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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Salicylic Acid and how it works as a skin sloughening agent!

As Per Wikipedia; Salicylic acid (from Latin salix, willow tree, from the bark of which the substance used to be obtained) is a monohydroxybenzoic acid, a type of phenolic acid and a beta hydroxy acid. This colorless crystalline organic acid is widely used in organic synthesis and functions as a plant hormone. It is derived from the metabolism of salicin. In addition to being a compound that is chemically similar to but not identical to the active component of aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid), it is probably best known for its use in anti-acne treatments. The salts and esters of salicylic acid are known as salicylates.

The natural form of Salicylic acid comes in the way of Salix Nigra the latin name, from the bark of the Willow Tree. This is the natural form and also the form that is the least irritating to sensitive skin types.
OhSudz products uses Salix Nigra in all of their acne drying products. This is natures own blend and a natural form of beta hydroxy acid.