Is a Salicylic Acid Peel Right For You?

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Salicylic acid from willow

Salicylic acid is the ultimate beauty multi-tasker, taking on acne AND wrinkles and pretty much anything else your skin can throw at you.

Our Salicylic acid is derived from willow bark – which is where the original aspirin is from as well (it’s a salicylate drug). Like aspirin, it is an anti-inflammatory – which is why it’s good at calming red, inflamed, acne-prone skin. And like other peels, it breaks up dead surface skin cells, revealing new healthy skin.

A Salicylic acid peel benefits just about any skin concern, and don’t just take our word for it. According to the Journal of Clinical Aesthetics and Dermatology:

A [Salicylic Acid] treatment regimen facilitated resolution of PIH [Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation] as well as a decrease in the overall pigmentation of the face. SA can be used to treat comedones and inflammatory lesions, pigmentation, skin texture, and reduction of fine lines in patients with moderately photodamaged skin.



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