Salicylic Acid

salicylic acid

Salicylic Acid

  • INCI Name:       Salicylic Acid
  • Chemical Name: 2-hydroxybenzoic acid
  • CAS No:             69-72-7

Salicylic acid works as a hair-conditioning and anti-dandruff agent, it is a common keratolytic (peeling) agent that helps the skin break down and shed dead skin cells. It’s effective at treating dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis. In addition, salicylic acid also has a sterilizing and disinfecting effect, which can be used to reduce swelling and itching. So it often find application in anti-dandruff shampoo.

Salicylic acid is an exfoliating agent that can handle acne very well. Its complicated structure makes it more oil-soluble and thus it can penetrate into the skin’s pores. Face washes with salicylic acid or cleansers with salicylic acid are commonly available due to this reason.

Uses & Applications

Personal care

  • It is mainly used for anti-itching and anti-dandruff conditioning shampoos and hair care shampoos.
  • It can also be used for antibacterial soap, shower gel, medicated toothpaste,etc.

Product Details





White or almost white, crystalline powder or colorless crystals

Loss on drying


Residue on ignition






Heavy metals


4-hydroxybenzoic acid


4-hydroxyisophthalic acid

≤ 0.05%


≤ 0.02%

Other impurities

≤ 0.05%

Total impurities

≤ 0.2%



Shelf Life

24 months

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Technical Data Sheet –Salicylic Acid

Material Safety Data Sheet– Salicylic Acid

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