The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution: Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxyl acid in a solution designed to exfoliate skin and the walls of pores in skin.
Salicylic Acid 2% Solution with witch hazel is a treatment which helps exfoliate the inside walls of pores to fight the appearance of blemishes, blackheads and enlarged pores to help achieve better visible skin clarity with continued use.
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 potential inflammation and sensitivity associated with acids. Please refer to NIOD's 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.
Our in-house pharmacist, Shabir Daya has written two articles about Salicylic Acid 2% Solution:
Directions: Use salicylic acid serum in the AM and PM. Apply a small dot directly on spots for visible improvement or apply a small amount over the face to maintain visible clarity with continued use. Avoid the eye contour and contact with eyes. Do not rinse off. Continue with additional skin treatments as needed. If persistent irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult a physician. (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.)
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