Skin Ingredient Spotlight: Salicylic Acid

Salicylic Acid- It’s a keratolytic beta hydroxy acid (BHA) famous for its ability to smooth the skin without causing irritation, reduce acne-causing bacteria and oil to prevent blemishes, all while penetrating the pores to help clear out impurities (making it also excellent for preventing blackheads after a deep pore cleansing facial). You’ll usually find Salicylic Acid in cleansers and moisturizers formulated for skins prone to break outs, as well as in acne spot treatments. It’s a fabulous ingredient with proven results in reducing blemishes.

Here are the Renée Rouleau products that contain Salicylic Acid: …

AHA/BHA Cleansing Gel – dual action formula to promote clearer skin

Tea Tree Anti-Blemish Lotion – a cooling blend of anti-bacterial ingredients to lessen acne break outs

Triple Berry Smoothing Peel – a powerful blend of acids and enzymes to exfoliate and smooth the skin

Daytime Blemish Gel – spot treatment that puts an invisible seal over blemishes, for use under makeup

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  1. Generally speaking, those with clogged pores and acne breakouts will benefit from Salicylic Acid. If you are pregnant, it is not recommended to use products containing Salicylic Acid.

    Posted By: Lydia Noel  | 

  2. What skin types need this and should use this?
    What skin types should steer clear from salicylic acid?

    Posted By: lisa  | 


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