5 Acids Are Better Than One: The Best AHA and BHA Combo Products

Remember when your AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids) had to stay far away from your BHAs (beta-hydroxy acids) for fear of irritation? Skincare has come a long way since then. In fact, those chemical exfoliators that once upon a time did not play nice together actually work better together and are safe for sensitive skin. Salicylic acid (BHA), while an acne-treating all-star, is not simply for the breakout-prone. And glycolic acid (AHA), an ingredient traditionally praised for working anti-aging wonders, offers benefits for all skin types and concerns. Whether avoiding dullness, fine lines, and wrinkles or keeping skin clear is your top priority, with the latest multi-acid treatments, you don’t have to choose—you can get all the many benefits of chemical exfoliation in one product and sans side effects. After all, we love lactic acid as much as the next skincare enthusiast, but it shouldn’t have to go it alone.