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Salicylic Acid 2% Peel 30ml

£9.59

Banish those blackheads and blocked pores with Bravura London's, home use, Salicylic Acid Chemical Peel. Forget the expensive salon trip, this 15 minute treatment with give you clear, radiant and healthy looking skin in the comfort of your own home.

 

This 2% daily salicylic acid exfoliator is the perfect choice from treating skin complaints such as blackheads, enlarged pores, congested skin and acne where the skin is oily. Because these skin conditions are caused by the skin being clogged by excess oil and dead skin, using this product every other day will give far superior results than using a stronger peel once a week.

Salicylic Acid is much stronger than other acids, and therefore it is highly effective in lower percentage solutions. Salicylic acid is a proven and effective product for treating oily/acne skin that is prone to open pores and blackheads.

Salicylic Acid is the key ingredient for restoring purity and clarity to the skin. It is a highly effective chemical exfoliant and an excellent pore cleanser with anti-wrinkle and anti-acne properties. It works by gently removing old cells from the skin, and also boosts collagen production which in turn can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Salicylic Acid has an anti-inflammatory effect, making it useful for anyone with acne.

Salicylic acid is a Beta Hydroxy Acid and is unique amongst the Hydroxy Acids in that it can penetrate deeper into the oil glands causing exfoliation even in the oily areas of the face. Because it has a larger molecular structure to Glycolic Acid it stays on the surface of the skin longer giving it fantastic pore clearing capabilities.For this reason it has been used for years by dermatologists (skin specialists) to help treat comedonal acne in people who have very oily skins. It has been found that Salicylic Acid is effective with as little as one-fifth the concentration typically found in products containing Glycolic Acid.

What is it used for? Salicylic Acid has been known to help the following conditions

*Acne
* Blackheads
* Over production of sebum (oily skin)
* Open/enlarged pores
* Bumps under the skin (trapped oil)
* Milia

 

If you suffer from Scarring, Dry Skin, Sun Damage, Pigmentation, Wrinkles or Age Spots please take a look at our Glycolic Acid or Lactic which would be a more suitable treatment.

What is the PH of this product? This is a mild peel and has a PH of 3

How is this good for spots? The most common form of acne is caused as hair follicles get clogged by the oil your skin naturally produces. Normally the sebum (natural oil in skin) travels up the hair follicle and out to the surface of the skin. However, with acne, skin cell turnover is slowed, causing sebum to get trapped within the follicle, bacteria multiply within the clogged pores and so a spot is formed. Using this product regularly helps by removing the old skin cells and the grime that's blocking up pores so stops the spot cycle. Salicylic acid will also help regulate the amount of oil your skin produces.

How does it reduce blackheads? Salicylic acid is oil soluble so it works through the oil and goes straight in to the pores, clearing out the blockage at the entrance of the pores, each time you use it, it clears more and more of the blockage shrinking the blackheads and pores with each treatment. The acid also helps to remove the top, dead layers of skin which cause the blockages and can help to regulate oil production making your skin less oily.

Salicylic acid helps to break down the sticky bond that holds all the dead skin layers to the surface of your skin, this will occur naturally in your skin but takes time (the older you are, the longer your skin takes to shed the old skin), Salicylic Acid simply speeds up that natural process, helping your skin to naturally shed several layers of the old, dead skin over a period of days. Beta Hydroxy Acids (salicylic acid) are also excellent for being able to deeply cleanse the pores, penetrating oil and removing grime, leaving you with healthier, smoother looking skin. It also stimulates your skin to produce more collagen. Collagen is the main structural protein of the skin and keeps it firm, when this starts to disintegrate, skin begins to sag and wrinkle (A study by dermatologists, shows that smoking activates the genes responsible for a skin enzyme that breaks down collagen in the skin). Boosting collagen levels can help diminish crows' feet around the eyes, frown lines, and vertical lines around the lips.

Is this different to a 2% salicylic acid cream? Yes this product is stronger, creams are diluted with lots of different ingredients, they also generally have a higher PH which makes the acid a little weaker. This product is a thin liquid, allowing the acid to reach within your pores, helping to break down any blockages which in turn will tighten the pores 

Will my face be sore and peeling? There is a possibility that you may notice some light flaking or dry patches when you first use the salicylic acid. Remember this is just speeding up a natural process that occurs in your skin, yes you will be applying a chemical exfoliator to your skin but it's left on for minutes only, decreasing the bond of the old, dead skin only and not peeling off your healthy, living skin. You may experience some redness but this will fade. You skin may also feel slightly itchy after a treatment, this is perfectly normal as it's part of the regeneration process.

Is it easy to use? Our Salicylic Acid is in liquid form and very easy to use, you may use your fingers or a make-up brush to apply, although we do recommend the chemical peel brush we sell due to their superior quality and even application.The treatment is so quick and easy and takes about 10 minutes to do. 

Is this safe for me to use at home? This product is part of our Professional Line, which are products designed for use by skincare professionals. Just like other professional products on the market designed for professional use, such as haircolour, hair bleach, waxing kits, eyelash tints etc It is important that you respect the strength of this product, always perform a patch test before using and follow the strict instructions that accompany this peel.

Ingredients: Distilled Water, Salicylic acid, Propylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hydroxide. 

Note: If you're worried about having sensitive skin then you may find that you can still use this product, but do conduct a patch test first. If you are pregnant/breastfeeding, allergic to asprin or are worried that this may not be suitable for you then take a look at our Dermaflannels which give very similar results. If you are on medication, consult your doctor before use.

Before you buy Salicylic acid is not recommended if you're pregnant/breastfeeding. If you are undergoing any kind of intense beauty treatment (microdermabrasion, glycolic acid treatment, laser therapy etc) consult your therapist before purchase. If you have any broken veins/capillaries we recommend avoiding these areas. If you're on medication which increases the skins sensitivity or causes severe dryness we do not recommend acid based products during treatment and for 12 months after your course has been completed. People who commonly have cold sores may find that chemical peels can cause an outbreak of cold sores and may want to take their medication before use or avoid use altogether, do not apply acid products to your skin while you have an active cold sore.

Salicylic Acid may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen and limit strong sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards. Do not use sunbeds while using products containing glycolic acid or salicylic acid.

 

4.53 Average

79 Reviews

Stephen Kidson

I use a combination of the Salicylic and Glycolic acid peels, alternating every other day. And my skin has never looked better! I love these peels. They are my favourite. Amazing product, amazing price. Never change Bravura

Elizabeth Tulloch

Ok so been wanting to wait to write a review on this product.... I have had cystic acne for about 6/7 years and nothing has budged it, from doctors prescriptions to spending about £2000 throughout the years on hundreds of cosmetic products. Every time i read a review and it sounds hopeful I try it and to my disappointment does nothing for me. But since using this I haven’t got a new cyst or spot!!!! I really don’t want to jinx it but I swear I haven’t had a new one!! I do it every night, and I follow the guidelines... starting with 2 minutes and working your way up! I als tried the Salicylic Acid from The Ordinary but they didn’t say to watch it off or anything like that they said to put it on the affected area and leave it which I did and I came out in huge blisters on my face! It was horrendous!!! I’m 23 so it’s adult acne I have, I’m 100% sure it’s due to a hormonal change. The difference with this when your reading the reviews and people say “give it a try” is it’s only what £9!!! Amazing! Atleast your not losing a lot of money if it doesn’t work. I will update my review after a few more weeks as I’m hoping it will improve the acne scarring on my face, but it definitely has given me hope again! 110% would recommend to someone who was at their wits end like me!!

Anonymous

I absolutely love this product, I have suffered with spots for the last 10 years and I have tried so many treatments, including ones from the doctors. My skin started getting really bad with constant bumps on my forehead, after research I found salicylic acid. This product is the only thing that has ever made a difference! My forehead skin is now smooth and don’t seem to get as many spots! I love this product and would highly recommend!

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Natalie Fleetwood

Wow! I was wondering excited to receive this product from the reviews, but I'm even more excited after seeing the results! After the first use, my pores are visibly smaller, and my skin less oily at the end of the day. I love this stuff! Fingers crossed it has staying power.

Anonymous

Efficient service and so far I'm very happy with the Salicylic acid peel

Nat Blagrove

I like the salicylic acid peel

Julienne

I've suffered from moderate to severe acne since I was in my mid-teens, and have tried everything from drugstore to prescription topicals, oral antibiotics, localized steroid injections and retinols. I stumbled upon Bravura through a blog post recommendation and purchased the salicylic and lactic avid peels on a desperate whim. The results have been phenomenal- the first night I used the salicylic acid, it helped significantly calm down hormonal acne I had been battling for a weeks. I am ecstatic that I have finally found a product that effectively and gently targets my problem skin. It is an insane value considering I now prefer this over some of my peels that are 4x the price! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Bravura, I recommend you to all my friends and family now!!

Helen

After years of battling skin problems, I am shocked that a simple bottle of this product (costing less than £10) has changed the quality of my skin and my confidence. For the last 6-7 years I have struggled with perioral dermatitis resulting in large painful nodules and bumps on my face. I have tried every cream on the market, have been prescribed topical ointments, steroid cream, antihistamines and strong antibiotics by the doctor (that 18 months later I found out effect female fertility). I have tried changing my skincare regime, diet, exercise plan and supplements. I was about to give up hope and resign myself to the fact that my skin would never improve, when I googled �how to get rid of acne' one last time. Don't get me wrong, this product has taken persistence and patience and is by no means a quick fix, but after a number of weeks of continuous use my skin has vastly improved and my scarring is disappearing. Bravura thank you for changing my life!

Jane

I'm an older woman and have suffered from milia since my teenage years...nothing I tried worked for very long...including painful removal at beauty salons. On my last trip to have them treated the beautician mentioned Salicylic Acid so I started researching and bought this product. After 2 months of use I am so happy with the results. The milia hasn't completely disappeared..yet..but the difference is dramatic and I'm confident it won't be too long before my skin is completely clear. All my friends have noticed and commented on how much clearer and brighter my complexion is. I have no hesitation in recommending and will be buying again.

Giorgia

I never thought I'd actually find something that minimises pores and eliminates blackheads! I've been following the instructions exactly and after using it for only 4 times I can see major results! My pores are shrinking a lot and loads of blackheads have literally vanished! I highly recommend!!!!

Naz

I have bought this product a few times now, and it really does work! My advice would be, to be consistent! If you only use it the once, then you won't get amazing results (you will still notice a difference) You have to keep using it and eventually you will notice how incredible this product is. I would keep buying this, and would definitely recommend it!

Lol?? Odu

For years as a women of colour I have suffered with scaring and hyperpigmentation. I have invested in many products and will feel as if it's getting better. Then my skin will look worse. I read so many reviews on this product as was slightly skepticial, as 95% of the reviews seemed to good to be true and again as a women of colour. I wanted to be sure it wouldn't bleach my skin and leave me looking blotchy, All in all I decided to purchase the salicylic acid & Azulene moisturiser.... OMG LADIES! Best decision ever. It's only been a week and I've noticed such a difference my skin is clearing up and Is much smoother. Helps my makeup stay in place for longer as well. I haven't began to use the salicylic acid only the moisturiser... that alone has worked such wonders for me in an incredibly short time frame. I love this product so much! I will be back with a review in a months time:) all the best with your skin guys xx

Lianne

Now i have only used this twice but it was enough to see a huge difference in my acne prone skin. I have trouble with under the skin spots, the ones where no matter how hard you squeeze nothing is coming out. This treatment has got around 60% of these out already which is more than what any other product has ever done, even the really expensive stuff! It has also started to even out my skin tone and it has just generally made it look healthier. Im so glad that i found this and will definitely be buying again and will be looking at trying some of the other ranges available. 5 stars from me :)

Nas

Whilst I love the other products I purchased (acne and glycolic serum), this made no difference to my skin. This product is meant to be 2% S.A. at pH 3.5 approximately. After leaving 2 layers of it on my skin overnight, I didn't experience any tingling sensation to let me know the acid was working. The serum's left my skin gently tingling. Maybe I received a bad batch. Otherwise I would definitely have felt something after 2 layers.

Thank you for your feedback. Not everyone will experience a tingle when using this product, if your skin is used to a higher strength of glycolic acid then a milder acid isn't going to feel as *tingly* (salicylic acid is more powerful which is why it's used at a lower strength), it definitely needs to be used more than once to give results.

Molly

Disappointed with this product having read the reviews I was very excited to buy this product to treat blackheads but it has made absolutely no difference whatsoever to my Skin

Results depend on many things, the condition you're treating (this product may not be the correct treatment), your daily routine, age, external factors, correct use. We offer a free aftercare advice, if you're not happy with a product, please email us to see if we can help.

Alina

Helped my husband with his long-lasting acne and exfoliated his skin for better shaving experience. For me it bleached out sebaceous filaments on my nose and evened skin beautifully.

Anastasiya

The best product for problem skin.

Ali

My teenage son has been suffering from acne & over the counter medicines didn't touch it, this helped reduce it greatly and after 4 weeks he's only getting the odd pimple now & then! Amazing

Raf

Great for acne prone skin. Helps with congestion and skin texture. Been using it for 3 months together with Glycolic 15% moisturiser and these products have changed my life. Not to mention that they are not tested on animals which is amazing

Wendy

I was hoping for better results with this but don't think it's really helped my skin much. I'll be sticking with the glycolic products which seem to offer far better results for me

Aimee

I have been using this product for 3 months now and have noticed an amazing transformation in my skin. I was suffering from very clogged pores around my jaw line that would become inflammed if I picked them or near that time of month. Becoming increasing upset with the appearance of my skin I considered seeing a dermatologist but luckily while researching possible products I came across Bravura's Salicylic acid. After using the salicylic for a week I noticed a massive improvement. I was worried about having an initial breakout during the first week but I was totally fine. I now use this product every night followed by the Azulene moisturiser. I still have a few clogged pores but they are hardly noticeable and very rarely flare up now. I recently bought the glycolic acid to even out the skin tone in these area so hopefully I will seen even more improvement!

Caitlin

I am a student and for the last 3 years, I could find nothing to clear up my skin. I went to the doctor and they prescribed be an antibiotic cream which helped a bit with the acne, but not with the blackheads and whiteheads (blocked pores). I had tied everything! I tried different toners and creams and switched all my make-up to products that were non-comedegenic as well as paraben and perfume free. Then I heard about Bravura on the internet and decided to buy this salicylic acid peel as well as two of their toners (the ginseng one 5% glycolic acid, and the calendula toner 13% glycolic acid. It was a miracle! I noticed my skin drastically start to clear up within one week and by the 3rd week altogether, my skin was completely spot free, and the clogged pores were gone. I think it was a mixture of both the glycolic acid and the salicylic acid which did this. The chemicals were not harsh at all, bt must be used with a moisteriser. What I did was started off with the ginseng toner and every 3 days would use the salicylic acid peel, then build it up once my skin was used to it. My friends and family were so surprised by the transformation and both my sister and mother have now purchased bravura products (they love it too).

Ria Castell

Love this product. It's really does help clear my congested skin. When I touch my face, I can feel like bumps where there are blackheads. After using this my face feels really smooth. Would defo recommend!!

Elena

Never regretted buying this product. I have acne prone skin and oily and this product really helps healing exiting breakouts and prevent new ones. My skin is so smooth and softer, this product polishes it and helps my pores to stay clear. Must have for acne prone skin!

Michelle

I can't believe the difference in my skin. I had oily skin and prone to blackhead and big sore deep spots on my jaw area. This has really helped my skin turn a corner. It's less oily, it's brighter and clearer. I have defiantly seen a difference in the amount of new breakouts and it's even evened out my skin tone. My old acne scars are still visible but there is an improvement there as well.

Debbie

I've been using to clear congested skin for the last few years and it really works! Great product and great price - I don't know what I'd do without it in my skincare regime- thanks Bravura!

Lou

I've been using this acid for around 2 months now, I used it every other night (alternate with retinol) and I leave it on my skin as the first step before serum and moisturiser. It has TOTALLY changed my skin. I used to suffer with cystic acne along my jaw line/chin and sides of cheeks, I also had endless clogged pores that were so visible especially with makeup on. I now have the smoothest skin, the texture and evenness has improved dramatically. I no longer feel dread of waking up to find a new breakout on my face, or cringe at the thought of people noticing the bumps on my face in certain lights, I'm finally confident in my skin and I can't thank Amanda enough for this product!!

Chloe

I always wear makeup to cover my skin, I don't get a lot of spots anymore but have a lot of red marks where I used to pop them (don't do it!). I use this and glycolic acid every other night with the collegen moisturiser and the red marks have cleared up impressively quick after only 2 weeks of continuous use:scream: Would 100% recommend, this is the only stuff I will be buying from now on!

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