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.


84 products found.

Skinceuticals

asap clearskin bodygel 120ml by asapasap clearskin bodygel 120ml by asap

$54.60 $70.00

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4.6 of 81 reviews

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

$81.88 $92.00

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4.6 of 69 reviews

valued at $112.50
Alpha-H Clear Skin Face & Body Wash 500ml by Alpha-HAlpha-H Clear Skin Face & Body Wash 500ml by Alpha-H

$79.00

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asap clear complexion gel 50ml by asapasap clear complexion gel 50ml by asap

$42.90 $55.00

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4.5 of 65 reviews

Dermalogica Clear Start Flashfoliant by DermalogicaDermalogica Clear Start Flashfoliant by Dermalogica

$36.08 $41.00

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4.5 of 3 reviews

asap platinum collection by asapasap platinum collection by asap

$194.22 $249.00

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4.7 of 122 reviews

asap DNA Renewal Treatment 30ml by asapasap DNA Renewal Treatment 30ml by asap

$113.10 $145.00

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4.6 of 88 reviews

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Recent reviews on BHAs/Salicylic Acid products

SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Serum
SkinCeuticals
SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Serum
$119.00

not a fan

I am an avid user of skinceuticals and swear by many of their serums but this one did nothing for me. I tried it at varying times in my skin's cycle, pre-breakout, during and post, along with regularly on uneven areas and noticed no changes. Not worth the price when there are similar products for a quarter of the cost.
Aspect Stop Spot 8ml
Aspect
Aspect Stop Spot 8ml
$16.00

Dries out breakouts overnight

This product works well at drying out a breakout overnight.
Dermalogica Active Clearing Retinol Clearing Oil 30ml
Dermalogica
Dermalogica Active Clearing Retinol Clearing Oil 30ml
$132.00
$116.16

oily

This product was too oily on my skin and I haven't noticed much of a difference after using this product