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Beauty Buffs Are Raving Over This £4.25 'Blackhead Banishing' Solution From The Ordinary

Beauty brand The Ordinary is proof that you don't have to spend big bucks for simple, effective skincare with a luxe feel.

And beauty buffs are currently raving about one product in particular from the range for its blackhead-banishing formula with a purse-friendly price tag.


The Ordinary's Salicylic Acid 2% Solution has hundreds reviews just as glowy as it promises to leave your skin.

For just £4.25 for an Insta-worthy frosted glass dropper bottle, you'll be left with a clearer complexion free of blackheads - according to the shoppers and dermatologists alike.

Credit: The Ordinary
Credit: The Ordinary

Dr Anjali Mahto, of London's Cadogan Clinic recommends the budget skincare product if you want to leave your blackheads in 2018.

"You can use chemicals to dissolve the upper layer of dead skin cells. So things like glycolic acid, salicylic acid or chemical peels," she told Cosmopolitan.

"BHAs, like salicylic acid, cause a chemical disintegration of the top layer of the skin cells, so they dissolve everything, and that unblocks the pores."


You can use the solution morning and evening, directly applying it to spots or by using a small even amount all over the face to maintain a clear complexion.

This one might not be suitable for the most sensitive of skin, though.

Credit: The Ordinary
Credit: The Ordinary

One happy customer shared: "Very impressed with how quick this product works. Only used it four times and can already see results and much clearer skin. It doesn't burn my skin and dries quickly which is great. I would recommend using in the morning and also at night before bedtime!"

"I have sensitive acne prone skin and I use it as a spot treatment, it works at reducing inflammation overnight. I even used it on a cyst & it definitely reduced the size of it! Plus as you don't have to use too much the bottle lasts ages!" posted another on Cult Beauty.

"That acid is the best thing that ever happened to my skin. Really love it! But be careful to not get your skin dry or burnt and use it smart," reviewed somebody else.

You can pick up a bottle from Cult Beauty for just £4.25.

Featured Image Credit: The Ordinary

Topics: Stylish, Hair and Beauty, Skincare

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