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Hormone Disrupting & Toxic

Salicylic Acid (BHA)

Salicylic acid, which is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), is a skin exfoliant that is commonly used in the treatment and prevention of acne. However, it is also a known endocrine disruptor, and high quantities may imitate the hormone estrogen. In addition to disrupting hormonal function, salicylic acid is also not recommended during pregnancy as it is made from the same chemical as aspirin.