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.
the best products ever
I am 43, with a bit oily t-zone, this serum sorts out all the problems, from small whiteheads to bigger acne, those that lurk under the skin and are painful, in my experience it stops them from forming and erupting, after few days they go away, sometimes I use it all over the face and sometimes just on a spot that needs treatment, it's an excellent serum that doesn't dry out the skin either way.
What can I say pore heaven 😘
Nice to find a product to help clear my pores from black heads and white heads because I sometimes get scars for extraction of acne from my facial by esthetician.
The serum is really lightweight, dries quickly and is not irritating