Salicylic acid isn't new to the beauty industry but has kept a loyal following of beauty fans. With its ability to fight off blemishes, buff away dead skin cells and battle against excess oil, it’s no wonder this acid is considered a skin saviour.
Salicylic acid is the only known and researched Beta Hydroxy Acid, also called BHA, and is derived from aspirin or willow bark. It differs to other Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA), such as glycolic acid, as salicylic works further down in the layers of the skin enabling it to unclog the pores of debris, bacteria and other germs that build up to cause blemishes and breakouts.
Salicylic Acid is a beta hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin. This 2% treatment solution helps exfoliate the inside walls of pores to fight the appearance of blemishes and for better visible skin clarity with continued use.
It Exfoliates the Skin
It Fights Against Blackheads and Whiteheads
It Gives the Skin A Deep Cleanse
Salicylic acid decongests pores of dead skin cell build up on the surface level, which helps reveal brighter skin. This form of BHA can also go beyond the surface of the skin and into the pore, where its secondary function as an antimicrobial comes into place to help treat existing acne and prevent future blemishes. It also has soothing properties and can correct uneven skin texture.
A little salicylic acid goes a long way. Concentrations of 0.5% to 2% (1% is a great middle-ground for most) are all that is needed for daily use,”