Willow bark extract shows up in skincare products both on its own as the primary active ingredient, and in combination with stronger active ingredients, as a skin-soothing boost. So, which are the best willow bark extract products for skin? Below, we’ve listed the 16 best willow bark extract skincare products, including serums, acne spot treatments, moisturizers and more, so you can get started on making use of this amazing ingredient.
1. Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++
This product can be your daily sunscreen, moisturizer, and mattifying primer, perfect for those with oily skin. It’s a wonderful formula that contains soothing willow bark extract, as well as acne-fighting tea tree oil. Lastly, there’s a touch of vitamin C to brighten the skin and boost the sunscreen action. You can find it at Sephora.
2. Eminence Organics Clear Skin Willow Bark Booster-Serum
If you’re dealing with breakouts and are a fan of all-natural products, then this is the willow bark extract product you should pay attention to. This little serum soothes actives breakouts without drying out the skin, and contains willow bark extract as well as salicylic acid and tea tree oil. It is available for online purchase through Dermstore.
3. Boscia Clear Complexion Cleanser
This is a super gentle, sulfate-free cleanser that works for almost any skin type, but especially for those with combination, oily, or acne-prone skin. In addition to the soothing touch of willow bark extract, it also contains rosemary and geranium, known for their benefits to acne-prone skin. Buy it from Sephora!
4. Burt’s Bees Acne Solutions Maximum Strength Spot Treatment Cream
There is something about the all-natural blend of salicylic acid and willow bark extract that is perfect for battling acne. This powerful spot treatment zaps breakouts and keeps the skin soothed, but it also contains some hydrators to prevent excess dryness. A touch of licorice root extract will also help fade any post-breakout marks! Pick it up from Ulta!
5. Ren Clean Skincare Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic
This is a super gentle, exfoliating toner that will transform your skin. The lactic acid in here will give the skin a glow, while willow bark extract prevents redness and irritation. It is a phenomenal choice for literally any skin type for regular exfoliation, skin brightening, and acne prevention. It is available for sale at Sephora.
6. Belif Problem Solution Moisturizer
Moisturizers are excellent for harnessing the anti-inflammatory properties of willow bark extract. This hydrating lotion is made specifically with white willow bark, as well as acne-fighting tea tree oil. It is made for oily skin that also gets sensitive, and includes other known skin soothers like calendula, oat, and lavender extracts. The texture is light, so it sinks into the skin instantly. You can purchase it from Sephora.
7. Sunday Riley C.E.O. C + E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil
Cleansing oils can work beautifully for any skin type, to give a deep cleansing that breaks down makeup, but also to deliver all kinds of beneficial compounds to the skin. This blend includes anti-aging vitamin C, soothing white willow bark extract, and a collection of anti-aging botanical extracts. It is sold at Sephora.
8. First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Polish
This facial scrub sloughs away dead skin gently, with shea nut powder, while its high content of botanical extracts and oils including willow bark extract keeps the skin moisturized, soft, and soothed. It’s a gentle scrub that works for all skin types, but avoid it if you have active acne. If you’d like to try it, find it at Sephora.
9. Juara Rose and Willowbark Purifying Mask
Face masks are an excellent way of giving the skin a dose of willow bark extract. In this mattifying yet soothing blend, there is also kaolin clay and rose water, albeit in a more hydrating formula than we’d normally expect from a clay mask. It’s an excellent choice for oily and combination skin types. Order it for yourself from Dermstore!
10. Korres Pomegranate AHA & Enzymes Resurfacing Mask
This is a hydrating and exfoliating mask that can work for all skin types, with a high dose of glycolic acid. It also includes jojoba esters to exfoliate physically, pomegranate extract to load the skin up with antioxidants, and of course, our trusted willow bark extract to help with acne-prone skin. Buy this mask from Sephora!
11. 100% Pure Tea Tree & Willow Clarifying Cleanser
This all-natural cleanser is free of sulfates, but its clarifying gel texture is perfect for those with oily skin. It contains all kinds of anti-acne ingredients, including willow bark extract, tea tree oil, neem, and turmeric. You can buy it online from Dermstore.
12. Skin Laundry Balancing Antioxidant Toner
This is a hydrating toner for all skin types, but especially those dealing with redness and sensitivity. In addition to willow bark extract, this nourishing formula also contains hydrating aloe vera and panthenol, antioxidant ubiquinone, and soothing allantoin to quickly fade redness and increase the penetrative properties of anything applied after. Pick up this toner from Sephora!
13. Go-To Properly Clean
This brand new cleanser is meant to be the solution for everyone – gentle enough for sensitive skin, hydrating enough for dry skin, cleansing enough for oily skin. It is a sulfate-free formula with glycerin to nourish and willow bark extract to soothe, and it has a decadent mousse texture. It is sold online through Sephora.
14. Herbivore Prism Exfoliating Glow Potion
This ultra-hydrating serum is a treat for every skin type. It combines the soothing, anti-acne powers of willow bark extract with microbiome-building radish root ferment, as well as a variety of vitamin-rich extracts like Kakadu plum and bilberry. To hydrate, there is a blend of hyaluronic acid, glycerin, aloe, and rose water. Get it from Sephora!
15. Farmacy New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains
This ultra gentle dry exfoliator helps to slough away dead skin cells and soothe the skin, in a portable powder formula with corn starch, cranberry seed powder, and adzuki bean powder. It works for all skin types with a balanced combination of white willow bark extract and echinacea. This scrub is available for purchase at Sephora.
16. CosRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
This Korean toner can lead to an obsession, as it includes a very large quantity of willow bark extract along with an ultra gentle touch of salicylic acid. It is a marvelous choice for any skin type, as it is excellent for minimizing the pores and reducing breakouts without causing any dryness or tightness. Those with dry skin will love that it contains hyaluronic acid, while those with oily skin will benefit from niacinamide. You can pick up this toner at Ulta.
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