Salicylic Acid - PurensoSelect
Salicylic Acid - PurensoSelect
Salicylic Acid - PurensoSelect
Salicylic Acid - Active ingredients
Salicylic Acid - PurensoSelect
Salicylic Acid - PurensoSelect
Salicylic Acid - PurensoSelect
Salicylic Acid - Active ingredients

Salicylic Acid Powder

Size 25g

Salicylic Acid is a beta hydroxy acid found in many plants but it's most well know source is White Willowor Salix alba from which it's name is derived.

Topically, Salicylic acid is most commonly found in products used to combat acne and other skin conditions such as dandruff. It acts as a comdeolytic and bateriostatic agent meaning it stimulates the shedding off dead skin cells, unclogs pores, and inhibits the growth of potentially acne-causing bacteria. These properties also make it useful as a 'chemical peel'.

INCI Salicylic Acid
Appearance White powder
Melting Point 159°C (318°F)
pH Value 2.4
Usage rate Typical use level 0.5-3%. Typically, it is added to the water phase of formulas but it is only slightly soluble in water. If used at concentrations higher than 2%, propylene glycol should be used as solvent. Salicylic acid can be added also in powder form to a finished cream or lotion without dissolving it first in water or another solvent.
Applications Peels and exfoliant products. Anti-acne products (max. 2%). Anti-dandruff products (max 3%). 
Solubility Water: about 0.2% at 20oC, about 1.7% at 75oC (by adding about 5% of sodium phosphate or another neutral salt, solubility of salicylic acid in water is increased to about 1.8%)
Alcohol (ethanol): about 14% in pure ethanol, about 0.5% in 20% ethanol
Propylene glycol: about 3-6%
Glycerin: about 1.6%
  • Can be used for skin peels, anti-dandruff products, and in products for oily, acneic and/or blemished skin
  • Ideal for making products that need higher concentrations of salicylic acid

PLEASE NOTE: This is a cosmetic raw material and it is meant for external use only in cosmetic formulations. It should not be ingested. Product image and packaging shown above is a general representation of product. Product colour may vary. Our products are for external use only, unless otherwise indicated. This information is for information purposes, nothing on the Purenso website should be considered, or construed, as medical advice.

Even though we do not offer our products for consumption (internal use), we will always source only top quality pharmaceutical / food grade ingredients because the grade or purity of any material, is of importance for skin care as it is for internal use or consumption. Do not be fooled by low priced ingredients that do not deliver performance or nutrition, just because it’s same name and may even have the same CAS Registry Number (CAS RN) does not mean that any two are equal in quality or purity.

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