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The Clarifying Benefits of Salicylic Acid

Banishing Breakouts with BHA (Salicylic Acid)


When it comes to achieving clear and radiant skin, the power of salicylic acid is absolutely your best partner in blemish-busting crime. This remarkable skincare ingredient is well-known for its ability to tackle acne, unclog pores, and reveal a smoother complexion. Here is all you need to know about salicylic acid, its benefits, how to incorporate it into your skincare routine, and all the La Clinica products where you’ll find it.


What is Salicylic Acid


Salicylic acid belongs to the beta hydroxy acid (BHA) family and is derived from willow bark. Its unique structure allows it to penetrate oil-clogged pores, making it particularly effective for treating acne and oily skin. By dissolving the build-up of dead skin cells, salicylic acid helps prevent breakouts, reduces inflammation, and encourages the renewal of healthy skin cells.


Salicylic Acid is great for:

  • Blemish-prone skin
  • Oily skin
  • Dull, textured skin


Benefits of Salicylic Acid for Acne-Prone Skin


A favourite for blemish-prone skin as this acid focuses on clearing out and unclogging pores and targeting blemishes and congestion. This type of acid is oil soluble meaning it is able to get through the oil to remove the bacteria and debris lurking beneath, stopping spots before they have a chance to form. Calming and anti-inflammatory it also helps with the redness that often comes with those angry, red pimples. It also provides hydrating and calming properties that help achieve soft, soothed skin.


Benefits of Salicylic Acid for Unclogging Pores and Refining Texture


Clogged pores can lead to a range of skin issues, from acne to dullness. Salicylic acid's exfoliating action helps unclog these pores, preventing the formation of blackheads and whiteheads. With regular use, it also promotes a more refined skin texture, leaving you with a smoother canvas for makeup application and a naturally radiant glow.

Where to find Salicylic Acid - Our Favourite Products


Salicylic Acid Face Wash

Start with a salicylic acid-infused cleanser. This can help remove excess oil and prevent clogged pores, setting the stage for the rest of your routine.


Removing the grime of the day is important for keeping buildup that causes acne at bay. The Clear Skin Face Wash effectively removes make-up and debris without stripping your skin. Use it as a body wash for all over acne treatment if you’re also struggling with body acne.


About the Clear Skin Anti Blemish Face Wash

  • Salicylic acid-infused gel cleanser 
  • Helps remove excess oil & prevent clogged pores
  • Sets the stage for the rest of your routine

Shop Clear Skin Anti Blemish Face Wash

 

Salicylic Acid Serum

The Clear Skin Multi Fruit Acid Serum contains 2% Salicylic Acid as well as fruit extracts containing alpha hydroxy acids to clear out and unclog pores and help remove the bacteria and debris lurking beneath. Calming and anti-inflammatory it also helps with the redness that often comes with those angry, red spots.

 


About the Clear Skin Multi Fruit Acid Serum

  • Salicylic Acid & fruit extracts containing alpha hydroxy acids
  • Gentle yet effective 

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Salicylic Acid Moisturiser

Yes, you can find moisturisers with salicylic acid. These multitasking products hydrate your skin while simultaneously providing the benefits of exfoliation.The Resurfacing Active Moisture Cream is packed with endless benefits, formulated with Glycolic, Salicylic and Lactobionic acids, plus Vitamin C to give you your brightest, best skin yet.

 


About the Resurfacing Active Moisture Cream

  • Hydrates as well as exfoliates
  • AHAs, BHAs & PHAs with added vitamin C

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Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Treatment


Consider adding a weekly treatment containing salicylic acid to your regimen. These powerful products can provide more intense treatment with instant results.

 


Our highest performance Hydroxy Acid Exfoliator with Glycolic, Mandelic, Lactic, Gluconolactone, Tartaric and Salicylic Acids. Six different hydroxy acids work to exfoliate the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, providing visibly brighter skin, helping keep blemishes at bay and refining uneven skin texture.


About the Age Reversal High Performance Hydroxy Acid Exfoliator 

  • A weekly treatment 
  • Can provide more intense treatment with fast results
  • Contains multiple exfoliating acids
  • Not intended for sensitive skin or salicylic acid beginners

Shop Age Reversal High Performance Hydroxy Acid Exfoliator 



Incorporating Salicylic Acid into Your Skincare Routine

When starting a new ingredient it is always best to introduce it slowly, For example start using it 2-3 times a week and gradually increase to a frequency that works best for your skin. 


Don't forget to wear sunscreen during the day, especially when using products with salicylic acid. This helps protect your skin from UV damage and prevents any potential sensitivity.

 

Keep reading: Which Chemical Exfoliating Peel is Best for Your Skin?
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