Mellow Naturals Video Series: BHA (Salicylic Acid) vs. LHA (Capryloyl Salicylic Acid)


These set of video clips are aimed to select and talk about interesting ingredients and facts about Mellow Naturals products. Today’s topic is Salicylic Acid and derivatives of salicylic acid, with reference to data from research, studies and discussions with the R&D team. 

Salicylic acid or sometimes referred to as BHA (beta hydroxy acid), is suitable for oily skin, acne-prone and sensitive skin. BHA is acidic with low-pH levels, so those with extremely sensitive skin can find it irritative or see signs of skin peeling after regular use. 

LHA (lipohydroxy acid) on the other hand, is a derivative of BHA, with a more neutral pH level of around 5.5. LHA is found in many well-known skin care brands such as La Roche, Kiehl’s and other skin care brands designed specifically for sensitive skin.

LHA is a key ingredient in Mellow Naturals Clarifying Face Serum as Capryloyl Salicylic Acid. The formula is very gentle, pregnancy-safe and sensitive skin-suitable. LHA allows better penetration into the skin pores, giving a deeper treatment. Because of this, lower concentrations can be used, approximately only 0.3% compared to 1.5% if BHA, but without losing effectiveness.

The ingredient helps stimulate exfoliation and epidermal regeneration, as well as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic levels. Also helps control oil levels, treating blocked pores and balances skin for healthier skin.

For Mellow Naturals, the LHA in the Clarifying Face Serum is in the form of Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, can be found listed in the ingredients list. Many users have asked whether it is safe to use Salicylic Acid with Vitamin C or retinol products, the answer for us is yes because our selected ingredient is Capryloyl Salicylic Acid which is an LHA, a gentler and more stable ingredient, making it suitable to use with other ingredients.

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