Shop BHAs/Salicylic Acid

Worried about acne? Get yourself some salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is a powerhouse skincare ingredient and the most common form of BHA (or beta hydroxy acid) available. Beta hydroxy acids are so great at treating acne and breakouts because they work inside the pores, where all breakouts begin. They are also antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, which is also key for treating breakouts.

How does cosmeceutical salicylic acid work?

BHAs are attracted to oils which make them able to target the oil-producing glands within the skin. They are therefore able to help unclog pores by dissolving debris and clearing oil.

Benefits of BHAs/salicylic acid:

BHAs are known to work deeper into the pore compared to other exfoliating ingredients, and can help unclog and decongest over time. Once unclogged, pores will become visibly smaller. Salicylic acid’s ability to exfoliate skin at the surface level also helps to refine the appearance of the skin. The surface exfoliation of this BHA fades discolorations to reveal an even and more radiant complexion.

Salicylic acid can help:

  • brighten skin
  • unclog pores
  • heal and prevent acne &
  • balance your skin’s oil production


Who should use cosmeceutical salicylic acid/BHAs?

Salicylic acid is best used on skin that is oily and acne-prone. But there are also milder salicylic acid formulations that are more suited to all skin types.


Please note: for those who are creating their own professional grade skincare routine at home, it is best to avoid layering multiple forms of BHAs. This is because while your skin may be able to handle something like a 10% AHA serum, if you're also using an AHA, BHA or retinol moisturiser you may run the risk of sensitising your skin.


Shop our selection of cosmeceutical BHA products online at Adore Beauty.

64 products found.


Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant by DermalogicaDermalogica Daily Microfoliant by Dermalogica

$78.32 $89.00


4.7 of 606 reviews

Dermalogica Clear Start Kit by DermalogicaDermalogica Clear Start Kit by Dermalogica

$39.60 $44.00


4.7 of 56 reviews

Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash 250ml by DermalogicaDermalogica Clearing Skin Wash 250ml by Dermalogica

$52.80 $60.00


4.7 of 53 reviews

Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel by DermalogicaDermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel by Dermalogica

$67.76 $77.00


4.1 of 91 reviews

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Recent reviews on BHAs/Salicylic Acid products

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

Game Changer

I've been using this product for about a week now and I honestly can't believe how much of a difference it's made to my skin. I've noticed a huge improvement in the overall texture of my skin, it feels softer, looks more even and feels very hydrated. I'm excited to keep using this and see if it changes my skin even more. Highly recommend!
EmerginC Triple-Threat Peel
EmerginC Triple-Threat Peel

Good vibes!

I’ve been using this twice a week for two weeks. It definitely tingles but no burn. I believe it’s helping my post acne hyperpigmentation! Do need a good moisturiser after using. Does cause sun sensitivity too - spf must have the days after!
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

Best exfoliant I’ve found’

I’ve tried many exfoliants, and always come back to this one! It makes such a noticeable difference in congestion and the brightness of my complexion. I have dry skin, so I only use every 2nd night and I avoid using it when I’m experiencing eczema or sensitivity on my face (I wouldn’t use any exfoliating product during this time). Highly recommend, just adjust your frequency of use according to sk...