An Ordinary Solution To Blemished Skin | The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution

I don’t suffer too badly with Blemishes but I do get them every so often. Luckily for me though my Skin seems to react really well to Salicylic Acid. That’s why when I had heard that The Ordinary had released a Salicylic Acid 2% Solution that claims to fight the appearance of Blemishes, I obviously had to check it out. Well i’ve been using it for a little while now, and I thought that I would tell you what I thought of it.

A short cylindrical clear glass Bottle with a white pipette lid full of some bright white liquid with a white label that has the ordinary salicylic acid 2% solution written in bold black writing on it, on a white background.

A picture of The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution.

Here’s what The Ordinary say about their Salicylic Acid 2% Solution.

Salicylic Acid is a Beta hydroxy Acid that exfoliates the Skin. This 2% Treatment Solution helps exfoliate the inside walls of Pores to fight the appearance of Blemishes and for better visible Skin clarity with continued use.

Contraindications: This formula should not be used on sensitive, Peeling or compromised Skin. Please refer to additional Sun Protection notes and other warnings in the provided Directions.

Note: While exfoliating Acids can result in quick visible benefits, we generally suggest indirect forms of Skin exfoliation in favour of direct forms such as this formula due to the potential inflammation and sensitivity associated with Acids. Please refer to our Non-Acid Acid Precursor for such a reference.

Note: This product is not Medicine. If you are fighting extensive or persistent Acne, please consult a Physician. Effective Medicine exists to fight Acne successfully, including Retinoic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide.


Use in the AM and PM. Apply a small dot directly on spots for visible improvement or apply a small amount all over the Face to maintain visible clarity with continued use. Avoid the Eye Contour and contact with Eyes. Patch Testing prior to use is advised, apply product to a small area once a day for three days to test if you are sensitive to this product. Start with one application daily. If dryness or peeling occurs reduce application to once a day or every other day. If you develop severe irritation, Hives, swelling of the Eyes and Mouth, blistering or difficulty breathing, rinse off, cease use and consult a Physician right away. Keep out of reach of Children.

Sunburn Alert: This product contains a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) that may increase your Skin’s sensitivity to the Sun and particularly the possibility of Sunburn. Use a Sunscreen, wear protective Clothing, and limit Sun Exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.

  • PH 3.2 to 4.0.
  • Alcohol Free.
  • Oil Free.
  • Silicone Free.
  • Nut Free.
  • Vegan.
  • Gluten Free.
  • Cruelty Free.

It’s scent.

I wasn’t really a massive fan of it’s scent, as even though it contained Witch Hazel Leaf Water, Salicylic Acid, and Hydroxyethylcellulose, I thought that it had a very deep and musky yet ever so slightly medicinal scent to it that kind of reminded me of if someone had poured an entire Bottle of Tea Tree Oil on to a piece of Cardboard.

It’s consistency.

I really liked it’s consistency, as even though it was called a Solution, I thought that it felt incredibly thin and watery, and was more like an incredibly thin and watery Micellar Water rather than a thin and watery yet ever so slightly balmy Solution.

What it did when I used it.

I really liked what this did when I used it, as once I had poured some on to a Cotton Wool Round and had swiped it across my Face, it turned from an incredibly thin and watery Micellar Water into a thin and balmy Serum that set within a matter of seconds.

It’s results.

I absolutely loved it’s results, as not only did this leave my Skin feeling incredibly silky soft, smooth, squeaky clean and matte, but it also left it looking extremely glowing and radiant for hours after I had used it. I also really liked that it minimised any Blemishes that I had and had totally got rid of any after about three or four days of me using it.

It’s packaging.

I really liked it’s packaging, as this came in a short cylindrical Glass Bottle with a Pipette Lid that looked beautiful sat on my Beauty Shelves.

My overall thoughts.

Overall I would have to rate The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution an eight point five out of ten. I absolutely loved it’s incredibly thin and watery consistency, what it did when I used it, it’s results, and it’s packaging, but I just wasn’t a massive fan of it’s very deep and musky yet ever so slightly medicinal scent.

If you would like to check out The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution for yourselves, then you can find it online here.

Have you checked out The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution yet? What did you think of it? What’s some of your favourite Blemish Treatments? Please let me know down below.

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Luke x

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One Comment:

  1. Glad to hear that you’re getting positive results from the product! I’ve always loved the Ordinary!

    Oliver x

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