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    Salicylic Acid 2% Serum


    Spot-fighting serum with 2% salicylic acid helps reduce the visible appearance of spots and blemishes for a visibly clean and clear complexion.

    • Reduces pimples and blemishes in 7 days
    • Skin is visibly clearer and redness reduced in 7 days
    • Reduced oil production by up to 49% in 7 days

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    Oily skin

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    2% salicylic acid helps reduce the visible appearance of spots and blemishes.

    Reduces pimples and blemishes after 7 days

    Skin is visibly clearer and redness reduced after 7 days

    Reduces oil production by up to 49% after 7 days

    Cleanse face. Apply a few drops of serum to face and neck. Wait for a minute for serum to absorb. Follow with a Skin Republic moisturiser or sheet mask.

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    When to apply

    Add this serum to your morning or evening routine. Always apply SPF as the last step in your morning routine.

    How to apply

    Cleanse face. Apply a few drops of serum to face and neck. Wait for a minute for serum to absorb. Follow with a Skin Republic moisturiser or sheet mask.

    Key ingredients that make this serum work

    Salicylic Acid

    This multifunctional ingredient addresses many of the systemic causes of acne. For decades dermatologists have been prescribing salicylic acid as a gentle exfoliant and anti-inflammatory. Salicylic acid’s antimicrobial properties make it extremely effective at treating breakouts. It has the ability to penetrate into the pore lining and exfoliate inside the pore as well as on the surface of skin, which makes it effective for reducing breakouts, including blackheads and whiteheads. It is also well documented salicylic acid can improve skin thickness, barrier function, and collagen production.


    Chamomile has a soothing effect on the skin and its anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce redness in acne prone skin. Chamomile has excellent healing abilities and can block irritants to reduce skin damage and slow the skin’s aging process.

    Aqua/Water/Eau, Propanediol, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Salicylic Acid, Panthenol, Triethanolamine, Glyoxal, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene.

    Patch test is essential. Apply a broad spectrum SPF while using the product and for a week thereafter. Can cause irritation, redness and peeling, especially around the eyes and mouth, in the early stages of treatment while skin builds tolerance. If persistent irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Use only as directed on unbroken skin. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Do not expose to high temperature. Protect from direct sunlight. Store in a cool dry place at 5 - 25°C. Due to the natural ingredients in the serum, colour may vary over time. In the event of contact with eyes, rinse thoroughly with water.

    Independent Study, Instrumental test of skin sebum level by using Sebumeter SM 815. Assessment of the comedogenic and acnegenic potential. 20 participants, D0, D7, D14, D28 twice daily application. Independent Consumer Questionnaire, 20 participants, 28 days of use.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 6 reviews
    Masego Seane

    Been experiencing breakouts lately due to hormones. Started using this product, day one thought it’s working since my oily skin had reduced. After two days I’m experiencing extreme breakouts and my pimples are abit painful. Not sure if I should continue using it or what


    I saw a difference from day one, I love it my pimples are gone within a week.
    I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family.

    Nkosingiphile Nkosi
    I am inlove with the salicylic acid syrum.

    The syrum really helped me with my acne. My face is a lot more clearer and feels so good. Thank you sm skin republic.❤️

    Excellent Acne and Dandruff Treatment

    I had my doubts whether Salicylic Acid 2% Serum would actually make any difference to my skin, but it did! It reduced the oil on my skin, and there's such an improvement I can't even say I have issues with my t-zone any longer. I used it on my face and neck for three weeks and took a week's break before adding it back to my morning routine.

    I then started using it on my scalp, and the oil production and dandruff issues I am having is slowly going away. I've used it on my scalp (mostly my hairline and front of my hair), and it is helping to such a degree that I now wash my hair once or twice a week instead of daily as I used to.

    The absolute best for pimples

    This serum helped me get rid of acne. I'm so inlove with it .

    I use a almost every serum by skin Republic. I mix and match them according to their compatability and it truly helps