AHA/BHA/PHA

AHA/BHA/PHA

When it comes to facial exfoliation, acids in the form of AHA’s, BHA’s and PHA’s are a wonderful addition to your skincare routine. They will help loosen and she the outer layer of skincells and deeply cleanse within the pores to reveal a healthy, glowing skin. But not every hydroxy acid will do the same job, so it’s important to know the difference.

AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) include acids such as Glycolic (the most powerful), Lactic (more gentle and hydrating) and Mandelic (has anti-inflammatory properties). AHAs work to exfoliate the outer skin layers and reduce pigmentation

BHAs (Beta Hydroxy Acid) is represented in your skincare by Salycilic Acid which has ability to dissolve sebum and clear blocked pores from inside the pore, making them look smaller and more refined.

PHAs (Poly Hydroxy Acid) such as Lactobionic Acid and Gluconolactone, are the most gentle of the hydroxy acid family. Thanks to the larger molecular size, they work at a slower pace, making them suitable for sensitive skins, especially people who deal with eczema or rosacea.

At MyBeautyEdit.com we have an edit of results driven acid exfoliators and skin treatments for every skin type. If you’re not sure what is the right acid or product for your skins needs, drop us a message via our contact page and we will help you choose the right product.

  • Sweaty Faace Mask Ireland MyBeautyEdit.com
    27.00
    • 100ml / 40 uses per tube
    • Detoxing face mask
    • Designed to soothe and calm inflamed skin
    • Naturally tones and rejuvenates and strengthens skin
    • Wear as a mask for 5 – 20 minutes
    • Key Ingredients: Argan Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Bergamot, Galbanum, Patchouli
    • Vegan friendly
  • 32.00
    • 250ml
    • A skin-resurfacing lactic acid toner that will exfoliate and brighten your complexion
    • Lactic Acid and Willow Bark extract work together to smooth, tone and help reduce the pore size
    • Azelaic Acid precursor will brighten and help to even out skin tone for the perfect glow
    • Renews the skin
    • Minimizes pore size
    • Protects and repairs
    • Moisturises
    • Vegan Friendly
  • 30.45

    50ml

    A lightweight, gel moisturiser that is all about strengthening your skin’s barrier function, protecting its microbiome and restoring any natural glow that may have dimmed over the last few years! Balance Me have created ‘pick me up tonic for the skin’ that combines their signature bio-active pre and probiotic complex with olive squalane and hyaluronic acid to drench your skin in moisture and plump out fine lines. You’ll also find a BHA/PHA acid blend to gently exfoliate and keep skin clear. Sounds good, no?  Suitable for all skin types, particularly blemish prone, dry, sensitised and mature skins. Always Cruelty Free

  • 50.00

    5 steps to glowingskin? Yes please!

    Balance me have brought together their best selling skin brightening products for lackluster, pigmented skin in one great value discovery edit. Containing one full size and 4 deluxe minis, this kit is the perfect introduction to Balance Me, giving you an opportunity to discover just how good these products are! Each kit contains:

    Natural & Cruelty Free

    • 100ml
    • Refining acid toner
    • Rich in AHAs, BHAs, Botanicals & Vitamins
    • Balances skin’s pH level, removes excess oils and trace impurities
    • Gently resurfaces texture to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion
    • Soothing botanicals ensure a calm, hydrated finish
    • Key Ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Phytic Acid, Niacinimide, Witch Hazel, Oleanic Acid, Olive Leaf Extract and Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract
  • 43.00

    • 30ml
    • Multi active serum designed to energise and even the skin tone
    • Tackles the dullness, brightens and smoothes tired skin
    • A blend of Glabridin (from Licorice), Tyrosinase Inhibitors (from Wild Canadian Rumex ) and Vitamin C helps reduce visible signs of ageing such as age spots and blemishes while correcting skin tone

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  • REN Skincare Ireland Micropolish Cleanser MyBeautyEdit
    29.00
    • 150ml
    • Two-in-one gentle foaming cream cleanser
    • Micro particles of Amber Powder provides gentle manual exfoliation
    • Key Ingredients: Papaya Extract, Glycolic Acid, Amber Powder
    • 50ml
    • An overnight Glycolic Acid treatment that is balanced with soothing lightweight hydrators
    • Rich in Glycolic Acid, Antioxidants & Botanicals
    • Works overnight to gently yet effectively exfoliate skin to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, congestion and signs of premature aging
    • Skin is immediately and visibly softer, smoother, brighter and more even-toned
    • Key Ingredients: Glycolic Acid (15%), Sodium Hyaluronate, Bisabolol, Lemon, Grapefruit and Orange Extracts
    • 50 pads
    • Botanical multi-acid peel pads that instantly brighten and refine complexion
    • Immediate exfoliating action removes impurities, excess oil and dry cells to reveal smoother, more radiant skin after just one use
    • Multi-Acid Complex at 20% works synergistically with soothing botanicals and protective vitamins to lift away impurities, dry surface skin cells and excess sebum
    • Recommended use once a week
    • Key Ingredients: Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Phytic Acid, Oleanic Acid, Matrixyl 3000 Peptide, Olive Leaf Extract and Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract
  • REN Skincare Glow One Step Further Radiance Kit Ireland
    25.00
    • 3 piece REN Radiance Trial Kit
    • The Radiance range has been created to brighten and treat dull, pigmented, lackluster skin
    • This starter kit contains their 3 hero products enriched with brightening Vitamin C, along with exfoliating AHAs and Magnesium, this skincare set will help you reveal your most radiant complexion yet
    • Kit includes:
      • Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic (50ml)
      • Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Creme (15ml)
      • Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Face Mask (15ml)
  • 32.50
    • 40ml
    • Universal skin tint cream with SPF25
    • Evens skin tone and visibly plumps the skin
    • Masks any whitening often associated with natural sun protection
    • Key Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Rosehip Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Aloe Vera
    • Suitable for all skin types
    • Reef & Vegan friendly
  • 42.00
    • 50ml
    • A potent exfoliating mask formulated to remove dead skin cells to renew the complexion
    • Combats congestion and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
    • Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Papaya Fruit Enzyme

What’s the Benefits of Using Hyaluronic Acid in My Routine?

Good question and the simple answer is there are many benefits for all skin-types, once applied correctly. At MyBeautyEdit.com we like to work Hyaluronic Acid into our routine morning and night, but everyone is different. Using HA at least once a day will keep your skin soft, hydrated, plumped and smooth. We love it under make-up to help foundation glide on without sinking into our smile and laughter lines (or lines and wrinkles).

Are all Hyaluronic Serums the same?

No, not really! Quality will always vary from brand to brand, but at MyBeautyEdit.com we choose our brands and products very carefully, so poor quality is never and issue. When it comes to choosing a product that incorporates HA for your routine, you are going to hear the term molecular weight a lot, this refers to the size of the Hyaluronic Acid molecule itself. They are known as High Molecular Weight (larger size molecule) and Low Molecular Weight (smaller size molecule). HMW Hyaluronic Acid sits on the skin, creating a hydrating film on the outer layer of the skin keeping it elasticated and supple. LMW Hyaluronic Acid on the other has more of chance to penetrate deeper into the skin, thanks to its smaller molecular size, when it penetrates the skin, the HA will work to increase hydration and fill in small lines. So when choosing your serum or moisturiser, look out for what molecular weight your serum offers, some will have one or the other and some will have a combination of both.the simple answer is there are many benefits for all skin-types, once applied correctly. At MyBeautyEdit.com we like to work Hyaluronic Acid into our routine morning and night, but everyone is different. Using HA at least once a day will keep your skin soft, hydrated, plumped and smooth. We love it under make-up to help foundation glide on without sinking into our smile and laughter lines (or lines and wrinkles).