Who is it for?
how to use it?
Apply a few drops to the face before other serums and creams. Use once a day or every other day in the AM or PM.
Shelf life: 2 years from production (unopened), 8 months PAO (period after opening)
Ingredients & Research
Salicylic acid aka BHA (2%): An oil-soluble exfoliating superstar that can unclog pores and balance blackhead-prone, oily skin. It is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Sarcosine: An amino-acid derived ingredient that works as a so called 5α-reductase inhibitor helping to normalize oil-production and pore size.
Allantoin: A classic skincare ingredient known for its skin soothing and skin protecting abilities.
full inci list:
Aqua (Water), Pentylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Salicylic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Sarcosine, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA
Leslie Baumann, MD, Cosmeceuticals and Cosmetic Ingredients, 1st edition, Salicylic Acid, p301
Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery, 10/2008; 27(3):170-6., Effective Over-the-Counter Acne Treatments
Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2010; 3: 135–142., Applications of hydroxy acids: classification, mechanisms, and photoactivity
Nam, Gaewon. "Stratum Corneum Exfoliation Effect with Hydroxy Acid according pH." Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists of Korea 42.4 (2016): 413-420.
Bashir, S. J., et al. "Cutaneous bioassay of salicylic acid as a keratolytic." International journal of pharmaceutics 292.1-2 (2005): 187-194.
Kornhauser, Andrija, et al. "The effects of topically applied glycolic acid and salicylic acid on ultraviolet radiation-induced erythema, DNA damage and sunburn cell formation in human skin." Journal of dermatological science 55.1 (2009): 10-17.
Ir gave me the worst acne ever! All face and neck (where I put this serum) got the worst acne ever. Every pore got infected! 3 week is going on and I still have a lot of pimples and scars from this !
Εξαιρετικό. Ορατά αποτελέσματα ήδη από τις πρώτες εφαρμογές, χωρίς κανένα πρόβλημα
My online order never arrived . I need a refund now ,
Absolutely nothing to complain about, aside from not being able to buy it in a bigger bottle, yet. Cosmetically elegant, soaks in lovely. Still figuring out how I like to use it more - mornings or evenings. But I have been consistently using it on my body too and I’m in love.
Highly recommend!!! Such a good product and offers exceptional quality in terms of the price.
Ordered this for myself and my husband (who is a newcomer to skincare regimes) and it works exceptionally well. We both have different skin types, complexions and use cases.
Me: dry non-acne prone skin with enlarged pores (nose and cheeks) and prescription retinoid creme user.
Husband: oily skin but not acne prone, very prone to sebaceous filaments on nose and enlarged pores on nose and forehead.
The formula feels very gentle, even for my sensitive skin due to retinoid use. I also use it for my arms as I have keratosis pilaris and see good effects! Yet, I often fail in applying it frequently enough to see the spots go away for more than 1 day. That’s my fault though :)