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Minimalist Salicylic Acid Serum Review

Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid or BHA which is an exfoliating ingredient. Nowadays chemical exfoliation has been really popular among skincare products so a huge number of brands are providing different exfoliating products in the form of serums, peels, facewash for different skin concerns. Salicylic acid is keratolytic in nature which means it helps in dissolving the keratin plugs and debris that gets deposited in the pores leading to blackheads and whiteheads. Also known as a non-inflammatory form of acne. Due to the exfoliating nature of BHA, it keeps the skin clear and gets rid of the texture on the skin. Salicylic acid is a boon for people with oily skin as it helps in controlling sebum production. In the pathogenesis of acne formation oil, dirt, bacteria results in  clogging of pores and if it is not treated at the right time it can lead to inflammatory acne in the form of pustules and nodules. The anti-inflammatory action of this acid helps in reducing redness and swellin

Minimalist PHA 3% + Biotic Toner Review

PHA or polyhydroxy acid is a new exfoliating ingredient which has gained popularity in the skincare industry. There are very few brands in the Indian market which use PHA in their products.  Minimalist have come up with their own PHA and biotic toner . Polyhydroxy acids are very gentle in order to exfoliate the dead skin cell layers of the skin. It helps in getting  a clear complexion by removing the debris and unclogging pores. Many brands use various ingredients for exfoliation such as alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acid, lipohydroxy acid etc.  People who have sensitive skin and are reluctant to use AHA or BHA can try PHA in their skincare as it is gentle enough for sensitive skin and for beginners. Coming to the product details- What does the product say- This is a daily gentle exfoliating toner which contains gluconolactone (PHA), a gentle ingredient to remove dead skin cell layer and act as a humectant. The product is formulated with prebiotics and probiotics which