The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Cleanser
Jan Angelo Ong
This cleanser contains 2% salicylic acid, the maximum amount of salicylic acid in a product to gently exfoliate the skin, as well as unclog the pores, and reduce inflammation. Unlike other active ingredients in skincare that need to be left on for them to work, salicylic acid is an oil-soluble ingredient, meaning you can leave it on just for a few seconds, and it will have some significant effects!
I like to use this cleanser every other morning, alternating with a separate gentle cleanser, so my skin doesn't get over exfoliated and irritated. But aside from having to use this product a bit more conservatively due to its high salicylic acid content, this is actually not that drying compared to other salicylic acid cleansers. Overall a holy grail cleanser for me!