What Is Salicylic Acid?

This beta-hydroxy acid helps to exfoliate skin and target acne—and with an oil-soluble structure, it penetrates into skin’s surface to help unclog pores.

How does Salicylic Acid work in skin?

Meet the key to getting skin in the clear. Salicylic Acid helps target acne including blackheads and whiteheads, helps visibly reduce these blemishes and penetrates skin’s surface to help purify pores. It even helps prevent new blemishes from forming and as a great exfoliator, resurfaces skin’s texture to soften skin and kick dullness to the curb.

See It In Action
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Super Spot Remover™ Acne Treatment Gel

It’s the blemish-fighting formula that fits in your back-pocket. With 1.5% Salicylic Acid, this mini and mighty powerful spot treatment helps clear pore-clogging debris and excess oils that can lead to breakouts.

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Clear Improvement™ Pore Clearing Moisturizer with Bamboo Charcoal

Think of this as a 2-in-1 acne treatment and all-day, oil-free hydrator. With Charcoal and 1% Salicylic Acid, it helps clear existing breakouts and prevent new ones from forming.

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Clear Improvement™ Zero Oil Cleanser

Purifying & non-stripping (the ideal combo for breakout-prone skin), it helps decongest skin of pore-clogging oils and noticeably improves the look of pores for a clean, clear-looking complexion.

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Super Spot Remover™ helps treat and prevent maskne—just apply it to existing blemishes for on-the-spot treatment and to help prevent future flare-ups from forming.


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