Dermatologist says £4.25 The Ordinary exfoliant will banish stubborn blackheads – and it’s got rave reviews online

Dermatologist says £4.25 The Ordinary exfoliant will banish stubborn blackheads – and it’s got rave reviews online

January 8, 2019 0 By Today news

STRUGGLING to banish pesky blackheads for good?

There’s a wonder product which could change all that and it costs just £4.25.

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The Ordinary’s Salicylic Acid 2% Solution is said to banish blackheads[/caption]

  • Salicylic Acid 2% Solution, £4.25, Cult Beauty – buy here

The Ordinary’s Salicylic Acid Solution has rave reviews online, with happy customers gushing: “Yeasssss Salicylic acid is one of my favourite product from @theordinary for sure! No more blackheads thank you very much!”

Everyone gets blackheads – they are caused by pores becoming blocked by debris, oil or dead skin cells.

They’re different from whiteheads because the pore remains open, and turn black because the oils have become oxidised.

Cosmopolitan spoke toDr Anjali Mahto, of London’s Cadogan Clinic, about how to banish them.

The product has had rave reviews online

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

“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.”

She recommends The Ordinary’s cult product, which has a flurry of 5-star reviews left by impressed shoppers – who are using it to fight blackheads and acne.

One woman wrote: “Very impressed with how quick this product works. Only used it four times and can already see results and much clearer skin.”

Another impressed customer said: “I have sensitive acne prone skin and I use it as a spot treatment, it works at reducing inflammation overnight.”

Others added: “Oh my god. I cannot emphasise how happy I am. Adore this product!”

Blackheads are caused by dead skin cells and oil clogging your pores
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The product battles blemishes by penetrating pores to unclog and clear impurities.

But one word of warning – it’s incredibly powerful and should not be used on sensitive or peeling skin, or it could burn you.

It may also increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun, so wear sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using it.

Always do a patch test, and stop using it if you feel any burning.


And beware, no blackhead treatment is permanent.

“There are loads of ways you can get rid of blackheads, however the underlying problem is the excess oil that is being produced” says Dr Mahto said.

“Whatever treatments you do, blackheads will always naturally reform every 20 to 40 days.”

In more cult product news, beauty fans claim Nars’ tinted moisturiser has cured breakouts, scars and dark circles.

And here’s some more ideas about how to beat blackheads.