CLAIM TO FAME: A salicylic solution that refines skin and treats acne
FAST FACTS: Exfoliates and smoothens skin with 2% salicylic acid (a beta hydroxy acid) to fight the appearance of blemishes; delivers better skin clarity with continued use; purifies, tones, and provides soothing and conditioning pore care with witch hazel; features a pH level of 3.2-3.5; vegan formula is cruelty-free and doesn’t contain alcohol, oil, silicone, nut, gluten, and soy
PERFECT FOR: Acne prone skin
October 14, 2017
”I started purchasing products from Ordinary the moment I was made aware of you guys, thus far I have not been disappointed once. With that said I have a 14 yo son with acne prone skin on his forehead, back and chest…poor thing. Well the Salicylic Acid 2% has made 200% difference. The old spots and blemishes began to fade immediately and no new breakouts. This with only 4-5 uses at night. I’m so excited for him as i watch his confidence peak through his shy demeanor all be cause of you. I know this appears a bit emotional for a product but; nothing has worked for this handsome, shy, teen of mine, who if he knew i was writing this would blow a gasket. Again many thanks for the range of products, the regimen suggestions and price point. I cant wait to make my next purchase waiting on Retinol 2%!”
–rm (from theordinary.com)
October 9, 2017
”A few weeks ago I’d have given it a lower rating because the 15ml size just wasn’t worth it for me, but now it comes in bigger bottles I couldn’t be happier. I’ve never experienced sensitivity or irritation, and I saw a visible improvement after less than a week of using it once a day. I now use it morning and night unless I’m using another acid and the difference is extraordinary. In conjunction with the 30%AHA+2%BHA peel it’s completely transformed my skin. This sounds like I was paid to write it but honestly, I’ve had terrible skin for nearly 15 years, and these products have turned it around. I couldn’t be happier.”
–BB (from theordinary.com)
WHAT YOU GET: (1) Salicylic Acid 2% Solution
NET WEIGHT: 30mL INGREDIENTS: 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
Formulations are updated from time to time as part of our commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.
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. (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.)
Contraindications: 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: 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.
“Clinical formulations with integrity”—that’s what The Ordinary is about. Created to celebrate truth, veracity, and reliability, the beauty company is focused on advanced functional beauty while honestly communicating its products to its consumers. The end goal? Bringing to market effective, well-known technologies at reasonable prices. As part of DECIEM’s brands, The Ordinary is also free of Parabens, Sulphates, Mineral Oil, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Animal Oils, Benzalkonium Chloride, Coal Tar Dyes, Formaldehyde, Mercury, and Oxybenzone and does not test on animals. All you need is to try out one of their bestselling products, extremely affordable and effective skincare products and you’ll realize what makes The Ordinary, extraordinary.
Its one of those products that really lives up to what they promise. As per my experience, one bottle can last for a really long time (depends on your use). It is no scent and skin absorbs it easily. It dries up pimples really quick and helps lighten acne spots.3 months ago
I used to have horrible hormonal zits every month. It was those kinds that were big and red that hurt; but after using this for 3 months, I rarely get them anymore. It helped with blackheads too as they’re visibly gone. I noticed that it’s more effective with me when I spread this thinly all over my face rather than as a spot treatment. I also have sensitive skin and it didn’t irritate my skin. Highly recommended.3 months ago
This is one of those “sakto lang” products. Salicylic acid - there are too many products out there that offer this acne-clearing ingredient. This though, sakto lang. I can think of other products that are a bit cheaper than this. I will not re-purchase again. There are other alternatives here in beautymnl.3 months ago
Ive been suffering from hormonal acne since i started working at night. Ive tried a lot of products and i even went to a derma. The derma advised me to use their Salicylic products and it worked for me but i couldnt keep up with how pricey it was. Im glad i found out about the ordinary in youtube! I am using this as a spot treatment and looking forward on testing out some of their other products like the niacinamide 10% :)5 months ago
August 7th 2018, 6:34 pm
I love this so you can use it two ways either as a slight daily serum to keep breakouts at bay or apply onto the problem area. Personally i like to use it as a serum at night and keeps my skin 99% clear you cant stop all the spots. A great product and such a great price! No wonder they restrict the amount per customer. Bought for my mum and she loves it and has seen visible results! Would totally recommend
The Ordinary. Salicylic Acid 2% Solution — This salicylic acid solution is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that chemically exfoliated the inside of your skin’s pores. I’ve been using this product for a few months now, and I have noticed that when I do use it, I have less acne. You can apply this product all over your skin, or even use it as a spot treatment.6 months ago