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The Ordinary
Salicylic Acid 2% Anhydrous Solution

$7.10 CAD

A Water-free serum for gentle exfoliation and pore decongestion.
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A Water-free serum for gentle exfoliation and pore decongestion.

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Anhydrous Solution is a water-free product formulated to effectively decongest pores, and impart a superficial exfoliating effect. This will result in a visible reduction of textural irregularities, with improved skin tone homogeneity and clarity over time. Formulated in a squalane base formulated with the intent of reducing concerns of skin irritation that can be associated with the use of SA.

This solution offers fully solubilized (not suspended) SA, in an emollient, squalane-based vehicle, that is formulated with the intent of reducing concerns of skin irritation that can be associated with the use of SA.

Hydrous SA formulations rely on the formula’s pH for a delivery of the active, with an acidic pH increasing the availability of SA in its active form. This is because SA in aqueous solutions exists in two forms: active (free acid) form and ionized form. At a pH of 2.97 (corresponding to SA’s pKa value), half of the SA in solution will be ionised, and half will be in the active (free acid) form. Increasing the pH of the formulation will decrease the level of free acid, possibly impacting product efficacy. The anhydrous nature of this formula allows for the release of free-form, unionized acid, independent of pH.

This formulation is further supported by hydrating polyglycerides derived from sunflower oil, acting as lipophilic film-formers, which aim to slow the ingredient’s delivery to the skin, for controlled skin availability. Additionally, 4-t-butylcyclohexanol was included to help address signs of sensitivity or discomfort.

WATER-FREE | ALCOHOL-FREE | OIL-FREE | SILICONE-FREE | NUT-FREE | VEGAN | CRUELTY-FREE


HOW TO USE: Apply in the morning and evening. Apply a small dot to the target area or apply a small amount over the face for general use. Do not use on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Avoid the eye contour and contact with eyes. Patch testing prior to use is advised: Apply the product as directed to a small area once a day for three days to test if you are sensitive to this product. If you develop irritation, hives, swelling of eyes and mouth, blistering, or difficulty breathing, rinse off, cease use, and consult a physician right away. 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.

Patch tests are an easy way to help predict if you may experience a negative initial reaction to a new product. It is recommended to perform a patch test before incorporating any new product into your regimen. We have outlined a general method for conducting your own patch test below based on the type of product. Apply a small amount of the product onto a clean area of skin on the upper forearm. Keep the area dry. If the product has a specified duration of use, rinse off after this time has elapsed. Otherwise rinse off after 24 hours. If any redness, burning, itching, blistering or irritation is observed at any time throughout the test, do not use the product.


ABOUT THE BRAND: The Ordinary products are packed with ingredients that effectively work to make your skin appear healthier. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for facial toners or serums, The Ordinary has something for anyone who’s obsessed with skincare. Create by DECIEM, a humble and happy umbrella of good beauty brands. The Ordinary is an evolving collection of treatments offering familiar, effective clinical technologies positioned to raise pricing and communication integrity in skincare. The brand was created to celebrate integrity in its most humble and true form. Its offering is pioneering, not in the familiar technologies it uses, but in its honesty and integrity. The Ordinary is born to disallow commodity to be disguised as ingenuity. The Ordinary is "Clinical formulations with integrity".

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Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, 4-t-Butylcyclohexanol, Hydroxymethoxyphenyl Decanone, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

DECIEM's formulations are updated from time to time as part of their commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.


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Once products leave the Socialite Beauty warehouse, all sales become final. Many products do not come with sanitary seals making it unsafe to put them back on the shelves. We want you as our customer to feel secure you're getting brand new, unused products from us. Because skin can take some time to adjust to new products as well as to detox from any changes, it is best to allow 2-3 weeks of use to see how your skin truly takes on new items. Sometimes a few uses alone is simply not enough time to let the new products get to work. If your product does have a seal and you would like to return it, please notify us via email if you will be returning a product you have purchased (info@socialitebeauty.ca) and include images of the sealed product. Provide your invoice number and reason(s) for the return/exchange. Once merchandise has arrived back to us, we will issue a refund minus return shipping cost.

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