Not only working to effectively cleanse the skin, this two percent Salicylic Acid Cleanser has an added zinc compound. The two work together to help with oil-control, reduce blackheads and breakouts, and promote a more even-looking complexion.– The Inkey List
For ten dollars, the salicylic cleanser may not be miracle worker, but it sure helps for minimizing acne when you’re on a budget. I’ve been using it on my oiler/acne days, and I’ve found it helps in decreasing and/or easing those troubled spots. Easier to apply and move around, though it may not provide a foam sensation, its presence on the skin is still detectable and, later, easy to wash off.
Ingredient Pros and Cons
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Salicylic Acid, Betaine, Zinc PCA, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Allantoin, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Benzyl Alcohol, Coconut Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate.
- Glycerin (hydrating)
- Betaine (moisturizing)
- Salicylic Acid (acne-fighting)
- Zinc PCA (acne-fighting)
- Though there are other pros and con ingredients that could be listed, anything listed after Phenoxyethanol is in such a low concentration, it isn’t worth mentioning
This is a decent cleanser for acne-prone folks, simple and non-irritating. For the price, its a good deal, and I’d definitely recommend giving it a try. However, for people with dryer skin I’d be more wary with my recommendation. As for me, though its simplicity is heartening, I’ll still keep an eye out for other cleansers.