How to extract this natural acid?
By distilling the leaves of the wintergreen plant, and using a process called hydrolysis; by using water to break down the oil, which in turn produces salicylic acid.
- Anti-inflammatory compound ideal for gently purifying oily and breakout-prone skin,
- Visibly reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles,
- Easing redness and discomfort,
- Decongesting clogged pores,
- Give glow and radiance to the skin
This wintergreen extract works similarly to beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) to target certain protein bonds in the skin. The ultimate goal is to enhance the skin’s natural shedding process that can become inhibited due to damage from the sun, environmental factors, genetics, the natural aging process and inflammatory conditions such as acne.
What Natural salicylic acid helps with?
Natural Salicylic acid helps to release dead skin not just on the surface, but also in the pore lining, where accumulation of pollution, daily dust, makeup, and sunscreen mix with your natural oils and dead cells. Without effective exfoliation on both levels, the skin may present as congested, irritated, dull, bumpy, rough, and lacking the glow of health.
This buildup also impedes the effectiveness of all other products you use, blocking their delivery to your skin.
The gentle exfoliation delivered by a unique extract leaves the skin incredibly soft, smooth, and even-toned, particularly over time and with consistency.
In the plant world, salicylic acid plays a key role in the resistance of plants to pathogens. This special quality allows this unique extract to offer itself as one more player in our skin-supportive, natural preservation system. Natural salicylic acid-USP AMI is obtained by an eco-responsible manufacturing process from the essential oil of wintergreen obtained after distillation of the leaves. This essential oil, concentrated in methyl salicylate, is then hydrolyzed to isolate salicylic acid, which is completely natural.
Does fruit has salicylic acid?
Yes, the Cleveland Clinic has a list of example of foods that may contain salicylates including: Fruits such as apples, avocados, blueberries, dates, kiwi fruit, peaches, raspberries, figs, grapes, plums, strawberries, cherries, grapefruit and prunes. Anis the founder and owner of I’m Fabulous Cosmetics brand, raves about the Bio Gorgeous peel, this organic and vegan, at-home skin peel was created with plant-based ingredients and natural salicylic acid. “I use it a couple of times a week to clear up my pores and remove all dead cells so that all the anti-aging serums I apply on my skin each day penetrate the skin better for best results”!
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