Ingredient Highlight : Salicylic Acid - The Benefits

Salicylic Acid is a recognised key player in the skincare game, very well known for its breakout battling properties. Knowledge over what you're using on your skin will help you to understand what's right for your unique needs, so let us simplify this complex ingredient… 

What Is Salicylic Acid? 

Derived from Willow Bark, Salicylic Acid is a well-known gentle keratolytic agent that helps smooth the surface of the skin, refining the look of pores. 

It is a beta hydroxy acid and is the only one used in skincare, Glycolic, lactic and mandelic are all alpha hydroxy acids. 

How Salicylic Acid Works On Face

BHAs like Salicylic Acid are oil-soluble and so work deeply to penetrate the skin beyond the surface in comparison to their water-soluble (AHAs) counterparts. It breaks down the connection between skin cells to dissolve skin debris that clogs pores. 

Why Salicylic Acid Is Good For Skin?

Acts as an exfoliant 

Through dissolving the glue that attaches the skin cells together, this breakdown of the outer layer of skin promotes exfoliation.

Tackles blemishes, spots and breakouts 

The abnormally rapid turnover of skin cells causes significant peeling and scaling of the skin and is the root of breakouts. Salicylic Acid helps with this by dissolving the skin debris and clogged pause which cause this. 

Which Salicylic Acid To Use

You may have already guessed it! Our Power TonIQ™ Anti-Blemish Essence contains Salicylic Acid as its core ingredient working to provide immediate, targeted relief to breakouts and blemishes by offering a special skin SOS formulation. Just apply to troublesome areas at night and peel off the thin layer of film in the morning for best results. 

Take back control of your skin with our Power TonIQ™ Oil Control Essence. Specially formulated with Salicylic Acid to help unblock pores and balance sebum production to reduce those frustrating breakouts.

Not sure if these products are right for you? Take our FREE Skin Diagnostic. In under 5 minutes you could be on your way to ultimate skin health.

Author: Lily Scales 

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