AHAs For Acne

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Acne, a prevalent skin condition, primarily affects teenagers due to hormonal, dietary, and stress-related factors. Although acne cannot be cured entirely, effective management and prevention strategies exist. Incorporating alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) into your skincare regimen is highly recommended. To aid in your selection, here are some top AHA products currently available in the market.


I would highly recommend the Glow Recipe Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Acid Serum to anyone especially people that may be combating acne and maturing skin....I struggle with acne prone skin and have started using BHAs and AHAs to help with it.

What it is: A powerful yet soothing AHA and BHA acid serum that gently smooths, addresses the appearance of breakouts, and visibly refines pores for clear, hydrated skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Uneven Texture, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Clarity Acid Complex 10%: Visibly diminishes blemish-causing pore buildup, gently exfoliates dead skin cells, and smooths the look of bumps and fine lines.
- Strawberry: Helps reduce excess oil, exfoliate, and even the look of skin tone.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates skin by holding up to 1000 times its weight in moisture, keeping skin visibly plump.


Was worried to pick an AHA, lucky to find Kora...The Aha/Bhas are naturally derived...This was a nice serum that uses alternative AHAs to exfoliate. It was not as strong as an actual alpha hydroxy-acid would be, but it was a pleasant experience.

What it is: A resurfacing night serum powered by naturally occurring AHAs, BHA, and ferments to promote visibly clearer, brighter, and smoother skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Pores, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Lemon Peel Ferment: Provides a natural source of AHA, visibly refining and balancing the complexion.
- Tonka Bean Bio-Ferment: Contains high levels of polyphenols with antioxidant benefits that defy visible signs of aging.
- Willow Bark Extract: Gently exfoliates to reveal fresh, visibly glowing skin.

Ingredient Callouts: These products are vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.



Smooths out texture while working on acne....I am currently purging from retinol / AHA/BHA use and the dimethicone in this product + the medical ingrediants helps my acne heal and stops it from feeling so scaly -which in tern makes it so that I'm not touching my ance as much. ...This coupled with the ordinarys AHA Peeling mask has been making my skin glow again!!

What it is: A breakthrough daily resurfacing cream that targets post-acne scars (old and new) by visibly minimizing scar size, depth, and hyperpigmentation in as little as eight weeks.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Redness, Uneven Texture, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid Exfoliant: Visibly diminishes uneven scar texture and reveals a smoother complexion.
- Purified TECA Centella asiatica (Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid, and Asiatic Acid): Hydrates to support natural skin-barrier repair.
- Hydroxytyrosol and Pure Vitamin C: Antioxidants that visibly brighten and reduce dark spots.


Good for acne!...I have bad acne. I’ve been using this for a week. I can safely say I’ve had no new acne and it’s been noticeably fading the acne scaring I do have

What it is: A daily exfoliator that transforms the look of skin in just four weeks. 

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Pores, and Dullness

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Gluconolactone: Exfoliates while moisturizing and conditioning.

- Glycolic Acid: Visibly improves skin tone and texture.

- Salicylic Acid: Exfoliates and reduces appearance of blemishes.


- while a nice product, there are some other AHA/BHA products I like at slightly lower price points...The iNNBEAUTY PROJECT Refine AHA + BHA Texture & Pore Serum is a game-changer!

What it is: A fast acting serum with AHA & BHA acids + peptides that is clinically proven to visibly shrink pores and smooth textured skin immediately & over time. Non-comedogenic, safe for acne-prone skin & fragrance-free.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Uneven Texture, and Acne and Blemishes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Glycolic + Lactic Acid + Willow Bark (AHA + BHA): Exfoliates skin & de-gunks pores for smoother, brighter looking skin        

- 7% Pore-Refining Complex: Peptides & plant based retinol alternative visibly sh


I love that they changed their daily aha serum to a gentle one, while leaving the prism aha mask for weekly/biweekly use....Game-Changing AHA Texture!...Say goodbye to clear liquid AHAs; this beautiful serum is now my ultimate favorite!

What it is: A milky, textured exfoliating serum packed with 10 percent AHA and oat that delivers a rapid, visible glow—without damaging the skin barrier or causing irritation.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- AHA 10% and PHA 3%: Are gentle and powerful acids that rapidly retexturize the look of skin.
- Oat: Soothes irritation and protects the skin barrier.
- Ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid: Visibly plump skin with moisture and combat water loss.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This first-of-its-kind, p


Acne must have...Helped clear up my hormonal acne....Acne clearing!...Can be drying in winter months but highly recommend for oily + acne prone skin. Does an incredible job of taking makeup off as well.

What it is: A highly concentrated cleanser that exfoliates, clarifies, and nourishes skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness, Uneven Texture, Oiliness

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- AHA Blend: A blend of lactic acid and malic acid that clears away dead skin.
- Amino Acid Surfactants: A plant-derived sulfate substitute helps hold key ingredients on skin.
- Fruit and Plant Extracts: Exfoliate, soothe, and moisturize.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This cleanser contains gentle exfoliators (grape ferment and extract, la


AHAs help fade dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone, leading to a brighter and more even complexion. ...As a skincare enthusiast always on the lookout for effective yet gentle exfoliating products, I was excited to try out the Farmacy Beauty Honey Glow 17% AHA/BHA Resurfacing Serum. Formulated with a combination of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), this serum aims to rejuvenate the skin, minimize pores, and enhance overall skin texture.

What it is: An exfoliating AHA/BHA night serum clinically proven to smooth texture and reduce the look pores, revealing glowing skin by morning. Features 5 acids to deliver 5 benefits in just 5 nights!

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Uneven texture, Pores, and Dullness

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:

- 17% AHA/BHA Acid Blend: Exfoliates, smooths texture and visibly reduces pores.

- Hyaluronic Acid and Proprietary Buckwheat Honey: Instantly boosts moisture and intensely hydrates


JLO beauty offers this fantastic unscented Overnight facial that has improved and renew my skin. It has AHA and bHA resurfacer that makes my sling look and feel lovely. ...That Overnight Hustle AHA + BHA Resurfacer by JLo Beauty has really rejuvenated my skin.

What it is: A nightly treatment powered by natural, skin resurfacing ingredients, like glycolic acid and lactic acid, to gently exfoliate, refine texture, and improve clarity.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Pores

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Glycolic Acid: Gentle AHA that exfoliates and resurfaces while supporting collagen production.
- Lactic Acid: Gently exfoliates and promotes cell turnover for smoother-looking skin.
- Willow Bark Extract: A natural BHA that helps clear pores and soothe skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, hydroquinone, sul


It helps to exfoliate my skin as they’re formulated with salicylic acid, AHA, and PHA. They also help to remove any leftover make-up on my face. ...I love the aha toner pads but these are definitely a step up.

What it is: A clarifying peel pad that exfoliates and reduces the appearance of blemishes with a combination of salicylic acid, AHA, and PHA from natural origin.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Wipes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Made from natural-origin ingredients and gaultheria leaves, it purifies and exfoliates.
- AHA (Lactic and Citric Acids from Sugar Cane) and PHA (Gluconolactone from Corn): Made from natural origin ingredients, it exfoliates skin.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan.

What Else You Need to Know: These unscented clarifying peel pads purify and exfoliate

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