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The Ordinary.

Salicylic Acid 2% Solution

$5.30

What It Is

Salicylic Acid 2% Solution is a water-based exfoliating serum with salicylic acid.

What It Does

This treatment exfoliates deep inside the walls of pores to fight acne, oily skin, and blemishes. It promotes smoother skin texture and visible clarity with regular use.

Key Ingredients
  • Salicylic acid: a beta hydroxy acid that sheds built-up dead skin to unclog pores and clear congestion. It also has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.
How to Use

Apply a small amount all over your face or directly to blemishes as a spot treatment. Use in the morning and at night before oils, moisturizers, and creams. This product should not be used on sensitive, peeling, or compromised skin.

Beta hydroxy acids may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun. Use sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product.

Other Details
  • Size: 30 ml
  • Cruelty-free

Frequently Asked Questions


Does Salicylic Acid 2% Solution treat acne?

Yes. Salicylic acid has been shown to reduce acne by exfoliating congested skin and soothing inflammation and blemishes.

I’m pregnant or breastfeeding. Is Salicylic Acid 2% Solution safe for me?

Products with salicylic acid are not recommended for use while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Can I mix or layer Salicylic Acid 2% Solution with other products?

Yes. We recommend proceeding with caution if you choose to use it with products containing vitamin C, retinoids, or alpha hydroxy acids, as this may cause irritation. You may want to alternate these products every other day.

How do I add Salicylic Acid 2% Solution to my skin care routine?

Apply it to your face in the morning and at night before oils, moisturizers, and creams. You can also apply it directly to blemishes as a spot treatment.

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