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alcohol-free, paraben-free, silicone-free, sulfate-free, allergen-free, cruelty-free, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, oil-free
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Literally burned my skin
Amazing! It was the only product that was able to make my Forehead and chin comodones Disappear and prevent them from reappearing. And I had ALOT.
Did not experience anything bad. No stinging, no redness.
Quite effective on clearing blackhead, it's consistency is runnier than corsx one
Idk sometimes it will 'form' a light film on my face and hard to apply other product because when I put on my moisturizer and all of the sudden my finger become white, I supposed what I have put on just went over my finger
Its really great if used properly! Exfoliates well
It can sting quite a bit and should never be left too long on your face
This is so fantastic. I use it twice a week with TO Niacinamide serum and it’s a HG combo for acne. It’s very gentle ok your skin but you wake up the next morning and can see a visible difference in your skin; it’s brighter and it gets rid of those sebaceous filaments.
I wish it cane in the larger bottle size like some of their other serums.
Sometimes i feel this works and sometimes i feel it doesnt work at all. Wouldnt say it was a holy grail or anything
I find it has an odd texture
This is a very affordable salicylic acid product. It has a watery consistency that allows it to spread easily and sink into the skin to target blackheads and blemishes.
1. Discontinued so no longer accessible. 2. In my personal experience it is very easy to overuse this. I ended up with slight chemical burns on my face near the under eye area on certain days where I was not careful. 3. Not as cosmetically elegant as other exfoliators.
I use it once a week and only on my nose as a chemical peel to get off the dead skin cells. Works perfectly! It was a total game changer the skin on my nose doesnt flake off anymore and it is way less red and tight!
The lid doesntclose perfectly might spill...
I really didn’t notice anything good with this product. Sorry.
This product is not suitable for sensitive skin. I was actually excited to use this at first since it was raved by so many people. However, when I was testing it out, using it for my breakouts, it only made my skin worse. I don’t know why my skin’s reactions was like it, so I decided to stop
This wasn’t suitable for my skin.
There were many good reviews on this product and initally I thought it would be good to try. Unfortunately it caused a bad chemical burn when I was doing a patch test. If you have sensitive skin I would not take a chance with this.
Back when I started really focusing on a skincare routine, I wasn’t too familiar with the terms AHA, BHA, and all of that. I just knew that my skin needed “acids” to keep breakouts and congestion at bay. But, after learning the differences in acids and how they worked, I realized that BHA was essential to my Routine LOL! This particular product from The Ordinary was intriguing because at the time…it looked like a really straightforward and affordable product. As with a lot of The Ordinary Products that I have used in the past…I really appreciate the minimalist packaging and glass bottles. These bottles have the potential to be reused or recycled really easily and that is a total bonus for me. My initial application of this product went fine, just a couple of drops on the skin and then distributed into an even layer. Once thing I did notice is that this product absorbs rather quickly. I ended up moving this step in my routine to just after my toner. That way my skin was slightly damp/dewy to allow for a more even application. Just a quick note that applying acids to damp skin can cause them to activate faster. Meaning bigger potential for irritation. Also, the pH of the products you use can impact the efficacy of acids. I’m no expert on this but I simply do what makes the most sense for my schedule and skin. Monitor your skin, listen to it, and respond accordingly.
Aside from the salicylic acid in the formula, there are a variety of texturizes, preservatives, and the like. But, the second Ingredient in the formula is Witch Hazel and this ingredient and I don’t seem to get along very well LOL. Immediately after use of this product, I notice that my skin feels slightly dry/tight (even with the toner). I find that I need to reach for my toner again right after the “wait time” I have allotted myself. Its the same feeling I’ve gotten while using other products high in witch hazel. Having said that, I do have to say that this Salicylic Acid Solution did help my skin to look less greasy throughout the day and overall I did see some positive results. I’ve seen a slight reduction in overall congestion/clogged pores while using it.
Really like this product. Very gentle and effective on my really sensitive skin. Almost immeadiately soothes my skin and reduce rednesd as well. My favorite bha.
Did not find any bad things, onyl that you cannot purchase it for more than a year for now.
Actually, bha is good for acne prone skin. I dont know why this product is not suitable for my skin. Either the formulation or concentration is very high to my skin. But i found it work for many people.
This product made my skin get breakout and my acne get worst day by day so i decided to stop use this.
It's gentle and had 2 % salicylic acid
This is a huge disappointment as it did nothing for my skin. It did not reduce my blemish more blackheads. It's serve nothing in my routine
Doesnt leave a super bad impression on me? Just doesn't work as well as nimiacinimide for me
I find the nimiacinimide works better for me
This is a good produxt to help with acne. It also does wonders on your skin and pores.
Only thing with this is that you must use as part of a regimen it helps the akin stand alone but works evwn bwtter with other like products.
I had a blackhead and when i put this on every few days the blackhead became a spot and then disappeared! Other than that i really dont have anything good to say about this
This didnt really do much to help with my acne. It also foamed up sometimes and can be drying.
It is at an affordable price point!
My skin did not like thisn it is sticky and made me break out :(
i have a small zit on my nose, i use it at nigt and wowww it gone when i checked in the morning it's easily absorb, not drying at all! I love this
i didn't notice any bad
I'm so sad that it has been discontinued. (heard they're reformulating ??) It has worked great on my acne prone skin. I've used this twice a week. Worked well, great for the price. Kept my oiliness in check too.
It foamed up a bit after putting it on so I had to seriously reduce the amount of products I'd put on afterwards.
It is lightweight and easily absorbed by my skin
It doesn't do much on my acne
It reduced the sebum production on my face. It can also helo prevent and remove white heads.
The texture is sticky
I have dry sensitive skin but whenever I use this BHA serum, my nose area seems clearer & free from blackheads. I wouldn't use more than 2% BHA solution so this is definitely worth trying!
A bit drying but following up with a good moisturizer helps.