Salicylic Acid, derived from the bark of the Willow tree, is a remarkable multi-benefit beta-hydroxy acid. It is well known for being an anti-inflammatory with calming and soothing effects. It is also known for its gentle exfoliating properties. Salicylic Acid is an active component of aspirin and the key ingredient in many blemish-fighting skin care products.
When applied topically, Salicylic Acid helps skin cells shed normally, therefore facilitating the removal of pore-clogging dirt, oil and debris. Not only does this process help clear pores, minimize blemishes and prevent breakouts, it allows for your next treatment layer to penetrate more effectively. In addition, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Salicylic Acid helps calm and soothe red, irritated skin. Look for this gentle yet effective blemish-fighting ingredient in our Very Clear® skincare system.