Nip+Fab Teen Skin Fix Salicylic Acid Tonic – 100ml

Don’t be put off by the name; it’s not just teenagers who are afflicted with acne-prone skin and this product isn’t just for the young.

Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid (a BHA, as opposed to other types of ‘acid tonic’ you may have heard of, such as glycolic acid, or lactic acid, both of which are alpha-hydroxy acids aka AHAs).

Like AHAs, it has a light exfoliating effect on the skin, but unlike AHAs, salicylic acid has an unparalleled ability to weasel its way into clogged pores and clear them out by dissolving the oil that is blocking them – and reduce excessive oil production.

It is also anti-inflammatory, which is helpful for inflamed, congested, spotty skin.

This product contains 1% salicylic acid, so it is a good place to start (if you want something stronger, try Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid

Apply it to a cotton wool pad and wipe over clean, dry skin once or twice a day. Allow to dry before you apply serums, moisturisers, and sunscreen on top of it.

Price: £10.95

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