When it comes to beauty, it’s safe to say that the world of skincare is a minefield to navigate. So, when our readers declared that they were obsessed with one product in particular we thought it was only fair to let the rest on the secret.
The product in question? The Ordinary Salicylic 2% Masque, which was voted 'Reader's Choice Skincare Hero' in the Women's Health 2020 Beauty Awards.
Yep, the cult budget brand has done it again, launching a stellar skincare product that you guys (and us to be frank) can’t get enough of. Here's how the product works and why it's worth adding to your skincare routine, stat.
What does The Ordinary Salicylic Acid Masque do?
The first mask in The Ordinary’s beloved range, it's designed to clear up blemishes thanks to its hero ingredient salicylic acid.
A BHA (beta hydroxy acid) salicylic acid is renowned for being acne’s kryptonite. The acid is oil-soluble, meaning it can cut through excess oil on the skin’s surface allowing it unclog pores, gently exfoliate and reduce inflammation.
The mask's inky black hue comes courtesy of clarifying charcoal, which teams up with other clays to ensure a deep and thorough cleanse. The result? Smoother, clearer and more radiant skin after use.
Is The Ordinary Salicylic Acid Masque any good?
Yes! The jelly-like mask doesn't just harness the powers of salicylic acid to fight blemishes. Other complexion clearing ingredients include kaolin, a mild clay that's able to absorb oil without stripping skin so that it feels tight or dry.
There is also a dose of charcoal, an ingredient renowned for its ability to detoxify the skin. It's also worth adding the amount of salicylic acid in the mask is the most you can put in a skincare product, hence why its so brilliant at banishing blemishes.
How do you use The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque?
The Ordinary advise to only use the mask once or twice a week on clean, dry skin only. Simply apply evenly across the skin using fingertips and leave on for no more than 10 minutes. Then rinse off with lukewarm water and you're good to go.
Do not use on sensitive, peeling or broken and avoid the eye contour and contact with eyes both during application and rinse off. If you have sensitive skin apply the product as directed to a small area once a day for three days to test if you are sensitive to this product.
Even in winter keep up with your SPF use. Salicylic acid increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun.
Can I use The Ordinary Salicylic Acid everyday?
The Ordinary advise that you only need to use the mask one to two times a week.
Now you know all their Salicylic Masque, discover our ready-made routines from The Ordinary.
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