Continuing our look at top selling products on Amazon.com…
Surprisingly, this fairly generic salicylic acid skin peel is rated at the 9th best selling beauty product on Amazon.com. Why does that surprise me? I woulnd’t have thought so many people are using such a strong peel on themselves. I would have guessed that the people who need such a strong treatment would be getting it through their dermatologist. Let’s look at the label to see what makes this peeler so powerful.
Salicylic Acid (20%)
A beta hydroxy acid that helps dissolve the “glue” that holds skin cells together so they slough off faster and more evenly. By exfoliating the top layer of skin you can expose “fresher” skin cells beneath. You can also burn the crap out of yourself so be careful!
Propylene Glycol, Denatured alcohol
Salicylic acid is not very soluble in water, so these solvents are added to allow for such a high concentration.
Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin
Surfactant that helps keep the mixture homogenous.
Bonus fact: No preservative is needed because the product is waterless and the acid keeps the pH very low.
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