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The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution 30ml 30ml

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Salicylic Acid is a beta hydroxyl acid that exfoliates the skin. The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution helps exfoliate the inside walls of pores to fight the appearance of blemishes and to enhance skin clarity and texture with continued use. 


To learn more about how to navigate this brand, click here to read our skincare guide on The Oridinary.


Caution: this formula should not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Please refer to additional sun protection note and other warnings in provided Directions. 

Note: While exfoliating acids can result in quick visible benefits, The Ordinary generally suggest indirect forms of skin exfoliation in favour of direct forms such as this formula due to potential inflammation and sensitivity associated with acids.

Note: This product is not medicine. If you are fighting extensive or persistent acne, please consult a physician. Effective medicine exists to fight acne successfully, including retinoic acid and benzoyl peroxide. 

 

All of our products are filled/measured by weight/volume so the product is correctly filled to 30 ml. The packaging does not accurately reflect the size of the fill. However, this is intentional as some air must be allowed at the top for the product to actually close.

Skin Concern:

  • Acne, breakouts and blackheads

Salicylic Acid is a beta hydroxyl acid that exfoliates the skin. The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution helps exfoliate the inside walls of pores to fight the appearance of blemishes and to enhance skin clarity and texture with continued use. 


To learn more about how to navigate this brand, click here to read our skincare guide on The Oridinary.


Caution: this formula should not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Please refer to additional sun protection note and other warnings in provided Directions. 

Note: While exfoliating acids can result in quick visible benefits, The Ordinary generally suggest indirect forms of skin exfoliation in favour of direct forms such as this formula due to potential inflammation and sensitivity associated with acids.

Note: This product is not medicine. If you are fighting extensive or persistent acne, please consult a physician. Effective medicine exists to fight acne successfully, including retinoic acid and benzoyl peroxide. 

 

All of our products are filled/measured by weight/volume so the product is correctly filled to 30 ml. The packaging does not accurately reflect the size of the fill. However, this is intentional as some air must be allowed at the top for the product to actually close.

Skin Concern:

  • Acne, breakouts and blackheads

Use in the AM and PM. Apply a small dot directly on spots for visible improvement or apply a small amount over the face to maintain visible clarity with continued use. Avoid the eye contour and contact with eyes. Do not rinse off.

 

Continue with additional skin treatments as needed. If persistent irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult a physician. Patch testing prior to use is advised. Please see below for an in-depth guide to patch testing. Keep out of reach of children.  

 

(Sunburn Alert: This product contains a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.)

 

How to conduct an at-home patch test.

Patch tests are an easy way to help predict if you will have a negative initial reaction to a new product. It is recommended to perform a patch test before incorporating a new product into your routine. The Ordinary have outlined a general method for conducting your own patch test.

  • Apply a small amount of the product onto a clean area of skin on the upper forearm. 
  • Keep the area dry, preferably covered with a bandage. 
  • After 24 hours, uncover the area and rinse.
  • If any redness, burning, itching, blistering or irritation is observed at any time throughout the test, do not use the product. 

 

Please note that the patch test is only for determining initial irritation reactions to products and does not guarantee similar results when applied to other areas of the body (including the face) or after continuous use.

It does not account for underlying conditions and should not be used for the diagnosis of hypersensitivity or allergic contact dermatitis. If you are concerned about starting a new product, please consult a dermatologist prior to use.

Aqua (Water), Hamamelis Virginiana Leaf Water, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Salicylic Acid, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 20, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ethoxydiglycol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, 1,2-hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.

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4.5 of 298 reviews

88% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Absolutely perfect for my skin
I’ve alrwady reviewed this but I’m doing it again because I can’t get over how this product has saved my skin after years and years of desperation over acne. Pl...

Most Helpful Criticism

Increases cell turnover
I’ve been dealing with cystic hormonal acne now for around 4 months. Decided to venture away from my normal skincare routine to substitute and add some BHA for ...
  1. Absolutely perfect for my skin

    I’ve alrwady reviewed this but I’m doing it again because I can’t get over how this product has saved my skin after years and years of desperation over acne. Please don’t ever stop selling this. It’s a lifesaver.
  2. Increases cell turnover

    I’ve been dealing with cystic hormonal acne now for around 4 months. Decided to venture away from my normal skincare routine to substitute and add some BHA for cell turnover.. at first I definitely noticed a reduction in congestion and oil, however this will purge your skin! I have only been using for a week (once each night) and my chin and cheeks are purging like crazy! Does definitely dry out pimples when used as a spot treatment. I have stopped using for the moment while I undergoe medical topical creams and chemical peels
  3. Love it, one of the best products that helped me with my oily skin

    I used it after I clean my skin every night specially on the T zone on my face, it's gentle and helped me a lot.
    I have already introduced it to some friends.
    Thanks :)
  4. Love this so much!

    I decided to try this product after reading an article online. No had really bad breakouts around my mouth & chin, and my skin was either super oily, or super dry, I could never win!
    My skin has improved so much since adding this into my routine, I have also reduced the amount of products I use, which has helped. I use this morning & night, and don't think I'll ever stop! A little goes a loooooooong way too!
  5. Great for my breakouts

    I like to use this product when I have a breakout and I was actually surprised at how quickly it worked. The next morning my blemishes were visibly smaller and less noticeable. A little bit goes a long way!
  6. Inexpensive spot treatment trumps $$$ products

    I have been using this Salicylic Acid alongside a number of other products from the Ordinary for the past few months. I use this product as a spot treatment on stubborn cystic pimples as well as a thin layer across my nose to banish those blackheads. I have quite sensitive skin which can dry out easily but found a few drops at night have done the trick. I've previously used some holy grail ($$$) spot treatments who have not only dried my skin but the additional ingredients/fragrances have caused flare ups. Now with this product there is no unsightly flaky skin or dry patches when I wake up.

    I would recommend only using this a few times a week to start to avoid any unsightly irritation.
  7. Clears pimples

    I bought this to spot treat my cystic, hormonal acne that I get along my jawline plus any odd spots that pop up. It definitely does clear pimples faster than without using it. I do however find that it attacks ‘regular’ pimples faster than the cystic pimples. As effective, if not better than any other spot treatments that I’ve used in the past and will definitely continue to buy once finally done with this bottle (it’s lasting for a long long time).
  8. Great for oily skin

    This works really well as a spot treatment but I might get a higher % as you need to add quite a bit but then it dries out my skin but If you use a good moisturiser then it shouldn't be a problem.
  9. Lifesaver!

    I absolutely LOVE this product and wish I had discovered it a decade ago! I have always had oily/combination skin and issues with acne and blackheads. This product just works wonders (and is SO AFFORDABLE!). i alternate using it with The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid Solution or just as a spot treatment. By morning- the spot is gone! It feels great upon application and you can really feel it 'tingling' as it works its way into your skin. I have been using the same bottle for a few months now, as a little really goes a long way! I have told everyone I know about it- such a great product I didn't even know existed! So glad I do now :)
  10. Wonderful

    Works well on my combination skin. Skin is clear and pore size has reduced. Have not needed to use as a spot treatment. Will continue use.
  11. Works well for blemishes

    I use this for blemishes and it seems to work pretty well. Its also quite good for the occasional overall treatment and I find using it like that helps with blackheads around my nose.
  12. Excellent value from The Ordinary, once again!

    This is a fabulous product. Salicylic acid is one of the ingredients in skincare that is tried and tested, and has plenty of legitimate scientific evidence to back it up, and here The Ordinary delivers it in a great, effective serum at a price point that is accessible to almost anyone.

    I haven't been using it for long (a little over a week) but it has been super effective on existing acne and I am very happy with it. I have had no adverse reaction to this product despite daily use, although i don't have overly sensitive skin. I have used this am and pm as a spot treatment every day for the past week plus a couple times as an all-over treatment.
  13. Yes!

    I use this product all over - particularly in the acne prone areas of my face - nose, cheeks and chin. In conjunction with TO Niacinamide + Zinc, this product has helped to clear congested pores and now my face is fairly clear of cystic acne blemishes.
  14. Love it

    My favourite BHA at the moment. I find this great at penetrating deep down into the pores to bring those horrible blackheads to the surface. I like to layer this BHA over the top of my AHA (The Ordinary Mandalic Acid) once or twice a week. Make sure your skin is in strong condition before you layer these two together and make sure you keep your hydration up (lots of layers of toner, moisturiser and maybe even a sheet mask).
  15. Great spot treatment

    This Salicylic acid solution from The Ordinary is a great spot treatment. It works well with my skin, particularly on my t-zone. Its a great price for the benefits.
  16. AMAZINGGGGG!

    After reading hundreds of reviews I decided to buy the salicylic acid for myself. I had acne in the past, so this product was mainly to reduce the scars that were left behind. I have combination skin and have regularly been using it every night as part of my skincare routine, and holy hell it works!!!! I have noticed a massive difference in only a month. And the price is a bonus as well!! Will definitely keep restocking.
  17. Good Spot Tratment

    Great as a spot treatment. I wouldn't use it all over my face as it instructs because my skin is very dry

    I applied too much on a pimple (repetitively) and it made it worse so just be careful to use in moderation because then it is great
  18. Love! Love! Love!

    I cannot recommend this product highly enough for anyone suffering hormonal acne.
    My daughter has pimples along her T-zone. We have tried so many products and diet adjustments and nothing has worked. Until this product!! She has been using for around 8 weeks and her skin is currently totally clear, which it hasn't been for years. She still gets the occasional hormonal pimple, but a quick dab of this clears it up in no time. Amazing product.
  19. Great for keeping breakouts and blackheads at bay

    This is my lifesaver when my skin is looking congested or is breaking out
  20. Love

    I can notice a difference in my skin and breakouts when using this product, will continue to buy. Also such a great price.
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