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Meet PHAs: The Gentle Chemical Exfoliant Cousin of AHAs and BHAs

Posted on: October 18th, 2019 by Our Team

Dermatologist Dr. Sheila Farhang was featured in Byrdie’s article, ‘Meet PHAs: The Gentle Chemical Exfoliant Cousin of AHAs and BHAs’. Here is an excerpt from the article, ‘Chances are, if you’re into skincare half as much as we are, you’ve heard about alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs). Each work slightly differently and provide a host of rejuvenating and brightening benefits, including fighting off bacteria and speeding up skin cell rejuvenation. But there is another, lesser-talked about class of skincare acids that warrants just as much of your attention: poly-hydroxy acids, or PHAs. Larger in molecular size and thought to be less irritating than their BHA and AHA counterparts, PHAs are thought to be ideal for those with sensitive skin who still want the benefits of chemical exfoliation.’

Read the full article here.


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