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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, 5kg, 10kg, 20kg.

    • Beauty Without Cruelty certified
    • 100% vegan friendly
    • INCI: Salicylic Acid
    • Ingredient transparency: data sheets or COA available on request.

      • 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.

      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.

      This natural product is for external use only. Please exercise caution and do not ingest or take internally. Store away from children, animals, sunlight and heat. If pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult with your medical care-giver before use.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 15 reviews
    Refiloe B.

    Love this product so much.The delivery and communication is theeee best


    First time round I dissolved it in glycerin ( did not dissolve properly and crystallized at room temp) second time round I dissolved it in castor oil + bit of lemon juice - worked like a charm. Very happy

    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

    Adele G.
    So happy!

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

    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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