Fighting Allies: The Dynamic Duo of Lactic & Salicylic Acids on the Quest to Clear Skin

You have probably heard the buzz about the benefits of lactic acid and salicylic acid in skincare, but still may have some lingering questions. Let's break these two ingredients into simple terms together with Eminence Organics and learn how they become powerful allies in the skincare fight for clear skin. 

First of all, Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from milk, fruits, and vegetables, a naturally occurring compound that has been used for centuries for various purposes. It's first skincare superpower is an exfoliant, lactic acid works by breaking down the bonds between dead skin cells, promoting gentle and effective removal of the outermost layer of the skin. The exfoliation also encourages cellular turnover, which can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. It's second superpower is lactic acid is a humectant, meaning it has the ability to attract and retain moisture in the skin. This makes it suitable for those with dry or dehydrated skin, as it helps to hydrate and soften the skin, leaving it more supple and plump. Lactic acid is generally considered to be a milder AHA compared to other acids, which makes it a popular choice for individuals with sensitive or reactive skin. This is why we created the Eminence Organics Bright Skin Licorice Root Exfoliating Peel. This active, exfoliating peel solution helps reduce hyperpigmentation and evens skin tone. Easy and convenient to use disposable dual-textured exfoliating natural cotton rounds.

Secondly, Salicylic Acid is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) derived from the bark of willow trees. It is a lipophilic, or oil-soluble, compound, which allows it to penetrate deep into the pores, making it particularly effective for treating blemishes and related skin concerns. In skincare products such as Eminence Organics Acne Advanced Clarifying Masque, salicylic acid is used primarily for its exfoliating and anti-inflammatory properties. This 2-in-1 masque can also be used as a spot treatment to treat active breakouts and prevent future breakouts utilizing a unique purifying blend of three clays and Salicylic Acid. It works by dissolving the bonds between skin cells, effectively removing dead skin cells and excess oil from the surface of the skin and within the pores. By doing so, it helps to unclog pores and prevent the formation of blackheads, whiteheads, and other types of blemishes. Salicylic acid also possesses anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, which aid in calming redness and irritation caused from breakouts. To summarize, salicylic acid can help improve the overall texture and tone of the skin, reducing the appearance of blemishes, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation caused by breakouts.  

Experience the dynamic duo effect with Eminence Organics Clear Skin Willow Bark Exfoliating Peel.  Combining lactic acid with salicylic acid in skincare products offers a powerful and complementary duo to enhance skin health and appearance. Lactic acid (AHA), acts as an exfoliant, effectively removing dead skin cells, unclogging pores, and promoting cellular turnover. This results in smoother, more even-toned skin and improved texture. On the other hand, salicylic acid (BHA), penetrates deep into the pores to dissolve excess sebum and debris. Eminence Organics Clear Skin Willow Bark Exfoliating Peel, a deep cleansing, clarifying peel on natural cotton rounds contains a solution which helps to clarify and refine the complexion without irritation while reducing the appearance of problem skin and minimize the appearance of pore size. Gentle salicylic acid removes surface impurities and dirt from the skin, and to help balance sebum. This makes it highly effective for combating breakouts and blackheads, as well as reducing inflammation and redness associated with breakouts. Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties help to calm irritated skin, making it a go-to ingredient for acne-prone and oily skin types. Together, the synergistic action of lactic acid and salicylic acid in skincare products addresses multiple skin concerns, including dullness, uneven texture, acne, and excess oil production. Easy to apply to face, neck, and décolleté without any clean up needed. 

However, it is essential to use products containing lactic acid as directed and to do a patch test before incorporating them into your skincare routine, especially if you have sensitive skin. While salicylic acid can be highly effective in treating acne and promoting clearer skin, it is essential to use products containing this ingredient as directed and to avoid using it in combination with other potentially irritating skincare ingredients. For some individuals, salicylic acid may cause dryness or sensitivity, so it is advisable to do a patch test before incorporating it into your skincare routine, especially if you have sensitive skin. 


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