Salicylic Acid

Category

Chemical Exfoliant

Ingredient

Salicylic Acid

Definition

Category: BHAs

Type: Ingredient

Definition: Oil-soluble ingredient that can penetrate through to our pores alongside working on the surface of the skin. Going deeper into our pores makes them more effective than scrubbing the skin with physical exfoliants or even using AHAs.

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Benefits

  • Number one ingredient to treat problematic skin
  • It can exfoliate skin both on the surface and in the pores
  • It's a potent anti-inflammatory agent
  • It's more effective for treating blackheads than acne

Danger

  • Needs to have the right % (as lower than 1% can be super effective to target underlying redness and sensitivity but not enough to target acne and oil-related skin concerns)

Hint

Its antibacterial properties can be boosted with ingredients such as azelaic acid

Contraindications

Pregnancy

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