Acne Assassin serum (salicylic acid 2%) is relentless when it comes to killing pretty much any kind of acne, no matter how persistent or annoying or caused by makeup, hormones or bacteria. It's formulated with a variety of acne fighting, natural oils like tea tree, lavender, tamanu, seabuckthorn, rosemary, copaiba balsam and clove. Not only do these oils have the fatty acids, vitamins and medicine your skin needs to thrive, but they also soften your skin, unclog your pores and help kill bacteria that is the root cause of most cystic acne.
One of Acne Assassin's all-star ingredients is salicylic acid (2%), a natural, beta-hydroxy acid. It's world-renowned for unclogging pores and diminishing acne colonies. Salicylic acid seeps into the deepest layers of the skin eradicating dead skin cells, breaking up hardened sebum/keratin to unclog the pores. Unclogged pores allow your skin's naturally produced sebum to escape to the outer layers of your skin instead of getting trapped underneath and forming a zit.
Acne Assassin also contains 10% boswellic acid we extract ourselves from raw frankincense papyrifera tears which is a potent anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and helps resurface the skin's outer lipid barrier.
We've recently added Bakuchiol at 1% to Acne Assassin for its heavy-duty anti-oxidant potential and outstanding ability to influence enzymatic processes in the retinoic acid receptors.
Apply a full layer of Acne Assassin on freshly cleaned and naked skin cells. Cover every inch of your face that has acne and every inch of your face where you never want to see acne. Do this morning and night until your acne is gone. (usually 1-4 months depending on severity)
After you’ve eradicated your acne, reduce your usage of Acne Assassin to every other night. Make sure to use a moisturizer/cream on your face after you apply a layer of Acne Assassin or else your skin will become too dry.
NOTE: It is not uncommon for your skin to purge a week or so after starting Acne Assassin. This is because Acne Assassin cleans out your pores which allows all the gunk to come out. This is a very good sign, continue your routine in earnest.
UNCLOGGING PORES: Salicylic Acid is pretty much the only thing that will actually unclog pores and 2% is the legal limit before it becomes a drug. To unclog pores (whether you have acne or not) you'll need to apply Acne Assassin every night (mornings as well if you wear sunscreen) The relentless, daily application is what whittles away at unclogging the pores.
The reason why Acne Assassin unclogs pores so well is that it delivers salicylic acid in an oil based formula not a water based formula. The actual 'clog/plug' is made of oil-soluble compounds (dead skin cells, makeup, hardened sebum...etc) so it readily absorbs oil-based formulas (oils like other oils). When acne assassin (oil-based formula) gets absorbed by the 'clog' it trojan-horses the salicylic acid into the clog. Because salicylic acid is an oil-soluble keratolytic agent (breaks apart oil-type stuff) it slowly dissolves the clog from the inside out.