The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Cleanser

A lightly-foaming cleanser that removes makeup and dirt, helping to reduce blackheads, acne, and blemishes while unclogging pores.


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    I bought this cleanser for my husband months ago, he has severe cystic acne....and believe me we have tried everything!!! From drugstores to high end acne cleansers. I kid you not after maybe about a few weeks we saw major results!!! He was less inflamed, acne started to go away slowly... he feels so confident now in his own skin I couldn’t be more happier! Thank you for making this awesome cleanser please never discontinue it!

    Saved me from CeraVe!!!

    So far so good! I haven’t had it very long maybe a little under two weeks but it’s already working!! My skin was in bad condition from what I thought was differin, but actually turned out to be CeraVe hydrating cleanser! I’ve stopped using both and it slowly but surely with the aid of this product my breakouts are disappearing! I would say it’s definitely drying so be careful about how you use it and make sure to use a moisturizer afterwards! Personal Pro-Tip: I’m using this in conjunction with the peace out acne serum! It’s a heavenly duo! But not for everyone, especially those with sensitive skin! Research before trying out any new product


    I have been using this cleanser for 3 to 4 months and I personally don’t like it that much, but I also don’t believe it to be bad. When I used this product it was like it was leaving different results on different parts of my face. On my oily parts it left me clean, but on dry areas it created these patches of dry and crusty skin. If you have dry skin you should moisturize when using this cleanser or it will suck your skin dry.

    no more congested pores - I love it!

    I am 53yo. I have had congested pores for the last 30 years. I can do extractions one weekend, and the next weekend (or sooner) my pores are full again. I have tried many salicylic acid cleansers, serums and moisturisers over the years. On paper salicylic acid is exactly what my congested skin needs to resolve the issue. However every one I have ever used in the past has stripped my skin - no matter how little I use. This product does not dry out my skin. It does not make it red and flakey. I do not have to use damage-repair products on my face for a week afterward. I am being totally honest here: my pores have never been clearer using any other product. I've been using it for 7 days. I can hardly wait to see how my skin improves in the weeks and months to come. Oh, I use the Ordinary Squalane cleanser first, wipe it off, then follow with the Inkey List Salicylic Acid Cleanser. I love it

    My Go-To Cleanser: An Essay

    TL;DR: For a $10 cleanser this is absolutely amazing, would def recomend!! **little disclaimer: I just started actually caring about my skincare routine so all the products I have used before were of the same price range, just from the local pharmacy stores (Walgreens + CVS). All the cleansers before hand felt like they did enough. However, once I tried this I realized they did absolutely nothing for me. Those maintained my acne at the same level. The Salicylic Cleanser + an occasional routine of a niacinamide serum and moisturizer started clearing up my skin. I had maybe 1-2 pimple every week since I started using this which is about 2 months. As I said it was an occasional routine so I never really knew how effective it was until I vacationed in an area with a different climate. Due to the new climate I needed to be consistent. And wow all of a sudden the simple (and consistent) routine had me the clearest I had ever been. Unfortunately I forgot the cleanser and bought another salicylic cleanser from my local pharmacy.That is when I learned not all Salicylic cleansers are created equal! My face is now textured from little white heads that want to form. My skin tends to break out in pimples so for me the new white heads were alarming. With that being said... This is definitely a repurchase! I haven't used luxury brands so I can't speak on that but don't waste your $10 on a cleanser that sort of works when you can get something that puts in that work! If you're looking for a Salicylic Cleanser THIS IS THE ONE :) Thank you for coming to my Ted talk and I hope this helped you out

    Gently massage a small amount onto dampened face and neck. Rinse thoroughly with water and follow with preferred serums and moisturizer. Can also be used on the back and chest area.

    Water (Aqua/Eau), Propanediol, Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Salicylic Acid, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Betaine, Zinc PCA, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Benzyl Alcohol, Coconut Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate.

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