The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque Review

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid Masque Review

I have oily-combination skin and suffer from hormonal breakouts, so The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque immediately caught my attention – and it’s fair to say that I am definitely impressed. The mask didn’t dry out my skin at all, or leave it feeling red and irritated. But what it did do was pull out my blackheads and encourage some under-the-surface spots to pop out and go away within 24 hours, leaving my skin looking smooth and refreshed. Read on to find out all about The Ordinary’s powerful face mask…


The Most Important Thing About This Face Mask Is…

As the name suggests, it’s packed with salicylic acid, which is an acid exfoliator that removes dead skin cells, leaving your complexion smooth and radiant. Although there is a high concentration of salicylic acid (at 2%), the mask also includes nourishing squalene to prevent stinging and reduce the risk of irritation. It makes a great SOS treatment by reducing active breakouts and hormonal blemishes – it helps to prevent future spots too. Oh, and it leaves you with a smooth, even complexion as it targets tone and textural irregularities.


What Skin Type Is It For?

Acne-prone skin types and those who struggle with oiliness and breakouts will love the purifying properties of the Salicylic Acid Masque! The clay-based mask targets excess oil production without stripping the skin, while it gently removes dead skin cells.


You Will Love This If…

If you’re looking to banish spots and improve the texture of your skin, you’ll love the ultra-deep cleanse provided by The Ordinary’s Salicylic Acid mask.


Hero Ingredients:

Exfoliating the skin, salicylic acid removes dead skin cells and unclogs pores to reveal a radiant and healthy complexion. Squalene is a nourishing ingredient that protects the skin and allows the high concentration of salicylic acid to exfoliate without irritating your complexion. For a deep cleanse, charcoal removes impurities whilst Amazonian clays absorb dirt to clear clogged pores.


What Does It Feel Like?

The black-coloured mask has a cooling jelly texture – it’s thick but still feels relatively light on your skin. For the 10 minutes it sits on your skin, the mask dries without becoming tight.


What Does It Smell Like?

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid Masque has no added fragrance, only a subtle natural clay scent that is hardly noticeable.


How Do You Use The Product?

Once or twice a week, apply The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque to cleansed dry skin. Leave for 10 minutes and wash off using warm water. After using the mask, always apply SPF in the day-time as salicylic acid can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.


What’s Special About The Design?

The squeeze tube design reflects The Ordinary’s commitment to focusing purely on hardworking skincare. By squeezing out the mask, not only is application mess-free but it also keeps the remaining product hygienic. This is important for acne-prone skin types to ensure that bacteria is not spread.



The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque has been clinically tested and is free from alcohol, fragrance and oil.


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