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    Essentially Natural

    Essentially Natural Salicylic Acid

    Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid (as opposed to an alpha hydroxy acid). It is a powerful anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agent used in skincare to combat acne and provide exfoliation, and in hair care to combat dandruff.


    The hydroxy acids exfoliate the top layer of skin, helping smooth and even complexion, keep pores unclogged, brighten skin and even fade dark marks and discoloration.

    Sizes: 100g, 250g, 500g, 1kg


      • Salicylic acid is lipophilic, meaning it can penetrate even oily skin types
      • Anti-inflammatory
      • Reduces sebum production
      • Deep cleansing action by unclogging of pores and breaking apart of desmosomes to allow new cell growth
      • Dissolves skin debris that clogs pores and causes acne
      • Works best on blackheads and whiteheads
      • Has an exfoliation action
      • Helpful for dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis

      Pure salicylic powder (99-100.5% assay).


      Usage: 0.5-2% solution for face care, up to 3% for shampoo or body care products.

      There are a few ways to incorporate salicylic acid into products and formulations. In formulations, salicylic acid requires a humectant to dissolve, which is then used in the water phase. It can be dissolved in propanediol, or to a lesser degree in glycerine. It is poorly soluble in water on its own. Gentle heating may be required to fully dissolve.


      In ready-made products, the salicylic acid powder can be blended straight in without the need to dissolve it first.

      Remember to check the pH of your product after adding salicylic acid, as it can lower the pH significantly. You don't want to go much lower than pH 3.5 or your skin may be irritated.

      Cautions: do not overuse salicylic acid as it may cause dryness or irritation. Follow up with sunscreen if using in the morning/daytime, as any type of exfoliant can make your skin more susceptible to sunburn.


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        Enjoy free delivery nationwide when you spend R400 or more

        Our delivery options:

        > Door-to-door courier delivery: nationwide shipping with The Courier Guy, Dawn Wing Express, CourierIt or FastWay

        > Delivery to your nearest Pargo Point

        If the value of the goods in your cart is less than R400 then a shipping fee will be applied. You can select your preferred option by rate or what is most convenient for you.

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        COURIER DELIVERY*

        Shipping Rates:

        Local (Cape Town Main Areas)
        R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery FREE
        R399.99 or less Courier Door to Door Delivery R55.00
        Main Centres
        R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery  FREE
        R399.99 or less Courier Door to Door Delivery R80.00
        Regional & Outlying
        R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery  FREE
        R399.99 or less Courier Door to Door Delivery R100.00

        Please remember: our couriers can only deliver to street addresses and they do not deliver to embassies, malls and chain stores, plots, farms, mines and to some outlying towns and townships. If our couriers can't deliver to your address we'll contact you to make alternative arrangements. There are no deliveries on weekends or public holidays. 

        One of our courier partners – The Courier Guy, CourierIt, Dawn Wing Express or FastWay - will deliver to your physical address, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm. If you are at a business address during working hours then please register these details for your courier delivery unless someone is at home to sign for your parcel.

        If you live in a main city centre then approximate shipping time is 1-3 working days, nationwide. If you live in an outlying area delivery may take up to 7 working days. The shipping time of heavy goods, bulk purchases and to regional areas is generally 3-5 working days.

        Please do not hesitate to contact us or our courier partners directly if you would like to try and get a more precise estimate of delivery date.

        PARGO POINT DELIVERY*

        Shipping time to a Pargo point takes approximately 3 to 5 working days. 

        *Late Deliveries

        Unforeseen circumstances like adverse weather, load shedding, hijacking, strikes, pandemics or supplier issues could prolong the delivery time. It's rare, but it can happen. Late delivery is not grounds for refund or cancellation of already shipped orders but if you are in any way concerned about the current location of your parcel and ETA of delivery, please contact us with your order number so that we can follow up for you.

    Customer Reviews

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    Gladys
    Love it

    I love how it makes my skin feels. I mixed it with vegetable glycerin and made a serum from it. My skin feels soft and clear. I also mixed it into my body lotion and face wash.

    Very happy with the results

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    Adele G.
    So happy!

    I added it to a gentle facewash, my face feels soft and amazing.

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    Simphiwe M.

    Please share on how to use it, I added some on my face cream. Please help with measurements also

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    G.M.
    Great Discovery

    If it wasn't for your informative guide on your webaite, I wouldn't have known the importance and need for this product. Thank you for the offering. Looking forward to adding it on my products.

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    Amje V.E.
    Wow!

    I am blown away with how my skin felt just after the first use.
    Have also started using it on my daughters skin (she is 7) which has some milk spots and never thought it would have such a change just in using it once!

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