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I am following the moisturizing cream + Zinc dispersion recipe and I am extremely satisfied. I do allow for a little time for it to absorb in & then I dab off anything that I feel looks a little white - but that's because I initially use a fairly thick coating on myself. I use a bit of foundation at times on top and there are no issues as far as weird colors or texture issues. I am so grateful for this entire website as a one-stop-shop for such effective skin care products, and now we can.. ...»
Peggy
Very good product. It performed exactly how I expected. .. ...»
Ryan
I ordered the 50 gm after being very pleased with the smaller size. Although it's pricey the quality is outstanding. This is the safest way to add Vit C to your formulations as it's not nearly as fussy as the powder. I've made both serums and creams with this product and have been very pleased with the outcomes! Highly recommend!.. ...»
Annabelle
I am very happy with this product, and Bulkactives sells it for 1/3 less the price than other suppliers.. ...»
Monica
Costly but great product - fast visible effect of use. Best form of Vitamin C. Big thanks to John for selling this product!.. ...»
Nat
Carla, Many medications can be and are applied topically by prescription. With that in mind, realize that this particular ingredient is wonderful but understand that this is indeed one of those that may create sensitivity with those already using topical hormones or just use sparingly and see how you respond. Sorry for the very late response..... ...»
Angela
Im 45 years old; average looking skin for my age. Applied a small pea sized amount of Sea Kelp Bioferment to my face full strength in the am after washing my face of previous night makeup.; let face "dry". Then aplied my foundation as always. Noticed my thick, heavy foundation applied more easily and smooth. Keep in mind this is DAY TWO of me using this. TWO women at work ( separate departments) commented how wonderful my face looked! One specifically came up to me and asked what I was.. ...»
Jessie Sandford
Many thanks for the Silicone DM. This product is lovely quality; it is light, silky, and leaves no residue at all. I use it in the base recipe for a mouldable polymer that I then use to make a simulated 'Amber' for bead making. At the end of this process I have a silky, translucent polymer plus the most gorgeous hands in the studio ! My thanks again, Helen.. ...»
HELEN pEAKE
Very good product! Only been using it for a short time, its already made a difference. .. ...»
Bronwynne
muy satisfecho profesionales, y envio sin problemas ,ya que soy de españa producto bien envasado , un placer ser cliente porque dan comnfianza y calidad.gracias un saludo.. ...»
daniel
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Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid)

Salicylic acid is a hydroxyl acid compound originally derived from willow tree bark. It has many useful effects on skin, the most prominent being its use as an anti-acne treatment. It penetrates deep into pores, removing trapped oil that can cause blemishes. Salicylic acid is a keratolytic compound, meaning it exfoliates the skin and sloughs off dead skin cells, leaving smooth skin. This makes it useful for treating scaly skin, as well as calluses and warts. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Salicylic acid has been shown to influence photodamage by reducing hyperpigmentation and providing protection against UV exposure.

NOTE: To assist you with solubility issues, we now also sell Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid) as a pre-dissolved solution. Just add the liquid to your cream and mix well.

  • 6.7% solution gives 1% Salicylic acid content in final product.
  • 13.3% solution gives 2% Salicylic acid content in final product.
  • 20% solution gives 3% Salicylic acid content in final product.
  • 26.7% solution gives 4% Salicylic acid content in final product.
  • 33.3% solution gives 5% Salicylic acid content in final product.
     

Key benefits of Salicylic acid in skin care:

  • Anti-acne [2] [4] [6] [9] [10]
  • Anti blackheads [2] [4]
  • Anti-inflammatory [1] [3] [4] [5]
  • Exfoliator [2] [6] [10]
  • Oil/sebum control [2] [4]
  • Pore refinement [2] [4]
  • Increase skin cell turnover [2] [5] [6] [10]
  • Treat hyperpigmentation [2] [7]
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles [2] [7]
  • Anti-bacterial [8] [10]
  • Sun damage protection [8]
  • Sun damage repair [7] [8]
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Assay: 99.9%
CAS#: 69-72-7
Net weight: 30g /1.06oz & 50g / 1.76oz
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Salicylic acid is one of the most commonly used active ingredients in cosmetics, including many over-the-counter products. The compound originates from willow tree [Salix] bark [2, 4]. Salicylic acid is a synthetic form of the major bioactive compound in willow tree bark, salicin. The two belong to the same general group, salicylates, but have varying functions. Salicylic acid is generally regarded as a β-hydroxy acid, although some believe this is incorrect due to its chemical structure and function [8]. It is considered to exist in a hydroxy acid group separate from α and β-hydroxy acids. Salicylic acid was first commercially produced in the 1800’s and used to treat fever and pain [5]. Currently, it is one of the most commonly used and widely available hydroxy acids in dermatology.

Salicylic acid has been used to treat acne for over 100 years [10]. It is commonly used in amounts up to 2% for daily use. Salicylic acid is lipid soluble, meaning it mixes well with oily substances. This characteristic allows it to penetrate deep into pores and reduce trapped sebum [oil] [2, 4]. This prevents the formation of blemishes caused by dirt and oil becoming trapped under the skin. Because of its lipid solubility, salicylic acid is particularly useful for oily skin. It is less irritating than benzoyl peroxide, another commonly used acne treatment [4]. In addition to low amounts for daily use, salicylic can also be used in high amounts [30%] as a peel to treat acne [6, 9]. Highly concentrated salicylic acid has been shown to produce little irritation [4]. Salicylic acid also has anti-inflammatory effects useful for the treatment of acne [2]. This active ingredient also has anti-bacterial effects [8, 10]. It is thought to decrease the ability of bacteria to survive and replicate [8]. This can help treat acne.

Salicylic acid is described as a keratolytic agent. This means it is capable of sloughing of the outer layer of skin, removing dry, scaly skin [10]. It does this by digesting proteins in the outermost layer of the skin. This increases cell turnover, meaning dead skin cells are discarded to make room for new skin. Cell turnover decreases with aging, but salicylic acid can increase cell replication, helping to decrease signs of skin aging [2]. Studies show that skin treated with salicylic acid is smoother [6]. The keratolytic action of salicylic acid makes it useful for treating warts and calluses [5]. It can also help treat hyperpigmentation, a common sign of photoaging. Peels containing 30% salicylic acid have been used to treat pigmentation, decrease roughness, and reduce fine lines [2, 7]. Salicylic acid is useful to prevent sun damage and can be used in addition to conventional sunscreen. It is thought to have a UV filter effect [8]. Skin treated with salicylic acid before UV exposure had decreased redness [8]. In addition to preventing redness due to sun exposure, salicylic acid can help treat rosacea [2].

Salicylic acid also has anti-inflammatory effects [1, 4]. The common medication aspirin, acetylsalicylic acid, is converted to salicylic acid upon absorption where it decreases pain and inflammation. Salicylic acid inhibits the enzyme COX-2 that produces prostaglandins, inflammatory mediators [1]. By decreasing inflammation, salicylic acid can help treat inflammatory skin conditions, such as psoriasis [3]. It has also been shown to enhance penetration of topical drugs, such as corticosteroids [3].
             

WARNING

DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT OR ALLERGIC TO ASPIRIN. The National Reye's Syndrome Foundation, U.S. Surgeon General, the Food and Drug Administration, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that aspirin and combination products containing aspirin not be given to children or teenagers.
  • When using Salicylic Acid at MORE than 2% you must wear high level UVA and UVB protection!
  • Not suitable for infants & children. 
  • Do not use if allergic to aspirin.
  • Do not use when pregnant
To avoid excess peeling/irritation of the skin be careful when using salicylic acid together with abrasive soaps or cleansers, alcohol-containing products, or other topical acne or peeling products (e.g. benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol, sulfur, tretinoin), soaps or cosmetics that dry the skin.
 
NOTE: To assist you with solubility issues, we now also sell Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid) as a pre-dissolved solution. Just add the liquid to your cream and mix well.

Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid) Standardized Powder

Assay: 99.9%
CAS#.: 69-72-7
INCI: Salicylic acid
Appearance: white powder
Solubility: surfactants, 1,3 Propanediol , Octyldodecanol.
pH Value: 2.4.
Melting Point: 159C (318F).
Suggested percentage: 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 0.5%, octyldodecanol or 1,3 propanediol  should be used as solvent. Salicylic acid can also be added in powder form to a finished cream or lotion without dissolving it first in water or another solvent.

Storage: Cool, dry place. Do not freeze. Keep away from light and moisture!
Country of origin: China

Salicylic acid Standardized Pre Dissolved Solution - 15%

Assay: 15% Salicylic acid
CAS#.: 504-63-2, 69-72-7
INCI: 1,3-Propanediol, Salicylic acid
Appearance: liquid

Solubility: add to cream
Suggested percentage:
6.7% solution gives 1% Salicylic acid content in final product.
13.3% solution gives 2% Salicylic acid content in final product.
20% solution gives 3% Salicylic acid content in final product.
26.7% solution gives 4% Salicylic acid content in final product.
33.3% solution gives 5% Salicylic acid content in final product.

Storage: Store in fridge, do not freeze.
Country of origin for raw material: China
Country of manufacture: Taiwan

WARNING

  • When using Salicylic Acid you must wear high level UVA and UVB protection!
  • Not suitable for infants & children. 
  • Do not use if allergic to aspirin.
  • Use  with caution for people with chronic renal (kidney) insufficiency, gastric ulcer, severe anemia, and those intolerant to salicylate or diabetes.
  • Avoid prolonged and excessive use on large area of body or on broken or inflamed skin.
  • Avoid contact with eyes, mouth or other mucous membrane.
  • Use with caution on extremities of people with impaired peripheral circulation.
To avoid excess peeling/irritation of the skin be careful when using salicylic acid together with abrasive soaps or cleansers, alcohol-containing products, or other topical acne or peeling products (e.g. benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol, sulfur, tretinoin), soaps or cosmetics that dry the skin.

 
[1]  R. Amann and B.A. Peskar, “Anti-inflammatory effects of aspirin and sodium salicylate,” Eur J Pharmacol., vol. 447, issue 1, pp. 1-9, June 2002.
[2]  L. Bauman, Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice, second edition, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 2009. 
[3]  C.L. Carroll, J. Clarke, F. Camacho, R. Balkrishnan, and S.R. Feldman, “Topical Tacrolimus Ointment Combined With 6% Salicylic Acid Gel for Plaque Psoriasis Treatment,” Arch.Dermatol., vol.141, number 1, pp. 43-46, January 2005.
[4]  Z.D. Draelos, “Examining Over-the-Counter Acne Treatments,” Cosmetic Dermatology, vol.22, no. 7, pp. 344-348, July 2009.
[5]  E.S. Highfield and K.J. Kemper, “White Willow Bark [Salix alba],” The Longwood Herbal Task Force and The Center for Holistic Pediatric Education and Research, pp. 1-12, July 1999.
[6]  D. Kligman “Technologies for cutaneous exfoliation using salicylic acid,” Dermatologic Therapy, vol. 14, issue 3, pp. 225-227, September 2001.
[7  D. Kligman and A.M. Kligman, “Salicylic Acid Peels for the Treatment of Photoaging,”  Dermatologic Surgery, vol. 24, issue 3, pp. 325-328, March 1998.
[8]  A. Kornhauser, S.G. Coelho, and V.G. Hearing, “Applications of hydroxy acids: classification, mechanisms, and photoactivity,” Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol., vol. 3, pp. 135-142, 2010.
[9]  H.S. Lee and I.H. Kim, “Salicylic acid peels for the treatment of acne vulgaris in Asian  patients,” Dermatol Surg., vol. 12, pp. 1196-1199, December 2003.
[10]  S. Quinta, P.C. Pinto, and L.M. Rodrigues, “Short-Term Impact of Low Concentration Salicylic Acid on the Cleansing Care of Normal Healthy Skin,” Journal of Applied Cosmetology, vol. 19, pp.37-50, April 2001.
 

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