Ingredient Spotlight: Salicylic Acid


➖Salicylic acid is great for treating those pesky black heads and white heads, exfoliating the skin for smoother texture and helping to calm inflammatory lesions!


➖In accordance with the FDA, as all acne treatment products must state, you want to be sure not to use products with salicylic acid on broken skin.


➖If skin irritation occurs, “characterized by redness, burning, itching, peeling, or possibly swelling. Irritation may be reduced by using the product less frequently or in a lower concentration.”

FDA FR Doc Number:2011-15560


➖Be sure to apply your favorite SPF over top! Although salicylic acid has some photoprotective properties, you still need SPF!


Sources:

PMID: 26347269

PMID: 14592543

DOI: 10.1515/afmnai-2015-0026

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