🛒6 Best Salicylic Acid Skincare Products for Your Shopping List
Jun. 28, 2020
If you’ve discovered the amazing benefits of Salicylic acid, then you’re likely ready to get some in your hands ASAP. To help, I’ve rounded up the 6 best skincare products containing high levels of Salicylic acid for all budgets!
It’s easy to become overwhelmed with all of the cosmetic jargon we’re exposed to nowadays, but one ingredient that keeps coming up in skincare conversations is Salicylic acid. Why?
Because it’s a natural ingredient that helps keep skin clear of dead skin cells and acne. It helps reduce excess oil and improve the evenness of your skin tone. It has gentle exfoliating qualities, which makes it suitable for even sensitive skin. And, to top this all off, it’s actually closely related to acetylsalicylic acid, aka aspirin, so it has anti-inflammatory qualities too.
Salicylic acid not only helps to alleviate our skincare issues, but it also assists other skincare products to penetrate deeper, which means our other products can work better, and our skin feels softer. Wow, right? If you’re anything like us, you’re shaking your purse and shouting, “take my money!” But which product should you buy?
Here are 6 of the best salicylic acid skincare products for your shopping list.
Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Acne Face Wash
NeutrogenaOil-Free Acne Wash
Don’t be scared off by the “acne” in the name if you don’t suffer from severe blemishes – it’s just marketing one of Salicylic acid’s best qualities, and, when it comes to treating blemishes, a simple salicylic acid face wash can do wonders.
Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Acne Face Wash ticks a lot of boxes; it’s an effective product, gently cleanses pores and contains a high percentage of Salicylic acid. Because it’s a simple Neutrogena face wash, you’ll likely find anywhere you normally buy your skincare. It’s also budget-friendly, too, at a mere $5!
U.F.O Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil
SUNDAY RILEYU.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil
U.F.O Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil is another popular choice. Created specifically for acne-prone skin, this product is absorbed by the skin, leaving skin smooth and clear of blemishes and blackheads. This formula contains 1.5% Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Oil, and Black Cumin Seed Oil.
The blend in this product is designed to clear blocked pores, with the addition of Hexylresorcinol and Liquorice Root to brighten any hyperpigmentation, such as acne scarring. The skin will be nourished by Milk Thistle and Cucumber Seed Oil to reduce signs of aging. This is a great choice if you want to stick to all-natural products.
Skin Laundry Acne Face Wash
Skin Laundry Acne Face Wash contains a high percentage of Salicylic acid, as well as Willow Bark extract. Willow bark extract makes a great pairing for Salicylic acid, as it minimizes pores, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, all the while protecting skin from environmental stressors like pollution and excessive sun exposure.
This product exfoliates the skin, eliminating clogged pores and removing dirt, with lilac stem cells calming inflamed skin by controlling overactive sebum production (which is what causes a build-up of impurities and results in pimples). Perfect for super sensitive skin.
Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion
MARIO BADESCUMario Badescu Drying Lotion
To tackle blemishes, Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion is revered as one of the best. Simply dip a cotton wool bud into the pink solution and dab it on to any blemishes. This will dry in about 10 seconds, will become chalky, and flake off the skin. It’s easy to use, well-received, and it’s very reasonably priced, ranging from $14 to $18 online. And as a bonus for those with the animals in mind, it’s cruelty-free and vegan too!
Boscia Resurfacing Treatment Toner
Another vegan product, Boscia Resurfacing Treatment Toner, is a great replacement for your toner. With a 20% Salicylic acid complex, this product is designed to clear all dead skin cells and minimize the appearance of pores. With apple cider vinegar, the appearance of wrinkles and tones is reduced, giving an instantly smooth, younger-looking complexion. It also contains quite an impressive number of anti-inflammatory ingredients such as Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice and Jojoba Seed extract.
COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
Another product made with a base of willow bark water, COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid is another well-reviewed product. This product pairs Salicylic acid with Niacinamide, an antioxidant, which is also known as vitamin B3 or nicotinic acid. The two are a powerful combination in fighting acne and breakouts, as well as being anti-aging. It is also cited as being suitable for all skin types. A truly versatile product!
Salicylic acid has been proven to be a safe and efficacious peeling agent, helping to treat acne and sun damage. There are countless products out there, all of which promise to rid you of your acne and blemishes. But what’s important to remember is that you know your own skin – each person has a different genetic makeup, and not every product will have the same effect. Before using a new product, it’s always a good idea to do some research on your own skin type, and consult a dermatologist, particularly if you are prone to sensitive skin.
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