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8% Beta Hydroxy (salicylic acid) Serum

8% Beta Hydroxy (salicylic acid) Serum

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pH 2.3


Control oily skin, acne, blackheads, whiteheads.

Our beta-hydroxy serums are salicylic acid-based at a low pH level.

Deep clean your pores with the strength of your choice, 3-4 times per week to keep deeply embedded sebum and dirt under control.

Additionally, for clients with extremely oily skin, our serum can be used as a first step before using our lactic and glycolic acid peels.

This is an EFFECTIVE acid based product.
We have formulated these products at a safe percentage, but a low pH level to ensure good acidity without irritation.


As with any acid-based product, be sure to patch-test your skin and discontinue use if irritation develops.

Acne sufferers:
It takes approximately 2-3 weeks for pores to decongest, so please be patient as the product is working to open your pores and clean deeply embedded dirt and sebum.


--Because salicylic acid is in the aspirin-family, it's important for clients who are allergic to aspirin to avoid salicylic acid usage.

--If you are pregnant, consult with your OB/GYN before using chemically-based products.
General Peeling Cautions:
  • Never use manual exfoliators nor scrubbing brushes within 24 hours of using a peel.
  • Stop Retin A, benzoyl peroxides, acne products, and any other drying agents 24 hours before and after using an alpha hydroxy or beta hydroxy peel.
  • If you are allergic to aspirin products, never use a salicylic acid nor beta hydroxy peel.
  • Never apply a peel without doing a patch-test first and waiting 48 hours for results.
  • Never apply a chemical peel to inflamed skin.
  • Always read product directions in their entirety and don't take shortcuts.
  • When in doubt about a caution, please write or call us for more information.

    Directions for use: 

    Always patch test!

    Patch test the areas you plan to treat. If you are doing a facial peel, patch test a small area, about the size of a quarter near the jawline.  Follow the directions, below, rinse thoroughly then wait 24-48 hours to make sure your skin tolerates the peeling serum nicely

    Directions for doing your peel:

    Cleanse your skin with a non-acid cleanser. We recommend our Green Tea Pomegranate Cleanser. Rinse thoroughly and pat skin dry.

    pH Prep Solution – Dispense onto a cotton ball or pad and wipe your face to remove oils and dirt from the skin’s surface. If your skin is dry or sensitive this step can be omitted or substituted with Witch Hazel.

    Your first efforts at peeling: Begin with fewer minutes to ensure a safe experience. Then increase the on-skin-time as your own sensitivity levels allow.

    Apply the peeling serum. Begin at the forehead and work your way down the face, using thin layers of serum. Don’t rub the serum into the face. Just apply topically, making sure your skin is nicely covered with a thin layer(s). 

    Leave the peel on for up to 3-5 minutes. 

    Rinse with warm-to-cool water and cleanse again if desired. Make sure the serum has been completely removed from your skin. We offer a stand-alone Post Peel Neutralizer if you’d like to use it to ensure proper neutralization. Moisturize with a non-acid, non-retinoid moisturizer. We offer Argan Oil and  Green Tea Moisturizer.

    After the peel:
    Your skin may feel warm or appear pink. This is normal. However if, during the above process, your skin burns remove the peel immediately with cool water and/or use our Post Peel Neutralizer to stop the peel from processing. The above peels may not produce much in the way of visible peeling, but they are indeed rapidly exfoliating your skin. You will feel the softness immediately post-peel and most certainly the next morning. Your pores will be clean and skin texture will be more refined and radiant.
    Always use an SPF of at least 30 for several days after peeling. Freshly peel skin is photosensitive and needs SPF protection. If your foundation contains an SPF factor of 30+, this is acceptable as well.

    Use weekly for 8-10 weeks to see optimal results.


    SD Alcohol 40 B, Propylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Menthol Crystals.


    Legal Disclaimer: Information provided within this entire website is intended to be used as general information only and is in no way intended to replace medical advice, is not to be used as a medical treatment program, nor to diagnose or cure of any disease or medical condition. Always consult with a qualified physician for medical advice. You are solely responsible for the use and misuse of products offered and for all actions and consequences of that use or misuse. Because each person's skin is unique, we make no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding the effectiveness of products. You are using products listed on our web site at your sole risk and are responsible for all actions and consequences of use and misuse. Always patch test products before use.

    Keep products out of reach of children!
    Misuse of chemical products can cause injury and burns.

    AGREEMENT: You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Makeup Artist's Choice, Inc.,, its officers, employees, agents, and suppliers from and against any and all claims, charges, demands, damages, liabilities, losses, expenses, and liabilities of whatever nature and howsoever arising (including but not limited to any legal or other professional fees and the costs of defending or prosecuting any claim and any other direct or consequential loss) incurred or suffered directly or indirectly as a result of using any product listed on our website.

    FDA December 2, 2002 Posting - Sun Sensitivity
    Clients need to be aware that by using glycolic acid and other peeling products, your skin will be more photo-sensitive than normal. It is recommended that you use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, preferably SPF 30 or higher, after using skin peel products. 

    SD Alcohol 40 B, Propylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Menthol Crystals.

    Directions for usage:

    • Cleanse skin, pat dry.
    • Apply serum onto affected areas, with clean fingers.
    • Leave on 3-8 minutes, dependent upon your unique type skin.
    • If burning is present, rinse immediately.
    • Otherwise, leave on for recommended time.
    • Then, rinse thoroughly with warm water.
    • Good for usage anywhere oily, acneic skin is present.