Combining Glycolic Acid and Salcylic Acid

How does combining Glycolic acid and Salcylic acid benefit our skin? Is there a minimum percentage of amount for it to work on our face?

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Glycolic and salicylic acid

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Many topical products use glycolic acids and salicylic acid to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. Additionally, these acids ("alpha hydroxy acids" ) can be effective at helping with acne prone skin. The concentration of these products really depends upon the vehicle used as well as the indication.

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