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Salicylic Acid

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INCI name
SALICYLIC ACID
Alternative names
Salicylsäure, acidum salicylicum, 2-Hydroxybenzoesäure, Salizylsäure, Salicyl Acid
Origin
Chemical
Definition
Salicylic acid
INCI function
Preservative, Keratolytic
The INCI function describes solely the purpose of a cosmetic ingredient. It does not reveal its actual effects and skin compatibility. You'll find these and other characteristics below.
Characteristics
  • Rating: bad Irritating in high concentrations
  • Rating: good Helps eliminate the dead cells of the horny layer (stratum corneum)
  • Rating: good Prevents the development of microorganisms in cosmetics
  • Rating: good Appropriate for natural cosmetics
CAS-No.
69-72-7
EINECS/EILINCS-No.
200-712-3

Studies, literature and statements on Salicylic Acid

  • Springer Lexikon Kosmetik, page 487

    Not to be used with children under 3 years of age. Irritating in high concentrations. Preservative, antiseptic, in corns and horny skin products (kartolytic effect), in peelings.

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