Antibacterial: It reduces the endofollicular density of Propionibacterium acnes within 8 weeks.
Anti-inflammatory: It reduces the free fatty acids on the epidermis. This anti-inflammatory action is considered to be the base for the clinical influence on inflammatory acne.
Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy-acid which has the ability to permeate the skin achieving strong keratolytic effect. It aids in the process of exfoliation by eliminating surface skin cells and opening up pores.
Salicylic acid has comedolytic and keratolytic qualities that break down skin’s tough structural proteins and infiltrate the plugs of dead cell debris, oil and dirt that block pores and cause blackheads, whiteheads and zits.
Salicylic Acid helps clearing up the skin and keeping it clear. Its unparalleled antibacterial qualities help to wipe out the bacteria Propionibacterium acnes that can cause many acne breakouts.