Salicylic Acid 2% Masque

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Salicylic Acid 2% Masque

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Salicylic Acid 2% Masque

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Product Overview

Quick Product Notes
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EU Allergen-Free
Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe

Notable Effects & Ingredients

Acne-Fighting from 1 Ingredient(s):
Salicylic Acid

Ingredients Related to Skin Types
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Dry Skin
Oily/Acne-Prone Skin
Sensitive Skin

Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Health Ratings)

  • Low Risk
  • Moderate Risk
  • High Risk
  • Unknown

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Product Ingredient List

(Showing first 5 of 19 Ingredients)
EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
Dimethyl Isosorbide
(Solvent,Viscosity Controlling,Viscosity Decreasing Agent)
Charcoal Powder
(Abrasive,Absorbent,Opacifying,Colorant,Cosmetic Colorant)
(Skin Conditioning,Emollient,Hair Conditioning,Refatting)
Comedogenic Rating (1)
Sclerotium Gum
(Skin Conditioning,Viscosity Controlling,Viscosity Increasing Agent,Emulsion Stabilising)
Silica Silylate
(Skin Conditioning,Emollient,Viscosity Controlling,Emulsion Stabilising,Antifoaming Agent,Bulking Agent,Anticaking Agent,Suspending Agent -Nonsurfactant)

Latest User Reviews

dry EczemaRosaceaSensitive+ 1
Great after the first use

The first time I used this product before my evening routine, it caused a pretty severe reaction and my rosacea flared up quite badly on the areas where I had applied the masque. I decided to give it another shot the following week and that time there was no flare-up, and I haven't had problems with it since as long as I follow the instructions (do NOT leave on your skin for more than 5-10 minutes, and even 10 is pushing it). The masque starts to tingle and even burn when I leave it on for more than 5 minutes. The only way I'm able to get it completely off is by getting into the shower and having a constant stream of water on my face -- trying to get it off at the sink is pretty hellish.

Overall I'm very satisfied with this product; it does everything it says it will and leaves my skin feeling nice and smooth each time. It does a great job of smoothing out my nose, which has a lot of sebaceous filaments on it. Sometimes I only use it on my nose and T-zone, which also works great. I highly recommend this product for those who are willing to have their skin be a little irritated at first.

dry BlackheadsPoresSensitive+ 1

i loved the ordinary peeling solution so i bought this and it said not to use if your skin starts peeling i ignored that and my skin started peeling like crazy the product removed my blackheads but even through makeup my skin looked bad so i threw out this products

this could be just cause i have sensitive skin but I'm not sure, honestly if you do not have sensitive skin this probably works fine

combination PIHMelasmaAnti-Aging+ 3
Great for very problematic skin

This is a really powerful mask. It may be a holy grail for someone with very problematic skin. The combination with clay is maybe a little bit too harsh and irritating but it's bearable when you apply aloe vera gel afterwards. I feel like it really cleans my pores and prevents me from getting pimples. I have combination skin so I only apply this on T-zone.

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