salicylic acid peel for acne

Acne: How Long Does Salicylic Acid Take to Clear Acne?

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Salicylic acid can quickly start to clear up acne, especially with a few extra tips. However, the best results take time and patience. Your skin didn’t get like this overnight, so give any products you are using time to work. Which means it takes 6-8 weeks for your facial skin to fully turn over and start fresh, with no signs of acne or acne scars.

First Things First

A regular morning routine is key in the fight against acne. Start with a gentle cleanser (like our pH-balanced Rose Cleanser!) which will wash away overnight treatments and any oil or bacteria. After cleansing, follow with our Salicylic Acid 2% Daily Treatment. You’ll be amazed as you leave it on for a few minutes as you can actually watch your pores get lighter and tighter – it’s awesome. After 1-3 minutes, rinse face with cool water.

Many people who suffer from acne skip a moisturizer, which would be a mistake – skin that is too dry will only amp up oil production – leaving skin oilier than before! Our Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer is a good choice, since it is light and hydrating, and won’t make your face look oily.

Minimize the amount of makeup you use daily, if you can stand it, or take breaks on the weekends – allowing skin to “breathe”. Putting foundation and cover-up on acne-prone skin only leads to more breakouts. Even a day off here and there can really speed up recovery.

Fight Acne While You Sleep…

So make sure to wash it all off in the evening! At night your skin kicks into repair overdrive, and it’s key to have really clean skin so that any treatments you use (anti-aging or acne creams, etc) can actually penetrate skin and do their work.

With every use, the Salicylic 2% Daily Peel will start to clear pores, killing bacteria and regulating oil production, and new skin turnover will speed up. It’s also good for fading acne scars and smoothing skin tone and complexion. We recommend using our Salicylic Acid Peel after cleansing, and (in the evening only) following with the Fruit Acid Gel Peel. Using the Fruit Acid Peel 2-3 times per week will also prevent acne from forming, as well as fade old acne marks. You’ll love how smooth and soft your skin feels after, and waking up to an improving complexion in the morning!

Tip: For ONLY the Salicylic peel, you can use it as a spot treatment and leave it overnight on any acne spots, which should then improve noticeably. (NOTE: not on the whole face, and not any of the other peels, since those MUST be neutralized with water)

Fruit Acid Gel Facial Peel
Fruit Acid Gel Facial Peel
Fruit Acid Gel Facial Peel


  • Incredible Anti-Aging: This organic peel will dramatically improve the appearance of fine lines, shrink pores, and increase skin’s elasticity for a youthful and flawless glow.
  • Erases fine lines, dark spots and improves skin’s texture and tone while revealing noticeably smoother, healthier skin
  • Skin is noticeable brighter and complexion is more even-toned after first application



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hyaluronic cream
Restore Hyaluronic Moisturizing Cream
Restore Hyaluronic Moisturizing Cream

A lightweight but rich post-treatment moisturizer to hydrate and protect newly-revealed skin.

Hyaluronic Acid holds up to 1,000 times its’ weight in water, binding moisture to even the driest skin without greasy residue.

Squalane is produced naturally by skin, but levels decrease as skin ages. Derived from olives, Squalane is ultra-hydrating and over time fades pigmentation, scars, and reverses UV damage while fighting free radicals.

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Probiotic Face Cleanser
Probiotic Face Cleanser
Probiotic Face Cleanser

Non-stripping cleanser gently removes dirt and makeup, while fortifying skin against UV free radical damage. Enhanced with potent anti-oxidants derived from Rose Hip Seed Oil and Astaxanthin. Two kinds of skin-friendly probiotic bacteria, Lactobacillus and Fermented Radish Root, maintain skin’s natural protective barrier and promote balance.

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3 Responses

  1. skincaretour
    | Reply

    Prevention trumps treatment. If you get really bad acne you should go get a facial 1-2 times a month, instead of getting permanent scars. If you already have scars, chemical peels.

  2. Tina
    | Reply

    Can u tell me how to use this cuz I have one do I need to wash it off or leave it on the face

    • Jo
      | Reply

      If you have oily skin you can leave the Salicylic acid 2% peel on. For more sensitive skin types, you’d want to wash it off with cool water.

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