Salicylic Acid vs. Collagen

October 26, 2018

Salicylic Acid vs. Collagen

By Tonic Products

 

An incredibly common ingredient in over-the-counter topical treatments, salicylic acid has become a standard remedy for mild acne. Salicylic acid is so common, in fact, that many of us have used it without realizing as it is added to so many face washes, soaps, and toners. Just because something is used often, though, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily effective or safe. Could a collagen supplement like Beauty Tonic be a better solution for mild acne than salicylic acid?

Salicylic acid is a mild acid that penetrates pores on your skin to dissolve dirt and oils while deep-cleaning your skin cells. By eliminating dirt and oil, the acid cuts back on acne-causing buildup the leads to blackheads and whiteheads. This topical approach to clearing breakouts works but might fail to solve the underlying source of some acne if it is caused by stress, hormones, or constantly high oil production. Salicylic acid can also have some unwelcome side effects including dry or peeling skin, rashes, and general skin irritation. People with particularly sensitive skin might find that products containing salicylic acid quickly cause bigger problems than they solve.

Rather than working from the outside like salicylic acid, collagen works on improving skin from the inside. Beauty Tonic contains collagens type I and III, the two types of collagen your body uses to keep skin young and healthy. Giving your body extra collagen could help your skin heal breakouts faster as new skin regenerates. Working proactively, Beauty Tonic also helps your body to naturally control stress hormones which may help keep your skin from breaking out in the first place. Collagen is safe, has no side effects, and can be used by anyone, making it a low-risk alternative to topical products for those people with sensitive skin.

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