I had a question from a client that was wondering why Salicylic acid (a Beta-hydroxy acid, or BHA) included in most acne products, especially the ones that I produce. The reason is because its an amazing exfoliant, it is different from other exfoliants in that it’s oil-soluble. Since it can dissolve in oil, it can get inside oil-clogged pores and remove dead skin cells to help unclog them. (clogged pores are a cause of acne and blackheads). Salicylic Acid is “keratolytic” which means that it can break down and exfoliate dead skin cells. You can see my acne products here.