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Salicylic Acid | 5X Maximum Strength | Pore Clearing Exfoliant 10ml

(18 customer reviews)


  • Remove blackheads, whiteheads and sooth angry pimples.
  • Formulated to push the salicylic acid deeper into the pores at a higher concentration than other 2% formulations.
  • Soothes and cools irritated skin, easing redness and treating scars to promote natural rejuvenation.
  • Strengthens collagen production to give you a youthful firmness.
  • Unique rollerball applicator stops wasting serum
  • A free patch test is included to make sure you are not sensitive to any of the ingredients. If you have any apprehension you can return the product unopened.
  • Vegan friendly, cruelty-free and never tested on animals.
  • We use a portion of our profits to support charities for depression.
  • Return your packaging to us for free for recycling into a home for a hedgehog.
  • All orders are dispatched same day (4pm cut off time)


Get (really) tough on stubborn acne, texture, and uneven skin tone with one of our strongest targeted treatment solutions. Effectively clear congestion and eliminate blemish causing bacteria without causing painful irritation.

The science(y) bit: formulated with penetration enhancers to deliver more Salicylic acid deeper into the pore.
The results bit: brighter skin, decongestion, and re-regulation of natural oil production for clear, happy skin.

Unique Rollerball Applicator
No need for cotton pads and wasted serum – our Exfoliating Serum features a steel rollerball applicator for the easy targeting of blemishes and small skin areas. Simple to apply without wasting a drop. Store in the fridge for cool, soothing comfort on application.

pKa/pH balanced
This pH of this formula is approximately 3.8. Glycolic Acid has a pKa of 3.8. Without boring or confusing you too much with science, pH and pKa are important values in acid products. pKa implies acid availability. When pKa is close to pH the effectiveness of an acid is maximised while irritation is reduced. High differences between pH and pka can make a formula irritating.



Additional information

Weight 0.65 g
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 2 cm


Alcohol Denat, Salicylic Acid, Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Glycerine

How to use

Directions: This is a targeted treatment. Use daily for 28 days on cleansed skin as part of your PM routine. No guess work required with application amount; the rollerball applicator delivers the required dose every time. Minimal tingling and/or redness is expected but as with all acid treatments build up skin tolerance gradually if irritation persists. Must be used in conjunction with daily broad-spectrum SPF due to increased skin sensitivity to sunlight during use. For best results combine with our 5% Niacinamide Skin Repair Serum and Hydrating Pro-Moisturiser after use.

Warnings & allergies

Not suitable for sensitive, broken, or peeling skin. Do not consume. Avoid the eye area. Keep out of reach of children.

Patch test promise

We care about your skin and formulate our products to avoid irritating ingredients. However, there are so many types of sensitive skin it is impossible to accommodate everyone’s unique skin care needs. To help you minimize the chance of a negative reaction we list all ingredients for each product and explain why they are there. That way, if you know what ingredients you are allergic or sensitive to, it’s easy to see if a product contains them. If you are new to our products or are unsure whether you are sensitive to a specific ingredient we provide a free patch test with every product and recommend you use this, one product at a time, before use. If you have an adverse reaction, or any apprehension about an ingredient, you can return your unopened product to us free of charge.

18 reviews for Salicylic Acid | 5X Maximum Strength | Pore Clearing Exfoliant 10ml


    Excellent packaging and product arrived 2 days early! I have ordered this product from 28 day skin once before and can highly recommend. (Amazon review)

  2. pgh

    The package is top quality for both the full product and the patch test kit. I have used it for both t areas and spot flares. It works quickly for both. Without a doubt, buy it!

  3. Roberta Briant

    I got this as part of the skin care for my 11 year old daughter – who is definitely gearing up for all the usual changes in puberty. Her T zone was getting bumpy and having read up on the types of ‘spots’ teenagers get and why – I decided to try this product – it is key that the face care routine happens twice a day – face scrub and cleanser. Must get the oil that will get trapped in eh skin out to avoid spotty build up (which leads to much worse if child touches face a lot and starts to add more bacteria to the situation). Then using this product – really helps to reduce the build up under the skin – we’ve got to the 28 day time frame so have stopped using it for a week or so, as directed – but actually, the skin is already looking worse again and more spots have occurred – so this will be an essential part of our skin control regime! (Amazon review)

  4. M.K.

    I have suffered with acne particularly cystic acne for 15 years which has been made a lot worse this year on my chin and jaw due to the wearing of face masks. I have finally found a product that helps me manage my acne! Thank you 28dayskin. (Amazon review)

  5. Kerry

    This and the serum is amazing, my skin has changed so much, for the better, I read reviews and thought I would give it go, now I won’t be without them!!

  6. Grace

    Been using for 4 weeks and seems to be helping. Helps bring down the redness on my forehead and reduce the bumpiness and oiliness of my skin.

  7. Anon

    As someone who has suffered acne prone, sensitive skin for over 30 years, i wasn’t sure whether this product was the one for me. There was a very slight stinging sensation upon first use, but this didn’t last long and wasn’t as uncomfortable as i was expecting after reading a couple of other reviews. I am wearing it under my make up and over night. I have only been trialling it for one week (after very quick delivery). My skin looks refreshed in the morning and I have definitely noticed a slight difference – less breakouts already so i am keen to carry on using this to see what happens over the next few weeks. Promising already. Thanks, 28 Day Skin. (amazon review)

  8. Ali

    This product has been great for my break out of spots. It has reduced the size of them already. Comes with a free patch test sample for if you have sensitive skin like me and are worried that it will irritate your skin. My skin was irritation free! (Amaon review)

  9. BM

    This bottle did not lust long .and I did not see no difference . not sure if I need to use it for longer but definitely no results so I have given it a 3 stars (Amazon review)

  10. Mark Vodicka

    Solution packaged in a small but tight container (apparently can be returned for use as a hedgehog house…) which includes a sealed container for separate skin test w/ cotton bud to check for skin reactions and clear instructions regarding use. Given it takes a period of time for results to elicit as part of a healthcare routine, the initial slight burning sensation indicates the item is legit.

  11. Adam

    I have used other salicylic products in the past and this one is incomparable – excellent product would definitely recommend!

  12. Mk_83

    I was pleasantly surprised how effectively this worked at quickly reducing the size of spots. Quite quickly my spots were reduced.

  13. Attorneypolyglot Pete

    I have been using this product for over a week now and I can say that my pores are smaller, my skin is less oily, and my blemishes are healing up and peeling off. For reference, I have moderately oily skin to very oily skin at times. I suffer from small acne all over, but mostly on my forehead, cheeks, and chin. I used this product twice a day for the first 4 days to get the skin peeling, and then after that only at night. I use it with a moisturizer at night too since it does cause flaking. I wash my skin very very thoroughly in the shower because that’s when most of the peeling skin comes off. There is a mild itchy, stingy sensation for about 30 seconds after application. That to me is a sign that the salicylic acid is doing its job. I will definitely make this a part of my normal skin care routine just to keep the bumps away.

  14. Strawberry Planet

    I have been using this product on my chest and neck because of the stronger concentration and it has made a beautiful difference in my skin. My skin is clear, glowing, and softer. Really love it! Don’t forget to moisturise after.

  15. Adam

    As a man, I’ve struggled with acne and blackheads pretty much since the day I turned 13 until now (age 31).
    It used to be particularly difficult for men to get help and treatment for skin issues like these, as products and services were typically targetted toward women.
    Along comes the magic of widely available information and resources through the internet, and products like this have literally transformed my life. Now with a simple skin routine, I have infinitely more confidence with little or no acne at all.

    This product applies very easily, and the roller ball ensures you don’t use too much, which I very much appreciate. I’m someone that stands to slap something on and usually I’ll blast through a product/bottle of something in a couple of weeks. But the roller ball kept it even, and it will last much longer.
    The stronger salicylic acid is perfect for those stubborn areas where 2% just isn’t cutting it (such as the nose). This stuff will wipe out those blackheads!
    Would definitely recommend! Great brand too, very focused on acne skincare.

  16. Shoeshopper

    Product is value for money, well packaged & was delivered quickly.

  17. Smiller

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    This has made such a difference to my hormonal acne. Honestly this product has worked wonders for existing acne and also helps with new spots. Probably best avoided for sensitive skin but otherwise it’s the only product I have tried that has made a noticeable difference. I use with lots of moisturiser to compact drying. Thanks again. A little bit of self confidence is returning!!


    Pores are cleaner and a lot smaller in a matter of days. Love this product, do not hesitate to buy it.

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