Hydroxy Acids: The Booming OTC Skincare Trend

Authors

  • Varagani Tejaswini RBVRR Women’s College of Pharmacy, Barkatpura, Hyderabad-500027, Telangana, India

Abstract

The following article emphasizes on the basics of hydroxy acids as a concept. Acid is often thought of as a substance as to which is not seen anywhere near the skin, but Hydroxy acids have been used in the skincare industry for a long time now, but the year 2020 had them come into the picture as a miraculous skincare product for all the traditionally occurring skin conditions like acne, hyperpigmentation, blackheads, etc., that being said it has quite a few side effects.  In the due course of the article, we see what are hydroxy acids, their classification, side effects, indication, and significance.

Keywords:

Hydroxy Acids, Salicylic Acid, AHA

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Published

2021-06-09

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Review Article