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Salicylic Acid
Salicylic Acid

Salicylic Acid

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 Renowned for its acne-fighting capability, this ingredient is the heart of all anti-acne treatments available in the market and is the preferred choice of dermatologists for getting perfectly clean, clear, and glowing skin. It is sourced from the bark of the willow tree or is made synthetically from phenol.

 

INCI name- Salicylic Acid

Molecular formula-C7H6O3

Alternate names-2-Hydroxybenzoic Acid, Ortho-Hydroxybenzoic Acid

Purity - 99%

 BENEFITS AND USES-

  • This wondrous compound has been shown to cause a dramatic reduction in acne and acne marks.
  • Being keratolytic, it helps scrape off the dead skin cells and any gunk present therein and is used in the treatment of psoriasis, warts, calluses, and corns.
  • Dermatologists use salicylic acid chemical peels for treating uneven-toned, acne-prone skin.
  • It prevents dandruff and relieves the scalp of any itching.
  • Its antimicrobial properties make it perfect for use in natural deodorants.
  • It can be found in soaps, shampoos, conditioners, creams, etc. as it removes dead skin and leaves the skin and hair free of any buildup.

 HOW IT WORKS- 

  • It breaks down the outer layer of the skin, penetrates it, and binds it to moisture.
  • This helps in loosening the dead skin cells, any debris present along with it, and ultimately in its effectual removal from the surface.

  CONCENTRATION AND SOLUBILITY-

  • It is used at varying concentrations depending on the products. OTC products generally contain 0.5%-5% salicylic acid.
  • It is generally insoluble in water and soluble in ethanol, oil of turpentine, alcohol, and ether.

 HOW TO USE- 

  • Add it to ethanol
  • Heat and stir gently until it dissolves.
  • Mix this to the oil or water phase of the formulation or any gel of your choice.
  • Maintain a pH of 3.5-4 to avoid recrystallization of acid.