Salicylic Acid

What is it?
Salicylic acid (SA), a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), supports natural skin exfoliation. Originally from plant sources like white willow and wintergreen, it's now typically synthesized in labs. SA is utilized for concerns such as rough skin (keratosis pilaris), clogged pores, and psoriasis. Its gentle exfoliating properties, when integrated into your skincare routine, can result in softer, smoother skin.

What does it do for the skin?
Salicylic acid, a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), benefits the skin by promoting natural exfoliation. It helps to address concerns like clogged pores, rough skin (such as keratosis pilaris), and certain skin conditions like psoriasis. When incorporated into your skincare routine, its gentle exfoliating properties leave the skin feeling softer and smoother.

Can it be used with other skincare ingredients?
Typically, it's advised not to blend retinol and salicylic acid in your skincare regimen to avoid potential redness or irritation. Nevertheless, if you have concerns like dark spots, acne-prone skin due to excess oil, or mature skin, a cautious and gradual introduction of both retinol and salicylic acid on alternate days can display benefits.

Is it suitable for all skin types?
Salicylic acid is generally suitable for many skin types, including oily, acne-prone, and combination skin.However, individuals with sensitive or dry skin may need to be cautious, as salicylic acid can potentially cause dryness or irritation. In such cases, it's advisable to start with lower concentrations and use it less frequently.

 

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