Salicylic Acid 2% Solution


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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.

The Ordinary

“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.

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Top Reviewer
  • Skin Type Normal
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 58

Super HG!

So I have always had these pesky balckheads on my nose which are so prominent, it is honestly one of my biggest insecurities because I feel like people look at it whenever we talk but after using a whole bottle of this, my gosh I was amazed! My pores definitely look smaller now because the blackheads have lessened! I’m gonna buy a second bottle and see if they finally disappear!!

28 days ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Oily
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 35

Restock, please!

The Ordinary's Niacinamide, Alpha Arbutin, and Salicylic Acid is my holy trinity when it comes to skin care. I have acne prone skin and this one really helps in drying out hormonal acne. I have tried other serums because I couldn't get a hold of this for months now but the others just won't do the trick. Please, please, please restock!

about 1 month ago
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Deep
  • Facial Features Moreno
  • Age 20

restock oh please

i am still new to this product of the ordinary. what i like about the ordinary is their simple design and packaging. hopefully, i would get a positive result and it would not break my skin out. based on the people who have used it, I'm quite hopeful for a good result. hopinggg.

about 1 month ago
  • Skin Type Oily
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 19


huhuhu i really need this pooo huhu magrestock napo kayoooo pleaseeee i’ve been waiting so long huhu please pleasee pleaseeeej nenshsbshbshshzssgvsgsvsbbsbshsbshshhsbshsbsbsshhshsjsmsnjsjsjsbabaliw nako shsjsjjsjsjsshhshuhhhhhhhhhuhuhu shsbshbs shhshshsh hshsh hshsbabsb hshshsh hshsh shhshs shhsjs hahshs shhsd djs bshshhs dhhshs shhshs shhshs hshs shdjsjks jsksjs jsksk. sisuhz shhshs sisksns jshshs isusjs hshshs hshs slala jalaku skkaksb sksjksjs siisjsns snshsbs

about 1 month ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Sensitive
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Chinita
  • Age 22


When I first got this, I started using it with about five other products and felt I didn’t really see any effect. But months later, I reduced my skin care routine to the fewest possible steps and this is without a doubt a MUST HAVE! Helped a lot with closed comedones + prevented future breakouts, too. Please restock, I’m down to my last few drops 😢😢😢

about 2 months ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 27

Ordinary product

I've tried a lot of The Ordinary products and this was my recent purchase. It has a slightly stinging effect to me at first but i got used to it through time. I looked up online on how i should store their products correctly so i can maintain ita effects but i don't see the same effect to me similar to those that i see online. Their other products don't work for me so much also. So i guess there are just products that suit your skin, this isn't just the line for me but it might for work others :)

about 2 months ago

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