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What is salicylic acid?
Throughout blogs and acne forums the words salicylic acid punctuates posts with enormous frequency. Salicylic acid is about as popular as a skincare ingredient can get, and has a reputation as the frontrunner in managing blemish-prone skin. Hailed by dermatologists and bloggers alike, salicylic acid is supposedly a one stop shop for all your blemish bothers. So how true are these claims, are there any side effects to treatment, and does salicylic acid deserve its elevated stature in the skincare world.