WTF is Salicylic Acid

Have you ever picked up an item to read the ingredients list? Of course you have. You aren’t some savage that just eats or uses anything without checking the ingredients first. Right?

We’ve also all come across an ingredient in that list and thought WTF is that?

We decided to clear the air by introducing our WTF is that? series where we break down the ingredients that are in our products that you may not be familiar with.

Today, it is Salicylic Acid.

Sounds a little scary at first, but once you know what it is, you’ll be actively seeking it out.

The Salicylic Acid that is found in skincare products is made by combining the powdered bark of a willow tree with antioxidant chemicals. However, it is also found as a naturally occurring ingredient in blackberries, strawberries, kiwis, tomatoes, and blueberries.  


Salicylic acid is like the Swiss Army Knife of skin care. The compound structure of salicylic acid allows it to go deep into your pores so it is able to:

  • Fight acne at the source by clearing out the gunk in your pores
  • Exfoliates the top layers of your skin while using its anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness and inflammation
  • Helps fight oily skin getting rid of dead skin cells that can cause an oily build up  

Our Soothing Razor Bump Cream and Black Charcoal Face Wash have Salicylic Acid as the main ingredient.

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