Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) that’s derived from willow bark. It’s a great active for handling acne, breakouts and blocked pores as it gets deep into pores to unclog them, removing oil, dead skin and dirt. It can also help to break down dead skin cells, encouraging exfoliation and radiant skin.
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Candid Notes: Stick to the areas of your skin that are acne-prone when you use salicylic acid as it isn’t always suitable for large areas of skin. It can dry skin out so be careful how much you use.