The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution

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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
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IRRITANCY
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What does the product description say?
"Enriched with exfoliant Salicylic Acid, the solution penetrates the interior walls of congested pores to unclog and clear impurities, increases circulation and helps clear excess sebum and regulate production."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Enriched with exfoliant Salicylic Acid, the solution penetrates the interior walls of congested pores to unclog and clear impurities, increases circulation and helps clear excess sebum and regulate production."
WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
5.1% - 7.6%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can work as a cleansing agent. Can be irritating
3.3% - 5%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
1.6% - 2.4%
Used to dissolve other ingredients in a product and can enhance their ability to penetrate the skin
2% - 3.1%
Used to improve stability of the formulation
1.5% - 2.2%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
1.2% - 1.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.9% - 1.35%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.55% - 1.25%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps to improve the product consistency
0.2% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.05% - 0.3%

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