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Salicylic gel

Sale price¥7,000 JPY

SIZE: 30 mL

Salicylic Gel is a scientifically formulated chemical peeling treatment enriched with 5% Salicylic Acid, renowned for its potent anti-inflammatory, oil-regulating, and cell-resurfacing properties. This advanced gel is meticulously designed to combat acne and folliculitis by effectively inhibiting the growth of acne-causing bacteria. It efficiently reduces irritation and inflammation associated with these conditions, relieving troubled skin.

With its optimal concentration of Salicylic Acid, Salicylic Gel clears existing acne and folliculitis lesions, promoting a smoother and healthier complexion. By gently exfoliating the skin's surface, it aids in cell turnover, diminishing the appearance of blemishes and scars over time.

Featuring its primary active ingredient, Salicylic Acid, this targeted gel provides a safe and reliable solution to tackle breakouts effectively. Regulating the skin's sebum production helps prevent future breakouts, addressing the root cause of acne and folliculitis. Salicylic Gel is a valuable addition to any skincare routine, particularly for those seeking a scientifically backed solution to troublesome skin conditions.


Salicylic acid, a renowned beta hydroxy acid (BHA), is a cornerstone in dermatology and skincare due to its exceptional keratolytic and comedolytic properties. It uniquely penetrates oil-laden hair follicle pores, making it particularly effective in treating acne-prone and oily skin types.

Salicylic acid works by dissolving skin debris that clogs pores and causes acne, namely sebum and dead skin cells. It's a mild anti-bacterial- and a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, which helps to reduce the redness and swelling associated with breakouts.

What sets salicylic acid apart in dermatological treatments is its ability to exfoliate the skin not just on the surface but within the pores themselves. This is due to its oil-soluble nature, which allows it to penetrate deep into the pores and dissolve the keratin plugs that lead to blackheads and whiteheads.

Furthermore, salicylic acid also can adjust the pH of the skin, creating an environment less favorable for the growth of acne-causing bacteria. Salicylic acid's efficacy in treating various skin conditions, particularly acne, has been extensively documented in the scientific literature. Studies have consistently shown its ability to reduce acne lesions in terms of count and severity. Additionally, salicylic acid is highly recommended for its effectiveness in treating other skin conditions, such as psoriasis and dandruff, due to its ability to soften and remove scales and flakes from the skin.

DermExcel™ | Salicylic Gel
Salicylic gel Sale price¥7,000 JPY
  • Acne: Clear existing lesions and prevent future breakouts. Its anti-inflammatory action reduce redness and inflammation associated with acne, while its oil-regulating effects help control sebum production.
  • Folliculitis: Help manage the inflammation of hair follicles and inhibit the growth of bacteria that contribute to folliculitis.
  • Oily skin: Regulate and control excessive sebum production, reducing shine and helping prevent clogged pores.
  • Rough Skin Texture: Enhance skin smoothness, minimize roughness, and refine the appearance of pores, resulting in a more even and refined complexion.
  • Congested Pores: Oil soluble and, therefore, able to penetrate the pores to dissolve oil and cell debris to unclog pores.
  • Psoriasis: Soften and remove scales associated with psoriasis due to its keratolytic action.
  • Keratosis Pilaris: Reduce the appearance of rough, bumpy skin associated with this condition.

Active ingredients

  • BHA5-

Full ingredient list

Aqua, Propylene glycol, Glycolic acid, Glycerin, Polyacrylamide & C13-14 Isoparaffin & Laureth-7, Triethanolamine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium hydroxide

  • Cleanse: Start with a clean, dry face. Use your DermExcel cleanser to remove dirt and excess oil from your skin.
  • Apply: Dispense a small amount of Salicylic Gel onto your fingertips. Apply evenly over the face, avoiding the eyes and lips.
  • Massage: Gently massage or pat the gel on your skin using your fingertips. This helps to ensure the product is evenly distributed and absorbed.


General Guidelines:

  • Apply Salicylic Gel on affected areas/s two to three evenings per week on cleansed skin. Depending on tolerability and disease severity.
  • Observe how your skin responds and adjust usage accordingly. Do not over-use Salicylic Gel.
  • Once an affected area becomes clear of breakouts / congested pores, occasional use of Salicylic acid will maintain remission.
  • Avoid sensitive areas like eyes and lips.
  • Apply at night and rinse off in the morning.
  • Always use SPF 30 or greater during the day.


✳ Don't apply any other product over the area you treated with Salicylic Gel. The other product may alter the pH of Salicylic acid, which may lower the product's potency. 

✳ Salicylic Gel is designed to promote skin peeling because it effectively removes dead skin cells. Peeling is a normal reaction and not a sign of skin dryness. As the gel works to exfoliate dead skin, you should notice a decrease in peeling over time.

Salicylic gel


Pore Penetrating

Deeply penetrates the pores to fight and prevent pimples, blackheads, and other types of acne.

Blackhead Removal

Dissolve and extract cellular debris from clogged pores and minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.

Targeted Acne Treatment

Potent anti-inflammatory action that reduce redness and swelling and effectively targeting the root cause of acne.

Bacterial Inhibition

Inhibit the growth of topical bacteria, including those contributing to acne formation.

Salicylic gel


Keratosis Pilaris



Seborrheic Dermatitis

Acne / Breakouts

Clogged Pores

Excessively Oily Skin

Salicylic gel


DermExcel™ | Salicylic gel
Salicylic acid is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration or FDA for use in OTC drug products. In addition to being FDA-approved as a safe and effective acne drug product, it is also approved for use in OTC drugs for corn, callus, wart removal, and anti-dandruff drug products.

disease education

acne stages and treatment objectives

  • The excretion of lipids by the sebaceous glands is controlled hormonally.
  • The sebaceous glands are located all over the body but are the largest and most numerous in the face, back, chest, and shoulders.
  • These glands become more active during puberty because of increased androgens, particularly testosterone, which spurs sebum production.
  • This imbalance between sebum production and secretion capacity leads to a blockage of sebum in the hair follicle, followed by inflammation.
  • Hormones continue to affect sebaceous gland activity into adulthood.
  • The first stage of acne is called comedogenesis (formation of comedones).
  • The exfoliated dead skin cells stick together inside the hair follicle, resulting in a clogged pore or comedone.
  • This is caused by several factors, including increased amounts of sebum, inflammation of the sides of the hair follicle preventing the release of the exfoliated keratinocytes, and increased cohesion of keratinocytes.
  • Salicylic acid decongests pores by dissolving and extracting dirt, oil, and cellular debris (dead skin cells) in the pores and follicles.
  • The keratinocyte plug and sebum provide excellent food sources for bacteria.
  • The bacteria invade the comedone and release inflammatory factors that lead to the next stage of acne.
  • Salicylic acid inhibits the production of various aspects necessary for bacterial reproduction, such as fibrinogen, fibronectin, and alpha-hemolysis.
  • Inflammation continues with increased redness and pus.
  • This is clinically detectable as a papule or pustule.
  • Continued inflammation may lead to so much inflammation that the hair follicle ruptures and the bacteria and debris are released into the dermis.
  • Salicylic acid suppresses pro-inflammatory cytokine expression.

disease education

rosacea stages and treatment objectives

A constant interplay exists among the skin, micro-organisms, and the environment to maintain a delicate balance. Disturbance of this balance negatively influences both the microflora and skin health.

In Rosacea, the micro-environment of the affected skin is substantially altered, resulting in a shift in the proportion or speciation of the resident microflora. Several micro-organisms have been shown to be increased or immuno-reactive in patients with rosacea.

Or skin contains pattern recognition receptors (PPR). These receptors detect harmful bacteria on our skin. When they detect these harmful bacteria, they bind to them and activate an immune response.

Receptors (PPR) don't activate the immune response for normal micro-flora on our skin. Rosacea-prone skin receptors (PPR) are hyper-reactive and/or have decreased tolerance. They have heightened sensitivity and trigger the inflammatory response of normal microbes, leading to the initial signs of rosacea.

  • Healthy skin with a perfect balance between normal microflora and skin receptors.
  • The function of the pathogen recognizing receptos receptors (PPR) is to detect and bind to harmful molecules and then to activate the immune response.
  • These receptors should not trigger an immune response by binding to normal microflora.
  • PPR (receptors) of Rosacea-prone skin bind to normal flora (they are not supposed to) and activate the immune response that causes inflammation.
  • PPR (receptors) of Rosacea-prone skin is hyper-reactive and sensitive. They can be activated by various environmental agents (fragrance, heat, spicy food, etc.)
  • Inflammation leads to an increase in white blood cells (leucocytes) and antimicrobial peptides (cathelicidins), causing certain normal microbes to be eliminated.
  • The disruption of the body's normal microbial community leads to an imbalance, where potentially harmful microbes overgrow and occupy spaces left by the eliminated beneficial microbes.
  • The negative feedback loop continues where alterations in the micro-flora lead to increased inflammation, which in turn exacerbates Rosacea, resulting in more severe symptoms.

Salicylic gel

treating rosacea & acne


Inhibit the inflammation that leads to breakouts, redness, and skin damage.


Unclog pores by dissolving and extracting dirt, oil, and cellular debris in the pores.


Disrupts cellular junctions to exfoliate dead skin cells.


Inhibits the bacteria responsible for causing and aggrevating Acne and Rosacea.



Customer Reviews

Based on 435 reviews
Yolande Barradas
Glycolic Gel

Amazing products.
I have been using DERMALHEALTH for more than 2 years and will never use any other product on my skin again. My skin is glowing and pigmentation marks has visibly reduced. I only use now the Lightweight Foundation in the day, and minimal make-up and for my age (53).... my skin looks and feel amazing!!!
I use the Retinol and Lithaderm serum as well.
The serums last long and a little goes a long way.
Thank you DERMALHEALTH - your customer service is super and delivery of products within a day or 2 to my front door always with a little gift 🤩💜

Leone Koekemoer

The BEST!!!

Sonja Alberts
Salicilyc gel

Great products!!

Zanele Shweni
Radiant skin

Best decision I made. My skin is radiant everyday. It's like I'm doing daily facials. I look fresh and young.

Joadri Matthee
Great product

Works great on blemishes

Lizaan Kloppers
Totally love it.

The best product for breakouts and preventing clogged pores. I can’t go a day without it.




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