Salicylic Acid is a chemical type exfoliant from the Imperfections range perfect for combination and oily skin. It keeps blackheads at bay, gently exfoliates your skin, smoothes the skin and reduces imperfections.
If you have acne, Salicylic Acid is your asset, even if you have dry or normal skin.
Salicylic Acid is the reference exfoliant for combination and oily skin. It belongs to the family of the so-called Beta-Hydroxy Acids (BHA), which have the ability to deeply cleanse pores avoiding problems such as pimples.
In the case of having normal or dry skin, the exfoliant recommended for this type of skin is Glycolic Acid, unless the objective of use is to correct acne, in which case it would still be Salicylic Acid regardless of skin type.
Benefits of Salicylic Acid (BHA) for the skin
Acne-prone skin: thanks to its triple antiseptic action, it decongests pores and calms
Anti-blackheads: keeps them at bay by gently exfoliating your skin
Smoothes the skin and reduces blemishes: by removing excess dead cells, your skin looks smoother and softer
Exfoliates and renews the skin: contributes to the renewal process by removing dead cells left over from the stratum corneum of the skin
Visibly reduces small sun spots and decreases hyperpigmentation
Visibly reduces wrinkles and expression lines
Improves penetration of other actives
What is the recommended concentration of Salicylic Acid (BHA)?
The concentration of pure Salicylic Acid included is 4%.
How to use Salicylic Acid (BHA)?
· Day and night / SPF: During the day, use in combination with a base that includes sun protection or apply a photoprotector of your choice depending on the needs of your skin.
· With Retinol and/or Vitamin C: If we include other active ingredients such as Retinol or Vitamin C and we notice that the skin is slightly irritated, we can space out their use, alternating them during the day and night or using them on alternate days until our skin gets used to them.
* When not in use, store inside the device, in its box or in a dark place.
Is Salicylic Acid recommended for sensitive skin?
This active exfoliant has a special feature, which is that it has proven to have a calming effect on acne-prone skin. However, in the rest of the skins it has not been demonstrated, so the compatibility with sensitive skins we define it as intermediate.
If you have sensitive skin, we recommend you try it (mixed with a base) on a small area of skin, such as the inside of the forearm. If you have no irritation after 48 hours, you can use it. If not, consider switching to another antioxidant with better compatibility with sensitive skin.
Where is Salicylic Acid (BHA) found?
This chemically active exfoliant is naturally found in the bark of the willow tree (Salix), hence its name.
Salicylic Acid (BHA) Myths
· "Retinol cannot be mixed with AHA (Glycolic Acid) and BHA (Salicylic Acid) exfoliants".
False. Many researches defend the use of these ingredients together because of their great effectiveness.
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Blackheads, Exfolia y renueva la piel, Smoothes skin texture, Acne: exfoliates and decongests
Mejora penetración del resto de activos, Mejora aspecto general, Potencia el resto de activos, Reduce la manchas y unifica el tono
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Imperfections & irregular skin
Compatibility with sensitive skin
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Natural origin ingredients "Nature Identical" ingredients: ingredients that have been synthesized to be the same as a natural ingredient or one of its derivatives Safe synthetic ingredients
· Salicylic Acid
Known as: Salicylic Acid (BHA)
Salicylic Acid is an active exfoliant of the Beta-Hydroxy Acid (BHA) family that serves to care for the most damaged skin. It is used in cosmetics to exfoliate, leaving a smoother skin with less imperfections, fights acne, pimples and reduces spots on our skin.
Recommended for oily or combination skin and even sensitive skin thanks to its soothing effect, it acts on the epidermis, weakening the union of the lipids that hold the dead cells together. Therefore, it removes them and reveals the new cells that were hidden.
Known as: Alpha Bisabolol
It is the main constituent of Camomile Essential Oil. It has a soothing effect on the skin and can improve the penetration of other active ingredients.
· Avena Sativa Kernel Extract
Known as: Avena Sativa Kernel Extract
It contains anti-inflammatory, soothing and moisturizing benefits.
Tengo la piel grasa especialmente en mis días del mes....leí en internet que el ácido Salicilico funcionaba para el acné y compre el de Lesielle. Por ahora no he notado que mi acné desaparezca del todo pero si me lo reduce bastante. Os lo recomiendo