Acne isn’t just a problem for teens. Zits and pimples can pop up at any age, affecting more than half of women in their 20s and over a third of women in their 30s and 40s, according to one study. While adult acne is a common concern, you don’t have to suffer helplessly. With a few tweaks to the way you cleanse your face, the first step in your skin care routine can be your first step toward clearer skin, too. Meanwhile, salicylic acid, which is derived from willow tree bark, wintergreen oil or sweet birch, works well for most skin types. Aside from being an exfoliant that sloughs away dead skin cells and dissolves pore-clogging impurities, it helps to address inflammation, which is thought to be the primary cause of acne. Featuring a potent combination of lipohydroxy (also known as ascapryloyl salicylic acid), salicylic and glycolic acids, this acne-fighting cleanser is an exfoliating powerhouse. It cleanses deep into your pores and removes dead and damaged skin cells, leaving you with smoother, brighter and blemish-free skin.