Salicylic acid is the buzzword du jour, and for very good reason. However, while it may be getting some serious hype from beauty product lovers the world over, the word ‘acid’ still causes some confusion. After all, acid is generally something we should avoid, right?

Luckily, salicylic acid is the skin-loving kind. It’s a naturally occurring acid that gently exfoliates while helping to unblock pores and clear blemish-prone skin. It’s so kind to your skin and it can be incorporated into your daily skincare regime. Even in products that are suitable for sensitive skin.

From how exactly salicylic acid works to some great salicylic acid-containing skincare products, we’ve explored all you need to know about this superpower ingredient.


How does salicylic acid work?

Salicylic acid is a naturally occurring hormone that is produced in plants and here’s the science: Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid, (also known as a BHA) that contains beta acids. It can penetrate into pores in the skin and help to dissolve clogs. It is also effective at exfoliating, i.e. removing dead skin cells from the outer most layer of the skin.

The reason salicylic acid gives such a deep clean is because it can penetrate deep into the skin, helping to purify blemish-prone skin on a deeper level and preventing outbreaks before they occur. Suddenly science seems more appealing!


Incorporating salicylic acid into your daily skincare routine

Salicylic acid is an ingredient that can be used by almost anyone. Whether you have sensitive, oily, dry or normal skin, there’s a salicylic acid-containing skincare product that’s right for you.

If you’re planning to introduce salicylic acid into your skincare routine for the first time, use a product specifically designed for sensitive to fight imperfections while being gentle on your skin.

After using salicylic acid daily in your skincare routine, you should start to notice your skin appears smoother and clearer.


GARNIER TO THE RESCUE !