🛒6 Best Salicylic Acid Skincare Products for Your Shopping List

Jun. 28
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 
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 
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 
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.  
Best Reviews
Curology vs The Ordinary! Which is better?!
Curology vs The Ordinary! Which is better?!
Curology - Curology formula This is the first photo! Did wonders for my skin it was the best it had ever been since I started getting acne in middle school. Curology literally saved my skin, it was clear and great! (Over a year later) The second photo:/ I decided to stop using curology around 2 months ago and start using ordinary products. I decided to do this because I wanted to see if the ordinary could do the same thing as curology and maybe make my skin even better. This wasn’t because curology was bad or anything It was just something I wanted to test. I was pretty confident in my skin so I didn’t think it would be bad. I saw on social media how great it was so I figured why not? ... After slowly introducing ordinary products into my skincare routine to ( i used both ordinary and curology products together) I could see that my skin was breaking out more when I introduced the ordinary products. I didn’t think much of it cause I knew that my skin was just purging from the new products. After about 2 months of using both curology and ordinary products I decided to just try ordinary products because my skin was breaking out a lot and I felt that the ordinary would help it. (I think should’ve stuck with curology but this was just my curiosity about the product). ... (Now) I am on week 6 of using all ordinary products and this is what my skin looks like (photo 2) and I’m not happy with the results:/The first couple weeks I knew I would be purging, my skin was at its worst a couple weeks ago (week 3). But I figured that by now or next week my skin would be clear( the only reason I felt that my skin would be pretty much clear by now or next week was because while using curology all my acne was gonna by week 7). So I’m still trying to figure out if I wanna continue to use the ordinary products for a couple more weeks before I give up because it’s not giving me the results I want. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I don’t really know how to rate this because obviously it hasn’t worked for my skin very well but I’m not sure if it’s because my skin needs more time to adjust (it has been 6 weeks so...). I think that this product works great for some people but for me definitely not. Right from the start of using it, it broke me out and then once I only used this line of products it made my skin terrible. I also used The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution Which didn’t do much in the 6weeks I used it. I did feel like it helped my acne a little. Overall I really did wish this line of products would help my acne and make my skin clear like curology but that wasn’t the case. This product line is definitely not for my skin. I’ll write out my skin care routine comparisons in my next post!
Is this sunscreen worth the hype?
Is this sunscreen worth the hype?
There is 𝗻𝗼 𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗻 without 𝘀𝘂𝗻𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻. And, the 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝘂𝗻𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻 is the one that you will wear religiously. Is 𝗜𝗦𝗗𝗜𝗡 𝗘𝗿𝘆𝗳𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗮 𝗔𝗴𝗲𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗨𝗹𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 tinted mineral sunscreen worth the hype? #Isdin - ISDIN Eryfotona Ageless Ultralight tinted mineral sunscreen[products]#[FourStars] Pros ☀️ 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹 sunscreen aka physical blocker, thus broad spectrum ☀️ Contains 𝗶𝗿𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝘅𝗶𝗱𝗲𝘀, though unclear of percent. May provide protection against blue light. ☀️ One of the few tinted moisturizers that blends in well in skin of color. The tint is so homogenous and nice that you can away with not applying foundation after. ☀️ Contains 𝗽𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗹𝘆𝗮𝘀𝗲, an enzyme, that help repair damage caused by the sun. Not too thick or too thin, apply easily on the skin. ☀️ contains 𝗩𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗻 𝗘, an antioxidant as well as moisturizing Cons 🥴 𝗢𝗶𝗹𝘆, would not recommend for oily skin 😱 $$$ 𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲, it is definitely a splurge when there are comparable more frugal options out there.
Introducing Cherie’s Spotlight! 🌟
Introducing Cherie’s Spotlight! 🌟
Hi cherie fam! We've updated our Leaderboard into a new, more inclusive program now called Cherie Spotlight! Starting November 30th, every two-weeks, cherie will spotlight and award free beauty prizes to new and contributing users & creators in our community at random in an effort to show more diverse content and celebrate everyone in our cherie community. The first winners of Cherie's Spotlight will be announced on December 14th and every two-weeks, we will choose several winners for each category - New on Cherie, Cherie Convos, and Cherie's Picks! New on Cherie Cherie will randomly choose several users who are new to the cherie community and have posted in the current round to win a free beauty prize! Cherie Convos Cherie will randomly choose several users who have created into those week's Cherie Convos topics. Each week's Cherie Convos topics can be found at the top of the Discover page in the banners and on @cherie! Cherie’s Picks Cherie will award our top picks of the most engaging recent posts on cherie. There's no sign-up needed, just post to participate! Happy posting and good luck!! 🌟💫
Join the trending topic 🏷 Beauty Thanks
Join the trending topic 🏷 Beauty Thanks
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, cherie would love to know what you are thankful for this year! 💜 Whether its your full cheeks that remind you of your mother, or your curly hair that expresses your personality, share it on cherie <3 What beauty item, goal, or experience are you thankful for this year? Tell us in the trending topic 🏷 Beauty Thanks ✨What is something new you learned about beauty this year, whether it is a beauty aesthetic, an innovative product, a skincare ingredient, or a wellness habit? 💫What is your experience? Do you have a routine to achieve the beauty goal?
Sensitive Skin Game changer ❄️
Sensitive Skin Game changer ❄️
What is the product? Avène - Thermal Spring Water Spray How does it work? Thermal Water works by soothing the skin and calming any irritation What are the notable ingredients? Mineral Spring Water What is the price? $18.50CAD Where can you purchase? Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall Pharmacy and online How long have I been using it for? I’ve been using thermal water for over two years, I started off using this product on my body and now still use it on my face What is my experience ? My experience with thermal water has been good, I suffer from eczema on both my body and face. It was hard finding products that wouldn’t irritate or cause a flare up. When that happened this product saved my skin and soothed it. At first I was not exactly sure how water would help my skin, but after doing research thermal waters are meant to have healing properties for the body and skin. What are my thoughts? This product is nothing short of amazing, you are able to use it for multiple areas and it lasts so long. The mist is super fine which makes it perfect for spraying on large or small spots, and pressing into the skin similar to how you apply a toner. Would I recommend to a friend? I would absolutely recommend this product to a friend or family or even someone looking to help soothe their skin but who doesn’t want to break the bank!! My overall rating? 5/5 Would I repurchase? I have and will continue to repurchase this product until I find something that exceeds how amazing this is! #CheriePartner