A beta-hydroxy acid derived from willow bark. Often naturally occurs and is sourced from willow bark, salicylic acid performs by neutralizing acne-causing bacteria, cleansing pores, and speeding up cellular turnover and regrowth to heal the skin more rapidly. Due to its ability to diminish inflammation, this makes it a common ingredient in products designed for acne, psoriasis, and rosacea.
Take Caution If You’re pregnant, have extremely dry skin or are taking certain types of medications, such as blood thinners. Overexposure of products that contain salicylic may cause skin dryness or interfere with other medications.« Back to Glossary Index