Bakuchiol – plant-based antibacteral. Clarity MD.
Bearberry Leaf Extract – see Arbutin
Beeswax – natural humectant and emollient, antioxidant. Revision line.
Bentonite – a detoxifying, natural clay made of a mineral called Montmorillonite and volcanic ash. Absorbs excess oil and helps control acne. Revision’s Black Mask.
Benzoyl Peroxide – antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, helps control acne. In Obagi Clenziderm, ProActiv, PCA line, Dermalogica, Glytone.
Beta-Hydroxy Acid – derived from the bark of a willow tree. Gives a superficial peel. The most common is salicylic acid. In many acne treatments b/c of it’s exfoliating, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial. Skinceuticals, SilkPeel.
Bilberry Fruit Extract (Vaccinium Myrtillus) – exfoliates, moisturizes. iS Clinical. Sircuitskin.
Bisabolol – botanical extract from the German chamomile plant. Anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-redness. Revision, Skinceuticals, Clarity MD, Avene.
Bismuth subsalicylate, in Pepto Bismol, acts like it’s relative salicylic acid, exfoliates and unclogs pores.
Bidens Pilosa (Spanish Needle) Extract. Used in Chinese herbal medicine, anti-inflammatory with vitamin A. In Epionce line.
Bixa Orellana (Achiote) Seed Extract – antimicrobial and vitamins A and E. Epionce Line.
Blueberry Extract – prevents degradation and rigidification (aging metabolic slowdown changes) of healthy collagen, stimulates extra-cellular matrix components. SkinCeuticals.
Bromelain Enzymes – from pineapple, exfoliates, and rebuilds collagen. iS Clinical.