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The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque - 50ml 50ml

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A deep cleanse for the pores. The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque features a high concentration of pore-cleansing BHAs, at the correct pH for optimal action. Additionally featuring black charcoal derived from vegetable matter and Amazonian clays that work together to provide a highly absorbent, balancing action for oily and blemish prone skin.

  • Cruelty Free
  • Vegan
  • Artificial Fragrance Free

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GREAT - 87% recommend

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Skin Concern:

  • Acne, breakouts and blackheads
  • Oiliness and shine

Skin Type:

  • Normal to oily
  • Oily

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The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque - 50ml Reviews

4.4 of 278 reviews

87% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

It works!


Not a real fan of the ordinary products but this is one i keep restocking. For a mask, i think the bha content is definitely strong so i actually feel like im being masked in a product that works

Most Helpful Criticism

I'm not sure how effective it is


I have used it maybe 7x and I did not really see much difference on my skin. Maybe I needed to use it more often.
  1. Great for target-spots


    This masque is great for my T-zone area as it targets my blackheads and huge pores. However, I do not use it on my cheeks as it can dry it out and sensitise the area. Though, it may be helpful for individuals who do not have sensitive skin.
  2. Reliable


    I have sensitive skin and a lot of masks cause me to become very red afterwards. This was not the case here, maybe as I am using the whole range of The Ordinary. It has a higher price point than some of their other products. If it was a little bit cheaper I would buy it again.
  3. Great clearing masque


    verified purchaser
    I have been using this masque for a couple of months now and feel that it definitely helps with blackheads on my nose when used regularly. It can be quite irritating though, so I only use it on my nose
  4. It works!


    verified purchaser
    Not a real fan of the ordinary products but this is one i keep restocking. For a mask, i think the bha content is definitely strong so i actually feel like im being masked in a product that works
  5. Amazinggggg


    Amazing mask! Your skin will thank you! Tightened all of my pores, and eliminated blackheads


    After using this mask my blemishes have faded within only a few times using this product. I will be continuing using this, very happy
  7. Very irritating.

    Nicole McGeehan

    I used the product exactly as directed and within minutes my face was burning and very red if you have sensitive skin I do not recommend this poor duct. It’s a shame I like the ordinary as a brand but this product is not worth it at all.
  8. I see real results


    I have generally dry skin which sometimes breaks out with pimples if I eat certain foods. I don't put this on my full face because of my dryness, but I put it on those spots when I get pimples or I can see that the pimples will be starting soon. It removes it perfectly. Absolutely dries up the spot and leaves nothing behind!
  9. Amazing Grace!


    verified purchaser
    This product is amazing! I'm not usually a mask person but this mask does wonders! My boyfriend even tried it and loves it - would 100% recommend.
  10. Good product


    I think this mask is really good! I use you 1-2 a week and it works really well when I’m breaking out! It’s pretty affordable compared to other masks and it is definitely worth it. Overall I think it’s a great product!
  11. Good product for its price


    It's the first time I've tried the mask with 2% of salicylic acid. I would rather recommend this product for combination or oily skin as its active ingredient works on pores congestion. It will definitely irritate sensitive skin as it has low pH. It also has a charcoal powder, so you can gently massage and polish your face after application. Strictly apply to dry skin and use a wet cloth to remove...
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  12. Love this!


    I use this twice a week and it is probably my favourite skin care item because I can see the difference every time I use it. It’s such a good price too.
  13. LOVE


    I LOVE this product I have heard a lot of hype about it and for me it has definitely lived up to it. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and clean after usage. This product has clearly reduced all my breakouts, less red and irritated and much faster for them to go away. I highly recommend this product the perfect mask!
  14. great masque


    I love this product! i use once a week to maintain a great skin care. works well on sensitive skin
  15. Exfoliating but not sure how effective


    This is a bit of fun to use and my skin feels super super smooth and soft after using it. As long as I don't use it more than once a week it doesn't cause too much irritation, but I haven't seen any improvement in my acne and clogged pores. But if you just want a bit of smoothing for a dreamy price then you can't go wrong :)
  16. So worth it


    I love love this mask. I use it about twice a week and it really does what it claims to do. My skin feels heavenily after using it, so soft and it significently reduces any breakouts that I may be experencing. Great price too, I highly recommend
  17. I'm not sure how effective it is


    I have used it maybe 7x and I did not really see much difference on my skin. Maybe I needed to use it more often.
  18. Good mask and worth the price


    I quite enjoyed this mask, it didn't irritate me and does the job. I use this when pimple are spots and my nose.
  19. Good for your nose and blackheads


    I started using this all over my face but found it too much so now only use it on concentrated problem areas, mainly my nose. It's made a little difference, nothing ground breaking, but I think you'd want to use it consistently to see the true results. A good price for a targeted product.
  20. Smoothes out my skin!!


    My face is always soo smooth and glowy after using this mask! The texture is a bit rough and you can't leave it on for too long if you have sensitive skin but I can really see the difference after using it. Highly recommend.
  21. Not sure


    Used this product twice already since im trying to improve my oily skin. It does feel a bit tingling and unconfortable while wainting the reccomended 10 minutes but nothing really dramatic. Easy to apply and easy to remove.
    I was expecting a bit more of product for the price but if my skin keeps improving, I'll repurchase.
  22. So good!


    This masque is great - I use it probably once a week as I also use the ordinary glycolic toner every second night. It seems to really help with my blackheads (only for a day or two though) and evens out my facial texture.
  23. great product


    I love this mask! I get black heads on my nose and chin and I apply this product just to those areas and I find that they clear out very quickly
  24. Harsh, but works


    I found this mask to be extremely harsh on my skin, therefore I won’t be using it again. However, I did notice it made a significant benefit on my skin, I just wish it wasn’t so harsh on my skin.
  25. Does what it says!


    A lovely mask to use that has reduced my level of oiliness and congestion within my tzone, I use this about once a week for months on end and it has lasted me such a long time as the product goes far
  26. Good for congested skin


    I did this mask once a week and it helped purge out any bacteria underneath the skin. I do think there should have been more product in it however, and I think that my skin was a little bit sensitive to it as it is very strong, but my skin definetly felt soft after every time I did it!
  27. Love!


    Very intense but effective mask. Surely not everyone's cup of tea but I love doing it on my problem area, especially at that time of the month. Repurchased already!
  28. salicylic


    love this salicylic mask for my pores on my nose - helps reduce their appearance and nose looks clear.
  29. Best Face Mask


    I have acne prone oily skin and this mask is my saviour! I use this once every week and it does an amazing job at clearing my whiteheads and blackheads.
  30. Not as great as anticipated


    A lot of the ordinary products are quite affordable, however this is slightly more pricey compared to the others.
    The salicylic acid serum wasnt available to a purchased the mask and have been using it for some time.
    Not sure if it actually does anything to my black heads despite using it twice a week for about a month.
    An exfoliant scrub probably will do more work for black h...
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  31. Excellent mask


    1 Despite being well into my thirties, I still get pimples. This mask treats my pimples and evens out redness without irritating my sensitive skin. Highly recommend!
  32. great mask


    great mask, very gentle on the skin and sore quick results. bonus the smell is nice
  33. Didn't live up to the hype


    I've used this mask for a while now and I haven't noticed a difference in the appearance of my appearance, I was also disappointed with the amount of product it had for $20. Personally, I wouldn't buy this product again.
  34. salicylic


    great as a spot treatment to clear up blemishes. doesn't irritate my skin and can be used a few times a week for me
  35. Making a different


    I have used this masque twice now, once a week since it arrived. I have quite sensitive skin and only found it became tingly after about five minutes of having the product on. While it hasn't worked instant miracles, the build-up of sebum in more pores (usually pretty dark and noticeable to me) seems to have lessened a little bit since using this. We'll see what the future holds as I keep using it...
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  36. A little goes a long way


    Only a little of this mask left for ten minutes honestly does wonders to my skin! It feels hydrated and balanced (combination skin - hello!) after use! It works so well with the squalane cleanser, and when I have applied the silicone primer and makeup an hour later, my skin has been so clear and refreshed that not even hours spent wearing make up could erase the results!

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  37. its ok


    it does a decent job however you only get a few uses in the bottle,
  38. So glad I chose this


    It was this or a product 3x the price, they both claimed to do the same thing. So glad I chose this, it works well with breakouts, oil absorption and blemishes, yet I get to save money.
  39. Not my favourite


    I thought it would help more with the small blackheads across my nose but after a couple of times it hasnt made much of a difference. Its tingly and so gives the impression its working but was just not for me
  40. big fan


    This mask has definitely helped the overall appearance of my skin. Even though this mask sets it does not leave my skin feeling dry or tight. My skin feels really refreshed and the overall appearance of my skin is smoother. I do experience very very slight tingling with this mask but it is in no way uncomfortable and does not burn at all. I use this mask 1-2 times a week.
  41. Love this Mask


    You don't have too fork too much money for this. It works wonders with acne, I am see a difference in skin tone and blemishes. Just wouldn't use this more then twice a week.
  42. Love it!


    Super effective at clearing out pores! Use once a week to prevent break-outs. I prefer this over the topical 2% salicylic acid solution because I find this works much quicker and you don't have to leave it on for ages.
  43. Great Value for money


    This mask does leave your skin feeling dewy and fresh. Using this a few times a week has definitely improved my skin
  44. Does the job


    I use this mask in my break up prone areas and I feel that it has helped reduced the amount of break outs that I get.
  45. Love this mask


    This is great for people who have experience with BHA's as its quite strong and it works great in minimising my pores
  46. Awesome product


    This is hands down the best masque I have ever used and my new fav ordinary product. Leaves skin soft and Dewey with visibly minimised pores. Seriously I can’t believe how great my skin looks and feels after using this masque it’s totally addictive. A keeper! Do yourself a favour
  47. Great for acne.


    I use this product once per week and it has really helped to reduce acne. Also good for spot treatment, can be a little tingly but great product overall!!
  48. Love this mask, but make sure you wear sunscreen!


    I really like this mask and use it on a regular basis. The only issue is you must wear sunscreen after using the mask particularly with the harsh Australian sun. Will definitely buy this mask again!
  49. A YES FROM ME <3


    Skin type: oily to normal
    I don't use it very often, but the first time I used it I was literally pleasantly shocked by the way my skin felt. It was like velvet.. so nice to the touch. As for the blemishes, they looked not so terrible.
    I think I have to mention that I haven't tried anything similar before so for a first timer I am in love with this product!
  50. Chemical exfoliant mask


    I use this around my nose, where I am more prone to blackheads and have found using this weekly it seems to keep the area cleansed/smooth, although perhaps leaving the area a little red/tender due to SA
  51. Great cleansing mask


    Great basic mask that really deeps cleans and makes my skin feel smooth and look fresh afterwards
  52. it does the job


    i use this product almost twice a week. it does have a burning sensation which is alright. After washing the mask off i do feel the exfoliation which is why i believe it is such a great product. it also dries really quickly
  53. Pore shrinker!!


    Awesome mask, bought it with little expectations however it’s visibly reduces pore size and leaves the face feeling super clean and refreshed. I would love a super size, pricey for The ordinary however worth it!!
  54. Good!


    The mask is better than I though it would be! It makes my skin very smooth!
  55. Didn't seem to do much


    I was hoping this would help with the small blackheads on my nose, but I haven't noticed much difference after using it several times. I've used the serum as a spot treatment before and had good results, so that might be the one for me!
  56. Fantastic!!


    I feel really good after using it first time.my skin was clear n spotless.

  57. Good but not as good as the serum!


    Used to use the ordinary's serum version of this which was fantastic! But unavailable so gave this a try. It's great, skin feels good afterwards but you just don't have the convenience with a masque as you do with a serum :(
  58. Very good


    I feel really good after using it first time.my skin was clear n spotless.


    I cannot live without this product. As soon as I feel or see a pimple coming up, I put this straight over the spot for 10 minutes. I then wash off and continue with the rest of my skincare. Repeat AM and PM. It makes blind pimples less severe and other pimples dry up so much quicker. I also sometimes use on my nose only as a mask for blackheads.
  60. Thankyou TO!


    Use this every few days on my nose to help keep blackheads and sebaceous filaments at bay, does help.
    Nice format to just spot treat the ares you need the salicylic acid on.
    Boyfriends loves this one too for acne and blackheads.


    I have acne prone skin and this has done WONDERS for it. My partner constantly gets blackheads on his face and this product just wipes them all off. Highly recommend.
  62. Good staple mask


    i use this product once a week (as I have super sensitive skin) and it genuinely does what it states it will do. I have definitely seen a reduction in both black / white heads.
  63. Blackheads worst enemy!


    I used this product every second night for two weeks and was amazed at the results. I have large pores and have always suffered blackheads on my nose and chin. My pores have never been cleaner! Blackheads are no where to be seen and my skin feels smoother than ever. Highly recommend!!!
  64. Good for blackheads


    I use this when I have a small breakout on my skin and notice they're reduced afterwards. I find it particularly good for blackheads.

    This product is drying though, and as someone with quite dry skin, I find I always need to follow it with deep moisturising products.
  65. Amazing for Acne


    I used this product to help with the appearance of my acne, and it worked so well! I used this in conjunction with a handful of other products from this brand, but this certainly made my skin texture and appearance a lot better! I would only suggest that you pair it with a great moisturiser too! Amazing product for acne and breakouts.
  66. Dry and gritty


    I find this product dry and gritty and not pleasant to smear on but once washed off it does leave my skin soft and refreshed.
  67. too good


    one application leave your skin with minimise pores and smoothness. i use it once or twice a week and followed by hyaluronic acid and moisturiser at night time. very good results
  68. Great for blackhead prone skin


    I have sensitive skin and tend to get blackheads when I use comedogenic products. This works a treat. My skin is clearer when I use the masque and it has diminished my pimples and blackheads. They’re still there but they’re not as prevalent as before.
  69. I like it!


    This is a pretty standard face mask, however I do notice my skin has a glow to it both immediately after using and the following day. It helps to reduce the size of my pores too which is always a bonus.
    Also, some masks can cause a reaction for me but this one felt great!
    Overall, I like this mask and will continue to use it.
  70. Refreshing


    I like this product! It is a little messy taking it off compared to other masks however I feel great after every use. Would buy again.
  71. Great


    This is great for blackheads and it helps with excess sebum
  72. Impressed for the price


    I was a The Ordinary virgin and decided to buy a few products in the range after being recommended to try them. I love a good mask, and anything that makes my skin tingle and burn a little. It says to leave on for 10 mins (I left on for a little longer) and my skin felt so refreshed afterwards, and didn't react. I will be repurchasing.
  73. Love this product


    Love this product for acne prone skin, really has helped clear any breakouts
  74. Works well!


    I've found that it works well for me in dealing with blackheads and my pores.
    I use once a week between exfoliating so as not to overwork my skin.
    Only keep on for a short time so its really easy to incorporate into routine.
    Can burn a little but definitely not uncomfortable, I do have sensitive skin.
  75. Nothing special


    This mask is fine, doesn’t dry me out but isn’t particularly impressive either. I’ll stick to clay.
  76. Game changer


    This product is super effective with getting rid of the black heads, clogged pores and congestion on my chin and nose. I use it every 2-3 days and it makes a huge difference. Super impressed with the result for the affordable price.
  77. It's okay


    Maybe I have the wrong skin type for this mask? I want to love it, but I bought it for the blackheads on my nose and it doesn't seem to do much for it.
  78. Magic


    I found this mask magic! My skin felt amazing after using and even more amazing the next day. Think I've found my new go to face mask! I also found a little went a long way when it came to the product!
  79. Unsure


    I purchased this to help with blackheads on my nose. It does sting a little so make sure you set a timer to avoid leaving it on longer than 10 mins and only use on areas of concern. I haven't noticed a huge difference so might up how often I use it but no difference with 1-2 weekly use.
  80. Does not disappoint


    its the next best thing in the ordinary product line (after hyaluronic acid). And also effective for my acne prone skin, though not sure it works as well as my other 2% bha products in acne control. Still does the job for the cheap price
  81. does the job


    this was surprisingly a great product, it made my skin feel refreshed and very clean afterwards despite the tingly feeling when it was applied on my face.
    the clean up afterwards was a bit messy, but still a really great product!
  82. Great mask


    I like this mask because it's well balanced on my skin. I have sensitive skin but also breakouts and sometimes find out treatment masks painful, but this one doesn't irritate my skin. My skin feels tighter afterward but not dry.
  83. Refreshing!


    Whilst I found this product could be a bit messy to apply, I found my skin to feel refreshed and deeply cleansed afterwards!

    It can tingle a little on acne prone skin due to the salicylic acid, but personally I love that feeling as I know the product is working and clearing out my pores effectively.
  84. Clean and fresh


    My skin is combo oily and this is great. Use twice a week and it feels like it clears my skin and takes away oils and dirt. Not harsh on my skin but due to reviews, have increased mask time in increments in case skin reacts.
  85. Not sure


    I want to love this mask but I don't think I have the right skin type for it. I have dry, sensitive skin and when applied liberally, this mask caused significant dry patches on my skin. I have used as a spot treatment when I feel a pimple coming and found it great for that though (just don't overuse!).
  86. Impressed


    I have only had this for a little over a week now and I must say I'm impressed. I used it twice last week as part of my night routine and I'm really liking it. Doesn't sting, just a little tingle to let you know its working.
  87. The ordinary Always has the best products


    The ordinary products are just amazing. I absolutely love this mask. I use this once a week and the next day my skin feels so soft and super clean. Highly recommend it!
  88. Great Masque


    I love this masque. It is nice and fast to use at only 10 minutes. It leaves my face feeling as smooth and soft as a baby's bottom which is my favourite result! I am not sure as of yet if it makes a difference to my acne... It may help just after but this can really only be used once or twice a week so it can only do so much.
    It is a reasonable price but I feel like the tube doesn't last th...
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  89. not overly satistfied


    i have sensitive skin very prone to acne and i tried this with high hopes but sadly it burnt and stripped my skin. wouldn't recomend for people with sensitive acne prone skin but overall seems that it'll work well for others
  90. First mask I’ve used from the ordinary


    First mask I’ve used from this brand and was so impressed, cleaned up my skin when using once a week
  91. Amazing !!


    Absolutely love this masque! Everytime I used it, next day my skin feels amazing!!! Would 100% get it again!
  92. Helped my skin texture


    My nose texture has greatly improved and it helps my breakouts.
    Only reason I rate it a 4 instead of 5 is because the amount of product is lesser than expected, doesn't fill up the whole container like most of the ordinary products.

    But I am planning to re-purchase because it has greatly helped my skin.
  93. Great for spot treating

    Anna S

    I suffer from hormonal break outs on my chin. I apply this directly onto my pimples and acne scarring. It stops my acne from getting worse, helps reduce new spots and I'm starting to see improvements in my scarring.
  94. best BHA mask


    I dont usually go for BHA masks that dont stay on the skin overnight. But even after 15 mins of this 3 times a week, my 27 year old skin absorbs my moisturiser/serums much better to maximise the product's full effect.
  95. Amazing product


    Worked amazing at getting rid of pimples and blackhead. Would 100% recommend for acne prone skin.
  96. Teens love this


    My teenage girls (13 & 17) love this - it helps to reset their skin after a breakout, and reduces the redness and general inflammation of their acne. It has become a household favourite, and I find it is good value for money.
  97. Spot Treatment Mask


    I use this on my nose to reduce blackheads a couple of times a week and I am really seeing a difference.
  98. great affordable mask!


    I use this product twice a week and it leaves my skin feeling so smooth. It's been a great addition to my skincare routine.
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