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The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Reviews

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% is a clear serum aimed to target blemish-prone skin and congestion. It can also improve redness and comedones. 30mls for around 7$, this is a great product to have in your routine or just in your collection in case of any breakouts! Further down the page, you can find The Ordinary Salicylic Acid Reviews by the members of the Facebook Group.

Salicylic Acid Reviews

Your Quick 15-Second Summary of Salicylic Acid 2%

  • Target Signs of Congestion, Clearer Pores, Brighter Appearance, Reduces Redness, Comedones.
  • 74% of the Deciem Addicts love it
  • This is best used in your evening regimen
  • Apply a few drops all over your face or just targeted areas.
  • Apply directly after cleansing, followed by other serums or moisturisers.
  • Avoid your eyes
  • Conflicts include Direct Acids, Direct Vitamin C, Retinoids, Peptides including Copper Peptides, Niacinamide Powder, EUK
  • Great value for money! 30ml for around 7$
  • Further down the page find The Ordinary Salicylic Acid Reviews

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid Review

All about The Ordinary Salicylic Acid: reviews, conflicts, when and how to use, FAQs, and similar products.

Unboxing Salicylic Acid 2%

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What is The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution & what does it do?

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution is an exfoliator created for blemish-prone skin and designed to clear dead skin cells that can contribute to clogged pores, providing skin clarity with use over time.

The exfoliator offers the same benefits as the old version. This new version ensures the delivery of Salicylic Acid to the outermost layer of the skin, where it’s most beneficial.

Salicylic Acid is a water-based product listed under Direct Acids on The Ordinary website. It´s a BHA which stands for Beta Hydroxy Acid and is excellent for pores, congested and blemished skin because BHAs penetrate deeper into the skin. You can use this all over your face or just as a spot treatment.

Salicylic Acid Targets

  • Dullness
  • Textural Irregularities
  • Skin clarity

How & When Do I Use The Ordinary Salicylic Acid?

Which Products Conflict With The Ordinary Salicylic Acid.

Avoid the following products in the same routine as Salicylic Acid. You can use them in alternate routines, AM/PM, or on alternate days.

  • Peptides, including Copper Peptides
  • Direct Acids
  • Direct Vitamin C
  • Retinoids
  • EUK 134 0.1%
  • 100% Niacinamide Powder

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% size

The product currently comes in 1 size of 30ml

What´s the PAO?

This used to be around 12 months, but it now seems to have an expiry date on the bottle.


Salicylic Acid Reviews
Salicylic Acid Reviews
Salicylic Acid Reviews

Reviews of Salicylic Acid 2% by The Ordinary

“The salicylic Acid, hands down, is THE BEST! I use it all over my face after the glycolic toner in the evening, and my skin is blemish-free and smooth in texture. I have struggled with adult acne on my chin and parts of my cheeks. Since I have been using Salicylic Acid, I am blemish-free! Please, ladies, give this a try!”meggieslashes.

“Game changer! I apply it on my spots as local treatment, and they are gone the day after”carolinagsietra

“I will absolutely repurchase it. It dramatically reduces the acne size within just 2 days (I documented it in one of my Insta posts, too) and works excellent for blackheads. If u got oily, acne-prone skin, GET IT!”thebeautywonk. 5/5 I love this!!

FAQS about Salicylic Acid 2%

Some of these questions have been answered by The Ordinary on Social Media.

1..So how has the new Salicylic Acid improved from the last formula? The new Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2%% Solution was formulated to offer the same benefits as its predecessor while curbing concerns of skin discomfort that can be associated with the use of SA. This was achieved by ensuring a focused delivery of SA to the outermost layer of the skin, where it is most beneficial, alongside the inclusion of a hydrating saccharide isomerate, offering appropriate barrier support.

2. What’s the difference between this Salicylic Acid one and the anhydrous solution? This one has a more instantaneous effect than the Salicylic Acid 2% Anhydrous Solution which has a gentler approach to decongestion and exfoliation.

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3. What is Salicylic Acid used for? Salicylic 2% Solution helps to exfoliate the skin and help decongest pores. We recommend using this in your PM routine on dry clean skin before moisturizer

More FAQs

4. What’s the difference between this and the mask? Or are they different? This product was formulated to be applied frequently as a leave-on formula, while the Salicylic Acid 2% Masque was designed for bi-weekly application only

5. Can I use Salicylic Acid in the summer months? Deciem´s reply: Yes, you can use this all year round.

6. This product seems to go a bit soapy when I apply it. This is quite a common problem. It can happen with Niacinamide too. Try using less product and also make sure you have thoroughly rinsed off your cleanser so there’s no residue.

7. Can I use Salicylic Acid with Niacinamide? Yes, they´re OK to use together. They are used together in this regimen for the look of blemishes and congestion.

8. What products are similar to The Ordinary Salicylic Acid? You could have a look at The Salicylic Acid Masque, The Ordinary Salicylic Acid Anhydrous Solution or The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2%.

The Ordinary Acids – How To Choose Which One?

There are 9 Ordinary Acids, and it may be difficult to choose which is best for you. Therefore, you may find The Ordinary Acids Guide useful, where you can see all The Ordinary Acids on one page.

Final Thoughts

It´s clear to see that this is a well-loved product, with 74% of the Deciem Addicts saying they love it. 67% had no issues using the product, 71% say it has improved their skin, and 67% will repurchase it. There have been some amazing before and after posts in the Facebook Group that incorporate Salicylic Acid.

Tell Us What You Think!

We hope you found this The Ordinary Salicylic Acid review useful. On that note, we invite you to share your personal experiences or queries about Salicylic Acid 2%. Join the conversation and become a part of our community in The Deciem Chat Room.

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