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Ingredient Highlight: Salicylic Acid

November 11, 2022

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Revea’s custom topicals are formulated with exfoliating & smoothing salicylic acid. Let’s dive into the science behind this powerful topical ingredient.

What is Salicylic Acid?

A well-known beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) derived from willow bark, salicylic acid, penetrates the pores to chemically exfoliate the skin and aid in the natural shedding process of dead skin cells. Regular usage results in improved skin texture. As an anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant, salicylic acid helps soothe stressed skin, reduce redness, dissipate excess oils, and diminish acne breakouts.

Salicylic Acid for Acne

Upon penetrating the skin, salicylic acid dissolves pore-clogging skin debris and helps visibly diminish red, inflamed pimples. Ideal for treating whiteheads and blackheads, salicylic acid also allows other acne treatment topicals to penetrate the pores more deeply.

Salicylic Acid in Revea’s Topicals

At Revea, we formulate our topicals with encapsulated, stabilized salicylic acid which ensures a sustained time release effect. Formulation compatibility is also a critical consideration which is why we use a synthetic and water-soluble version of the ingredient.

At Revea, our ingredients are sourced from best-in-class international suppliers selected based on publicly available studies on the mode of action and proven clinical efficacy to deliver trusted results. Full toxicology and safety dossiers are available for all Revea raw materials to ensure your safety with no irritation or other skin reactions. The ingredients we utilize offer different mechanisms of action to work on various biological pathways. Our formulations are free of fragrance, colorants, silicones, phthalates, and parabens. Revea is also cruelty-free. Our packaging is sustainable and refillable.