Rated 4.17 out of 5 stars
I love this product. I use it in my nightly skincare routine and it has helped immensely with breakouts and dryness. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and taken care of every time and this is one product I will never change in my routine.
I've used this for around 3 months and the bottle is now almost out. This hasn't done much for me other than add an extra step to routine. My blackheads on my nose haven't cleared up and I've used this consistently for 5 days every week. I'd make sure I wouldn't use my plans to rub it in and only my finger tips so my hands don't absorb most of it. What might work for other might not for you.
NJP from Detroit, MI
Super thick formula. a little goes a long way. I personally feel that this didn't work as well as the 1% salicylic acid I have from Clinique.
k from miami fl
I have used salicylic acid products for years on my skin with no irritation. I figured that this would be a cheaper alternative to the clinique spot treatment. I know this one had a stronger salicylic acid concentration so I used just a little bit as a spot treatment. I woke up this morning with massive yellow blisters and red burns all in the area I used the product. Super painful currently trying to heal it with burn cream. I have never reacted to a product this badly before, will not be using again :(
latkeGirl from Los Angeles California
I hope the title got your attention.
I have a condition called PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome. The type of acne I developed typically is cystic acne.
this is not going to stop cystic acne, but it will minimize acne in general. I found it not only helps keep away blackheads and minimize outbreaks, I've also found it helps with my butt acne.
I do life art modeling and figure modeling for a collection of universities and colleges, so this is something I get really sensitive about. to finally have something that seems to do the trick, and the fact that it only costs about $6.50 is incredible.
Aubri from billings mt
i likwe it it helped my skin
Stephany from Dallas Texas
This serum has helped my skin so much by clearing the small blemishes on my face.
Addy from Dallas, TX
My skin works best with benzoyl peroxide for acne. I wanted to use retinol and that interferes with it. Ive used the ordinary products before so I tried their salicylic acid first and my skin loves it!! It truly prevents pimples, i havent had any zits since i started using it. My skin is abused and covered in acne scars, large pores, and black heads. Ive accepted that. But since using it all over twice a day, i havent had a single subcutaneous zit- which used to be a weekly occurrence! It does foam up sometimes when rubbing it in it which i found odd. But others have said thats normal when using too much in an area. Its cheap and affective, which is what i expect from The Ordinary. Highly reccomend
Anonymous from New Orleans, LA
this is my all time favorite product EVER! i love it so much! it helps with pimples, clogged pores and even oil. The only thing is its kinda sticky but that goes away in a few minutes!!! Thank you to The Ordinary! Like if this helps!!
hi from chicken
i LOVE this product! it helps sooooo much with clogged pores and oily skin. has helped me so much!! i love it and would soooo recommend.
Mia from Coralville, Iowa
I've only been using the Salicylic Acid Serum for about two weeks but so far I really like it. I had been using the salicylic acid solution from Bubble and it wasn't really doing anything. I switched to The Ordinary and I love it. Much better than Bubble!
Rachel from Syracuse, New York
Since adding this serum to my routine my face has been SOOOO smooth. It was noticeable within the first week of using it. I'm obsessed.
Maggie from Chicago, IL
I have normal skin, but I break out a lot. I bought this one day to get rid of my pimples, and under a week of applying it day and night, it cleared up completely. After multiple repurchases, I've realized I love this SO much better than my other bubble acne serum, which did literally nothing.
sandy from Madison WI
my friend recommended this product to me saying that it cleared her skin in a week, so i wanted to give it a try. but it damaged my skin barrier and broke me out so bad. not good for sensitive skin.
khloa from chicago, il
this salycilc acid serum cleared the little white/pink bumps on my entire forehead within 3 consecutive nights and mornings of use. IT IS INCREDIBLE. i would recommend this to anybody!! it's super nice, it doesnt have a weird smell, it makes your skin feel good, and results come insanely fast. it's quite possibly one of the best things ive ever bought from ulta!
Emma from Frisco, Texas
I have consistently struggled with acne and this has totally helped!
from Prineville, OR
I don't use this but I buy it for my 16 year old daughter who really loves it.
Ellie from undisclosed
I was having recurring white heads on my chin. I am 28 and tried everything to fix my problem. This stuff saved me. 10/10 recommend.
LS from undisclosed
I've been using this product for maybe 2 months and i think that it does help. not as much as id like but it gets the job done
Gi from USA
I bought this in store. I have recently been accumulating bad acne on my hairline/forehead area, and tried acne serums like Bubble and Mario Badescu. But this one gave me great results in 2 days! The huge zit on the side of my head is now dot sized!
Very harsh! I have never had a reaction to any product ever but this has destroyed my skin. I woke up with irritated bumps all over my chin and jawline. Going back to my less concentrated acne serums.
Liz from Vancouver WA
I really appreciate the fact that if I find the perfect moisturizer/toner/cleanser but it's missing a single ingredient or doesn't have enough of it, I can turn to The Ordinary for help. Not only that, but it's incredibly affordable. I got this serum after trying the anhydrous salicylic acid serum and hated it, wheres this one is doing wonders for my problem areas. It's got a nice thickness to it that makes it easier to spread around, and a little goes a long way. I haven't found it to be irritating at all, it doesn't have a smell and is keeping my hormonal acne in check!
Rose from Texas
I love this so much! I first got it last December, and have been using it ever since. I have had to rebuy it at least three times. When i first got it, my skin purged really badly for about 4 weeks and then my acne cleared up! Ever since then, it has been a lot better. The only reason I don't rate this 5 stars is because when Summer started, I kept on using it every day, morning and night, and i burned more easily than I ever have before. Now I use it every other day, and only at night unless i need it in the morning as well.
from Cheyenne wyo
Helped clear up most of my acne in a week!
leah from toms river Nj
got this for my birthday (august 24 ) and been using it ever since, but i noted it was just turning my blackheads into whiteheads. smells bad as well
EKG14 from Columbus OH
I have been using salicylic acid for my acne since my teens and it has worked really well for me. So I expected this to be amazing since it was so concentrated. I had a severe allergic reaction around my eyes that took days to clear. My skin that wasn't around my eyes looked amazing but around my eyes I looked as if I had an infection. If your skin isn't severely sensitive, this may work for you. I'm going to pass this on to someone who can hopefully get use out of this. Take caution with this.
Tysha from undisclosed
There's definitely a change in the formula of the salicylic Acid serum. I bought a bottle and I've never once opened it and after 3 weeks it turned YELLOW! Also the one I've been using before foams up when rubbed on my face. Really wish I took a picture