Salicylic Acid

Our database has 289 products that contain Salicylic Acid.

Ingredient Description

Salicylic Acid is also known as a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), which means it helps to exfoliate the face. It is a common acne treatment ingredient.

In medicine, salicylic acid is found in Aspirin, derived from willow bark. Fun fact: willow bark has been found in ancient Egyptian text as a fever reducer.

What it is:

form of
form of

Ingredient Benefits:

helps fight
good for
Oily Skin
good for
Large Pores

Ingredient Concerns:

can worsen
Dry Skin
may cause
can worsen

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Salicylic Acid Stats

  • Salicylic Acid is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient.
  • 8% of products in our database contain it.
  • 8 users have liked this ingredient
  • 1 user have disliked this ingredient

Ingredient Functions

Masking obscuring or blocking
Preservative Tending to preserve or capable of preserving.
Skin Conditioning to hydrate and soften skin

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 37595
  • INN Name: salicylic acid
  • EC #:  200-712-3
  • Ph. Eur. Name: acidum salicylicum
  • All Functions: Antidandruff, Hair Conditioning, Keratolytic, Masking, Preservative, Skin Conditioning
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