The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Anhydrous Solution Review

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Back in 2017, I reviewed the The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution (you can check that out here) and the brand has recently released another salicylic acid but with a water-free formula which I had to dying to try out while waiting for the original to come back in stock while I believe it was being reformulated. The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Anhydrous Solution ReviewThe Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Anhydrous Solution ReviewThe Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Anhydrous Solution retails for £5.20 for 30ml and is a water-free serum for gentle exfoliation and pore decongestion. It's alcohol, oil, silicone, nut and gluten free. This product is not a redirect replacement of the Salicylic Acid 2% Solution and why I wanted to try this as it offers salicylic acid in a squalene base formulated with the intention of reducing concerns like skin irritation that can be associated with the use of Salicylic Acid. I have been using SA for over a decade as I was first prescribed a treatment with a high percentage during my teens to help combat acne.

This is product designed for those of us with blemish prone skin and as it is a AHA and BHA, you will need to be using a sunscreen with this to make sure you don't damage your skin. You can use this in your morning and evening skincare routines either to targeted areas or all over the face. I have been personally using it all over my skin barring my forehead and eye area and only in my evening skincare routine. It's always recommend that you do a patch test before you start using this regularly. 

I really like this product and I find it to be as effective as the other SA mentioned and while I do like both, I can see myself continuing to use this new product. I have found my skin to be clearer than ever and a lot less congested which had gotten worse over the last year due to mask wearing. I had been really struggling with clogged pores and blackheads and whiteheads and this has been a massive help. My pores are clearer than ever. I haven't had any big breakouts since I introduced this into my routine and I have found that this is a product I have been continuing to see results with every week. One of the things I love about this product when I compare it to the other SA from the brand is that I am seeing a lot less irritation. My redness is almost non-existent which I have never experienced when using an SA before. SA can be harsh on the skin and my skin has become much drier over the last year or so so I like that this isn't irritating and doesn't dry out my skin while helping to keep it clear.

The Ordinary is a cruelty-free brand. 



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