The benefits of Salicylic Acid on the skin

Salicylic acid is a highly prized active ingredient in many fields! Did you know that it's this molecule, extracted from willow bark decades ago, that gives rise to the famous medicine aspirin? But it's not all about pharmaceutical virtues, far from it! Salicylic acid is widely used in cosmetics, and is even one of the star active ingredients in facial care products. Often featured in skincare formulations and on packaging, but are you really aware of its action, properties and benefits? We tell you more about this exceptional ingredient, an indispensable ally for complexions in search of radiance and purity!

The benefits of salicylic acid

Salicylic acid (or BHA) is a favorite in cosmetics for its beneficial properties! Its keratolitic action softens the skin's superficial tissues (the stratum corneum) to promote theelimination of dead cells. Contrary to what its name might suggest, it is a very gentle active ingredient, perfectly tolerated by all. It's a key ingredient for at-home micro-peeling of the face: itgently exfoliates, without stripping beads or grains, to help the epidermis regain its radiance and beauty.

But that's not all! Thanks to its astringent and antibacterial properties, it improves the appearance of enlarged pores, regulates the overproduction of sebum and reduces inflammation on problem skin, resulting in less acne and fewer blackheads.

The big advantage? It's suitable for all skin types: it's favored by combination to oily skin for its anti-imperfection action (more even complexion, fewer pimples, blackheads and clogged pores), but also by sensitive skin, which appreciates its soothing properties. Skin suffering from brown spots (sun lentigo, pregnancy mask, age spots...) will also be delighted, since when integrated into an anti-spot product, it resurfaces the skin and ensures epidermal renewal.

That's why salicylic acid is one of the key active ingredients in our ECLAT BOREAL range, designed to refine skin texture and restore a healthy-looking complexion!

Salicylic acid, a natural active ingredient at Polaar

In cosmetics, salicylic acid can be of plant or synthetic origin. However, this vital information does not appear in the INCI lists, since this active ingredient is simply listed under the name Salicylic Acid.

At Polaar, we give maximum priority to ingredients of natural origin, because we believe they are better for the skin, better tolerated (especially by sensitive and fragile epidermis) and more effective. That's why the salicylic acid in our skincare products is the first 100% natural, plant-derived salicylic acid: extracted from a small berry that grows in the undergrowth of North American forests.

We've integrated it into our ECLAT BOREAL range to bring all its benefits within your reach!

Plant salicylic acid, the star ingredient in the range Northern Light

The Northern Light skincare range has been developed with the aim of brightening, smoothing and unifying the skin, while protecting it from external aggressors such as pollution, which dulls the complexion and prevents the skin from breathing.

Micro-Peeling Foam is a gentle daily cleanser that unclogs pores and gently exfoliates dead skin cells.

Its airy, deliciously scented foam reveals a new skin texture and a radiant complexion in just 30 seconds!

Apply evenly to cleansed, dry skin, morning and night, using gentle circular movements. Leave on for a few moments, as the foam gradually melts away, then rinse with water and admire!

Eclat Boréal Smoothing Cream is a creamy, moisturizing treatment ideal for normal to dry skin. Its velvety, apricot cream texture will envelop you in a wave of softness, effectively protecting your skin from oxidative stress and the signs of the passing of time, while reviving radiance. Smoothing Cream penetrates quickly and nourishes without leaving a sticky or shiny film - perfect for putting on make-up immediately after application!

These two magical facial products contain natural active ingredients that work in synergy to improve the appearance of the skin:

  • Salicylic acid, of course, which resurfaces the skin and tightens pores without damaging the epidermis.
  • Siberian Olive, an ingredient bursting with vitamin C, vitamin E and pro-vitamin A. Its fruit, rich in 108 bio-active elements, revives skin radiance and traps free radicals responsible for premature aging.
  • An anti-pollution active ingredient that protects the skin from the fine particles that can accumulate throughout the day. The complexion is freed of impurities, visibly clearer and ready to receive moisturizing care!

Polaar skincare products are natural, made in France, vegan and cruelty-free (not tested on animals). Our active ingredients are ethically harvested with the greatest respect for the environment, to preserve the richness and beauty of the Far North landscapes. They are suitable for everyone (men and women) and can be used every day to care for your skin and preserve its radiance.

Now you understand better why salicylic acid is so popular, and what it can do for your skin. This magical, 100% natural active ingredient will help you regain a luminous, even complexion!

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