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Hi there -

There are AHA's (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) and BHA's (Beta Hydroxy Acid's) and Retinols/Retin-A (vitamin A). AHA's include several categories/ingredients that can be included alone or together in certain products: glycolic, malic, lactic, and tartaric acid. Beta Hydroxy's is salicylic acid. All help to unclog pores and refine the skin. AHA's can be a little harsher on skin (especially sensitive) and if you have sensitive skin I'd recommend Lactic Acid - it's considered the mildest AHA acids. AHA doesn't penetrate the pores like BHA, but do well resurfacing the skin and texture. BHA is a good option for all skins, it gets down into the pore and tries to keep it clear.

Hope this helps.


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