Products with BHA in them are good for reducing acne, blackheads and whiteheads. BHA gets through oil clogging pores and has anti-inflammatory and antibacteial properties.
BHA consists of Salicylic acid which is derived from the Willow Bark Tree. It is also found in fruits such as apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, dates, guava and raisins.
Avocados, cherries, red grapes, fresh mandarin also contain high amounts of salicylic acid.
Salicylic acid, in its natural form, can also be found in blackberries, blueberries, dates, raisins, kiwis, apricots, green peppers, olives, tomatoes, mushrooms, radishes, and chicory, as well as in almonds and peanuts.
BHA also consists of citric acid which is derived from citrus fruits.
A citric acid can be either an AHA or a BHA depending on how its used.