Who is it for?
how to use it?
Apply a few drops to the face before other serums and creams. Use once a day or every other day in the AM or PM.
Shelf life: 2 years from production (unopened), 8 months PAO (period after opening)
Ingredients & Research
Salicylic acid aka BHA (2%): An oil-soluble exfoliating superstar that can unclog pores and balance blackhead-prone, oily skin. It is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Sarcosine: An amino-acid derived ingredient that works as a so called 5α-reductase inhibitor helping to normalize oil-production and pore size.
Allantoin: A classic skincare ingredient known for its skin soothing and skin protecting abilities.
full inci list:
Aqua (Water), Pentylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Salicylic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Sarcosine, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA
Leslie Baumann, MD, Cosmeceuticals and Cosmetic Ingredients, 1st edition, Salicylic Acid, p301
Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery, 10/2008; 27(3):170-6., Effective Over-the-Counter Acne Treatments
Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2010; 3: 135–142., Applications of hydroxy acids: classification, mechanisms, and photoactivity
Nam, Gaewon. "Stratum Corneum Exfoliation Effect with Hydroxy Acid according pH." Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists of Korea 42.4 (2016): 413-420.
Bashir, S. J., et al. "Cutaneous bioassay of salicylic acid as a keratolytic." International journal of pharmaceutics 292.1-2 (2005): 187-194.
Kornhauser, Andrija, et al. "The effects of topically applied glycolic acid and salicylic acid on ultraviolet radiation-induced erythema, DNA damage and sunburn cell formation in human skin." Journal of dermatological science 55.1 (2009): 10-17.
This is new for me, so I'm still trying it, but so far I like it
Very good for sebum control and for pimples, soaks in really well. Does not do much with hormonal acne, but I was expecting that.
Very nice serum goes on well, dries in, doesn't leave my face greasy, using it with epad and , however there is a strange smell when using, smells a bit like nail polish remover, not sure if this meant to smell like this, otherwise ok only giving 4 stars because of the smell of the serum
Ir gave me the worst acne ever! All face and neck (where I put this serum) got the worst acne ever. Every pore got infected! 3 week is going on and I still have a lot of pimples and scars from this !
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