With many face masks and acids out there targeting different skin concerns, sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start.

The Ordinary is an affordable brand that, so far, has delivered great results which have been proved by a mass of positive reviews – myself included. They innovate with their forward-thinking products, and have disrupted the skincare market with their affordable, yet premium, skincare collection.

The Salicylic Acid 2% Masque (50ml, £9.90) is the first product I tried by The Ordinary. It includes SA, Vegetable Charcoal, Amazonian Clays and Squalane. Each of these ingredients help to deeply cleanse, smoothen skin textural irregularities and remove dead skin from the top layer. It’s purpose? To smooth skin to reveal a fresh, cleansed glow.

The product itself isn’t runny, which is a bonus, so none of that product waste when it drips through your fingers. I found it to be quite difficult to get a consistent, smooth application on my facial skin with my fingers (as suggested by the brand), but that may just be my wanting for it to look like a thick, clay mask, which this is not. I applied a thin layer rather than caking it on which isn’t necessary.

I left it on for the full 10 minutes with no trouble – no tingling or uncomfortableness. It washed off easily with a warm, wet flannel, and my skin felt refreshed. I didn’t find there was any immediate changes, but then I didn’t expect there to be. I used it over a number of weeks and felt it helped get rid of break outs faster, possibly due to the salicylic acid.

Over all it is a great product at a good price, but it doesn’t last long. Because it is a squeezy tube, I can only assume there is still a lot of product still to be used. Pass me the scissors!

All of the items were bought by MODAN, and not sent to be reviewedThe opinions expressed in this article are that of the author’sWhat works for them, may not work for you. But it’s always fun giving a new product a go!


  1. I am so going to buy this! Get them scissors out! Great blog I have followed xxx


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