Looking for a natural zit-zapper? Oftentimes a dab of tea tree oil will do the trick, but this spot treatment from Burt’s Bees contains .75% salicyclic acid from the bark of the Black Willow tree (Salix negri), which will really help unclog pores and get rid of those pesky pimples. We know salicyclic acid is often a main ingredient in anti-acne products, and it does get rid of zits, but what is the difference between natural and man-made salicyclic acid? If you have had bad reactions to salicyclic acid in the past, this natural version may not be any better. But if you know salicyclic acid is your go-to for diminishing acne, we reccommend this product over others containing it. Although its not organic, it is well formulated, 100% natural, and works well to dry up pimples without leaving our skin red, irritated, or flaky. Applying once morning and night seems to be all that is needed, but when a bad breakout occurs applying more generously should not have any negative results. It smells a bit antiseptic but not overbearingly so, and is an amber colored liquid. Even if you dont have bad skin, it will be worth it to keep a bottle of this in your cabinet. It costs about $10 for .26 ounces, and it kind of trickles out of the bottle, so in our opinion would be better with a roller-applicator at the top. Not sure if Burt will get the message, as Burt’s Bees has been owned by Clorox since late 2007, but we will continue to appreciate this product as one of our favorite anti-acne staples.
Ingredients: Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid (0.75%) Inactive Ingredients: alcohol denat., citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil, water, calendula officinalis flower extract, achillea millefolium (yarrow) extract, borago officinalis (borage) extract, carum petroselinum (parsley) extract, foeniculum vulgare (fennel) fruit oil, salix nigra (willow) bark extract, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil, eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, juniperus communis fruit oil