BHA, or beta hydroxy acid, is more commonly known as salicylic acid.
Benzoyl peroxide is considered the most effective over-the-counter topical acne treatment. Learn more.
Also called beta hydroxy acid (BHA), this multifunctional ingredient addresses many of the systemic causes of acne.
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