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03/02/2022

Beauty Product Spotlight: March 2022

This month, DSN is highlighting products from Fitish, CeraVe, Versed and Skinfix that contain AHAs and BHAs.
Gisselle Gaitan
Online Editor
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A new month means Drug Store News’ beauty team has been hard at work finding several products that cater to an array of concerns.

This month, we are taking a look at skin and body care products that are loaded with AHAs and BHAs.

AHAs, or alpha-hydroxy acids, are plant and animal-derived acids that can help smooth fine lines and surface wrinkles, as well as help, improve skin texture and tone, unblock and cleanse pores and overall help improve the skin’s condition.

[Read More: Beauty Product Spotlight: February 2022]

Products that contain AHAs work by causing exfoliation or shedding on the skin surface, and may also work in treating acne, removing scars and lightening discoloration, according to the FDA.

BHAs on the other hand, or beta hydroxy acids, can be useful in helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve the skin’s overall texture without some irritation that is often associated with AHAs.

Common BHA ingredients include salicylic acid, beta hydroxy butanoic acid, tropic acid and trethocanic acid, according to the FDA.

Now that you’ve gotten a little breakdown as to what these ingredients are, take a look at our picks below.

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Fitish Boundary Issues Glycolic Body Wash

Fitish Boundary Issues Glycolic Body Wash
Made to smooth rough bumps and uneven skin texture, this CBD and glycolic acid-based body wash also contains a blend of aloe and green tea to deeply cleanse and exfoliate dead surface skin cells.

Also formulated with orange peel and eucalyptus oils to invigorate the skin and infuse with moisture, Fitish’s Boundary Issues Glycolic Body Wash can be used daily or as often as needed to deep cleanse the skin.

Retailing for $33, it is currently available for purchase online at fitish.com.

[Read More: Beauty Product Spotlight: January 2022]

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CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser

CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser
Developed to help exfoliate and gently cleanse the skin of dirt and oil, CeraVe’s Renewing SA Cleanser contains no harsh microbeads that can irritate the skin.

Containing salicylic acid to help exfoliate and soften rough skin, the cleanser, which is non-drying and has a non-irritating formula that is gentle on the skin, helps slough off dead skin cells.

Featuring a non-drying, non-comedogenic formula that is fragrance-free and will not clog pores, it retails for $12.88 and can be found at drug stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com.

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Skinfix Barrier+ Skin Barrier Restoring Gel Cream

Skinfix Barrier+ Skin Barrier Restoring Gel Cream
Designed to help improve skin barrier function, as well as provide long-lasting hydration, Skinfix’s Skin Barrier Restoring Gel Cream is a lightweight cream that also strengthens, balances and protects all skin types.

Containing a blend of clinically active and dermatologist-recommended ingredients that include saccharide isomerate, niacinamide, anti-microbial heptapeptides and zinc PCA, the cream also looks to help reduce the appearance of dry skin and flakiness, as well as the appearance of pores, oiliness and shine.

Free from fragrance, silicone, dimethicone, parabens, sulfates, essential oils, formaldehyde, phthalates, lanolin, petrolatum, and the many known triggers of fungal acne, the cream also is vegan and cruelty-free, according to the brand.

Allergy tested and pH balanced, it currently retails for $48 at Skinfix.com, Sephora and Sephora.com.

[Read More: Beauty Product Spotlight: November 2021]

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Versed Doctor’s Visit Instant Resurfacing Mask

Versed Doctor’s Visit Instant Resurfacing Mask
Designed to help improve skin’s clarity and radiance in as little as two minutes, the mask also looks to aid in enhancing uneven skin texture smoothness, softening fine lines, minimizing pores and brightening dark spots.

Featuring an AHA-BHA Complex that contains a triple threat of salicylic, glycolic and lactic acids, Versed’s Doctor’s Visit Instant Resurfacing Mask works to exfoliate the skin to remove surface buildup and enhance natural skin turnover.

Pineapple and papaya enzymes, which are vitamin C-rich fruits, act as gentle and natural alpha hydroxy acids to clarify and rejuvenate the skin.

Retailing for $17.00, it is available exclusively at versedskin.com.

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