salicylic acid

What is it?

Salicylic Acid is considered a BHA (beta hydroxy acid) – a great ingredient to treat acne or the occasional blemish. Exfoliates to remove dead skin cells inside the pore and on the surface of the skin. Anti-inflammatory (derived from aspirin) reduces redness.

What it does:

Best for treatment and prevention of blackheads and large, inflamed spots on all skin types, especially those prone to oil and redness. Encourages the shedding of cells to unclog pores, encourage cell turnover, and allow your other skincare products to penetrate more effectively.

Where does it fit in my current skincare routine?

This ingredient works best in a leave-on product like a toner, gel, lotion, or spot treatment and always followed by an SPF.

What percentage should I use?

Percentage can range from .05 to 2% in over-the-counter products.
For mild breakouts 0.5 to 1%
For stubborn acne look for 2%
sensitive skin

What if I have sensitive skin?

Depending on the concentration and the number of applications, some people may experience dryness, peeling, redness, and some skin irritation. Always start with lowest concentration, and work your way up if your skin doesn't respond. Be sure to apply in moderation with a light, thin layer and always follow with an SPF product.

Pore Purifying Toner

After cleansing with Pore Purifying Facial Bath, pour a generous amount of toner onto a piece of cotton and wipe face, neck and décolleté. Avoid irritated and sensitive areas. Allow toner to dry naturally. Follow with eye cream, serum, moisturizer and sunscreen.

Anti-Aging Blemish Control Spot Treatment

Cleanse and tone skin with complementary Blemish Control products before applying. Cover the affected area with a thin layer one to three times a day. Follow with moisturizer and sunscreen during the day.

Anti-Aging Blemish Control Peel Pads

After cleansing with Pore Purifying Facial Bath, smooth applicator pad evenly over entire face and neck. Avoid the eye area. Can be used twice daily in the absence of irritation. Follow with sun protection during the day.

Use the entire Blemish Control regimen,
for best results.