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.

86 products found.


Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant by DermalogicaDermalogica Daily Microfoliant by Dermalogica

$78.32 $89.00


4.7 of 659 reviews

valued at $162.50
Murad Dew Gooder: Hydration Set by MuradMurad Dew Gooder: Hydration Set by Murad

$80.00 $100.00


4.3 of 4 reviews

Dermalogica Clear Start Kit by DermalogicaDermalogica Clear Start Kit by Dermalogica

$39.60 $44.00


4.7 of 67 reviews

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

$52.80 $60.00


4.7 of 58 reviews

valued at $213.00
SkinCeuticals ANTI-BLEMISH & PROTECT SET by SkinCeuticalsSkinCeuticals ANTI-BLEMISH & PROTECT SET by SkinCeuticals


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Recent reviews on BHAs/Salicylic Acid products

Murad Dew Gooder: Hydration Set
Murad Dew Gooder: Hydration Set

nice hydrating

this pack gave my skin some really good hydration and left it feeling soft
Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash 500ml
Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash 500ml


This is a gentle wash and my skin is left feeling fresh
Murad Dew Gooder: Hydration Set
Murad Dew Gooder: Hydration Set

Great vegan pack

Love that this is vegan friendly and a really good starter pack