A gentle exfoliant 2% Salicylic Acid 3.2 pH.
Salicylic acid is lipid soluble and hence penetrates the fatty sebum produced by sebaceous glands, eliminates acne causing bacteria, and helps to reduces the clogging of infected pores and acne. Paraben Free
Hydroxy acids, such as salicylic acid and glycolic acid, are widely used as exfoliating agents and for skin peels. They remove dead skin cells and also loosen and slowly dissolve skin lesions such as acne scars, keloid scars, surgical scars, burn scars, moles, skin tags, stretch marks, age spots, and sun damage marks.
Salicylic acid is effective at concentration between 1 and 3%. Glycolic acid becomes effective at concentrations of about 7% to 10%
The secret of hydroxy acid actions is that your healthy, normal skin is very tough and has a high resistance to such acids. In contrast, most skin lesions have less structural integrity and are more easily broken down by the acids. The repeated use of such acids over periods of a month or longer slowly dissolves most skin lesions.
Skin Types: Best for normal to dry skin types. All Fitzpatrick skin types. For problemmatic skin, oily, etc. the best choice is the 2% Salicylic Acid as salicylic acid in alcholhol will achieve far better penetration.
Directions: This is a leave on product. Exfol Cream should be applied after serums or before other cream products. Once Exfol is applied, let the skin rest for approx. 20 minutes before applying anything on top. This allows the saliclylic acid to work and penetrate as the skin begins to slowly and naturally rise to it's normal pH.
Ingredients: Purified water, ethylhexyl palmitate, squalane, cetyl alcohol, carthamus tinctorius seed (safflower) oil, stearic acid, glycerol stearate, PEG-100 stearate, sodium salicylate, polysorbate 80, phenoxyethanol, C10-30 cholesterol/lanosterol esters,allantoin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice (aloe vera) gel, tocophersolan (vitamin E),retinyl palmitate, mixed (alpha, beta, gamma, delta) tocotrienols, mixed (alpha, beta, gamma, delta) tocopherols, ubiquinone (CoQ-10), and xanthophyll (lutein).