Salicylic Acid 2% Peel 30ml


Due to limited stock there is a limit of 1 purchase of a salicylic item per person, you may choose from the set or the salicylic acid 2%30ml. This limit will last until we have new stock due at the end of this month, any multiple orders will be cancelled.

Salicylic Acid is the main ingredient in a lot of acne products has been known to help the following conditions

* Acne 
* Inflamed, hard spots 
* Blackheads & whiteheads
* Enlarged, blocked pores
* Over production of sebum (oily skin) 
* Bumps under the skin (trapped oil) 

What makes our salicylic acid unique is that it's not diluted with a large list of ingredients and it has a low, acidic PH of 3. Unlike other products, our salicylic acid is left on the skin for a few minutes and then washed off, meaning there's less chance of irritation but all the benefits of a leave on product.

Ingredients: Distilled Water, Salicylic acid, Propylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hydroxide. 


Salicylic Acid is much stronger than other acids, and therefore it is highly effective in lower percentage solutions.

Salicylic acid is one of the only products known to work within our pores, perfect for reducing acne, blackheads, enlarged pores or the occasional breakout. Salicylic acid is also anti-inflammatory and so helps with those red, inflamed pustules that typically appear on the jawline or cheeks. 

For more information about salicylic acid and how it can work for you, please continue reading below. Or if you just want confirmation on how amazing this treatment works, please scroll to the bottom of the page for our customer reviews.



Salicylic Acid is the key ingredient for restoring purity and clarity to the skin. It is a highly effective chemical exfoliant and an excellent pore cleanser with anti-wrinkle and anti-acne properties. It works by gently removing old cells from the skin, and also boosts collagen production which in turn can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Salicylic Acid has an anti-inflammatory effect, making it useful for anyone with acne.

Salicylic acid is a Beta Hydroxy Acid and is unique amongst the Hydroxy Acids in that it can penetrate deeper into the oil glands causing exfoliation even in the oily areas of the face. Because it has a larger molecular structure to Glycolic Acid it stays on the surface of the skin longer giving it fantastic pore clearing capabilities.For this reason it has been used for years by dermatologists (skin specialists) to help treat comedonal acne in people who have very oily skins. It has been found that Salicylic Acid is effective with as little as one-fifth the concentration typically found in products containing Glycolic Acid. 

If you suffer from Scarring, Dry Skin, Sun Damage, Pigmentation, Wrinkles or Age Spots please take a look at our Glycolic Acid or Lactic which would be a more suitable treatment.

How is this good for spots? The most common form of acne is caused as hair follicles get clogged by the oil your skin naturally produces. Normally the sebum (natural oil in skin) travels up the hair follicle and out to the surface of the skin. However, with acne, skin cell turnover is slowed, causing sebum to get trapped within the follicle, bacteria multiply within the clogged pores and so a spot is formed. Using this product regularly helps by removing the old skin cells and the grime that's blocking up pores so stops the spot cycle. Salicylic acid will also help regulate the amount of oil your skin produces.

How does it reduce blackheads? Salicylic acid is oil soluble so it works through the oil and goes straight in to the pores, clearing out the blockage at the entrance of the pores, each time you use it, it clears more and more of the blockage shrinking the blackheads and pores with each treatment. The acid also helps to remove the top, dead layers of skin which cause the blockages and can help to regulate oil production making your skin less oily.

Salicylic acid helps to break down the sticky bond that holds all the dead skin layers to the surface of your skin, this will occur naturally in your skin but takes time (the older you are, the longer your skin takes to shed the old skin), Salicylic Acid simply speeds up that natural process, helping your skin to naturally shed several layers of the old, dead skin over a period of days. Beta Hydroxy Acids (salicylic acid) are also excellent for being able to deeply cleanse the pores, penetrating oil and removing grime, leaving you with healthier, smoother looking skin. It also stimulates your skin to produce more collagen. Collagen is the main structural protein of the skin and keeps it firm, when this starts to disintegrate, skin begins to sag and wrinkle (A study by dermatologists, shows that smoking activates the genes responsible for a skin enzyme that breaks down collagen in the skin). Boosting collagen levels can help diminish crows' feet around the eyes, frown lines, and vertical lines around the lips.

Is this different to a 2% salicylic acid cream? Yes this product is stronger, creams are diluted with lots of different ingredients, they also generally have a higher PH which makes the acid a little weaker. This product is a thin liquid, allowing the acid to reach within your pores, helping to break down any blockages which in turn will tighten the pores 

Will my face be sore and peeling? There is a possibility that you may notice some light flaking or dry patches when you first use the salicylic acid. Remember this is just speeding up a natural process that occurs in your skin, yes you will be applying a chemical exfoliator to your skin but it's left on for minutes only, decreasing the bond of the old, dead skin only and not peeling off your healthy, living skin. You may experience some redness but this will fade. You skin may also feel slightly itchy after a treatment, this is perfectly normal as it's part of the regeneration process.

Is it easy to use? Our Salicylic Acid is in liquid form and very easy to use, you may use your fingers or a make-up brush to apply, although we do recommend the chemical peel brush we sell due to their superior quality and even application.The treatment is so quick and easy and takes about 10 minutes to do. 

Is this safe for me to use at home? This product is part of our Professional Line, which are products designed for use by skincare professionals. Just like other professional products on the market designed for professional use, such as haircolour, hair bleach, waxing kits, eyelash tints etc It is important that you respect the strength of this product, always perform a patch test before using and follow the strict instructions that accompany this peel.

Note: If you're worried about having sensitive skin then you may find that you can still use this product, but do conduct a patch test first. If you are pregnant/breastfeeding, allergic to asprin or are worried that this may not be suitable for you then take a look at our Dermaflannels which give very similar results. If you are on medication, consult your doctor before use.

Before you buy Salicylic acid is not recommended if you're pregnant/breastfeeding. If you are undergoing any kind of intense beauty treatment (microdermabrasion, glycolic acid treatment, laser therapy etc) consult your therapist before purchase. If you have any broken veins/capillaries we recommend avoiding these areas. If you're on medication which increases the skins sensitivity or causes severe dryness we do not recommend acid based products during treatment and for 12 months after your course has been completed. People who commonly have cold sores may find that chemical peels can cause an outbreak of cold sores and may want to take their medication before use or avoid use altogether, do not apply acid products to your skin while you have an active cold sore.

Salicylic Acid may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen and limit strong sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards. Do not use sunbeds while using products containing glycolic acid or salicylic acid.




4.60 Average

92 Reviews

Magdalena Onuoha

After just one use on my face my husband complemented on my skin appearance. I’m hoping for it to work also on my buttocks where after pregnancy I have dark pingment issues apparently very effective but only started using so not sure.

Carly Thurgood

I have only used this product for 4 days but I can definitely see a small improvement. I can't wait to see the full effects over the next few weeks.


I have been using this 2-3 times a week for about the last month and it's worked fantastically at keeping blackheads at bay and reduced the appearance of sebaceous filaments that have been bothering me for years, around my nose and chin area dramatically. I'll definitely keep using this.

Sarah Jones

This product is without a doubt the best single item I have ever used. I had been suffering from little raised bumps (blocked pores) all over my forehead and had spent 2 years trying everything, within 1 week of using this I noticed an improvement and now have got a much smoother forehead! I use all over my face with the brush provided every other night, never had any irritation and generally leave on for 30 mins now my skin is used to it! JUST BUY IT!!!


Having suffered from acne most of my adult life, I’m so glad I discovered this. I’ve tried every antibiotic tablet and cream available, and after a few months of seeing a slight improvement my acne returns. When I started using this I got a few whiteheads which is normal when I change my facial routine. Within a month there was a vast improvement, I was getting maybe one or two inflamed spots as opposed to 8-10. The redness from scarring jas improved as has the overall texture of my skin. I use this acid peel every other day, using glycolic acid wash inbetween. Highly recommend


I'm using this product about 3 days and I can see my face is totally different than before.

kerri sedgwick

Item arrived quickly and so far I am very impressed with my skin is improving already after only a week.vert happy will buy again


Fantastic stuff. Much better than any other salicylic acid product I have used, and far cheaper than a most of them, plus the bottle is very cute too. This is definitely something that will stay in my skincare routine, it's worked so well at reducing blackheads and closed comedones that I have been trying to get rid of for years, on my oily/combo skin.


This is the 3rd day using and i can see that 50% of my forehead little bumps have gone. I really hope the results stay positive. At the moment, this item seems to be amazing.


Have used before and it is very effective. Strong so I use it sparingly (once a week max) I am in my 60's so younger skin may tolerate a little more but black heads and age spots diminishing. I often put a dab on a spot twice a day if one appears and it very quickly deals with that within 24 - 36 hours. Lovely bottle too.


This is only day two of using this but i had bad bumps on my forehead and the next morning after use, about 60% were gone. I am amazed by the results after one use. I am going to keep using. I just hope the results stay excellent.

Holly Madgwick

I’ve only been using Salicylic acid 2% peel now for a week and have already noticed a huge diffference to my skin. I’ve also been using glycolic acid 10% peel along side and alternate between the 2 every other day. I’ve just purchased the cleanser and toner now since I love the results of the peels and hoping for even better results. I used to have a lot of red spot scaring but they are disappearing the more I use the peels. Love them and would recommend.


I've been using Bravura's salicylic acid for the last 10 years or so, and I absolutely cannot live without it! I use it as a spot treatment rather than an all over peel, but it works a treat on regular breakouts and even hormonal cyst acne. I can notice an improvement in my skin literally within a few hours of using it.

Stephen Kidson

I use a combination of the Salicylic and Glycolic acid peels, alternating every other day. And my skin has never looked better! I love these peels. They are my favourite. Amazing product, amazing price. Never change Bravura

Elizabeth Tulloch

Ok so been wanting to wait to write a review on this product.... I have had cystic acne for about 6/7 years and nothing has budged it, from doctors prescriptions to spending about £2000 throughout the years on hundreds of cosmetic products. Every time i read a review and it sounds hopeful I try it and to my disappointment does nothing for me. But since using this I haven’t got a new cyst or spot!!!! I really don’t want to jinx it but I swear I haven’t had a new one!! I do it every night, and I follow the guidelines... starting with 2 minutes and working your way up! I als tried the Salicylic Acid from The Ordinary but they didn’t say to watch it off or anything like that they said to put it on the affected area and leave it which I did and I came out in huge blisters on my face! It was horrendous!!! I’m 23 so it’s adult acne I have, I’m 100% sure it’s due to a hormonal change. The difference with this when your reading the reviews and people say “give it a try” is it’s only what £9!!! Amazing! Atleast your not losing a lot of money if it doesn’t work. I will update my review after a few more weeks as I’m hoping it will improve the acne scarring on my face, but it definitely has given me hope again! 110% would recommend to someone who was at their wits end like me!!


I absolutely love this product, I have suffered with spots for the last 10 years and I have tried so many treatments, including ones from the doctors. My skin started getting really bad with constant bumps on my forehead, after research I found salicylic acid. This product is the only thing that has ever made a difference! My forehead skin is now smooth and don’t seem to get as many spots! I love this product and would highly recommend!


Asiya Magomedova

Natalie Fleetwood

Wow! I was wondering excited to receive this product from the reviews, but I'm even more excited after seeing the results! After the first use, my pores are visibly smaller, and my skin less oily at the end of the day. I love this stuff! Fingers crossed it has staying power.


Efficient service and so far I'm very happy with the Salicylic acid peel

Nat Blagrove

I like the salicylic acid peel


I've suffered from moderate to severe acne since I was in my mid-teens, and have tried everything from drugstore to prescription topicals, oral antibiotics, localized steroid injections and retinols. I stumbled upon Bravura through a blog post recommendation and purchased the salicylic and lactic avid peels on a desperate whim. The results have been phenomenal- the first night I used the salicylic acid, it helped significantly calm down hormonal acne I had been battling for a weeks. I am ecstatic that I have finally found a product that effectively and gently targets my problem skin. It is an insane value considering I now prefer this over some of my peels that are 4x the price! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Bravura, I recommend you to all my friends and family now!!


After years of battling skin problems, I am shocked that a simple bottle of this product (costing less than £10) has changed the quality of my skin and my confidence. For the last 6-7 years I have struggled with perioral dermatitis resulting in large painful nodules and bumps on my face. I have tried every cream on the market, have been prescribed topical ointments, steroid cream, antihistamines and strong antibiotics by the doctor (that 18 months later I found out effect female fertility). I have tried changing my skincare regime, diet, exercise plan and supplements. I was about to give up hope and resign myself to the fact that my skin would never improve, when I googled �how to get rid of acne' one last time. Don't get me wrong, this product has taken persistence and patience and is by no means a quick fix, but after a number of weeks of continuous use my skin has vastly improved and my scarring is disappearing. Bravura thank you for changing my life!


I'm an older woman and have suffered from milia since my teenage years...nothing I tried worked for very long...including painful removal at beauty salons. On my last trip to have them treated the beautician mentioned Salicylic Acid so I started researching and bought this product. After 2 months of use I am so happy with the results. The milia hasn't completely disappeared..yet..but the difference is dramatic and I'm confident it won't be too long before my skin is completely clear. All my friends have noticed and commented on how much clearer and brighter my complexion is. I have no hesitation in recommending and will be buying again.


I never thought I'd actually find something that minimises pores and eliminates blackheads! I've been following the instructions exactly and after using it for only 4 times I can see major results! My pores are shrinking a lot and loads of blackheads have literally vanished! I highly recommend!!!!


I have bought this product a few times now, and it really does work! My advice would be, to be consistent! If you only use it the once, then you won't get amazing results (you will still notice a difference) You have to keep using it and eventually you will notice how incredible this product is. I would keep buying this, and would definitely recommend it!

Lol?? Odu

For years as a women of colour I have suffered with scaring and hyperpigmentation. I have invested in many products and will feel as if it's getting better. Then my skin will look worse. I read so many reviews on this product as was slightly skepticial, as 95% of the reviews seemed to good to be true and again as a women of colour. I wanted to be sure it wouldn't bleach my skin and leave me looking blotchy, All in all I decided to purchase the salicylic acid & Azulene moisturiser.... OMG LADIES! Best decision ever. It's only been a week and I've noticed such a difference my skin is clearing up and Is much smoother. Helps my makeup stay in place for longer as well. I haven't began to use the salicylic acid only the moisturiser... that alone has worked such wonders for me in an incredibly short time frame. I love this product so much! I will be back with a review in a months time:) all the best with your skin guys xx


Now i have only used this twice but it was enough to see a huge difference in my acne prone skin. I have trouble with under the skin spots, the ones where no matter how hard you squeeze nothing is coming out. This treatment has got around 60% of these out already which is more than what any other product has ever done, even the really expensive stuff! It has also started to even out my skin tone and it has just generally made it look healthier. Im so glad that i found this and will definitely be buying again and will be looking at trying some of the other ranges available. 5 stars from me :)


Whilst I love the other products I purchased (acne and glycolic serum), this made no difference to my skin. This product is meant to be 2% S.A. at pH 3.5 approximately. After leaving 2 layers of it on my skin overnight, I didn't experience any tingling sensation to let me know the acid was working. The serum's left my skin gently tingling. Maybe I received a bad batch. Otherwise I would definitely have felt something after 2 layers.

Thank you for your feedback. Not everyone will experience a tingle when using this product, if your skin is used to a higher strength of glycolic acid then a milder acid isn't going to feel as *tingly* (salicylic acid is more powerful which is why it's used at a lower strength), it definitely needs to be used more than once to give results.


Disappointed with this product having read the reviews I was very excited to buy this product to treat blackheads but it has made absolutely no difference whatsoever to my Skin

Results depend on many things, the condition you're treating (this product may not be the correct treatment), your daily routine, age, external factors, correct use. We offer a free aftercare advice, if you're not happy with a product, please email us to see if we can help.

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