Salicylic (Beta-Hydroxy) Acid Powder


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Salicylic Acid must be used with caution because salicylic acid is in the same family as aspirin and will be absorbed into the skin and sometimes can burn the skin! Dandruff is a scalp condition which produces a dry, flaking scaling scalp. Most people with dandruff typically will treat their head with shampoos containing selenium sulfide, salicylic acid or coal tars. Corticosteroids may also be applied to help limit the dandruff.

INCI: Salicylic Acid Powder
Purity: 99%
Physical Form: White Crystalline Powder
Melting Point: 130-132°C
Applications: Topical
Usage Rate: Up to 2% (start at a .5% or lower)
Solubility: Alcohol and/or Propylene Glycols (Zemea recommended), Oil
CAS# 69-72-7
Classification: FCC/USP
Origin: USA
Odor: Odorless
pH: Acidity (pKa) 2.97

Salicylic (Beta-Hydroxy) Acid Powder