Salicylic Acid: Why is Aspirin in Our Beauty Products?

No Bull Beauty AspirinBeen hearing about beauty products containing some form of Salicylic Acid?  Wondering if it’s the shiznit or total crap?  Well, its time you knew the truth and you can always trust to give you the full on, low down, dirty details about anything and everything beauty!

Overall, we’d say Salicylic Acid is actually a pretty awesome skin care ingredient: and that’s No Bull!  But, what really is it?

A form of Salicylic Acid is, interestingly enough, the main component of Aspirin and can be found naturally in Willow Bark.  It belongs to the class of chemicals known as Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs). BHAs, similar to AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) are both known for their myriad of benefits for skin including their ability to help your body slough off dead skin cells when applied topically.

This special effect helps your skin in a few different ways.

Helps Prevent Acne

By helping the skin to shed dead cells more effectively, Salicylic Acid helps keep pores clean and clear thereby preventing the formation of white heads and black heads; types of acne that are difficult to treat because they form inside the pore.

Eliminate Ingrown Hairs

Getting rid of the layer of dead skin cells with the help of Salicylic Acid helps eliminate ingrown hairs as it never allows the skin to grow over the hair in the first place.  This makes Salicylic Acid an excellent you’ll definitely want to look for in shaving and after shave products for both men and women.

Treats Psoriasis

Salicylic Acid is a very big help to those with Psoriasis as it can help soften and remove the scales associated with this condition since its such an effective peeling agent.

Excellent Exfoliator

Salicylic Acid offers the skin the overall benefit of an excellent exfoliator too and, with regular use can help skin keep its radiance and youthful glow!.

 Our recommendation – Include a source of NATURAL or ORGANIC Salicylic Acid in your skin care routine today cause it really is some good stuff!



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