salicylic acid

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Related to Beta Hydroxy Acid: benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, retinol, hyaluronic acid
  • noun

Synonyms for salicylic acid

a white crystalline substance with a bitter aftertaste

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The creme uses beta hydroxy acid to refine skin, resulting in a newer, smoother complexion while the eye treatment features natural botanicals such as honey.
For instance, the amount of alpha and beta hydroxy acids which are good for oily and sun-damaged skin is much higher in male creams," says Dr Hema Pant, dermatologist, Kaya Skin Clinic.
Other chemicals expected to record rapid gains include amino acids, antioxidants, botanical extracts and beta hydroxy acids.
Next comes a 24-hour resurfacing cream with alpha and beta hydroxy acids to continue the exfoliation effect.
Beta hydroxy acids such a salicilic acid are very active and should only be used for oily, acneic skin.