Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid)
Salicylic Acid resides deep in the heart of Willow Bark and Sweet Birch trees and is a highly effective peeling agent and an excellent pore cleanser with anti-wrinkle and anti-acne properties.
It works by gently removing old cells from the skin allowing it to be replaced with healthy skin; boosts collagen production and in turn balances oil production (less acne and blemishes); and lessens the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Salicylic Acid also has an anti-inflammatory effect. This acid is able to penetrate the oily material blocking pores and flush it out.
Results: Unlike Glycolic and Lactic Acids which are gradual peels, using a Salicylic peel may cause visible peeling that can last up to 3 days.
Please note that Salicylic Acid Peels are not recommended for use during pregnancy or lactation.
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Salicylic Acid works well for the following conditions:
Acne, Acne Scars, Blackheads/Whiteheads, Dry Skin, Sun-damaged Skin, Blotchy Pigmentation, Fine Wrinkles, Loss of Elasticity, Large Pores, in-grown hairs, Age Spots/Dark Spots, Seborrheic Keratosis, Hyperkeratosis, and Actinic keratosis.
Choosing a strength that's right for you:
20% Salicylic Acid (Strong Peel): Is a deeper exfoliation, perfect for acne and mature skin. Also recommended to start at a lower percentage unless you have already used Salicylic Acid.
10% Salicylic Acid (Medium Peel): Used for all skin types.
5% Salicylic Acid (Light Peel): This should be the first percentage for first-time usage and for more sensitive skin. This is our weakest peel and will give the same results as the stronger peels, but is a more gradual process.
Note about Retin A
If you are using Retin A products and want to use our Acid Peels, you will need to stop the treatments at least two-weeks before using the Peels. Retin A makes the skin very sensitive to the sun and to other products.
Distilled Water, Salicylic acid, Sodium Citrate, Propylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose and Sodium Hydroxide.
Preform a spot skin test before applying our Glycolic Acid to the full area. Use the below directions on the inside of your wrist. After cleansing, confirm no irritation has occured - then apply as normal.
- Cleanse face with an oil-free cleanser and pat dry.
- Apply enough of the peel to cover the area - Avoid eyes, lips, and mucous membranes. Do not rub into skin.
- Leave on for 30 seconds - 2 minutes depending on skin sensitivity.
- Rinse well thoroughly with warm water
- Apply Moisturizer containing Sunscreen (SPF 15 and up).
- Repeat every one or two weeks
- After 2 months, allow your skin a break for one month before beginning again.
- Apply only as directed - improper use may irritate the skin.