The Best Salicylic Acid Cleansers


Oh, hi, hello! I ‘m assuming you’ve stumbled upon this page because (a) you’d do anything to cure your acne, and (b) there’s an equally good chance you’ve f*cked with your face trying to do so in the past. Hey, I ‘m not here to judge. I hear ya — oh, boy do I hear ya. Because, surprise: I, too, am an acne hater! But do you know the acne hater of all haters? Any guesses? No? Well, my friends, allow me to introduce you to Salicylic Acid — the legendary active ingredient whose purpose revolves around destroying those pesky little pimples. And please say a warm hello, because, honey, an enemy of an enemy is a friend.

If you’re no stranger to the horrors of those facial bumps and lumps, you’ve probably heard of salicylic acid (i.e., serums, masks, creams, gels, toners), but today, we’re going to focus on one: the cleanser. However, I would be remiss not to mention that you shouldn’t start droppin’ your hard-earned pennies on any salicylic acid cleansers just yet. You’re going to need to know what it is, how it works, and most importantly, if it’s right for you. So without further ado, people ~over acne~ everywhere, let’s take a trip back to Chemistry 101. (With the help of a few pros, of course.)