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Old 08-15-2003, 10:48 AM   #1
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Would someone please fill me in on all the shorthand, like, AHA, etc?

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Old 08-15-2003, 11:01 AM   #2
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BP= Benzoyl Peroxide

AHA= alpha hydroxy acid. Glycolic acid is one type of alpha hydroxy acid, derived from sugar cane.

BHA= beta hydroxy acid. Somewhat similar to AHA in that it's an exfoliant. Salicylic acid is one kind of BHA, also considered by some doctors to be an anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidant.

SA=Salicylic acid, described above.

B5= Pantothenic acid, one of the "B" vitamins.

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