SALICYLIC ACID

By Sarah Corwin / 18 December 2023

Rating: BEST

What is it doing: It is a oil-soluble (penetrates deeper because of it) beta hydroxy acid that comes from the bark of willow trees. It is a brilliant multi-tasking ingredient that not only exfoliates gently your skin’s surface but also inside the pores, preventing as well as unclogging black heads and white heads. As an anti-irritant, it also has the ability to soothe stressed skin, reduce redness and work as an anti-inflammatory to calm breakouts. Studies have shown that it is not UV-sensitizing like AHA and used over time in a safe amount, can correct sun and age spots and hyperpigmentation issues

Found in: HYDRATING BALANCER (HUMID CONDITIONS), HYDRATING BALANCER (ARID CONDITIONS)