The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque

Formulated for blemish-prone skin, this exfoliating and clarifying Salicylic Acid masque targets problem skin with lacklustre tone and textural irregularities to leave the complexion smooth, radiant and free from impurities. Read More

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The 2% Salicylic Acid formulation is also infused with charcoal and clays that assist with drawing out dirt, oil and impurities from pores to leave acneic and blemish-prone complexions smooth, radiant and refreshed.

Benefits of The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque:
  • Formulated with 2% Salicylic Acid
  • Improves uneven texture & blemish-prone skin
  • Contains charcoal & clays to absorb dirt, oil & impurities
  • Removes dead skin cells
  • Once a week treatment

Salicylic Acid is one of the most effective active ingredients in treating acneic and blemish-prone skin. This once a week treatment masque works to improve the appearance of skin by exfoliating dead skin cells removing dirt, oil and impurities and leaving the complexion feeling refreshed and radiant.

Salicylic Acid is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) and works to dissolve oils from the skin surface and within pores to reduce their appearance and leave skin feeling refreshed, radiant and clear. 

Together with the 2% Salicylic Acid, is a blend of charcoal and clays, which work to draw out impurities alongside the BHA, for a multi-pronged approach to removing excess oils and impurities. The treatment masque also works to remove surface dead skin cells to reveal a radiant complexion.

With continued use, uneven skin texture is improved, skin is deeply cleansed and pores are unclogged. 

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque has a pH of 3.50 - 4.50 and is free from alcohol, oil, silicone, nut, gluten and is vegan and cruelty-free.

How to Use:

Use once or twice a week on thoroughly clean, dry skin. Do not use on wet skin.

Apply evenly across face using fingertips, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for no more than 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Avoid the eye contour and contact with eyes both during application and when rinsing off.

A patch test prior to use is advised: Apply the product as directed to a small area once a day for three days to test if you are sensitive to this product. If you develop severe irritation, hives, swelling of 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.)

Please note: The Ordinary update their formulations from time to time as part of their commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.


Ingredients for The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque:

Aqua (Water), Kaolin, Squalane, Glycerin, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Silica Cetyl Silylate, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Polyacrylate, Pentylene Glycol, Charcoal Powder, 4-t-Butylcyclohexanol, Sclerotium Gum, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Phytic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum (Fragrance).

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What We Say

Read what our skin experts think about The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque:

  • 2% Salicylic Acid masque
  • Weekly treatment
  • Ideal for blemish-prone skin with uneven texture

“This masque is perfect for my hormonal breakouts, so I tend to use it once a week or every other week as a deep cleansing and clarifying treatment. Those who suffer with congestion will see incredible benefits to using this masque thanks to the 2% Salicylic Acid formulation alongside charcoal and clays, which work to absorb dirt, oil and impurities from deep within pores.

With continued use, The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque removes dead skin cells for a refreshed, radiant and more even skin texture whilst also working to fight blemishes and improve the appearance of spot-prone skin.”

Mia, Face the Future Skin Care Expert