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.

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Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant by DermalogicaDermalogica Daily Microfoliant by Dermalogica

$76.12 $86.50


4.7 of 423 reviews

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$175.50 $225.00


4.8 of 69 reviews

Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash 500ml by DermalogicaDermalogica Clearing Skin Wash 500ml by Dermalogica

$78.76 $89.50


4.8 of 48 reviews

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$39.00 $50.00


4.6 of 49 reviews

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$67.76 $77.00


4.3 of 62 reviews

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$48.10 $65.00


4.8 of 54 reviews

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Recent reviews on BHAs/Salicylic Acid products

EmerginC Triple-Threat PeelEmerginC Triple-Threat Peel
EmerginC Triple-Threat Peel

Acne Scarring be GONETH!

Got given some of this by a friend, her bottle was almost empty and she was re-purchasing. I wanted to know what all the fuss was about, now I'm fussing... I had a random breakout of cystic acne for the first time in my LIFE, it was horrible and my confidence was completely smashed down because of it. It left me with these massive red scars all over forehead and cheeks, i don't like wearing too much make up, so it was very annoying. First night I tried this, i had to do a double take in the mirror, looking at myself thinking "IS THAT ACTUALLY MY SKIN?!?!". Yes, it was infact my skin. After just one use the redness had gone down dramatically and the overall texture of my skin was much smoother then it was previously. I have been using it twice to thrice weekly at this point and im still shocked every time i use it. My scarring has almost disapeared :O
Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing All Over TonerDermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing All Over Toner
Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing All Over Toner

Didn't meet my expectations

I think my expectations were too high for this product. I like it because it is super easy to apply but I didn't notice any difference so I kind of just forgot about it.
Dermalogica Clear Start Skin Soothing Hydrating LotionDermalogica Clear Start Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion
Dermalogica Clear Start Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion

Great for congestion prone skin.

The clear start hydrating lotion is perfect if you have skin that is prone to congestion. It's just enough hydration without making your skin oily. In winter months I add the hydrating booster at night, but in summer it's all you need.