoother skin. BHA removes excess sebum and oil. PHA is a milder version of AHA, which can be beneficial if you have sensitive skin, this also helps to neutralize any irritation that may occur because of exfoliation.

What skin type AHA BHA and PHA are good for? 

If you have acne or acne-prone skin, AHA BHA PHA will be great for you. It helps to dry and heals acne faster, removes sebum and oils that cause breakouts, minimizes pores, and improves skin texture. One of the most highly recommended and raved about when it comes to AHA BHA PHA is from Somebymi AHA BHA PHA MIRACLE Full Routine Set. It’s a complete set with soap/cleanser, toner, serum, and cream. This set is recommended for someone who has severe or repeated acne/pimples problems.

But how about if you only have a few acne/pimple? Like you only get 2-3 or usually got when its time of the month? If that is the case, you don’t need a whole skincare set with AHA BHA PHA. It’s better to just add at least 1 or 2 products with AHA or BHA. Popular brands like Cosrx have a great selection of products with AHA and BHA. They have COSRX AHA / BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner, COSRX BHA Blackheads Power Liquid, and COSRX Low Ph BHA Overnight Mask. BENTON also have BENTON Aloe BHA Skin Toner, it calms irritated skin and promotes fast healing of acne or pimples. 


You can also choose 1 or 2 products from the AHA BHA PHA line from Somebymi. Choose between, Somebymi Super Miracle Spot All Cream, Somebymi AHA PHA BHA 30 Days Miracle SERUM, Somebymi AHA-BHA-PHA-Centella Miracle Cream, Somebymi AHA BHA PHA 30Days Miracle Toner or  AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Truecica Clear PAD.

Now the question is if you are not acne-prone or don’t get acne or pimples at all, is it okay to use it? The answer, if you want to try it, you can but only try 1 product first. If you don’t have acne or pimples at all better not dear, you may not want to risk your skin. 

Before using any skincare products, it is very vital that you know what it is for, what type of ingredients it has, and how to use it. There are hundreds or even thousands of skincare in the market and you don’t have to try it or get it just because it’s popular or trending. You have to always determine if it’s suitable for your skin type. 

Until next time Beauties!😘

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