6 salicylic acid creams to try
As a master exfoliator and key ingredient to banishing acne, salicylic acid is pretty much a miracle worker. It is an anti-inflammatory and works “on the inside of the follicle/pore,” explains Emma Hobson, National Education Manager for Dermalogica. “It works by loosening the [blockage of the pore] - so the skin can decongest,” she explains (head here for more on how it actually works). So since it’s (clearly) crucial to integrate this ingredient into our routine, we’ve rounded up the best salicylic acid creams to try ASAP. If you prefer gels head here for our top reviewed gels to try instead.