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Salicylic acid 2% - A22

Spots, blackheads
  • Indications

    • Salicylic Acid 2% pure Active is indicated for various blemishes in acne-prone skin: spots, blackheads, skin blemishes... It is equally suitable for teenagers and people who suffer from occasional acne, in periods of stress, fatigue, hormonal variation or when the weather is hot and humid.

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    • Salicylic Acid 2% has purifying and exfoliant properties to normalize the complexion and effectively treat blemishes.

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(£76.7 / 100 ml)

SALICYLIC ACID 2% : Complementary products

Directions for use

For the entire face: apply 1 to 4 drops to the area affected (1 drop for 1 isolated spot / 4 drops for the entire face).
This pure Active is also suitable for blemishes on the upper back, for example: apply 4 to 6 drops depending on the surface area to be treated.

INITIAL TREATMENT (for isolated spots) : use twice a day for at least 1 week. Continue treatment longer according to the extent of the blemishes. The molecule's activity may cause slight tingling sensations on application. This does not mean that treatment should be stopped.

LONG-TERM TREATMENT (for acne-prone skin) : use morning and night for one week, then once a day at night for 3 months. The molecule's activity may cause slight tingling sensations on application. This does not mean that treatment should be stopped. For sensitive and readily reactive skin, we recommend using Salicylic acid 0,5% pure Active, with a weaker concentration.

INTENSIVE TREATMENT combining several pure Actives:
- For spots and acne-prone skin: use Salicylic acid 2% pure Active and Zinc Gluconate pure Active morning and night. These two pure Actives are complementary and can be applied to the skin at the same time.
- For skin that presents blemishes and a dull complexion: use Salicylic acid 2% pure Active at night and Propolis pure Active in the morning.

After application, do not expose your skin to the sun. In the event of exposure, use suitable sun protection.

As an ideal complement, we recommend applying a Biomimetic skincare after the pure Active, suited to the nature and day-to-day needs of your skin.
Suggestion for the morning: Balancing matifying care.
Suggestion for the evening: Light moisturizing emulsion.

Efficacity proven

Scientific studies and recognized publications show that Salicylic Acid 300 mg acts at various levels in the skin:



Keratolytic effect
In high concentrations, Salicylic Acid has a keratolytic effect: it is therefore capable of eliminating the dead cells that accumulate on the surface of the skin. Pores are unblocked, impurities cleared and the complexion is evened out.



Purifying effect
Salicylic Acid regulates the bacterial flora in the skin, which often cause spot formation.

References and proofs of effectiveness of Salicylic Acid (clinical studies, bibliographies and expert opinions)

PURE ACTIVE : Salicylic Acid, pure molecule (purity level = 100%) [SALICYLIC ACID]
The bottle contains 300 mg of pure Active
This is the quantity needed so that each application done according to the directions for use provides the skin with the effective dose recommended by scientific studies.

Proven effectiveness

PATENTED IN-SKIN® SYSTEM : to treat the skin exactly where it is needed, Salicylic Acid 300 pure Active is combined with a unique delivery system.
It is totally absorbed by the skin so that it can interact with the cells in depth.

*eau isodermique / isodermic water.
Scientific history

Salicylic Acid is a natural molecule which was first found in white willow and later in large quantities in meadowsweet, Spiraea ulmaria, which gave its name to Aspirin.

The medicinal properties of Salicylic Acid have been known for a long time, especially for their effect against fever and pain.

In Antiquity, Greek doctors would recommend infusions based on willow leaves to relieve pain.

To combat fever, its synthetic form (acetylsalicylic acid marketed under the name "Aspirin") is particularly effective to the extent that it has become the bestselling drug in the world (120 billion pills).

Salicylic Acid is universally used in dermatology for its keratolytic effect.

Origin / Video

A molecule naturally present in white willow and meadowsweet, Salicylic Acid is now widely manufactured by a process based on biosynthesis.

This is the method used to obtain it selected by ETAT PUR. The producer meets very strict quality standards specific to the pharmaceutical industry.
The active is concentrated and purified until 100% pure Salicylic Acid is obtained.

The video

The quality control of this ingredient is handled by DIPTA, the research centre and inspection laboratory for the ETAT PUR, BIODERMA and ESTHEDERM brands in Aix-en-Provence.

All details concerning the origin and quality of this pure Active are filed by ETAT PUR and can be accessed by all inspection bodies, which guarantees us total confidentiality in data processing.

Opinion of the dermatologist

Salicylic Acid 2% - Pure Active A22

Salicylic acid has been known and used in medicine for centuries. In dermatology, it is used for its exfoliating and keratolytic properties. This molecule is therefore interesting if you present with predominantly retentional acne, i.e. if you have few red spots but mainly small cysts or blackheads, making your skin look rough and uneven. By refining the outermost layers of the epidermis, this pure Active will foster the elimination of cysts and limit their formation.

If you also have red spots (mixed acne), you can combine Salicylic acid with Zinc Gluconate pure Active.

This relatively strong concentration ([300]) helps to optimize the molecule's effectiveness but may cause a degree of irritation. So begin with this concentration if you do not have particularly sensitive skin.

Customer Reviews about : SALICYLIC ACID 2%

Tracey - 9/2/2016
  • 36-45 years
  • Oily
I am so grateful to Etat Pur for selling this product in this concentration without any additives. This is the product that a huge amount of acne research points to as being most helpful. It drives me crazy that other so called skin care companies mess about with ingredients, won't disclose what's in their products and generally make a lot of money out of people's desperation / misery. Well done Etat Pur.
Lola - 4/21/2015
  • 26-35 years
  • Very Dry
I have been using a few products from the range religiously for around 2 weeks and am absolutely in love with the results! I have found that my skin has been more acne prone the older I've got (currently age 25) and I also have the dreaded black heads! In addition to this, my skin is so dry I appear to have croc like scales on my face in certain areas which I have preciously found that only strong emollients have kept at bay. The problem there is, that causes greasiness, which in turn causes spots! I now use the cleansing water morning and evening. Salicillic acid morning and evening and then also the rich moisturiser. Which I am absolutely amazed by as my scales are no more! I hate reviews and rarely see the point in them myself but these products are great and really not that expensive either!! ENJOY! :D
Kelly - 6/3/2014
  • 36-45 years
  • Normal
Not particularly effective at clearing the odd spot
I purchased this product (having read the reviews) to try to help clear the odd spots up that I still get around once per month, however, I don't think it is particularly effective in drying the spot out or clearing it up, despite applying twice per day.
DI - 8/10/2013
  • 18 years and younger
  • Oily
great product
very effective not a miracle cure if a isolated spot appear this prodict stops it becoming a major issue. Non drying would recommend
IsabelleGrace - 2/4/2013
  • 18 years and younger
  • Combination
thank you lord!
I've tried every product under the sun for my skin it feels like, nothing helps it, i still get so many spots, some are under the skin and tiny but large in numbers and then some are more big and red and bumpy.
I saw this and saw the description and I had to try it even though its pricey for a small bottle. OMG HEAVEN. I've been using it for just over a week using long-term treatment and although my skin is not perfect its so much better, I feel so much better.
I got a nasty spot on the weekend and had a party that evening, I put for on in the morning and afternoon and it was barely even noticeable for the party.
I rarely write reviews but I had to for this, it works wonders and I will definitely repurchase it. This is the only product i feel like has improved my skin and I cannot wait for more long-term results.
tinsel - 11/14/2012
its is the only product I have used that has improved the appearence of my pores great value
FossilGirl - 8/22/2012
I've tried everything for my spots. I have combination skin which is very sensitive so most acne treatments are too harsh and make it worse. My skin has improved with a hormone treatment but I was still getting small outbreaks and redness. I got this in my JolieBox and it's been amazing. I put a few drops on my t-zone twice a day and it has cleared my skin right up. It doesn't irritatie (which really surprised me) my skin at all, it just soaks right into the skin. I only get a spot now and then if I use something that irritates my skin, otherwise I'm blemish free :)

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