Get to know Salicylic Acid. A great choice for acne-prone skin.

Unlike Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) that loves water, salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that loves oil. It is able to get deeper into the skin and remove dead skin cells, excess sebum and oil that are often the cause of acne breakouts.

Salicylic acid is oil-soluble so it's able to penetrate deep into follicles and break down blockages within, simultaneously reducing inflammation, unclogging congestion and exfoliating at the surface. It's a great choice for acne-prone and inflamed skins.

Salicylic acid is typically safe for use once or twice a day. The maximum strength for at-home use is 2% but you can get professional facials and peels containing salicylic acid that are much stronger.

Check out Dermalogica's Foaming wash. A daily cleanser for acne-prone skin containing Salicylic acid. Now available at Skin Geeks $19.50

Also, Check out our facials & peels section at for a complete list of treatments that can help you achieve the skincare results you are looking for.

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