Cleaning the Face With Products That Contain Salicylic Acid

While you are at a supermarket or a skin care shop looking for a cleanser for your face or to defend against acne, always look at the back label, and if you spot the ingredient salicylic acid, well, you have made the right choice.

Salicylic acid face wash is particularly popular for its deep cleansing and skin rejuvenation properties. People who have pimples and acne may use salicylic acid to clear up blemishes. On the other hand, you may also benefit from a reduction in wrinkles and fine lines. Salicylic acid is a beta hydoxy acid used as an exfoliant and an acne treatment. Like all other beta hydroxy acids, salicylic acid is also oil soluble, making it an ideal ingredient for the treatment of oily skin. It can penetrate clogged pores and is able to break up black heads and pimples.The acid helps exfoliate your skin and kills bacteria. Using a salicylic acid facial cleanser correctly can help to reduce the incidence of problem skin conditions.

How Salicylic Acid Can Help Your Acne

People with acne are often prone to over secretion of sebum. Excessive concentration of sebum mixed with dead cells and dirt leads to the creation of an ideal environment for bacterial growth which leads to acne. Topically applied, salicylic acid acts as a keratolytic agent, which means that it works to reduce the amount of oil in the pore. Moreover, it also has the excellent ability to exfoliate skin and clear breakouts. Exfoliation is a simple process that removes dead skin cells from the surface of your face. Due to the cleansing properties of salicylic acid, the dead cells are removed, thereby revealing fresh skin underneath. It increases cell turnover and makes new skin grow faster, opening up pores.

Cosmeceuticals Acne Treatment With Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is found in many over-the-counter acne treatments, such as face washes, spot treatments, lotions and other skincare products to fight acne. Most products contain between 0.5 and 2% salicylic acid. Any more than that, and the skin would dry out too much. To prevent this, you may apply the product less often at first, and then gradually begin to apply the product more often after your skin has adjusted to the ingredient. [frame src=”” link=”” target=”_self” width=”250″ height=”293″ alt=”Face cleanser” align=”left” prettyphoto=”true”]People using salicylic acid can minimize risks and maximize benefits by using it only according to a physician’s recommendations or the products manufacturers’ guidelines. However, to get the maximum benefits from salicylic acid we would like to introduce a new exciting productin the TimeSlip RG-CELL® Cosmeceuticals line: RG-CELL® Phyto A Cleanser is a powerful cocktail of salicylic acid, algae extract and aloe. It removes debris, impurities and excess sebum and gives a clean, refreshing sensation to your face. Formulated in a natural vegetable base cleansing agent, RG-CELL® Phyto A Cleanser provides the beneficial properties of salicylic acid and other ingredients. It works to dissolve blackheads and prevent new ones from forming under the skin.

More Benefits of Salicylic Acid Based Skin Care Products

Salicylic acid acts to exfoliate the skin. It penetrates deep into the skin to remove layers that are contributing to the appearance of wrinkles. As an ingredient in skin care products, salicylic acid encourages these layers to shed, revealing unblemished skin underneath. Removing damaged and dead skin cells is key for the skin to renew itself. In combination with other ingredients such as aloe or/and algae, salicylic acid based products soothe new layers of skin and prevent redness or swelling. According to a 2007 article published by the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, the use of salicylic acid increases the production of the ingredients that lead to the skin reforming broken collagen chains, which effectively reduces the appearance of wrinkles in the skin. But keep in mind, new salicylic acid treatments should be applied only to skin that is not showing reddening or swelling as the result of previous treatments. All of the above summarizes why we included this ingredient in our new formula. As a brand that represents a scientific approach to skin care, TimeSlip RG-CELL® Cosmeceuticals has scientific evidence to demonstrate what our ingredients can do. Below are few of the many scientific studies that prove all of the above: 1. Treatment of acne vulgaris with salicylic acid pads. Clinical Therapeutics, 1992. 2. Salicylic acid peels for the treatment of photoaging. Dermatologic Surgery, 1998. 3. Salicylic Acid Peels for the Treatment of Acne Vulgaris in Asian Patients. Dermatologic Surgery, 2003. 4. Salicyloyl-phytosphingosine: a novel agent for the repair of photoaged skin. International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 2007.

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