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Salicylic Acid 2% Solution

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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.

Size: 30ml
This formula should not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. This product is not medicine. If you are fighting extensive or persistent acne, please consult a physician.

What is it?
An exfoliating solution that is made for unclogging pores and treating problem areas/concerns.

What’s in it?
↳ Salicylic acid (2%): a beta hydroxyl acid, commonly known as BHA, that is oil-soluble and works both the surface of the skin as well as the pores within. It works best with normal to oily skin types, aiding you with bumps, blemishes and pores that need to take a good few steps back.
↳ Witch hazel: a plant extract with a whole host of uses, be it puffy under eyes or troubled skin. It’s a source of several antioxidants and is a common ingredient in many skincare products, from toners to creams. Witch hazel is one of the more customary replies to acne.

What does it do?
Keeps you clean. Skin can grow clogged or full of grime and dirt that definitely doesn’t need to be there. This solution is either an answer to problem areas, or an all-over application that helps your skin to breathe as it should. The BHA in this solution helps to gently “unglue” dull/dead skin so it can shed naturally from the surface.

Directions: 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.)

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.

Please note that ingredients may change without notice. Please contact us if you wish to confirm the ingredients before purchase.

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Customer Reviews
Average 4.14 (from 7 reviews)
2 months ago
This has cleaned out all the blackheads on my nose and I'm so happy about it. I only use it at night and let it sit on my skin for 15-30 mins before continuing with my skincare routine.
4 months ago
I use this only a a spot treatment when I get a breakout - it's too drying on my skin to use all over, all the time. It's very effective, gentle enough to use several times a day if applied sparingly and dries clear so you aren't walking around with a weird coloured blob on your zits! I don't love the dropper, it's a very viscous fluid and it's easy to squeeze out too much - I would much prefer a thicker gel in a tube with a thin tipped nozzle but I totally get that the brand remains affordable because it packages everything in the same dropper bottles and squeeze tubes. So I can make it work, but it's a hassle to travel with so a star off for the hassle and inconvenience of the packaging. Otherwise, this is accessible, affordable and effective.
4 months ago
I bought this a few months ago and will only use it if I get a whitehead, as the formula is pretty strong. You definitely would want to use it sparingly, and not continuously for like a straight month. If my skin is pretty bad I'll use it every second or third day as a spot treatment, as if I were to use it all over my face (which I did in the beginning and regretted it), it definitely makes my face go even more red and a little dry
4 months ago
I’m not sure if it worked for me to be honest. It made my skin incredibly drying and failed to even get rid of or prevent any pimples. Although the product lasts quite a long time since it’s pure salicylic acid, other pimple prevention creams or gels are better and more effective. I probably won’t purchase again after I finish the bottle but the price is reasonable if it works for you!
4 months ago
Really good product. It’s a bit sticky and thick so recommend using at night and in combination with a moisturiser as it is pretty strong for your first time using it. My skin went through a purging period after using it where I broke out a lot then cleared up really nice within 3 weeks
4 months ago
I love this product! You just gotta be careful with it, make sure your skin is moisturised enough before using it, otherwise it will burn it!! Otherwise, this product really really helped my hormonal breakouts and I really love this brand, it’s revolutionary, and at such a good price. Would recommend to anyone with oily/acne prone skin
7 months ago
Love love love!! If you have oily, blemish-prone skin, you need this in your life!! My skin for some reason have started acting up, it started getting oily, and I started getting white and blackheads. This has helped almost instantly! Insane!
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