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Salix Alba Bark Extract

Also-called-like-this: White Willow Bark Extract
What-it-does: soothing, astringent


The extract coming from the bark of the White Willow, a big (25 m/80 ft.) tree that likes to live on riverbanks. It's famous for containing anti-inflammatory natural salicylates (this powder, for example, is standardized to contain 53-65%), a close chemical relative to famous exfoliant salicylic acid.

Thanks to its salicin content, willow bark is often touted as a natural alternative to salicylic acid, though it's quite questionable how effective it is as a chemical exfoliant in the tiny amounts used in cosmetics. Apart from soothing salicin, it also contains flavonoids and phenolic acids that give willow bark tonic, astringent, and antiseptic properties.

Products with Salix Alba Bark Extract

BIOSSANCE Squalane + BHA Pore-minimizing Toner BONAJOUR Eggplant Daily Bha Toner By Wishtrend Quad Active Boosting Essence Epionce Lite Lytic Tx Epionce Lytic Sport Tx Epionce Lytic Tx Graydon Face Foam Haeckels Zinc + Fucoidan Overnight Spot & Acne Treatment Jealousness Anti-acne Azelaic Acid Essence Jealousness Brightening Bubble Mask Lv1 Anti-Maskne Spray Roccoco Botanicals Purifying Treatment Essence Shea Moisture African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo Skin Actives Zit Ender TEAMON Green Tea Face Mist Tata Harper Resurfacing BHA Glow Mask The derma CO 2% Salicylic Acid Serum Topicals High Roller iS Clinical Brightening Complex iS Clinical White Lightening Complex Amperna Ultra Gentle Soothing Cleanser BONAJOUR Dead Sea Mud No Sebum Mask Brickell Men's Products Balancing Toner For Men Brown Lab Mild-S Daily Peeling Pads DLA Kosmetyki Niszcz Pryszcz Krem Eminence Organics Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer Eminence Organics Acne Advanced Clarifying Hydrator Eminence Organics Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser Eminence Organics Clear Skin Probiotic Masque Eminence Organics Clear Skin Willow Bark Booster-Serum Eminence Organics Clear Skin Willow Bark Exfoliating Peel Epionce Lytic Plus Tx Epionce Melanolyte Tx Hello Gorgeous Purifying Facial Toner Kerah Lane Razor Bump & Ingrown Hair Formula Momiji Matcha Latte Pure Anada Purify Toner - Chamomile & Willow Bark Rosen Skincare Paloma Serum Skin Therapy Eternal Jellyfish Complex Rejuvenating Gel Exfoliator Skin Treat Bha Anti-Blemish Face Elixir Some By Mi Super Matcha Pore Tightening Toner Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask innisfree Green Tea Fresh Skin lavera Anti-Pickel Gel Bio-Minze AMI Hya Essence Serum Akar skin Balance Toner Alder New York Everyday Face Serum Aromatica Kakadu Youth Glow Vita Peel Biologique Recherche Serum 3R Björk & Berries Scrub Soap