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Salicylic Acid is a beta hydroxy acid found in many plants but it’s most well know source is White Willow or Salix alba from which it;s name is derived.
Topically, Salicylic acid is most commonly found in products used to combat acne and other skin conditions such as dandruff, callouses and warts. It acts as a comdeolytic and bateriostatic agent meaning it stimulates the shedding of dead skin cells, unclogs pores and inhibits the growth of potentially acne causing bacteria.
Usage: add to the oil phase
0.5 to 1.0% for sensitive skin products
2.0% for active treatment products