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The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution 30ml

Code: DC2056
  • £4.20
Item out of Stock | Same day dispatch if ordered before 2:00pm
The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution (30ml) is a water-free solution containing an exfoliating, Beta Hydroxyl Acid combined with Witch Hazel. With regular use, the Salicylic Acid treats the appearance of blemishes and develops greater skin clarity by exfoliating the inner surface of skin pores. Not recommended for use on sensitive, broken or flaking skin, the solution should be replaced with a less direct form of exfoliation if irritation occurs. Minimising irritation by excluding silicone, alcohol, nut, soy and gluten, the solution is vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.

Directions of use:

  • Use in the AM and PM.
  • Apply a small dot directly on spots for visible improvement or apply a small amount over the face to maintain visible clarity with continued use.
  • Avoid the eye contour and contact with eyes.
  • Do not rinse off.
  • Continue with additional skin treatments as needed.
  • If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician.
  • Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Patch testing prior to use is advised. Please see below for an in-depth guide to patch testing.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Sunburn Alert: this product contains a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.
  • How to conduct an at-home patch test: Patch tests are an easy way to help predict if you will have a negative initial reaction to a new product. It is recommended to perform a patch test before incorporating a new product into your routine. We have outlined a general method for conducting your own patch test. Apply a small amount of the product onto a clean area of skin on the upper forearm. Keep the area dry, preferably covered with a bandage. After 24 hours, uncover the area and rinse. If any redness, burning, itching, blistering or irritation is observed at any time throughout the test, do not use the product. Please note that the patch test is only for determining initial irritation reactions to products and does not guarantee similar results when applied to other areas of the body (including the face) or after continuous use. It does not account for underlying conditions and should not be used for the diagnosis of hypersensitivity or allergic contact dermatitis. If you are concerned about starting a new product, please consult a dermatologist prior to use.

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***WAREHOUSE MOVE*** - Please note that we are moving premises and express delivery services are suspended until 21/10/19. All orders placed between 15/10/19 and 20/10/19 will not be dispatched until 21/10/19.

Justmylook offers free delivery on all UK orders via Royal Mail 48 & Royal Mail 48 Tracked. Delivery should normally take 2-3 working days depending on the time you place your order. You will be given an estimated delivery date at the basket page. We do not currently ship to Southern Ireland but will be by the end of Summer.


Royal Mail 48 Tracked: Orders are usually dispatched the same day when placed before 2:00pm Mon-Fri. It should normally take 2-3 working days for delivery.

Royal Mail 24, Royal Mail Special Delivery & DPD: Orders placed before 3:00pm are usually dispatched the same day Mon-Fri. Orders after this threshold will be dispatched the next working day. 

Express Delivery

Express delivery is available from only £1.95. We dispatch our express orders via three different delivery options. The services available are Royal Mail 24 Tracked (not guaranteed), DPD (guaranteed) or Royal Mail Special Delivery before 1pm (guaranteed). Royal Mail Special Delivery is our only guaranteed Saturday service.

DPD express delivery service includes door to door tracking, SMS alerts and a one-hour time slot for delivery so you know exactly when to expect your beauty goodies!

Justmylook accepts no responsibility for transport delays or circumstances outside of our control causing late delivery. Delivery will be to the address advised in your order. We will only deliver to the address provided at checkout. If no one is available at the postal address provided at the time of delivery, a note will be left to advise you or Royal Mail may deliver to a neighbour. Recipients can opt out of Delivery to neighbour and can also nominate a specific neighbour if they wish. Details of how to do so can be found here:

We do not allow collections.

Returns Policy

If you would like to return your order, please contact us (via this form) prior to sending your parcel back. accepts returns on all orders, as long as you notify us within 14 days of receipt that you're wanting to return your order. You then have a further 14 days to physically return the products. You will be responsible for the cost of returning the goods unless we delivered an incorrect item or the item is faulty. Please ensure that you keep a copy of your proof of postage, as we can't be held responsible for goods that have either been damaged or lost in transit. Goods must be returned in their original, sealed packaging and re-saleable. (This does not affect your statutory rights) If items are received back damaged, or missing items we are entitled to make a charge to cover the cost of this, and thus this may affect the amount credited to you. We aim to process returns within 5 working days of receiving the item back. If we deliver an item in error or a damaged item, we will cover the cost of returning this to us if required. Please note that we will only cover the cost of standard shipping for this. If you do receive a damaged item, please do not dispose of this without prior written confirmation from us as we may require it returned (at our expense). In the interests of hygiene we are unable to exchange or refund any grooming, cosmetic or electrical products once the security or hygiene tag/seal has been removed, or if they show signs of use unless the items are faulty. 

Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)

Please note that Royal Mail currently class nail polishes, flammable liquids and aerosols as "hazardous materials" and will only accept a limited number of these per parcel.

If your purchase exceeds the limits below then it will be delivered via an alternative method; Hermes if standard delivery is selected and DPD if express delivery is selected.


  • 4x nail polishes
  • 2x aerosols
  • Aerosols over 500ml
  • No flammable liquids can be shipped via Royal Mail
Review Summary - 4.6 out of 5 based on 116 ratings.
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Very good product, my skin is noticeably improved after only 2 days. Very happy so far

July 25, 2019 |

July 25, 2019 |

July 25, 2019 |

As always with The Ordinary, it does what it says. For some reason my skin lately has been having breakouts. Using this every night as part of my skin-care routine has really helped. Skin is pretty much back to normal with no breakouts.

July 15, 2019 |

This works well for my skin. Definitely clears up spots quicker and much better value than other spot creams.

July 13, 2019 |

July 12, 2019 |

Love this! Has helped with my texture on my skin massively especially when paired with the glycolic toner. Use it nightly and in morning sometimes. Need to make sure you moisturise when using it but overall good!

July 11, 2019 |

I’ve always had large pores and occasional blackheads on my nose but using a combination of The Ordinary acids each morning and night has massively improved their appearance. I cannot recommend it enough especially as you only need a small amount and they are a fantastic price for the quality of the product.

July 10, 2019 |

My skin is clearer than it has been in years! Combined with the Niacinamide 10% + 1% zinc and Hyaluronic Acid + B5. I used the niacinamide all over face except eyes on clean skin, AM and PM, and followed with moisturiser and sunscreen in AM. In the evening I did a couple of drops of salicylic acid, either as a mask, or dabbed on breakouts (skipped if my skin felt dry, or did the HA first) then the niacinamide, then HA + B5. My pores are now tiny, stubborn blackheads cleared like magic, even textured skin which is brighter and smoother than it was in my twenties. I love The Ordinary!

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June 25, 2019 |

June 18, 2019 |

June 18, 2019 |

Happy with product

June 12, 2019 |

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May 28, 2019 |

So far so good. It’s doesnt prevent breakouts, but it seems to clear them quite quickly

May 26, 2019 |

May 26, 2019 |

Great product, good price

May 22, 2019 |

May 17, 2019 |

Great product, only need a small amount so will last a long time. Fantastic price and unbeatable service as always, thank you.

May 16, 2019 |

makes my face feel so good and really helps to balance skin tone

May 15, 2019 |

I had a bad allergic reaction lasted 2 days , my eye got swollen up and my whole face went dry and red. This isn't for my skin. The pic below is the 2nd day so it eased down a little bit but i couldn't open my eyes properly.

May 11, 2019 |

May 4, 2019 |

Amazing product. I use it twice daily and it has really helped with hormonal spots.

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April 13, 2019 |

This is my second purchase, so I am content with the product. Great service from Justmylook

April 12, 2019 |

April 12, 2019 |

April 12, 2019 |

I've only just started using this, but seems like a mild peel. No stinging or burning, just a slight drying for my normal/oily skin. Hoping to get some deep exfoliation over time.

April 12, 2019 |

April 10, 2019 |

The acid is quite strong, in terms of it will dry your skin and peel off the dead skin on top. So, if irritated use like tea tree oil to soothe it and use it once a day or every 2 days.
It has really cleared my blemishes and it’s only been a week. So hopefully it will give me my visible clarity it states.

April 9, 2019 |

April 9, 2019 |

I used to get bad acne, but it had cleared up after prescribed medication. Now my only issue is open pores/blackheads on my nose. I'm not too bothered by them, but thought if I could get something to reduce/get rid of them, and for <£5, it would be great. I used this product twice a day for a month and a half, only to my nose area. I saw very little difference in this time, but then suddenly my nose started to get dry and red. I stopped using for a few weeks before resuming. On the second try, my nose area and few other places I’d used it erupted into red bobbles and took over a week to clear up. These looked 10x worse than any blemish/open pores I had in the first place. I will not be using this again, especially as it didn't make much difference even before the bad reaction.

April 3, 2019 |

April 2, 2019 |

Definitely works as helped to clear up mild acne on my face within one use. Have used it in combination with the glycolic acid toner from this brand and so far has worked.

March 30, 2019 |

March 28, 2019 |

Working well in conjunction with azalac acid.

March 27, 2019 |

I saw changes after a few days and I have a sensitive skin and it did not irritate my face at all.

March 11, 2019 |

I used to get bad acne, but it had cleared up after prescribed medication. Now my only issue is open pores/blackheads on my nose. I'm not too bothered by them, but thought if I could get something to reduce/get rid of them, and for <£5, it would be great. I used this product twice a day for a month and a half and saw very little difference. Suddenly though my nose area, where is the only place I applied the product, started to get very dry and red. We'd had cold weather and so I put it down to it possibly being that, but stopped using the product for a couple weeks. I gave it another go on both my nose area and a few smaller blemishes elsewhere on my face and those areas erupted into red bobbles and took over a week to clear up. These looked 10x worse than any blemish I had in the first place. Will not be using this again, especially as it didn't make much difference anyway.

March 10, 2019 |

Only been using for a few days and I can already see results ! After years of trying so many different products I finally have one that works! Highly recommend, fantastic 10/10

March 7, 2019 |

March 7, 2019 |

It is very good for spots and clearing out the skin. Also works on spots alone, making them smaller and allows quicker healing time.

March 1, 2019 |

February 22, 2019 |

Fantastic product! Helps to keep spots away really well, and clears up spots quickly!

February 17, 2019 |

My daughter has blemished skin and is trying this out. So far so good.

February 12, 2019 |

Helps my skin and makes it clear and feels smooth

February 12, 2019 |

I haven't used this for long however my spot I did have got zapped once applied. I generally don't have spot prone skin so I've not used this long enough.
side note: Ordinary is a good brand.

February 7, 2019 |

February 6, 2019 |

Great product, cleared my skin within days

February 6, 2019 |

February 6, 2019 |

February 1, 2019 |

Working very well,face starting to clear after just few days will definitely be ordering more products

January 31, 2019 |

January 31, 2019 |

January 30, 2019 |

started to use on thursday and by sunday my really bad spots were starting to clear up. really good and a quick solution

January 29, 2019 |

Would not recommend this product, I used a small amount of blemish, woke up next morning and saw that it has burnt my face. I had to go to A&E and receive treatment for acid burns. The product should clearly indicate this as a possible side effect, had it displayed this I would not have brought the product and would not have facial burns right now!

January 23, 2019 |

Arrived in a couple of days, product is amazing cleared up my spots & blackheads within a week! will definitely buy more from this brand

January 23, 2019 |

I wish I’d discovered this a year ago, great stuff that actually works. Highly recommend

January 22, 2019 |

January 20, 2019 |

I really love this product I could see results after the first few days.

January 15, 2019 |

Very happy with this...

January 15, 2019 |

January 10, 2019 |

It’s excactlly what I wanted a good price and good delivery. It’s seems to be working on a blemish I’ve had for years and I haven’t even been using it a week.

January 8, 2019 |

I have very sensitive skin, doesn't over dry. Found some improvement with my skin. Use it every few nights as anymore would irritate my skin personally.

January 8, 2019 |

Love this product, not greasy helps reduce redness with my acne would highly recommend this to anyone suffering with acne.

January 4, 2019 |

I have been using this everyday, twice a day for two weeks now and most of the time it hasn't made a huge difference.

On the odd day some of the acne seems to reduce or disappear, including redness, but this is rare. Won't be buying again nor any other skincare product by this brand.

Their make-up is fine though.

January 4, 2019 |

December 26, 2018 |

Fantastic service - free delivery and super fast postage, brilliant product too

December 21, 2018 |

I have some very long standing milia on my forehead, I have only used this twice so far, but its slowly doing the trick . ...will take a few goes I think, but nothing else I've tried has ever worked at all!

December 20, 2018 |

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December 13, 2018 |

Works a dream. The only skin product that has worked for my breakouts

December 8, 2018 |

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November 29, 2018 |

November 29, 2018 |

November 29, 2018 |

November 29, 2018 |

The only thing that helps my cystic acne!

November 28, 2018 |

Been using this on my son's skin got teenage spots this really helps keep them under control.

November 27, 2018 |

Only used for a few days now,but can definitely see the effects of the solution. I would suggest use every other day to start with though and maybe only in the evening,as otherwise,skin feels too tight and dry, but then again,everyones skin is different so might not be the same for everyone.

November 27, 2018 |

November 25, 2018 |

Wonderful product

November 21, 2018 |

This is amazing for spots although i would say only put it on thr spot as it can dry out ur skin

November 20, 2018 |

November 13, 2018 |

Helps get rid of spots and makes skin feel really soft

November 13, 2018 |

Product as described, a good price and arrived promptly.
Would use this company again.

October 20, 2018 |

October 18, 2018 |

Does what it said my skin had never been clearer

October 17, 2018 |

Second bottle! I am so not a repeat buyer, I like something then I look for something better/cheaper/newer...

October 9, 2018 |

October 6, 2018 |

Great product, does exactly what it says. Prompt delivery. Great service.

October 4, 2018 |

I have read a lot about this product and how is is brilliant in reducing inflammation and clearing acne prone or blemished skin.

This item has had 100% NO effect on my skin, such a shame as I was really looking forward to it and it’s “benefits”.

October 3, 2018 |

September 29, 2018 |

September 28, 2018 |

Only been using this product a few days and already noticing a difference in my skin! Amazing, would recommend to anyone.

September 25, 2018 |

This is my holy grail product, as soon as I stop using t my skin becomes clogged again. Literally changed my skin from spotty to clear!!

August 21, 2018 |

Great price, really helps with my blemishes and preventing spots.

August 10, 2018 |

Just beginning trial ... looks promising

August 1, 2018 |

July 18, 2018 |

Ive loved most of The Ordinary products, but this one immediately made me break out into lots of spots after only 1 use. I’ve heard this could settle after frequent use but don’t fancy chancing it after the mess it made.

July 17, 2018 |

July 3, 2018 |

Good product, helps with large blemishes and also skin texture. Would recommend as it is so cheap compared to many other similar products

May 25, 2018 |

May 12, 2018 |

I like the way its like water really as a little goes a long way.

May 9, 2018 |

Helps blemishes and scars to fade would highly recommend

November 21, 2017 |