Skin Type: Combination to Oily Skin
Salicylic acid is very effective as both a surface exfoliant, as well as having the ability to penetrate & exfoliate deeply within the pore. This process results in the chemical extraction of sebum plugs from the pore. Salicylic acid also demonstrates topical antibacterial properties which may help to clear up existing acne eruptions, as well as discouraging new breakouts, blackheads & whiteheads. This beta-hydroxy acid solution is perfect for normal to oily skin types as well as acneic skin. Keep pores clear & skin smooth with this serious skin exfoliant. Available in 2% or 5% Salicylic Acid. If you have not used a BHA before, we recommend starting with the 2% and working up to 5% over time. Using 5% on skin that is not accustomed to low pH acids may result in excessive dryness and/or peeling.
• Unclog & reduce the appearance of pores
• Remove blackheads & whiteheads
• Soften & smooth skin
Key Active Ingredients:
• Salicylic Acid – This beta-hydroxy acid works within the pore to dissolve sebum & oil. Helps keep pores clear & discourage acne breakouts.
• Niacinamide – Known to clarify & brighten skin. Also displays mild anti-inflammatory properties.
• L-Glycine – This amino acid plays a key role in the generation of healthy tissue & wound healing.
To use: After cleansing & toning, apply a few drops to affected skin & smooth out evenly with fingers. Avoid contact with eyes. If excessive dryness develops, discontinue use for a few days, then reintroduce product 2-3 times a week.
Warning: Salicylic acid is chemically related to aspirin. Do not use if you have an allergy to aspirin.
FDA Sunburn Alert:This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.
I use this on my nose and chin and it keeps pores unclogged and skin smooth. I only use it during the summer though, my climate is too dry so my skin can get a bit cranky during the winter. I’ve used the 5%, and it works for me but I don’t seem to quite need that much intensity to do the job. Glad I have both though, for stubborn skin moments.
Great exfoliation, and didn't aggravate my skin.
Excellent quality BHA at a very fair price. This lower 2% is good for those who are new to acid exfoliation, and it's the one I started my young teen daughter using.