Is this product supposed to have a strong scent?
The product has a strong chemical odor. Is that because of the ingredients? I have not encountered this before with other Prep products from BE
Yes, it's the acids in it... they are very good for your skin, because they act like exfoliators and they summon water to your skin layers, so they are rather common in beauty products, but their smells are usually covered by fragrances. The fact that you can smell them it's an indicator that BE does NOT put in anything more than strictly needed, such as fragrances.