Suganda BHA Serum Review | Oily, Combination and Acne Prone Skin Types | 2% Salicylic Acid | Gotu Kola | Green Tea

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Our skin naturally sheds lots of skin cells every year. As our age increases, the natural shedding process slows down or stops due to various factors like sun damage, genetics, health issues, skin disorders, etc. Due to this our skin looks dull and we face various issues like blemishes, uneven skin tone, clogged pores, etc. Now, the question arises - How to solve this issue? This issue can be solved with exfoliation. Exfoliation is a process by which our skin gets rid of various impurities and dead skin cells. This helps us to achieve a clearer, cleaner and brighter skin. AHA and BHA exfoliators are known to be your skin's doctor which help you to achieve better skin for long run. With regular usage of skincare products with AHA or BHA (according to your skin type) your skin gets better for the long run.
What is AHA?
AHA stands for Alpha Hydroxyl Acid. It is derived from natural substances like milk, grapes and sugarcane. It is found in:
Lactic acid (derived from milk)
Glycolic acid (derived from sugarcane)
Citric acid (derived from citrus fruits)
Mandelic acid (derived from bitter almonds)
Malic acid (derived from apples and pears)
Tartaric acid (derived from grapes)
AHA exfoliators penetrate into the skin and exfoliates it well. With regular usage, they improve the skin's texture, complexion and other issues like dryness, flaky skin, etc. AHA exfoliators are best suitable for people with normal and dry skin types.

What is BHA?
BHA stands for Beta Hydroxy Acid. It is derived from willow bark tree and citrus fruits. It is found in:
Salicylic acid (derived from willow bark tree)
Citric acid (derived from citrus fruits, it is converted into BHA with formulation)
BHA exfoliators penetrates deeply into the skin (deeper than AHA exfoliators). It helps to deep clean clogged pores and normalise the lining of the pores, reducing the occurrence of acne. BHA exfoliators also have anti-flammatory and antibacterial properties, so they are best suited for oily, acne prone and sensitive skin types.

Suganda BHA Serum
Suganda is a brand that uses raw and organic ingredients in their products to provide the best to their consumers. They have a wide range of soaps, lotions and skincare products that are handmade by using Western ingredients and methods. Their products are free from chemicals, synthetic perfumes, parabens, petrolatum and SLS, so every skin type can use their products without worry.

Suganda BHA Exfoliating Serum has 2% salicylic acid, gotu kola and green tea as main ingredients. Salicylic acid is a very good exfoliator that deeps cleanse the skin and acts as an anti-aging ingredient. Gotu Kola is a herb that helps in skin rejuvenation and improves blood circulation. It also helps to speed up the skin's healing process. Green tea fights against sun's damage and protects your skin from UV rays. It is a also soothes the irritated skin and prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

1. Suganda BHA Serum is made with all natural ingredients, so it is safe for every skin type.
2. BHA serum helps to deep clean the clogged pores, making them appear cleaner and smaller.
3. BHA serum control sebum with regular usage, reducing the occurrence of oil on the skin.
4. BHA serum acts as a good anti-ageing ingredient and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
5. BHA serum treats blackheads, whiteheads and acne.
6. BHA serum normalises the lining of the pores that contributes to the occurrence of acne.
7. BHA serum works for the inner layer of the skin as well as the outer layer of the skin.
8. BHA serum helps to peel off the outer layer of the skin, giving even skin tone.
9. BHA serum is best suited for oily and acne prone skin types.
10. BHA serum can be used by women as well as men.

Packaging, Colour and Texture
Suganda BHA Serum comes in a packaging of 20 ml glass bottle. The glass bottle has a dropper on the top that makes helps to take out the serum easily in desired quantity (Never use too many drops of serum. You should use only 2-3 drops of exfoliator serum). It is a liquid serum with yellowish colour. It is light-weight serum that penetrates into the skin easily (once you massage well).

Salicylic Acid (2%), Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Glycerine, Green Tea Extract, Gotu Kola Extract, Trimethylglycine, Sodium Lactate, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxylethanol, Ethylhexyglycerine and Sodium Hydroxide

Price and Avaliability
Suganda BHA Serum is priced at Rs. 699/- for 20 ml. This quantity is enough to be used for at least one month if you use it every day (twice). It is available at Suganda Website and Amazon.

My Experience
I have been using BHA serum since three weeks and I have noticed few changes in my skin. I use this serum after cleaning and toning my skin. I take 2-3 drops of Suganda BHA Serum and massage well onto my skin for 2-3 minutes so that it penetrates into the skin. After this I apply a moisturiser and a sunscreen during day time and I skip the sunscreen if I include BHA serum in my night time routine. It is recommended that you should never skip using a sunscreen if you are using it in day time. A serum should never be left alone in the skincare routine, it has to be accompanied with a moisturiser for sure.

I started using Suganda BHA serum in humid weather, so I thought that it might leave my skin greasy but it penetrated well into the skin within few minutes. My skin is not greasy after the application of serum and a moisturiser. Within a week, I could notice that few blemishes were fading away. I had a small pimple near my mouth and it vanished away in two days. This was a WOW moment for me.

It has been three weeks that I am using Suganda BHA Serum and my skin looks clean, less oily (specially in this humid weather when I don't feel like applying anything on my skin) and even toned (around 30-40%). I have also noticed that the whiteheads and blackheads occurrence is delayed (I got a clean up done before using this serum) as usually I can see them back on my skin within two weeks. So, this products is a wonder serum for my skin type and I will continue to use it further too.

I am loving the experience with this serum, so I would rate this as 4.5/5. (.5 is deducted because I am waiting for some long terms effects to be visible on my skin). I would recommend Suganda BHA Serum to every person who has oily or acne prone skin types. Even if you have sensitive skin like me, it would suit your skin well. You can use it on alternative days if you have sensitive skin type.

I hope this review was informative for you. Please, share it with your friends and family to spread the news and let's all have a better skin in future. Also leave a feedback comment below.

Thank you!
Amrit Kaur (Amy)


  1. I have been looking for a good BHA product for my skin. This seems like a good one, so I will check it out for sure.
    Noor Anand Chawla

  2. I have been looking out for an exfoliating serum and I'm quite keen on trying this one as I have slightly oily skin and sensitive skin too. So thanks for this informative post.
    Kim Paradise - MumFLIX 0

  3. I'm hearing about BHA the first time. Good to know.its suitable for acne prone skin. I will give it a try, since I have combination skin with acne.

  4. I usually not use serum a lot but this is so great as it is with BHA and I will sure try this out!!

  5. I have never used any serum on the face so far, would love to try this one as it has all natural ingredients and won't be harmful for skin.

  6. 4.5/5 is a good rating for this product. It lasts a month and is priced well. I will definitely try it. Thanks

  7. I have never tried any BHA serum for my sensitive skin, But this one has some good ingredients, I think I should try it once.

  8. I thought serum not meant for oily skin. Natural ingredient make it more reliable and trustworthy for me

  9. I never heard about the serum for skin and I never used it as well. As I use the minimal product on my skin, I don't have much knowledge about these type of products.

  10. Serum with so many positive effects must be worth a trial. Is it suitable for mature dry skin?

  11. I have never used BHA serum.I will be checking whether it suits my skin.Very useful review

  12. I would like to try this serum since it contains both of my fave ingredients - Salicylic acid and green tea! :)

  13. It seems a good one for oily skin. It has green tea extracts so I am definitely going to try it next

  14. This looks so useful and effective product though not yet used but I am happy you shared ..will check out soon!!

  15. Firstly i love how you review a product. You break it down for the readers to understand and the tips that you slip in in between are charms! I will try this product. I hadn't a clue abt AhA or bha or the fact that serums should be accompanied by moisturizers. Thanks for this post

  16. Currently I'm hooked to this serum, the results are good, thankz for in depth post

  17. Thanks for sharing a detailed review with all properties of the product.

  18. I'm using this serum too and love the way my skin has changed over time with it. I don't massage for 2-3 mins though. Good tip.

  19. Off late I have been hearing quite a lot about the serums and the qualities they have got and how they work like magic on skin. I really liked the detailed review written by you on Suganda BHA serum.

  20. I used a serum earlier and gave me pimples. Will try this one. Thanks.,

  21. I think I will use Sunganda BHA serum.It sounds good for my skin.The best part is it has great ingredients to give a good care to my skin

  22. I really love to try sugandha serum . Seems Effective for oily skincare regime from your experience.

  23. You have provided so much useful information in this detailed review. Got to know all about AHA and BHA and how they are from natural sources. The Sugandha BHA serum seems to have really worked wonders, this is something I would love to try.

  24. Though it is a small bottle but considering it treats acne and is suitable for Oily skin. I will try it for sure.

  25. Though I'm not knowledgeable about BHA, one thing I know a lot about are natural herbal extracts especially Gotu Kola and Green Tea as it's my work. We must look got such extracts in our skin products.

  26. Your blog was thorough & informative; came to know the difference btwn AHA @ BHA usage!
    And im really eager to try this product now

  27. I have an oily, acne prone skin type and I love using BHA serums! I have heard so much good about this brand! I will definitely try it!

  28. That's a great review and the product looks promising although I have never used serum in my skin care routine I want to try this one out.

  29. Knowing about AHA and BHA was great through your blog post. I have never tried a BHA based product before but since I have oily skin I think I should start using this.

  30. Loved rrviews of this product. Will.try using it. Thank you for the detailed information

  31. I like how detailed your post is. Suganda BHA Exfoliating Serum has wonderful ingredients like the salicylic acid, gotu kola and green tea, which are very good for your skincare regime.

  32. That's great. Awesome work here πŸ‘ŒThat's really informative man πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

  33. Hey I'm thinking of buying this. I've oily skin and sometimes during my days I've acne which are hormonal. Also I want clear skin. Can I buy this and what moisturizer shall I use after this which moisturizes my skin well also doesn't react with the product. Please suggest something. This is the first time I'll be using something of this sort. I have never used chemical exfoliation before. I wish to try it. I've open pores and pimple marks on my skin too. My age is 21.


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