Rated 4.16 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I LOVE this product!
So, I stumbled upon The Ordinary brand and pretty much have loved every product of theirs however, the salicylic acne mask has been such a game changer for my acne. I have combination skin and hormonal acne around my jaw line. This mask helps reduce the big pimples that show up from the hormonal acne and makes them much more manageable, takes care of the smaller pimples I get very quickly, and helps unclog and shrink my pores (especially in the T-zone area).
I was at first bothered by the price for the amount of product you get but soon found out that a little goes a long way so for me the price was justified in the end. I really LOVE that this is a mask and incorporated it into my skin care routine by using this mask 2-3x a week in the mornings before I shower and wash it off when in the shower. Because the mask only needs to be on for 10 mins it doesn't take up much if any time in my morning routine.
I definitely have been recommending this product to my friends and family who have oil/combination skin.
Most Helpful Critical Review This stuff can BURN
I have normal to dry skin but my nose does get a little congested. I don't have sensitive skin, but this thing HURTS. The mask is mildly exfoliating so I feel it being rubbed off my skin. I didn't even put it all over my face, just on my nose and spot treated pimples on my forehead (I only had two, so I seriously didn't put a lot). My face turned RED omg. I know this is probably more suited for oily, acne prone skin but my goodness, i didn't think it'd do this. The only reason this still has 3 stars is because I do deal with KP on my calves, so I've been using this as a way to exfoliating my legs and it's been fine. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. If you have congested skin, I've tried the 2% BHA by Paula's Choice and Naturium. They're exfoliating liquids and not a mask, but I think they get the job done better.
Reviewed by 146 customers I would only but this product if you are in store
Savannah from Mississippi
I really enjoyed this product when I bought it in the store. Do not order this product online because it will most likely be damaged and dried up. Other than the online purchase, the in store purchase was great. The product was good.
Spot test it
Sabrina from Riverside
I was super excited to get this test spot it on my skin crawl over my face only my cheek area got red now I only put it on my nose that has blackheads and my nose is almost cleared and I haven't seen a clear a long time
My Daughter loves this product
JD from California
My daughter loves this product for both her face and the bumps on the back of her arms. It works great.
Melani from Idaho
I did not get a notification to my email saying that the package delivered, I only received an email saying that they shipped my order. The packaging was compact and secure. Although, the salicylic acid was halfway full I had to squeeze it quite a bit for it to come out. It had been my first time using it and it was already halfway empty. It wasn't opened, but clearly wasn't sufficiently filled up. My expectations have been disappointed.
Kam from New york
Noticed a reduction in blackheads on my nose and cheeks. Super great!
Nicki39 from IL
This mask is everything if you have enlarged pores. It has a gritty texture, so i alao use a touch of it to exfoliate. I just take a dab and wash my face. It is SO GOOD. My esthetician has no idea I am using it and compliments my skin!
Share from Denver
Rinsed after 7 minutes, and instantaneously saw results. My skin was brighter and my pores were noticeably cleaner than before. If used as instructed, this product will last a while..
my holy grail!!!
hannnf from WA
i started breaking out REALLY bad starting about late summer and nothing i was trying was working. in this day and age of social media, i heard about the ordinary on tiktok and just had to try it out. this brand is so reasonably priced and works wonders!! this is one of the only products that's help clear hormonal acne! i paired this one with the glycolic acid at night and it's worked amazingly for my skin! i use this no more than three times a week like suggested and use the glycolic acid after and then set it all with my Cerave moisturizer. love it!!! thanks to the ordinary the acne is all gone!
Bottle comes half empty
Ash from Salt Lake City, Ut
I like the product but it's more than half empty.
Probably won't buy again for that reason.
Smooth skin essential
Luxjay from Chicago
Hello I use this twice a week and it does a wonderful job unclogging my pores. I get congested easily and I do need to keep them unclogged to keep my skin clear
Juelz from New York, NY
I've had acne since I was 12 and still
battling acne at 26. This mask really helps the congestion and inflammation of my pores. I use it twice a week and it really keeps my acne under control. I have really sensitive skin btw. Now I have to figure out how to completely stop the congestion daily. Glad I took a chance with the company Ordinary.
aalaina from Michigan
I recently ordered this product because I heard it was popular and when I used it their was hardly any product in there.
bellavicious from AZ
I've used this mask once or twice a week for the past year and will continue to repurchase because it is very effective with controlling acne. I definitely notice my skin getting worse if I forget to use this mask. I have oily, sensitive skin, and this does not cause breakouts. It helps clear my skin very well. Each tube lasts longer than you think (3-4 months for me). Even when it feels like I can't squeeze any more out of the opening, I cut open the tube from the other end and this provides at least 3 to 4 more uses. Just make sure to fold over and seal the tube airtight with a XL binder clip or the mask will dry out.
Love this product!
Joslyn from Chattanooga TN
I use this product to a maximum of twice a week. Already showing a difference in my skin. I wouldn't recommend to use too much when applying it, for it can dry out and irritate the skin if used too much.
Marygrace from Texas
this product is amazing. this will be my 3rd time repurchasing it. it works great on healing acne, fading acne scars, softening blackheads, and brightening and evening skin tone. i use it about once a week maybe twice if i'm having a bad breakout. i tend to peel if products are harsh but i've never had any irritation from this product. i also kind of use it as a scrub when washing it off since it's a little gritty. A little goes a long way and the price is great too.
madi from texas
I left it on for 7 minutes then it started burning so I took it off and my face is really red and burning where it was
Lifesaver for pores and blackheads
Naye from Miami, Florida
Used it once on my nose because I have very congested pores and it cleared them out completely!! Just wish the bottle was bigger because it's a bit expensive for the amount that it brings but if you only use it on your nose/places with congested pores I think it would last a while.
Really small amount but it's not pricey
Megan from Las Vegas
I loved how well this product worked. It may make you break out the first use because it really helps unclog your pores but after that with 2 times a week use it works wonders on calming my skin especially during my period when my skin is oily. My only complaint is the product seemed 1/4 full. There was no leakage so either maybe I got the end of the product when on a conveyor belt which does happen or it just isn't a very full bottle naturally. The price is very reasonable so for me it's not worth making a complaint tbh. The only reason I gave it 3 stars instead of 5 is because it wasn't even half the amount of the container.
Elxis from NJ
Used this twice already and I can see the difference. Absolutely love it
Large tube for very little product
Teen Mom from Minneapolis Mn
Came with seal but there is barely anything in the tube. Was only enough for one thin use!!
Carolina from Denver
I put this on my nose cheeks and chin. It only burns a little but that's only if I leave it on for too long so I've been sticking with 4 minutes. It leaves those areas so smooth and definitely has been reducing my acne
I don't know if I'd buy
Liz from Paramount ca
I've only used the product once, it's okay so far. Only thing is the big tube it came in is empty!!!!
There's literally no product in there, idk if this is how is comes or they sent me a used one. But I'm so disappointed
Mascne from Seattle
My cheeks have been experiencing more blackheads and pimples than usual and nothing has been working until this. I used it last night and woke up this morning to smoother skin. A lot of the bumps sitting under my skin has gone down and my existing pimples had dried up.
Mandy from New York, New York
I use this as a spot treatment on pimples - not as a full face mask. I'm nervous that if I use it on my whole face, my skin will dry and flake (I have acne prone, dry/combo skin). I've used it once so far (as spot treatment mask) and my skin did not flake. My pimples were visibly reduced in redness and size after I washed the mask off. I used as directed. This is a great product (even after using just once!!). I would recommend trying as a spot treatment first and then escalating to full face if that's how you want to use it.
Not worth it
Not worth the price , came half empty from Miami
This product came half empty ... I had to squeeze so much for a good amount to come out and it was my fort time opening it...