What Are the Benefits of Salicylic Acid For Skin?

What Are the Benefits of Salicylic Acid For Skin? | Three Ships

Our skin is our body’s largest organ and acts as the primary defense against everything that exists around us – a vital barrier that protects against UV rays, environmental irritants and pollutants. Sometimes we forget how much work our skin does for us and so we make sure to give it some extra love whenever we can. We have just the thing to show your skin how much you care, our Refresh Papaya + Salicylic Acid Cleanser

Sourced from raw papaya in India and populus tremuloides bark extract (Aspen Bark extract in human terms), Three Ships’ Refresh cleanser uses both these ingredients its natural sources of salicylic acid and enzymes to combat breakouts – basically, our cleanser harnesses the power of natural ingredients to cleanse and refresh your skin without the harsh after-effects of overusing chemical acids and exfoliants.

Salicylic acid sits within the skincare acid family and is classified as a beta hydroxy acid (BHAs): in fact, it’s the only one used in skincare. Because salicylic acid is oil-soluble, it works wonders on both the skin’s surface and deeper inside the pore, dissolving the trapped debris and excess sebum that leads to breakouts. 

But of course, different skin types have different needs. While salicylic acid is suitable for use on all skin types, it’s especially effective on combination-oily/ blemish prone/ uneven skin types as it helps to prevent pore blockages and contains anti-inflammatory properties. For those who have normal/ dry/ dehydrated skin, don’t be afraid to use products that contain salicylic acid, just make sure you start out only using it once or twice a week and see how it compliments your skin.

We like to describe salicylic acid as a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser –  but for your skin! Added to your daily cleanser, it really elevates clean to another level by pulling away dead skin cells, deep cleaning pores and removing blemishes.

Looking to add salicylic acid to your routine? Check out the Refresh Papaya + Salicylic Acid Cleanser and let us know what you think.


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