Salicylic acid is undoubtedly a trendy ingredient. Especially for people with combination to oily skin, his has become a must-have in the daily skincare routine. But why? Let’s find out!

What is Salicylic Acid?

Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid with several actions, namely: exfoliating, inflammation reducer, and antimicrobial. In addition, it also has the ability to penetrate pores and clear them. Plus, it is soluble in lipids, which makes it great to exfoliate combination to oily skin. It can be found in concentrations up to 2% in skincare products.

Now that we know what it is, we have to know where to find them. Well, that is not that hard, since nearly every skincare line indicated for oily skin has a product with salicylic acid. Nevertheless, we are happy to share with you a top 5 products with salicylic acid in its composition.

Our top 5 products

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Ultra Concentrated Serum

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Ultra Concentrated Serum is a daily peeling serum for oily skin prone to acne. This serum contains six acids that exfoliate the skin, unclog pores, and renew the skin to improve its texture and reduce pimples, blackheads, and acne marks. The formula also contains niacinamide and La Roche-Posay thermal spring water with antioxidant and soothing actions. This way the serum is suitable even for sensitive skin.

SVR Sebiaclear Micro-Peel Unclogging Smoothing Renewal Water

SVR Sebiaclear Micro-Peel Unclogging Smoothing Renewal Water is a renewing water, suitable for combination skin and oily skin, including sensitive skin. It works by unclogging pores and fighting black spots and pimples. It is quickly absorbed and has a clean and immediate finish. Watery, non-greasy texture ensuring a feeling of freshness, and leaving the skin clean, purified, and hydrated.

Lierac Sébologie Blemish Correction Stop Spots Concentrate

Lierac Sébologie Blemish Correction Stop Spots Concentrate is a localized care for pimples. It contains astringent zinc gluconate, keratolytic salicylic acid, coated azelaic acid that inhibits the proliferation of the Propionibacterium acnes bacterium, and antiseptic calamine powder. It is a biphasic concentrate with a liquid phase with the active components dissolved and a pink powder of calamine.

Cantabria Biretix Tri-Active Anti-Blemish Gel

Cantabria Biretix Tri-Active Anti-Blemish Gel is an anti-imperfection gel with keratolytic, purifying, and sebogulatory action, specially formulated for the skincare with moderate acne and acne of the adult woman. RetinSphere® Technology stimulates cell turnover and promotes the smooth elimination of dead cells. Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid prevents pore clogging and the formation of imperfections. Biopep-15 limits bacterial proliferation.

SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF Antioxidant Serum

SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF Antioxidant Serum is a powerful antioxidant serum that operates in the main signs of aging. Protects the skin from the cellular level, preventing lipid peroxidation and providing antioxidant protection against free radicals. In addition, it still diminishes the oiliness, smoothes lines and wrinkles. Formulated with silymarin, vitamin C, ferulic acid, and salicylic acid clears the pores, balances the skin, and provides natural light.