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INCI: Salicylic Acid
Origin: Synthetic or natural
Natural sources :
White willow bark, meadowsweet
Types of skin:
Irregular, rough skin
Skin with imperfections
History & Discovery :
**Antiquity: Hippocrates and Galen mentioned in their writings the use of willow to reduce fever and pain.
1829**: a French pharmacist, Pierre-Joseph Leroux, extracts salicylic acid for the first time from white willow bark.
Chemical Family: Chemical Family:
Raw formula: C7H6O3
Beta-Hydroxy-Acid or BHA
KERATOLYTIC / EXFOLIATING: promotes desquamation (elimination of dead cells). This mechanism is also known as chemical peeling.
ANTIBACTERIAL: slows down the development of bacteria in sebum.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY: calms redness caused by inflammation.
Cosmetic indications :
Did you know?
Salicylic acid is a precursor of acetylsalicylic acid, the main ingredient in Aspirin.
In plants, salicylic acid plays an essential role in the resistance to aggressions, growth, and photosynthesis.
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