Salicylic Acid 2% SolutionSalicylic Acid 2% Solution

Formulated for Acne-Prone Skin.
The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution
The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution
The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution
Formulated for Acne-Prone Skin.

Regimen Step 2: Treat

A serum formulated to target acne and allow skin to heal.
6.70 USD

Targets Acne, Signs of Congestion

Suited to Acne-Prone Skin

Format Water-based Serum

Key ingredients
Salicylic Acid
6.70 USD
3.20 - 4.00



In your regimen

  • Prep
  • Step 2: Treat
  • Seal

Use after cleansing, before anhydrous serums, oils, suspensions or creams.


Made with Salicylic acid 2% concentration, this water based serum offers surface level exfoliation, encouraging the natural shedding of dead skin. It’s also lipophilic (oil- soluble) which means it can penetrate pores to control acne blemishes. The formula’s multi-functional approach helps clear up pores, improve the appearance of visible redness and comedones. This approach treats acne, allows skin to heal and results in clearer, smoother-looking skin. Suitable for use in teenagers with mild to moderate acne.

How to use

Product Directions
  • Warnings: When using this product skin irritation and dryness is more likely to occur if you use another topical acne medication at the same time.  
  • If irritation occurs, only use one topical acne medication at a time. 
  • For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.
  • Directions: Clean the skin thoroughly before applying this product. 
  • Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily. 
  • Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor.
  • If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day. 
  • If eye contact occurs, flush thoroughly with water.
  • 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 the eyes and mouth, blistering or difficulty breathing, rinse off, cease use, and consult a doctor right away. 

Always patch test before use.

View Customer disposal instructions.

When to use

Use in PM

Good for

Refer to expiration date on product.

How to build a skin regimen

Step 1: Prep 5

Cleanse the skin and prepare it to receive active ingredients.

Step 2: Treat 8

Address specific skin concerns using targeted formulas. Always check each product's Usage Details to ensure products are compatible in the same routine.

Step 3: Seal 3

Lock in benefits and support the skin barrier.


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