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Are you struggling with acne breakouts and looking for practical solutions? Look no further! Whether you have oily, acne-prone skin or want to refine your complexion, these salicylic acid -infused products are worth adding to your skincare routine. Join us as we explore the top picks at Watsons to help you achieve clearer, smoother, healthier-looking skin!

What is salicylic acid and what are its benefits?

Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) known for its exfoliating properties. It is commonly used in skincare products because it can penetrate the skin and unclog pores. It also offers several benefits for the skin due to its exfoliating and anti-inflammatory properties. Here are the benefits of salicylic acid:

  • Treats and prevents acne breakouts
  • Exfoliates the skin and unclogs pores
  • Regulates oil production, beneficial for oily skin
  • Reduces inflammation and redness associated with acne
  • Promotes cell turnover and improves skin texture
  • Reveals a brighter and smoother complexion
  • Used in various skincare products such as cleansers, toners, serums, and spot treatments

Top picks #1 – DR SENSITIVE Niacinamide 5% & Salicylic Acid Serum

Niacinamide brightens and refines skin texture while making it more resilient, and Betaine Salicylate (Salicylic Acid) unclogs pores and gently exfoliates to reveal smoother skin. This powerhouse duo improves the appearance of pores and rough skin texture and lightens pigmentation and blemishes.

“My skin starts to love 5% of niacinamide with the apothecary brand i bought on shopee and i try luxe organix niacinamide but my skin doesn’t like it, i got some pimples the next morning. So i try this doctor sensitive 5% nia since my skin is sensitive. Since then and up until now i use this and suits well for me.”

Top picks #2 – DERMAID Salicylic Acid

DERMAID’s salicylic acid formula offers a powerful solution for treating mild acne. This potent ingredient works wonders by effectively removing dead surface skin cells, helping to unclog pores and prevent the formation of acne. But that’s not all DERMAID can do! This versatile product also tackles a range of other skin concerns. From warts and psoriasis to fungal infections like eczema, an-an, and ringworm, DERMAID’s Salicylic Acid formula provides targeted relief.

“Very effective! it dried and removed my warts in less than 1 week . highly recommended!”

Top picks #3 – FACE REPUBLIC Calming Acne Salicylic Cleanser

It is a mild pH gel cleanser that calms acne and blemishes as it gently removes dirt and excess oil. This Calming Acne Salicylic Cleanser calms acne and blemishes by gently removing dirt and excess oil. It contains 5,000 ppm of BHA Salicylic Acid to calm skin troubles, which can remove dead skin cells to maintain clean and healthy skin.

“Very effective cleanser if you want to reduce acne and prevent it.”

Top picks #4 – NEUTROGENA Deep Clean Acne Foaming Cleanser

NEUTROGENA® DEEP CLEAN® Acne Foam Cleanser is a refreshing facial wash enriched with salicylic acid, specially formulated for oily skin types. This powerful cleanser effectively removes excess sebum and dead skin cells, providing long-lasting oil control and helping to prevent acne problems. Its deep-cleaning properties unclogs pores, leaving your skin consistently clear and shine-free.

“After a week of using this product, my pimples are drier and lesser. It doesn’t feel sticky after rinsing off. Still sealed when it comes.”

Top picks #5 – BIODERM Zinc oxide Benzoic Acid Sulfur Salicylic Acid

BIODERM is a product that combines active ingredients, namely Zinc oxide, Benzoic Acid, Sulfur, and Salicylic Acid. This formulation is specifically designed for the treatment of various common skin disorders, including ringworm, eczema, blackheads, pimples, furunculosis, acne, white spots, skin itch, hand itch, barber’s itch, insect bites, boils, athlete’s foot, dhobie itch, mange, Hong Kong foot, itching dandruff, prickly heat, and other skin irritations.

“Have been suffering from acne due to stress and lack of sleep for so many years, and this ointment is my holy grail!”

Top picks #6 – DR SENSITIVE Niacinamide & Salicylic Acid Soap

DR SENSITIVE Niacinamide & Salicylic Acid Soap can gently cleanse while working to clear pimples, lighten blemishes, and decongest body skin. It’s also formulated with Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, and Vitamin C to help reveal smoother, brighter, and more refined skin texture.



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