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PETER THOMAS ROTH AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel

Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid1 2%

Inactive Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Alcohol Denat.10, 10% Glycolic Acid4, Butylene Glycol7, Cyclopentasiloxane6, Glycerin5, Arginine8, Hydroxyethylcellulose3, Arnica Montana Flower9 Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Aloe11 Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Retinyl Palmitate, Propylene Glycol2, Sodium Hydroxide, DiazolidinylUrea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

PETER THOMAS ROTH AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel

IngredientWhat it does
1salicylic acidinduces exfoliation in oily areas of skin; oil-soluble so can penetrate pores to exfoliate inside; prevents clogged pores; mildly anti-inflammatory; higher concentrations help fade post-acne marks
2propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
3hydroxyethylcellulosegelling & thickening agent
4glycolic acidProven to reduce fine lines & wrinkles; hyperpigmentation; smooths, exfoliates & thickens skin; increases skin hydration & elasticity; good melasma treatment
5GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
6CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
7butylene glycolsolvent; penetration enhancer; humectant moisturizer; in cleansing creams it dissolves dirt, avoids the product from drying too quickly during the removal stage & helps formulas spread better
8arginineantioxidant amino acid; may be helpful in wound healing; also skin & hair conditioner
9Arnica Montana Flowermoisturizing
10Alcohol Denat.masking, solvent to dissolve things in a formula, viscosity controlling
11aloeemollient moisturizer with anti-inflammatory; antioxidant, & antibacterial qualities

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