Acids in skincare. Sounds daunting, doesn’t it? Will they burn off our skin? Are they toxic? Are they the miracle ingredient that will clear up our skin once and for all?
As it turns out, with improvements in technology and formulations, skincare brands have found better ways to harness the full benefits of acids – so that they make our skincare more effective. Yup – you heard that right, acids are great for our skin, but only if you know how to use them right.
There is a plethora of skincare acids out in the market. Lactic acid, amino acids, hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid… we’re not gonna lie, things can get quite confusing. So, we’ve decided to create a weekly guide to help you understand what these various acids do, and whether or not they are suitable for your skin needs.
This week, we’ll be tackling salicylic acid. Read on to find out all you need to know about it.