Salicylic acid is a type of beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that is derived from willow bark. It is a common ingredient in over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription acne medications, as well as in other skincare products such as cleansers, toners, and moisturizers. Salicylic acid works by exfoliating the skin and helping to unclog pores, which can reduce the appearance of acne and other blemishes.
Can help reduce the appearance of acne, blackheads, and whiteheads.
Can improve the overall appearance of the skin by promoting exfoliation and unclogging pores.
Can also help with other skin concerns such as psoriasis and dandruff
Salicylic acid can cause dryness, irritation, and redness of the skin, especially if the product is overused or used too frequently.
It may cause sun sensitivity, so it is recommended to be used with sunscreen
Some people may experience an allergic reaction to the ingredient, such as hives or difficulty breathing.