The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Mask

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Mask


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The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Mask is a deep-cleansing, exfoliating face mask to clear blemishes and congested skin while restoring a radiant glow. Ideal for tackling acne, acne-prone skin or blackheads.

Why you need it

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque has an oil-free formula infused with deep cleansing charcoals and clays. It brightens dull, lacklustre skin and helps to minimise blackheads, breakouts and blemishes. It also helps to clear acne and acne-prone skin, balancing excess oil and actively working to clarify clogged pores. Use all over the face (avoid lips and eye area) or as a targeted treatment just where it's needed for skin that looks smooth and clear once more.
  • Targets dull skin and textural irregularities
  • Exfoliates, smoothes and clarifies skin
  • Great for oily or blemish-prone skin

Salicylic Acid is an oil-soluble BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) which makes it ideal for targeting the removal of dead skin cells on the surface of oily and blemish-prone skin, revealing more radiant skin beneath. Charcoal and clays are ingredients renowned for their deep cleansing abilities due to their porosity and large surface area available for adsorption. They aid the removal of facial impurities that would otherwise remain on the skin surface and clog pores. In comparison to Deciem's The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution, Salicylic Acid 2% Masque is a rinse-off formula. Leave on for no longer than 10 minutes in order to maximize the exfoliating benefits.

Free from:
Alcohol-free, Oil-free, Silicone-free, Nut-free,Gluten Free, Cruelty Free, Vegan

Do not use on irritated, peeling or compromised skin. Do not leave on for more than 10 minutes.
Not suitable for use when pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not use if you are allergic to Aspirin.
Patch testing before use is recommended.


how to use

Apply The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque evenly to clean, dry skin (do not use on wet skin) avoiding the eye area and lips. Leave on for no more than 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Use once or twice a week. Patch test before using.

Key Ingredients

Salicylic Acid: As a BHA, it's particularly effective at exfoliating the skin and unclogging pores, which can reduce the likelihood of breakouts and blemishes.


Q: How do I use this mask?
A: Apply a thin, even layer to clean, dry skin. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. It's recommended to use it once or twice a week, depending on your skin's tolerance.

Q: Is this mask suitable for all skin types?
A: While The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Mask is formulated for blemish-prone skin, it can be beneficial for most skin types, especially oily and combination skin. Those with very sensitive or dry skin should patch-test first and use with caution.

Q: Can I use this mask if I have active breakouts?
A: Yes, salicylic acid is known to help treat and reduce active breakouts. However, avoid applying it to broken or highly irritated skin.

Q: How often should I use The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Mask?
A: It's recommended to use the mask once or twice a week. Overuse might cause irritation or excessive dryness, so it's essential to monitor how your skin reacts and adjust the frequency accordingly.

Q: Can I combine this mask with other The Ordinary products?
A: Yes, you can combine it with other products from The Ordinary. However, to avoid potential over-exfoliation or irritation, avoid using it on the same day as other strong acids or peels. This mask shouldn’t be used alongside direct vitamin C.

Q: Does this mask dry out the skin?
A: Salicylic acid and the clay ingredients can be drying for some individuals. It's crucial to follow up with a moisturizer after using the mask to maintain hydration.

Q: Is there any downtime or peeling after using the mask?
A: Typically, The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Mask does not cause downtime or visible peeling. However, some might experience slight redness or a tingling sensation during use. If irritation persists, discontinue use.

Q: Should I avoid the sun after using this mask?
A: Yes, exfoliating products like this mask can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen during the day, especially after using exfoliating products.

Q: Is it safe to use The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Mask during pregnancy?
A: While salicylic acid is generally considered safe in topical products, it's always best to consult with a healthcare professional or dermatologist before using any new skincare products during pregnancy.

About the Brand

The Ordinary skincare is the game-changing brand that's changed the face of beauty. With effective, trusted skincare solutions, The Ordinary products let you design your own skincare regime. No frills and no fuss means The Ordinary skincare gives you top quality ingredients at incredibly affordable prices. Hero products include The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%Salicylic Acid 2% Solution, and Mineral UV Filters. Part of the DECIEM family, all The Ordinary products are developed by the in-house team of chemists. The Ordinary skincare formulas are vegan and cruelty-free, plus free of parabens, sulphates and mineral oil. 


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