The Ordinary's first ever mask is under £10 and aids acne-prone skin

Fans of the cult brand, rejoice!

Fans of the cult brand, rejoice!

Fans of cult affordable skincare brand The Ordinary will rejoice in the news that they are finally, finally, launching a face mask. Deciem's most iconic brand, which was made famous for its affordable hyaluronic acid serums and retinol formulations, is set to release The Ordinary salicylic acid mask, perfect for acne-prone skin.

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque is formulated for blemish prone skin, to target active breakouts, as well as clogged pores that need cleaning out. As well as deeply cleaning and exfoliating, the new addition also promises to balance uneven skin tone and texture.

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque, £9.90, Deciem

Out on 29th May

As well as a powerful dose of spot-fighting salicylic acid, the mask also contains a potent combination of mud and clay that helps to clean and clarify.

Sharing the news about their new product, The Ordinary wrote:

'Salicylic Acid 2% Masque is formulated to target lackluster tone and textural irregularities. The formula, infused with charcoal and clays, aims to enhance the appearance of smoothness and clarity, leaving the skin feeling refreshed.'

As mentioned, this mask is ideal for acne-prone skin types, as well as normal-oily/combination types. However, The Ordinary recommends sensitive skin types or those prone to peeling stay away from this formula. They also remind users that the mask includes a BHA (beta hydroxy acid), which increases sun sensitivity. For this reason, it's important to use an effective SPF formula following use.

If The Ordinary's salicylic newbie sounds familiar, that may be because the brand actually already sells a Salicylic formula (Salicylic Acid 2% Solution), but it's a leave on targeted treatment, rather than a wash off mask. The mask is ideal for use twice weekly, to help breakouts and the overall tone and texture of skin.

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque will only set you back £9.90, and is available to buy from Deciem's online store from 29th May 2019.

By Rebecca Fearn.

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