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The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution 30ml

30ml
The Ordinary Authentic
$9.30
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The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution 30ml  by The Ordinary

Overview

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. 


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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.

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Yassss - 10-12-2018 by

Salicylic acid seems to be the only product that sorts out my blackheads on my combination dehydrated skin all over my nose and around my nose and chin crevices. After using for a few nights I always notice a reduction in blackheads and congestion.

Good product, clearer skin - 10-12-2018 by

This product is great and is helping to dry out and bring to a head these pesky little pimples I've had on my cheeks for a while now. I apply all over with a cotton pad rather than directly to spots. I will continue to use.

Effective for blemishes - 10-12-2018 by

I have combination skin and I bought this after I read rave reviews about it helping to control blemishes. While my skin does not tend to be acne prone, I do suffer the occasional break-out. I used this at night (as guided by the Adore Beauty Ordinary skincare guide online) when I first noticed a pimple growing, and I felt the next day that it had not gotten worse and went away faster (than normal). I was worried the 2% solution might be too strong for me but I have not had any adverse reactions.

Good but small - 09-12-2018 by

I adore this product I really felt like it was working unfortunately it ran out really quickly and it just wasn’t feasible financially for me to keep buying this tiny product. Really great product but too small and runs out very fast.

Helpful - 08-12-2018 by

This product, in conjuction with The Ordinary's niacinamide and plant derived squalane, has been extremely effective in treating my cystic acne. I have had the cystic acne on my chin and neck for over twelve months, tried many products and saw no results. In just one month, almost all my cystic acne has healed.

Minimises blemishes - 06-12-2018 by

I started using this because my face was breaking out due to hormonal reason. I really believe this has helped. I put a dot on my blemishes or even l have them all over l rub a couple dots all over my face. I have also been using this with the ordinary niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and I honestly think these products have improved my skin.

Unsure if helpful for acne - 05-12-2018 by

I am unsure if this entirely helpful for acne as I use religiously and unsure if there is any benefit of it. It feels lovely and soaks into the skin and I use it morning and night however there has been no lightening bolt moment of benefit.

It’s nice - thumbs up - 05-12-2018 by

I probably need to use for longer , I do like it and feel it has improved my overall tone of skin. I like it and probably have to finish the bottle before I can decide if I like it enough to buy again

Nothing happened - 27-11-2018 by

At the time I bought this my combo skin was very unfriendly and my acne has constantly remained a battlefield for my skincare.
I've loved trying new skincare out and usually feel quite positive towards products however using this did nothing for my skin. The bottle only lasted about 6 weeks and was used as instructed however I saw no improvement nor did I go through a 'purging' or worsening stage beyond my constant battle to heal the old and battle the new acne.
Everyone's skin is different and this simply did nothing for mine.

This product has helped improve the acne by 100% - 27-11-2018 by

This product was recommended by a friend and I have been very happy with the results

Drying - 27-11-2018 by

Good at drying up spots

did not do any wonders for me - 27-11-2018 by

i tried to like it, but somehow i think it does not work, like there are far better products than this that would do the job. however, like many others i got this due to its attractive price, but will not purchase again. i have hardly even used it because it crumbles on my skin if i try to wear it under makeup. i have dry skin i wanted it to work for the tiny blemishes i had on my face

Good product - 27-11-2018 by

Very light on the skin and absorbs quickly without leaving any residue. Good for acne in conjunction with their other products.

CLEAR SKIN FINALLY! - 26-11-2018 by

I've been using the Salicylic Acid in conjunction with The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%.
I've been using this product for a week now, after the first night I noticed a different in my skin - it had smoothed all my blemishes overnight and made covering them so much easier the next day!
A week later, and I have no new pimples! Along with so many compliments saying that I'm "glowing"!!!
I've never had such a quick response from a product, which has saved me from dreaded acne!

clearer skin in just 1 use - 23-11-2018 by

This product has killed almost all of my acne scars. I have used this in conjunction with my derma roller and has given me the best results. would 100% recommend for those who have acne breakouts and scaring

Good overall product - 22-11-2018 by

I am 35 with oily skin and occasional breakouts. This product is very clearing when combined with the retinoid emulsion I use it every second or third day in conjunction with 2% or 5% retinoid.

Didn't see any improvement to skin. - 20-11-2018 by

I purchased this product with the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and used them together day and night. Although no improvements to skin was visible. I used it for months but I will now not be repurchasing as it literally did nothing for my skin. Was refreshing on the skin was probably the only up side.

Fantastic - 20-11-2018 by

Great value for money and fantastic product. Have been using this acid for years for my acne prone sensitive skin. So glad a friend put me onto Adore Beauty and The Ordinary products. A big THANK YOU!!

My HG! - 20-11-2018 by

I ended up with AWFUL hormonal cystic acne after surgery 3 months ago and this product is the only thing that has improved/made any difference to my skin. I use it each night with the Niacinamide + Zinc from The Ordinary and I can truly say my skin has never been better. Can be a bit harsh - I only use on the areas of concern sparingly! I also make sure I wash my hands after...didn't realise it was a strong exfoliator and wondered why my hands were peeling so badly haha. Great price for this great little bottle of skin saving liquid!

Good! - 19-11-2018 by

Personally I wouldn’t say it has made too much of a difference to my skin, however it does give an extremely refreshing feeling overall. Just makes sure to not apply too much as I’ve noticed it can get slightly heavy if too much is applied and thus making absorption into skin a little difficult.

Perfect for blemishes - 19-11-2018 by

I rarely suffer from break outs, but get the occasional one here and there. Recently I had a whole heap of break outs after a reaction to a mineral primer I tried. I spot treated all the areas with this and they cleared up so fast! It really works wonders and none of the spots turned into proper pimples with heads, they just dried up and faded away.
I have normal to dry skin and am in my mid 30s. I love The Ordinary range of products, they have really worked wonders for my skin! This was an impulse purchase recently and I'm glad I have it on hand for when I need it.
Tip: use this first after cleansing /toning. If you apply other AHAs and then this on top, skin goes really flakey and dry. So apply this first, give it a moment to dry, then apply your other products.

Great product - 16-11-2018 by

Ive been using this product for a year now, and it does help overall appearance, however I still get blackheads and a build up if I don't exfoliate regularly with another scrub

Initially good, but there are better products - 16-11-2018 by

I had high expectations of this for my acne-prone, oily skin and my initial impression was that this product is impressive. However, after a month of using this, it failed to clear my existing acne. It did prevent future break outs though (I believe). I eventually returned to my effacer duo to clear up my acne. I will continue to use this to prevent future acne for myself and my partner, but won't rely on it for existing break outs as I think it was too oily to counteract existing acne.

Good product - 16-11-2018 by

I have been using this each night and I have a lot of congestion on my chin & jawline. After about a month I’ve found congestion is minimal & I no longer have those awful cysts that can be so sore & inflamed. Combined with a microscrub a couple of times a week my skin looks & feels so good

Must for acne prone skin - 12-11-2018 by

I didn’t realise how good this brand of products were before buying them. I purchased based off others reviews. I get terrible hormonal adult acne each months which usually takes weeeks to heal. This product really assists in ensuring the breakout doesn’t get worse and heals quickly. It’s great to use every couple of days to keep any new breakouts at bay.

Amazing product with quick results. - 12-11-2018 by

I have been using this for a week now & am already so impressed. It had cleared up my face a lot & I’m hoping will continue to do so. It has made my skin quiet dry but I’m finding as long as I moisturise it’s not so bad in the morning.

Zit zapper - 12-11-2018 by

Good for dabbing a tiny bit on spots and problem areas. Don’t use too much or it’ll really dry your skin.

Great - 12-11-2018 by

Cleared up my blemishes

Good short term solution - 09-11-2018 by

Good if you have the occasional pimple to spot treat, but i've read that salicylic acid use long term dries out your skin and makes it thin out!... Anything that says it will be ageing to my skin has to be a No from me.

Amazing! - 09-11-2018 by

I have deep cystic acne around my chin and jawline and congested pores/ blackheads around my nose, despite these issues my skin is more combination rather then outright oily. The acid has reduced the pimple size in half and they seem to have a quarter of the life span they used to. My blackheads have minimised considerably, it doesn’t leave my skin feeling too dry either but I am using this in conjunction with the buffet and hyaluronic. It’s only been a couple of weeks so I can’t wait to keep seeing the results.

Works well for the price - 07-11-2018 by

Enjoying this product so far! Seems to be preventing future breakouts well and helping keep congestion away! For the price I would repurchase!

Good to reduce growing spots - 06-11-2018 by

Good as a spot stopper before they get too big but didn’t work on my black heads or make my pores smaller like some people said.

Fast results - 01-11-2018 by

I’ve only been using this product for a few days and I already seeing results. I have quite a lot of congestion/blackheads on my nose and already my pores are a lot less visible. And the price is obviously amazing!

Worth it! - 31-10-2018 by

I ordered this back in August because of how much people have raved about it. But it’s only now that I have been consistent in using salicylic acid for spot treatment of acne marks on my face. I don’t use much. Just enough (literally a drop) to cover the problem areas. This is my second week of application. And I am so pleased with the results - visibly lighter skin on the areas affected. Now I do not have to put layers of concealer, foundation and powder on my face to hide the red marks. I am definitely ordering this again soon!

works to reduce spots - 30-10-2018 by

I have some white heads and small red bumps on my forehead and cheeks. I spot treated them and the spots and bumps were gone overnight! Amazing. It does leave a slightly dry patch however so it must be used sparingly. Really good value for the amount you need. Wish this was available when I was a teenager!

Good value of money - 30-10-2018 by

It was quite useful for blemishes, however it makes my skin pretty dry.

Not effective - 30-10-2018 by

I have oily and acne prone skin and unfortunately this has not helped my acne at all! It may work better for more mild acne or an occasional pimple but for more serious acne I'd probably try something else.

Noticed a difference within a few days - 30-10-2018 by

I suffer with blackheads and added this onto my daily routine. I wasn't expecting to see results for a few weeks, but already only a few days in my nose (which is my problem area) is less congested. Combined with The Ordinary Hyaluronic acid my skin hasn't suffered from drying out either. Would 10/10 recommend anyone who suffers with 'congested' skin to give this a try!

Helped with severe breakout - 29-10-2018 by

I got a breakout of cystic acne a few months ago and this serum really helped clear it up. I wouldn’t say it’s a spot treatment, more like something you put on daily that over time helps clear congestion. While my acne itself took months to heal (really severe flare up) this serum brought down the pain and swelling within a few days. I still use it most days on areas where I get congestion, just to keep on top of it.

Acne treatment - 29-10-2018 by

Dab this on any blemishes and it will dry them out and clear them up!

Great solution for congested skin - 29-10-2018 by

This product is great for congested skin like mine. The solution is gentle and doesn't cause irritation or dryness. I use this product a few times a week and it's great to clear the pores, whilst also minimising enlarged pores. Definitely recommend this solution to add to your regime.

Most important part of my skin care routine!! - 25-10-2018 by

I have been using the Salicylic Acid for several months now, and it has seriously improved my skin. I use it five times a week after cleansing and before moisturising, and give my skin a break on the weekend. Apart from hormonal acne, my skin is so much clearer and everyone has noticed. It's so affordable and a bottle generally lasts me a month or two. 10/10 recommend!

Like a laser gun to pimples - 25-10-2018 by

I use this on active breakouts and generally within 24 hours they’re non-existent! I suffer from hormonal breakouts a couple times a month and this serum is fantastic to use during these times. I apply morning and night after cleansing and before I apply moisturiser. It can sting a tiny bit when you first apply but it subsides within a few seconds. I’ve recommended this to friends and family who suffer from breakouts and acne.

Brilliant!!! - 23-10-2018 by

I use this every morning and WOW. If you suffer acne, including hormonal, grab yourself a bottle of this miracle! I cleanse using Clinique Anti Blemish Bar then moisturize, then I apply a thin layer of this on my chin where I usually break out.
This has stopped the breakouts and now even the red marks are disappearing! Can't recommend highly enough!

Perfect for blemishes - 23-10-2018 by

This serum is perfect for blemishes are it's cleans out all the pores so they don't get clogged. This serum is more of a watery based one, so put it on as one of the first ones.

If you have acne, this and the niacinamide are perfect for you!

Not sure about this one - 23-10-2018 by

I was keen to try this because of the good reviews and I was looking for an alternative to the Alpha H Blemish Control, which is effective but double the price of this product.

As a spot treatment, I found it to be extremely ineffective. I will continue with Alpha H Blemish Control, which is good but I was looking for a miracle and not sure miracles exist.

When I used the salicylic acid evenly across my face, I did notice my skin seemed brighter and tighter.

However I prefer to use the Ordinary granactive retinoid 2% and the Liquid Gold glycolic acid on alternate nights and am not interested in adding a third product to an already good routine - i purely purchased this product for spot treatments and so far it doesn't seem to be good for that.

Amazing product! - 22-10-2018 by

Heals the stubborn pimple overnight! A bit too watery but works amazingly well

Great product that keep excess sebum under control - 19-10-2018 by

This product is amazing. It is gentle on skin and it really controls excess sebum secretion without stripping my skin or causing any irritation. I highly recommend this to anyone with a lot of sebum secretion!

Clearer skin! - 18-10-2018 by

I break out here and there and they stay on my face for quite a while. I can honestly say that when I apply this before I go to bed, the pimples have calmed down a lot when I wake up. Definitely worth it (and its cheap!)

Great gentle exfoliator - 18-10-2018 by

Terrific product. Gentle enough to use daily.

EXCELLENT DUPE - 18-10-2018 by

My all time favourite blemish control product is the Medik8 Blemish Control Pads. Medik8's pads are also 2% much like this serum.

This does exactly the same thing for dramatically less money/

Love the simplicity - 18-10-2018 by

It has a nice consistency and is thick enough to use as a spot treatment but thin enough to use all over. I bought it for my brothers acne-prone skin and he has liked it so far but it is quite strong so would recommend mixing it at first

My skin has been significantly better - 17-10-2018 by

My skin has been significantly better since using this and other The Ordinary products. My acne has cleared up and my complexion is much better.

DUPE for Paula's Choice 2% liquid exfoliant - 16-10-2018 by

This product is literally identical to the cult fave 'Paula's choice 2% Salicylic acid liquid exfoliant' (which I've used for years). I purchased this on a whim to compare the two products, and The Ordinary's version is just as good, but a quarter of the price. I feel cheated now for spending 4 x times the amount for the same product. Thank god for The Ordinary and their wonderful line of skincare products!!!

Acne Fighter - 15-10-2018 by

This is the only product my daughter consistently asks for when she runs out and nothing else has worked so well for her!

Amazing product! - 15-10-2018 by

I have combination, sensitive skin that is very reactive and prone to breakouts. This product has been amazing, I used it every night after I tone and before I moisturize. It has really helped clear my skin up and has completely changed the texture of my skin, making it smooth and keeping my make up on longer! Just ordered my third bottle and would definitely recommend!

SO GOOD - 15-10-2018 by

I have been using this every morning in conjunction with the ordinary's 2% retinoid and my skin is looking fantastic. I suffer from hormonal cystic acne (and yet I'm 30, hence beginning to use retinol regularly), but the combination of the two has done wonders. No cystic acne this month for the first time in YEARS. My skin is glowing.

SO GOOD - 11-10-2018 by

After trying so many acne products, I found this and bought it as last resort and IT HAS CLEARED MY ACNE. I don't get breakouts any more and when I do get the occasional pimple, I just put this on before I sleep and it would be a bit died down the next morning. A little warning though for people with dry skin, it's a bit drying.

Must have! - 11-10-2018 by

I use this for my acne and my acne scarring. I have used a billion products and this is by far my favourite. I slather it all over my skin every night and it keeps my acne away as well as helping with scarring. It's so cheap and worth every cent! Buy it, you won't be disappointed!

Nice Product - 11-10-2018 by

This is a nice product for the price! It definitely helps with pore size and oiliness throughout the day without drying you out, unlike niacinamide. I saw less blackheads on my nose (not none) and my forehead wouldn't be as shiny at the end of the day. I have fairly dry skin and this didn't make me significantly drier and helped to even out my skin type!

Good for pimples - 11-10-2018 by

When I get pimples I apply this directly on it and within days it has reduced in size and slowly dries it up. This is good for spot treatment.

amazing - 10-10-2018 by

Love love love this product. I only use this as a spot treatment for the monthly pimples. I dab a little bit on the pimples at night (a lot go's a very long way) and by the morning it's gone down a good amount or it's completely gone.

Good for ecne - 07-10-2018 by

I have acne prone skin and have been using this serum as a layer all over my face at night time to help prevent pimples. I've only been using it for a couple of weeks but have already noticed a difference with my skin.. I have still had pimples pop up but they seem to be less severe and go away faster. Looking forward to seeing what happens in the long term but it's a thumbs up from me so far!

Spot treatment - 07-10-2018 by

Have been using it in my skin care routine as a spot treatment when I get pimples. Made healing of the pimple a lot faster when used with other products!

Love it!!! - 07-10-2018 by

When i have a new pimple i use salicylic in the evning and in the morning its gone!!

The Ordinary’s best product! - 05-10-2018 by

I have used this product along with 3 other acids and it’s to die for. I no longer have black heads because I use this morning and night. Easy application and does not react with sensitive skin, not for me anyway. Highly highly recommend!

OW! - 04-10-2018 by

This really really hurt. Just be careful girls. It stung going on and I had to wash my face with a cool cloth

Pore Cleansing miracle - 04-10-2018 by

Already on my second bottle. Works wonders on blackheads and pores, loosens the sebum and after a few days extractions were much easier. Haven't have blackheads while I keep using it

Fyi it can foam up if you use too much. I think it's better than Salicylic acid cleansing foams because it stays on the skin to do its work
I sometimes use this as a cleansing step - I rub a good amount into my face and problem areas, let it sit for 30 mins, then gently wipe off the excess before continuing with my skin regime. By far best product from the Ordinary range I've tried

Acne prevention - 04-10-2018 by

I use a thin layer of this all over my face each day to help prevent breakouts which I am prone to. It won't stop the worst hormonal acne but does help with overall congestion and speeds up healing time. No irritation. It it a bit too thin a formula to use as a spot treatment, needs to be spread out.

Lovely - 04-10-2018 by

Great simple serum for preventing or treating breakouts. I use it after waxing or shaving to prevent ingrown hairs too.

Love it! - 01-10-2018 by

At first, I used this product as a spot treatment which was ok, but I didn’t notice a huge difference. However, I have been using 1-2 drops twice a day over my entire face for a few months now and think this is much more effective for me than trying to target specific blemishes. I found that this method really helps to increase and maintain the overall clarity of my skin. I’ve definitely noticed a significant difference in the quality of my skin, I haven’t stopped using it since!

Helpful with spots - 01-10-2018 by

I mainly use this as a spot treatment but it has definitely helped the whiteheads and congestion on my chin

Treat my blemish - 01-10-2018 by

I use this product to treat my blemish and also use it for Exfoliation。My skin is quite sensitive, but I found this product is not potent, but only feel a bit dry after using it. So using moisture oil and cream after it.

LOVE - 01-10-2018 by

Great staple to have in your bathroom for under $10! I use this a few times a week in my skin care routine. I have recommended many friends to get this as well. My skin is oily and prone to blackheads and it is fantastic at clearing blackheads, but it's not an overnight solution! Definitely give your skin time to adjust. I will sometimes use this in conjunction with a benozyl peroxide if I have particularly bad breakouts, but wouldn't recommend to mix the two if you have sensitive skin.

Great spot treatment! - 28-09-2018 by

This product is now another favourite from the ordinary range. I suffer mostly from dry skin but get bad hormonal break outs, I use this as a spot treatment at night and the next morning the spot is practically gone. I tend to avoid any other areas of my face besides breakouts as it can dry your skin out a little bit.

A great preventative measure for pimples! - 25-09-2018 by

Great for preventing little white heads when your skin gets oily. It's a little gloopy but easy to spread on the skin and it absorbs pretty well. It works well under moisturisers (including water based creams and oils like rosehip oil) and sunscreens. Definitely recommend to use all over the face if you are prone to getting little breakouts all over.

Good for acne - 24-09-2018 by

It will dry your skin at the beginning of the treatment (i.e. 1 month), however it is quite effective against acne after using for a long period of time! good product

Amazing!! - 24-09-2018 by

Had a breakout, deflated my pimple in two days! Now just waiting for it to work on my blackheads!

Undecided - 24-09-2018 by

I was really excited to use this product but I'm not really sure I see why it is so overhyped.

I have dry/dehydrated and sensitive skin. My breakout area is my forehead— it is filled with little bumps and small red pimples. I've been using the salicylic acid since February/March this year and what it does is reduce redness of my breakouts. I guess that is a good thing but I was expecting much more such as clearing my skin overall and reducing blackheads as well as not causing my skin to dry up/become patchy.

I'm not really sure if I will repurchase this.

Actually a miracle... - 24-09-2018 by

I always get awful sore spots, but since using salicylic acid on my skin once in the morning and once in the evening my skin has been so much more manageable. If I need to I also use it as a spot treatment for particularly bad pimples. I don't know how to survive without it anymore! Love love love.

If you have acne you need this - 21-09-2018 by

I cannot go without this product in my routine - it has saved my skin. Prior to this I was prone to chin breakouts but not even do I get them during intense hormonal periods in my life.

I will use it at least once a day, sometimes twice and it has cleared and smoothed my skin more than anything else ever has.

YES. - 20-09-2018 by

Love this. It’s affordable and works. I use this everyday to help keep blackheads/pimples at bay. A little goes a long way. Love. YES - thank you The Ordinary!

The most efficient solution everrrr - 20-09-2018 by

OMG! imagine you're gonna have an event like in 5 days, and using this alternate days (only at night) makes my skin - eveerrrr flawless and eliminates most of my pimples.

I dont have to worry any pimples coming out anymore! Especially before PMS.

Love ittttt

YES - 20-09-2018 by

I’ve been looking for products that aren’t all marketing and The ordinary is exactly what it says no BS!
Effective, simple! Love it

Great for breakouts! - 20-09-2018 by

I have normal skin with the occasional breakout. I began by using this all over my face and found it brought up a lot of underlying congestion (stick it out - it gets better!) Now I just use this as a spot treatment when I get a breakout and find it's really effective!

Blackheads slide - 17-09-2018 by

Take it from a senior beauty therapist, ALL The Ordinary products are of GREAT value and true cosmeceuticals. Excellent product for spot treating pimples and blackheads. It helps to loosen blackheads for easier extraction

Good for blemishes but not for smoothing skin texture issues - 11-09-2018 by

I think I simply expected more than what I saw from this product. I feel perhaps if your skin was more blemish prone you might see a reduction in spots and redness, but if you were looking for just generally more smooth and poreless skin I would reccomend another chemical exfoliant instead. A good product but definitely depends on your skin concern.

Love - 11-09-2018 by

This is the only salicylic acid product that has ever made a difference to my skin! I love the foamy feel I get when I rub it into my face!

Clearing, long lasting solution - 11-09-2018 by

I love this product for the summer when I tend to break out more, as it completely clears up my skin in a couple of days. I only apply a very small amount to selected areas, if i used too much it can dry up areas and make my skin feel really tight.

Not as effective - 05-09-2018 by

I don't think this helped my skin that much. I loved the texture and how easily applicable it was on my skin, it sat under makeup perfectly fine but I didn't see a drastic change after finishing a whole bottle. I used this once at night and once in the morning. Maybe if I used this with the Niacinamide it might be better? But I'm not sure.

Very drying - 05-09-2018 by

I have combination skin which is prone to breakouts so I like o use products which contain a small percent of salicylic acid or glycolic as it keeps my skin clear. However so far I have found this product particularly drying. Probably better suited just as a spot treatment or maybe adding it into a moisturiser.

One thing I have noticed is that it forms up on application, it does not go on like a gel or typical serum which is odd. Not sure if I would purchase again.

Blemishes all gone! - 05-09-2018 by

Only been using this for a week and already my skin looks so much better! Don’t think I’ll ever go without this bad boy again!

Skin has never looked better - 04-09-2018 by

Has helped my breakouts big time! Not only helps minimise spots appearing, but helps defeat spots if they do get through.

Perfect for smoother skin - 04-09-2018 by

While this doesn't work on my pimples, I like using it on the sebaceous filaments on my nose, under my mouth, and between my eyebrows. I rub it into those areas and they are noticeably smoother and clearer the next day. No need for harsh blackhead strips!

Great product - 31-08-2018 by

This product has been great on helping with breakouts. Minimises pores, calms redness and reduces break-outs. Have seen a significant difference since i started using it. You only need a tiny amount so the product will last for ages. Great price for such an effective product.

Completely transforms skins - 31-08-2018 by

I purchased this product with the hopes of minimising the huge pores I have on my cheeks and chin. Three nights later, my pores are practically non existent and the giant pimple I had on my forehead disappeared without a trace. I'm in awe of how effectively the salicylic acid has changed my skin to appear healthier and smoother.

A staple of acne treatment - 31-08-2018 by

I use this on my teenage son’s acne and it works. A well formulated basic, a little goes a long way and so affordable!

Great at calming break outs - 30-08-2018 by

This is perfect for my breakouts. I apply it morning and night and I notice a major difference in days. The redness is gone and it calms my pimples down. Plus it’s so affordable!

It does what it says - 30-08-2018 by

Cleans the pores well. The skin feels very smooth and soft in the morning. I am using it together with Ordinary Lactic Acid 5%. However, after using it for couple of months, my skin created some sensitivity. Unfortunately, can't use it that often any more.

Changed my life. - 30-08-2018 by

I cant say enough good things about this product it has honestly changed my skin and life for the better. I have skin that was constantly breaking out and nothing was working for me until i tried this product. The blemishes i did have cleared up in record time and i haven't had a breakout in almost a month which is amazing. I owe it all to this amazing product. If you too have blemish prone skin this is definitely the product for you.. thank you The ordinary.

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