You’ve heard the buzz and felt the tingle of AHAs and BHAs — but there’s a new acid in town, and it means (gentle) business. PHAs are a godsend for folks with sensitive skin who want the glow-inducing benefits of acid exfoliants – without the irritation. But don’t get it twisted — they’re not just for sensitive skin! We spoke with dermatologist Anna Chacon to better understand PHAs and their role in skincare.
Ask a Dermatologist: What Are PHAs?
Last Updated: April 8, 2022
Whether you're a skincare fanatic or just starting your clean beauty journey, acid exfoliants should definitely be on your list of must-haves. We asked a dermatologist all about the benefits of PHAs and how to use them for brighter, smoother skin.