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Salicylic Acid 2% Solution

With 2% salicylic acid and witch hazel 

5.30 CAD
ph
3.2-4.0
water-free
No
alcohol-free
Yes
oil-free
Yes
silicone-free
Yes
nut-free
Yes
vegan
Yes
gluten-free
Yes
cruelty-free
Yes
Salicylic Acid is a beta hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin. This 2% treatment solution helps exfoliate the inside walls of pores to fight the appearance of blemishes and for better visible skin clarity with continued use.

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: While exfoliating acids can result in quick visible benefits, we generally suggest indirect forms of skin exfoliation in favour of direct forms such as this formula due to potential inflammation and sensitivity associated with acids. Please refer to NIOD's Non-Acid Acid Precursor for such a reference.

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. 
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. Patch testing prior to use is advised: Apply product to a small area once a day for three days to test if you are sensitive to this product. Start with one application daily. If dryness or peeling occurs reduce application to once a day or every other day. If you develop severe 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. 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. See how to combine multiple formulations from The Ordinary in a single regimen

Patch tests are an easy way to help predict if you may experience a negative initial reaction to a new product. It is recommended to perform a patch test before incorporating any new product into your regimen. We have outlined a general method for conducting your own patch test below based on the type of product.

  • Apply a small amount of the product onto a clean area of skin on the upper forearm.
  • Keep the area dry.
  • If the product has a specified duration of use, rinse off after this time has elapsed. Otherwise rinse off after 24 hours.
  • If any redness, burning, itching, blistering or irritation is observed at any time throughout the test, do not use the product.

For more product specific information, review our Patch Testing Guide.

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.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My holy grail My SENSITIVE acne prone, irregularities and easily congested skin is simply thankful for this product. LOVE IT. Using it with niacinamide and finish with moisturizer on am. It simplyy clearing up my skin. My skin look healthy no congestion. Im on my last bottle now, pls bring it backkkkk ! A.s.a.p
Date published: 2021-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing stuff I bought this for the breakout days I get a few days a month, but then I ran out of my usual serum Aurbutin with HA... so I just decided to use the salicylic acid daily and it was incredible, my face was so bright and clean and it made a huge improvement to all areas, wrinkles, tone etc. So I went to buy another one and alas! it's no longer available. So im using auburtin again until I can get hold of this again.
Date published: 2021-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This stuff is... This stuff is a miracle in a bottle! After several months still waiting for it to return:-( I normally buy two of favorites and have an entire shelf dedicated to just The Ordinary products.....but now i’m running out of this! I hope you are close to re-releasing it soon, my face will suffer without this!
Date published: 2020-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please bring this... Please bring this back!! please please please please!!I use this product by putting four drops on a cotton makeup pad, along with five drop of the marine hyaluronic acid and five drops of the glycolic acid or lactic acid 5% and dab-slide across my face. I concentrate around my nose and mouth where I am prone to blackheads and white heads, and around my hairline on my cheeks where I am prone to little red bumps. The mask does not work for me, it does not address my concerns. I follow that with vit c and retinol, and a light moisturizer for the evening. Night time is when your skin does it most turnover, and this routine helps that process. There are a few similar BHA/salicylic acid serums on the market, but they all have fragrance or essential oil additives that are irritating to the skin. I know the niacinamide also has salicylic acid, but you can't use it with vit c products. THIS IS THE G.O.A.T.! We need it back. I see there is a note that it is being updated
Date published: 2020-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This helped me... This helped me with my acne SO much! Please bring back soon!
Date published: 2020-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I NEED THIS... I NEED THIS BACK IN MY LIFE. It's magic for my skin and I am suffering deeply without it.
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm writing this... I'm writing this review from memories of the seemingly never-to-return salicylic acid that gave me the best skin of my life. I've been out for a while, like many of us, but when it was available it was glorious. My skin was blemish free and so smooth. As a person who struggled with acne it was amazing getting compliments from strangers on my beautiful complexion. My skin is okay now, but it's definitely missing this gem. If it's ever restocked I'll try the new formulation, though for the life of me I cannot fathom why they'd pull this widely beloved product without already having its replacement available in a reasonable timeframe. Giving an approximate date for its return would be great!
Date published: 2020-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This thing is... This thing is AWESOME! It’s gentle, but hard working. Effective, and very reasonably priced (especially if you compare it to similar products elsewhere. Please bring this back to us! It’s been months and the mask-ne is real!!! We’re begging here!
Date published: 2020-08-07
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