Rated 4.2 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 111 customers AMAZING FOR BIG PORES
Kami from Baton Rouge, LA
ugh I have struggled my entire life with massive pores on my nose and cheeks. I felt like my nose looked like a strawberry, in a totally uncute way.
Dried out my skin
Kai from Nashville, TN
I love the ordinary and have acne prone skin so when ai heard about this I was excited. I bought it and used it and it dried my skin out for DAYS and I have VERY oily skin that never gets dry especially not in the summer. I think this product is too strong and overly stripping.
Scarlett from Rockville, MD
I have combination skin. I bought this because I thought it would help with blackheads and congested pores (for me, my T zone is my problem area.) which is why I used it only on my T zone and followed the instructions on the bottle. It didn't do anything for the blackheads, it only dried out my skin completely. Have it a second chance, exact same thing. So I returned it.
Ariana from CA
I have been dealing with breakouts from maskne and has left my skin with pigmentation and texture all over my skin. This mask took away the redness and made my skin feel so refreshed! Ive only tried it once and I already love it! Definitely recommend
my new favorite face product
love this from Fort Wayne
I have only used this one time because I got it yesterday but I can safely say I've already seen a huge difference in my skin! It is so smooth and brought all my white heads to the top making it easier to pop. I use this mask then I use the retinol 0.5% solution and my skin is so moisturized and smooth! I get a lot of mask acne and this mask has helped me with it after 1 use. Definitely worth the money.
JP from California
No issues so far. Been using it for almost three weeks and after each time, my face is left feeling soft and smooth. I use it twice a week so that I don't irate my skin too much. Didn't really take care of my blackheads, but it did kinda make my pores smaller.
nvo from Houston
I received my mask today and I was pretty upset at the fact that my bottle wasn't even half way full...
No issues so far!
Abigail from Las Vegas
I used this on my nose and chin because I had extremely stubborn blackheads. Literally nothing would get them out. Within only 3 uses they were gone. The mask does dry down and can be difficult to remove, but if you use a warm rag it's no problem. If you use a lotion after it shouldn't be drying, I didn't have any issues with my skin drying out.
Lex from .
I have sensitive skin and my skin loved this ! Especially for my black heads they disappeared but if I stop using it after a while they come back but I still love it and probably the only thing that has ever worked for my black heads.
D from Billings, MT
I have sensitive skin and this didn't burn or irritate my skin at all! Just follow all the directions and don't use more than once a week. After just one use, the blackheads on my nose were a lot less visible and over a couple of days, the clogged pores began to come to the surface of the skin so they could be easily cleaned with face wash and squeezed out with a comedone extractor.
Cj from New York
It was good but didn't help with acne marks;
BM from Waldorf, MD
I've have blackheads FOREVER! I used this mask once and 90% of them were gone. When I first got this product I was using alternating every other day between this and the Peeling Solution. That was horrific is felt like my skin was melting off my face. So now I use this once a week and I only apply it to my problem areas not my whole face. DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT USE ANYTHING OTHER THAN YOUR HANDS TO APPLY THIS PRODUCT! Also due to the little exfoliating bead things I apply in a single direction otherwise my skin burns! If you use this you'll never need any other blackhead remover everrrrr!
Will Buy Again
MStr7 from Madison
I love this mask. It's so effective and I love the price. I've been having a few breakouts lately and I think this really does help to control oil and dry out some zits. It also dries pretty fast and is pretty easy to wash off. I will definitely buy this product again.
Does anyone recommend this product for sensitive skin?
Jenny from San Jose, CA
I really want to buy this product for my blackheads but i don't know if i should since i have sensitive skin and can't just put any product on my face. Someone please Help!!
Results after one use
BabyCakes from California
I recently bought this because I've been suffering from hormonal acne and maskne. Great. I got a few RX's from the dermatologist and was not seeing results after a month. I wore this mask yesterday for the first time and my face is already smoother and the breakouts have dried out. My face is a little dry today so moisturize for sure. Using differrin benzoyl peroxide face scrub with this have done wonders. A little goes a long the way. I only applied it to my problem areas after I washed it off later that night I did spot treatments on two pimples before going to bed and this morning one of them is gone just left a red mark and the other one has shrunk significantly. The price is great and I used a 20% off coupon so if you have one of those I would definitely give this product a try.
I love it, my skin feels so good after I washed it off.
Mel from Youngstown, OH
I've only been using it for a week, so I've done it twice. Since it's recommended twice per week. My skin feels amazing and I've had no breakouts this week.
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT😍💖
Em2theb from MS
i have very sensitive skin and terrible black heads (and dry skin but that's not to important) and i have really noticed a difference while using this, i use it about every 5 days and after 3 uses that's when i saw a difference. I've had trouble with blackheads for a while and would happily recommend this product to anyone, it tingles a little bit in the crease of my nose i just try not to glob it on in that area. But to anyone thinking about buying it definitely buy it.
Jlee from New Jersey
In the past few years I have been experiencing hormonal acne. Nothing helps. The blemishes are deep and big and do not clear out or heal well. I had tore one of them apart and cleared all the bad stuff and it just kept growing back! I put this on the spot and left it overnight (even though it says 10 mins) and it's gone! This is amazing. I have high hopes for this!
Perfect, if used on the right person in the right way.
Hanna from Mesquite
I have oily acne prone skin that isn't sensitive to products like this, works well for me makes my skin less oily reduces pores doesn't dry me out, it does exactly what it says it does. I suggest going in with hyaluronic acid serum and a good moisturizer after just to make sure you lock in some moisture. The smell isn't bad just smells like chemicals.....which is exactly what the product is.
Might be my favorite ordinary product
Madi from MO
I've never really been one to have noticeable results when using skin care until I used this product. My skin feels amazing after using it and I've found it's helped a lot with the hormonal acne I get. If I start to break out I'll use this mask and it drastically reduces my acne. Seriously mind blown at how well it works
BUY THIS NOW
🤍 from OR
I used this just ONCE so far and it has left my skin VISIBLY smooth and clear. JUST ONCE....... I can only imagine what my skin will look and feel like as I keep using it! I've never been this impressed with a mask before, and I'm really into skincare, so that says a lot. Please buy this, it will change your life I swear!! Also, I have sensitive skin and it doesn't burn or tingle at all. It's great for acne and as a spot treatment as well! Just. Great.
Rani from Illinois
Maskne has been absolutely ripping my face apart this year but this mask has got me covered. A weekly treatment helps reduce the scars so well!
Wont ever not have this on hand
Dena from Ct
I actually just posted a YouTube video on your products. This mask is wonderful if I have clogged pores it immediately Claire's them up cystic acne is drastically downsize the next day it has a slight tingle when you first apply it last maybe 2 to 3 seconds I usually see my face prior to using the mask let it dry for 10 minutes take it off and apply the ordinary serum's afterwards. This mask has definitely improved my skin it's only been three weeks and usually I give products to wants to fully work definitely will never go without this product again.
Great for acne caused by masks!!!
Alex from Orlando, FL
I'm an Ulta employee I bought this because my chin kept breaking out and getting bumps from my mask. After one use it had already minimized most of the bumps on my chin. I also noticed my skin was significantly less oily the day after I used this masque. 10/10 would recommend.
Klauds from Chicago
I bought this on birthday being really excited to try this, seeing that it had good reviews. The mask works, but it only reduced my pores a bit. My skin still looks and feels the same, but I like how it made the pores look smaller. I definitely will keep using this product seeing that it had some kind of positive effect on my skin.