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.
My Mom started on the 5% while I was nervous and worked my way up from the 2%. I use mine regularly during the summer on my t-zone, and then if I have a stubborn clogged pore or just feel like I need the big guns, I’ll use hers. Truly works. I don’t think I need the 5% constantly but am glad I have it for when I need it.
This is the only BHA I've found that is strong enough and formulated correctly to help reduce/eliminate my body acne.
No fillers! Other formulas for body acne I've found often have ingredients like aloe in them that leave a sticky film on the skin. Other formulas at 2% are also just not strong enough for my body acne. This leaves no film and is strong enough to be effective.
I use it about every other day on my back and chest and it lasts me about 9 months. It's a great deal! Whenever I forget to use it for a while, I regret it, because my acne pops back up.
If you're sensitive like me, start with the 2% and move to the 5% if and when your skin can handle it and you need it. I use it sparingly, maybe once a week, and it's excellent.
A permanent staple in my skincare routine. Once again, PSF offers a great product that's simply superior to the ridiculously overpriced ZO Skin Health line. I compare this to their TE pads with only 2% BHA. To increase the exfoliating action, I apply a few drops all over face and go back around nose and chin. Great product, highly recommended!
Another one of my favorite. I use it twice a day and a little goes a long way. I have oily prone skin and this helps me keep my pores clean. A++
This is an excellent quality BHA, at a very good price. I recommend this to all acne sufferers and anyone who wants good exfoliation without irritation.