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The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution


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The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution is a gentle exfoliator that can be used daily to treat blemish prone skin.

Why you need it

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution is a light serum formula that removes dead skin cells that can contribute to clogged pores and blackheads. Suitable for all skin types, this serums helps to balance impurities, decongest skin and help blemishes, making visible pores clean and minimized.

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Alcohol Free, Oil Free, Silicone Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Gluten Free, Cruelty Free.



how to use

Apply once daily in the evening. Apply a small dot to the target area or apply a small amount over the face for general use. Do not use on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Avoid the eye contour and contact with eyes. Patch testing prior to use is advised: Apply the product as directed to a small area once a day for three days to test if you are sensitive to this product. If you develop irritation, hives, swelling of eyes and mouth, blistering, or difficulty breathing, rinse off, cease use, and consult a physician right away. Keep out of reach of children.

Key Ingredients

Salicylic Acid: Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) known for its ability to exfoliate the skin's surface and penetrate deep into pores. Its primary function is to combat blemishes and clarify the complexion. By dissolving skin debris that clogs pores, it helps prevent the formation of pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. Additionally, salicylic acid possesses anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce redness and swelling associated with acne.

Witch Hazel: Often found in products that target acne and blemishes, witch hazel acts as an astringent to help shrink pores, soothe the skin, and reduce inflammation. It has been traditionally used for its skin-calming properties and can also reduce excess oil production.

Glycerin: Glycerin is a natural humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture. In skincare products, it helps to hydrate the skin by drawing water from the deeper layers and the environment. This ensures that the skin remains moisturized, especially when using potentially drying agents like salicylic acid.

Tocopherol (Vitamin E): Tocopherol is a potent antioxidant that helps protect the skin from damage by free radicals. In addition to its protective qualities, it also offers moisturizing properties. This is particularly beneficial when using products that exfoliate, as they can sometimes cause dryness.


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.


Q: What is The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution?
A: The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution is an exfoliating solution designed to help fight visible blemishes and improve the appearance of skin texture.

Q: How do I use this solution?
A: Apply a small amount directly onto blemishes or over the entire face to improve skin texture. It's recommended to use it in the PM, and always ensure you follow up with sunscreen during the day.

Q: What are the benefits of salicylic acid for the skin?
A: Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) known for its ability to exfoliate the skin, unclog pores, and reduce inflammation, making it effective for combating blemishes and promoting smoother skin.

Q: Is The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution suitable for all skin types?
A: While it's designed for blemish-prone skin, most skin types can benefit. However, those with very sensitive or dry skin should patch-test first and use with caution.

Q: Can I use this solution with other The Ordinary products?
A: Yes, but it's recommended to avoid using it with other strong acids, vitamin C, or retinols to prevent over-exfoliation or potential irritation.

Q: Can I experience skin purging with this product?
A: Some people may experience "purging" or an initial increase in blemishes when they first start using salicylic acid. This typically subsides as the skin adjusts to the product.

Q: Why is it important to wear sunscreen after using the solution?
A: Exfoliating acids like salicylic acid can increase the skin's sensitivity to the sun. Using sunscreen protects the skin from potential sun damage and prevents further hyperpigmentation.

Q: How often should I use The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution?
A: For most people, daily use in the PM is suitable. However, depending on skin tolerance, some might prefer to start using it every other day and gradually increase the frequency.

Q: Can this product help with blackheads?
A: Yes, salicylic acid is particularly known for its ability to penetrate oil and unclog pores, making it effective in reducing the appearance of blackheads.

Q: Is this product vegan and cruelty-free?
A: The Ordinary is known for its commitment to producing vegan and cruelty-free products. The Salicylic Acid 2% Solution is no exception and is both vegan and not tested on animals.

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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