When acne medicines are discussed, salicylic acid reigns as the leading beauty care chemical for gentle cleansing and the removal of blemishes. Working below the skin’s surface, salicylic acid disintegrates the chemicals that hold quickly-multiplying cells together--it has been found that acne is often caused by inordinately fast cell division within the face’s pores. Therefore, salicylic acid not only reduces the appearance of acne, it prevents its occurrence. Clogged pores, redness, and breakouts are alleviated with the addition of salicylic acid to a skin maintenance routine. Two of its other tasks, exfoliation and anti-inflammation, work beautifully for those afflicted with acne breakouts since other medications tend to irritate the skin. Salicylic acid exfoliates more than simply the skin’s surface, penetrating the pores and removing dead and injured cells deeper than other cleansers.
Acne is not the only skin complication salicylic acid benefits. The action of dissolving the chemical bonds between molecules releases cells from agglutinating within skin pores. As these cells are released, the old and dead cells are removed from the surface (keratolysis), giving the skin a clean, smooth appearance. The keratolytic effect of salicylic acid also aids in the absorption of other medicines when multiple medicines are applied simultaneously.
Studies have also proven salicylic acid’s ability to treat dandruff and fungal problems while alleviating itching and irritation, advantages not found in many other medicines. While performing these myriad tasks, salicylic acid moisturizes and conditions the skin and hair. However, because it absorbs harmful ultraviolet rays, salicylic acid should not be used or stored in direct sunlight.
One beauty care chemical form of salicylic acid, beta hydroxy acid, is used commercially to reverse the visible signs associated with aging. Another closely related chemical, acetylsalicylic acid, has many of the same benefits as salicylic acid. As a matter of fact, most households in the United States will find acetylsalicylic acid in their medicine chests; its common name is “aspirin”. If you have used aspirin in the past, you are already familiar with many of the benefits of salicylic acid.
Bell Chem is your Orlando chemical manufacturing expert. We look forward to providing you with quality customer service and quality beauty care chemicals--including salicylic acid. For more information, contact us by phone at (407) 339-BELL(2355).