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Products with Salicylic Acid for Acne

What is salicylic acid?

Salicylic acid is a 2-hydroxybenzoic acid that works on acne lesions through its anti inflammatory and comedolytic properties [1]. Salicylic acid has the ability to disrupt the cellular junctions that holds the epidermal cells (upper layer of the skin) together. This leads to the exfoliation (and thereby comedolytic effect) which helps prevent the pores from clogging with dead skin cells [2].