Active Acne Removal with Salicylic Acid

Reduce Active Acne & Blackheads
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The gentlest exfoliant to get rid of active acne and blackheads! Formulated with a combination of 2% Salicylic acid serum and 1.5% Green tea extract

  • Fights against active acne and blackheads
  • Added green tea extract to soothe the skin
  • Perfect for oily skin
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  • Reduce active acne & blackheads.
  • Controls sebum production.
  • Exfoliates dead skin cells.
  • Soothes the skin.
  • Minimizes signs of aging.
  • Refresh’s Salicylic acid serum with the green tea extract is a holy grail for all those oily skin types who are searching for the perfect cure!
  • Salicylic acid helps deal with active acne & blackheads and exfoliate dead skin cells.
  • The addition of Green tea extract to the face serum helps reduce sebum production and minimize the signs of aging.
  • The salicylic acid serum is well recognized for thoroughly cleaning excess oil from pores and minimizing excess oil production, making it ideal for oily skin.
  • The combination of tea tree oil and green tea extract works in combination to help reduce acne and also reduce itchy skin!
Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Oil, Green Tea Extract, Zinc PCA, Sucrose, Biosaccharide Gum, Neem Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Salicylic acid
The Answer to all your
acne problems

Salicylic acid has been a constant companion of dermatologists for many years. It has been used in several disorders, including acne,’.’ and several over-the-counter preparations contain salicylic acid, but clearcut evidence for its benefit in acne in well-controlled clinical trials is lacking. Experimental results using a comedone assay technique in animals and humans suggest that salicylic acid is likely to have an effect on noninflamed lesions. Recently, a 2% salicylic acid lotion administered by special cleansing pads has become available, and so we had the opportunity of comparing the active preparation with placebo.

How it works

Initially SA in human SEB-1 sebocytes was investigated for the anti-acne properties. Treatment with SA decreased sebocyte lipogenesis by down regulating the adenosine monophosphate activated protein kinase (AMPK)/ sterol response element binding protein-1 (SREBP-1) pathway and reduced inflammation by suppressing the NF-κB pathway in these cells. Salicylic acid also decreased the cell viability of SEB-1 by increasing apoptosis via the death signal receptor pathway. Subsequently, histopathological analysis of a rabbit ear acne model after application of SA for three weeks confirmed that SA suppressed the levels of cytokines and major pathogenic proteins around acne lesions, which supports the mechanisms suggested by our in vitro experiments.

What the studies show

The study was a stratified, randomized, double-blind parallel-group clinical study on 114 sixth-form or university students with mild to mild-moderate facial acne. They were aged between 16 and 25 years. No patient had been on any therapy, oral or topical, for 4 weeks prior to the study. No patient had previously been treated by a dermatologist. The therapy was used twice daily. The active treatment consisted of 2% salicylic acid lotion (Table I) and the placebo was a 10% hydroalcoholic lotion, the base into which the 2% salicylic acid had been dissolved. The active and placebo agents were incorporated into cleansing pads made up of two differently textured materials laminated together to give a coarse side and a smooth side enabling facial oil to be absorbed and the lotion to be delivered.

Study Results

These results show conclusively the clinical superiority of salicylic acid pads compared with placebo. This study was well controlled and adequately performed using a randomized, double-blind, parallel-group technique conforming with the requirements of good clinical trial practice. The subjects were well stratified prior to therapy; this did not bias the responses in any subgroup. The patients had mild to mild-moderate acne, the type of acne usually requiring topical therapy. The level of improvement seen in this study was less than that seen with topical benzoyl peroxide and some topical antibiotics. Our findings demonstrated that SA exhibited sebosuppressive and anti-inflammatory activities. Our findings provided a novel insight into the therapeutic rationale involved in the SA treatment for acne vulgaris in humans.

Why Salicylic Acid
For Active Acne?

Unclogs blocked pores

Reduces sebum production

Exfoliates dead skin cells

What does our Salicylic Acid Serum
Do to your Skin?

What our serums don't do?

Transform you overnight

Our serums take a minimum of 84 days of religious usage before they can show noticeable differences. It's a serum, not a magic potion!

Side effects

New skincare products might cause rashes or infections. Our products are made with skin safe ingredients to avoid any side effects!

One for all

We have different serums to tackle different issues. Each one does their job and does it well. There is no one cure for all skincare issues.

How to use?


Category Refresh’s Salicylic Acid Other serums






Harsh Alcohol Content

Harsh Alcohol Content

Harsh Alcohol Content

Contains Sulphates

Contains Sulphates

Contains Sulphates

Contains Parabens

Contains Parabens

Contains Parabens

After 30 Days

Unclogs and deep cleans the pores.

After 60 Days

Weakens acne causing bacteria and soothes inflammation.

After 90 Days

Rejuvenates and brighten your skin while reducing excess sebum production.



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  • Prevent excess oil
  • Help tackle Acne and blemishes
  • Exfoliates dead skin cells
Salicylic acid works well with all skin types. It is suitable for combination/dry and oily skin types.
Yes, it is recommended to do a patch test before applying serum, irrespective of the skin type.
Yes, Absolutely! Our Refresh serum is made with dermatologist-recommended formulas making it extremely safe to use and does not have any side effects.
Both these ingredients have excellent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and help soothe the skin and help minimize ten signs of aging.

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