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  • Writer's pictureDarlene Walchuk

Salicylic Acid for Beautiful Skin

Updated: Jan 14, 2023

Are you dealing with pesky bumps, scars, and patches of inflamed skin? Hormonal acne can be a concern for the skin’s appearance and your confidence.

Thanks to a skin-clearing ingredient known as salicylic acid, those conditions can soon be diminished.

The marketplace has so many ingredients infused into serums and creams that it can be a challenge to find one that works best for you..

Salicylic acid will be your favourite thing for your acne-prone skin. Hyaluronic acid works to plump the skin, niacinamide reduces pores, and retinol carries over some anti-aging benefits.

Salicylic Acid.

Salicylic acid is a class of medications called keratolytic agents (compounds that break down the outer layers of the skin). It helps the pores from clogging and can help remove clogs that have already formed.

Salicylic acid being a beta hydroxy acid, is great for sensitive skin, oily and acne-prone skin, particularly for treating and preventing blackheads and whiteheads.

Salicylic Acid Benefits

Oily Skin - Since it is oil-soluble, it gets under the oil and dead skin deep inside your pores to exfoliate your pore lining and decrease oil buildup.

Prevention - By keeping pores clean, you won't develop whiteheads or blackheads from excess oil or dead skin cells.

Acne Bacteria - With clean pores, fresh oxygen-rich air can get into the skin.

Inflammation - Salicylic acid has anti-inflammatory properties that calm irritated, inflamed skin. With respect to acne, this means reduced redness, soreness, and puffiness and is also a good therapy for psoriasis inflammation.


Secret Faces is a proud partner of AlumierMD medical-grade skincare. The products with salicylic acid from AlumierMD are:

Acne Balancing Serum - is a lightweight acne serum that penetrates pores allowing the skin to heal and prevent new blemishes from forming. It provides a slow even release into the skin, minimizing irritation while extending effectiveness.

Acne Clarifying Cleanser - deep-cleanses pores and calms skin for a clearer complexion. Salicylic acid penetrates pores to help control blemishes and allow the skin to heal. Oligopeptide-10 works synergistically with salicylic acid to improve the appearance of acne. Boswellia, honey and rice bran extract soothe and hydrate skin, leaving it fresh, supple, and comfortable.

HydraSmooth Moisturizer - an ultra-light, non-comedogenic hydrator specifically formulated to restore clarity to acne-prone skin. Salicylic acid deeply penetrates pores to remove dead skin cells, helps control acne pimples and allows the skin to heal. Oligopeptide-10 works synergistically with salicylic acid. Hinokitiol, sea whip and Boswellia relieve redness and irritation. Allantoin and vitamin E maintain the skin’s moisture balance and the hydrolipid barrier.

Feel free to contact Darlene to discuss your skin needs and what products work best for you.

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