Salicylic Acid has significant benefits for oily and acne prone skin. It has the ability to normalise sebum production, decongest blocked pores, and as a chemical peel has significant exfoliation benefits.
The main ‘issue’ is that it is not soluble in water and so quite difficult to incorporate into water based skin skincare products. Various agents can be used to solubilise salicylic acid so that it can be incorporated into certain water based products but having to use additional agents and processes is not ideal. And, to be honest, solubilisation of salicylic is not foolproof
We are pleased to offer a completely water soluble version of salicylic acid that avoids all the above issues.
This salicylic variant can be easily added to toners, cleansers, creams, lotions and serums.
Salicylic acid stays completely free in water
Water Soluble – dilutes clear
No precipitation of Salicylic Acid
INCI: Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine & Salicylic acid
Usage rate 2% to 5%
Add at cool down for hot process formulations. Otherwise add as is to cold process formulations,
Ensure pH is between pH3 and ph8
Composition: 60% Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine. 40% Salicylic Acid. For a 2% concentration of salicylic acid in your formulation use 5% of Curcylic 40
Cautions: Do not combine with alpha hydroxy acids (glycolic, mandelic, lactic acid etc) as the presence of AHAs will cause the salicylic acid to crystallise.
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