The idea that there’s acid in your skin-care products may sound scary. In reality, they’re game-changers in the quest to achieve smooth, even-toned, and radiant skin.

These acids may be alpha hydroxy acids or AHAs (like glycolic or lactic), beta hydroxy acid or BHA (like salicylic), or act as skin brighteners (like ellagic) to chase away dark spots from too much sun exposure.