What does Salicylic do for the skin?

There are so many ingredients out there to tackle different skin concerns that it is easy to become overwhelmed when choosing the best for your skin.

One of the most talked-about ingredients is Salicylic Acid - especially in the battle against breakouts.

So let's take a look at this ingredient and see exactly who it is for and what are the benefits for your skin’s health.

What is Salicylic Acid?

Salicylic acid, also known as a Beta Hydroxy Acid, is derived from the bark of the Willow Tree.

Known for its ability to absorb oil and clear pores of any unwanted, acne-causing bacteria, this stand out Beta-Hydroxy Acid is a must for anyone tackling breakouts or acne.

At its core, Salicylic Acid helps clear pores and promote new cell regeneration by its exfoliating effect on the skin. By doing so, you're able to treat current blemishes and prevent new ones from forming.

Who needs Salicylic Acid?

Anyone who has excess oil, breakouts and acne will benefit from this oil busting ingredient.

As with any active ingredient, the key is to start slow. Introducing it into the skin carefully to avoid any adverse side effects.

All skin types can use salicylic acid, but it's best for acne-prone and oily skin.

Which skin types should be careful with their use of Salicylic Acid?

As salicylic acid mops up oil it can dry the skin out, people with dry or dehydrated skin should opt for products with Glycolic Acid instead.

For those with sensitive skin to use it safely, always do a patch test first to make sure the skin will not react.

My two Favourite Salicylic Acid Products!

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Designed as a skin-clarifying super serum, Clarity is formulated with two powerhouse ingredients: retinol, a form of Vitamin A which helps exfoliate and reduce the appearance of oil, and salicylic acid, a gentle yet effective exfoliant. Together these ingredients help clarify clogged pores that can cause breakouts.

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A high-performance night oil combining Retinol and Salicylic Acid into one skin-soothing formula that helps reduce visible signs of premature skin ageing and clear breakouts. Renews and soothes skin overnight to deliver clearer, more vibrant skin by morning

About the Author

My name is Rochelle, I have been lucky enough to be in the Beauty Industry for over 30 years helping clients achieve amazing results with their skin.

With 3 children of my own, I understand life is busy, so I'd love to help you find the best regimen that works for you and your lifestyle!

Having owned my own traditional based Beauty Salon and time in the Laser Industry, I've learnt that my passion lies in results-driven skin treatments and products. I feel so fortunate to have the most amazing brands at my fingertips. This allows me to give the best possible treatment and home care advice you need to achieve the skin you desire.

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