The 8 best salicylic acid products for banishing breakouts
Cream of the crop.
By Sukriti Wahi
BEAUTYcrew / October 28 2020
When it comes to acne-fighting skincare ingredients, there is one that goes above and beyond to banish stubborn breakouts before they happen: salicylic acid.
Unlike glycolic and lactic acid, which exfoliate the skin's upper layers, salicylic acid deeply penetrates the skin to unclog pores, draw out impurities and manage blemish-causing excess oil.
Looking to include salicylic acid in your skincare routine? Keep scrolling for the best products in Australia right now.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
A celebrity-loved cult favourite, this affordable yet effective spot treatment combines salicylic acid and sulphur to dry up pimples and reduce associated redness overnight.
$26 from MECCA
Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution Masque
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel
This two-step peel is a favourite with skincare enthusiasts around the world for good reason. Combining both AHAs and BHAs (salicylic acid) to tackle of uneven skin, wrinkles and enlarged pores, its potent formula delivers instant radiance every time.
$229 from MECCA