PHAs: everything you need to know about these gentle exfoliators

Published: 18-Oct-2023

PHAs are gentler than AHAs and BHAs, making them suitable for those with sensitive skin, as Dr Charlene DeHaven, Clinical Director at iS Clinical, explains

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Gaining momentum within the skin care industry, polyhydroxy acids, also known as PHAs, are a type of chemical exfoliant that are used in professional grade and over-the-counter skin care products.

PHAs are much gentler than their AHA and BHA cousins, and larger in molecular size.

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