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A member of the beta hydroxy acid family, salicylic acid is a natural defense mechanism to plants like wintergreen, birch, and willow bark. Formulated as a keratolytic solution for the skin, a salicylic acid peel works by softening the bonds that hold together dead skin cells on the top layers of the epidermis. Salicylic acid's comedolytic (oil-dissolving) properties enable it to penetrate into clogged pores and break down any bacterial infections, dead skin cells or excess sebum which may be lodged inside a pore. Stronger concentrations of salicylic acid will temporarily reduce the size of pores, helping to keep future bacterial infections small while improving the skin's overall appearance.

While the effects of salicylic acid do not extend deeper than the epidermis, the contact intensity of a salicylic acid peel is greater than buffered glycolic acid, and application length should not exceed printed directions.

As with all of our peels, KAVI salicylic acid products are derived from a very fine extraction process where trace organic and inorganic impurities have been removed. Our solutions are prepared with a peppermint oil extract (menthol) to soothe the skin during application. KAVI salicylic acid peels are made with an alcohol base for more effective penetration into the skin.

KAVI salicylic acid peels employ salicylic acid's naturally occurring pH of 2.35, an acidity perfect for safe and effective use without the need for buffering or acidification.

Reference Table for KAVI Salicylic Acid Peels
8%Suitable for skin already accustomed to lighter glycolic acid or salicylic acid peels. Will help unclog pores, exfoliate dead skin cells, and eliminate acne infections. Can also be used to treat ingrown hairs.
15%Recommended for use by professionals. Will unclog pores, exfoliate dead skin cells, eliminate acne infections, and reduce pore diameter, while improving the condition of skin suffering from seborrheic dermatitis or with acne scarring. Can also be used to treat ingrown hairs.
25%Intended for use by professionals. Can serve as the next stage after 8-12 weeks of 15% salicylic acid exfoliation. Will unclog pores, exfoliate dead skin cells, eliminate acne infections, reduce pore diameter, and improve more severe cases of uneven texture (acne scarring, seborrheic dermatitis). Can also be used to treat ingrown hairs.
35%Restricted to use by physicians. For the treatment of clogged pores (blackheads, whiteheads), infected pores (papules, pustules, nodules, cysts), acne scarring, seborrheic dermatitis, dead skin buildup, enlarged pores, ingrown hairs, oily skin. Please refer to the Physician Portal for more details.

Salicylic Acid Peels

KAVI Salicylic Acid 8
KAVI Salicylic Acid 8
Optimal starting concentration for facial peels; helps reduce excess sebum, dead skin and surface bacteria; treats mild acne infection (papules, pustules)
KAVI Salicylic Acid 15
KAVI Salicylic Acid 15
Optimal starting concentration for body peels or spot treatments; helps reduce excess sebum, dead skin and surface bacteria; treats all forms of acne infection
KAVI Salicylic Acid 25
KAVI Salicylic Acid 25
A professional peel and spot treatment for acute manifestations of acne infection, seborrheic dermatitis, folliculitis, and other conditions related to pore infection
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