Salicylic Cleanser

Deep cleans while maintaining a healthy balance of hydration. The perfect beginning  in your daily beauty routine.


Kate’s Salicylic Cleanser exfoliates the surface of your skin and penetrates into pores to help combat acne and inflammation, while moisturizing, fighting free radicals, and promoting elasticity and firmness.

Size: 4 fl oz

What It Does
  • Gently exfoliates to improve cell turnover
  • Brightens a dull complexion
  • Evens out skin tone and texture
  • Clarifies clogged pores and controls bacteria on acne-prone skin
  • Removes makeup, daily dirt and debris and excess oil without drying
  • Reduces inflammation that can cause acne and signs of aging
Who It’s For

Normal, combination, and oily skin types seeking brightening, clarifying, and anti-aging benefits.

(For dry or sensitive skin types, try our Nutritive Oil Cleanser and Makeup Remover)

How It Works

Your daily cleansing routine should be much more than just a way to remove traces of the day from your skin. By design, Kate’s Salicylic Cleanser delivers noticeable improvements to your complexion while cleansing. For a deep clean that also keeps skin balanced and prevents tightness or dryness, we’ve formulated this cleanser with gentle, sulfate-free foaming ingredients derived from coconut, and paired them with anti-aging hyaluronic acid to help skin retain the natural hydration that keeps it plump and smooth.

Salicylic acid mildly exfoliates the skin each time you cleanse, at a rate that is safe and beneficial for daily use. This not only refines and clarifies the skin, it also makes skin highly receptive to the delivery of the anti-aging actives we’ve packed into this formula, including firming DMAE, refining alpha lipoic acid, and protective antioxidants like coffee fruit and green tea extract.

Skin prone to acne, clogged pores, or occasional breakouts will experience the healing and anti-inflammatory benefits of tea tree oil and zinc for a clearer complexion.

Use morning and night for noticeable improvements and as a perfect first step in your daily beauty regimen. 

How To Use

Use once or twice daily for cleansing. Rinse well with warm water. 


Water, Sodium C14-C16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate, Salicylic Acid, Propanediol, Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate (and) Calcium Gluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate, R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Dimethylaminoethanol Tartrate, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract, Zinc PCA, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil, Acrylates Crosspolymer-4, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Gluconate


Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews

I have been using the Kate Ryan Salicylic Cleanser since Kate Ryan began. It is the only cleanser I have used for years now and when the new formula came out, I had no idea I would love it even more. I just finished my first bottle of the new formula (which lasted me several months). Now that I've run out, I've had several breakouts so I can't wait to get a new bottle. This cleanser has been one of the best things for my face, which is prone to those blind sore pimples under the skin. In addition to keeping my breakouts at bay, it doesn't dry out my skin; in fact my skin feels nice and soft after using it, not tight like some salicylic cleansers. In the past with other cleansers I've had issues with burning and redness but never with Kate Ryan. I LOVE my Kate Ryan products!


I've been using the Salicylic Cleanser several days a week now for six weeks. Like other reviewers mentioned, I do not get that tight dry feeling I normally would from other cleansers. Overall my complexion is clearer and is smoother which has helped my makeup go on much nicer and more evenly. Loving the products I've tried so far and looking forward to adding more to my regimen.


I have very acne prone, non cystic, skin that is sensitive to stress, diet, sleep, caffeine, pretty much everything can make it break out. I have been using this cleanser twice a day for 4 months now and have noticed a few things, though I still actively break out, They heal faster than ive ever experienced. My skin feels SO much softer since Ive been using this, and I truly believe that this cleanser allows my total nutrition night repair complex to work more effectively because the combo has helped fade my PIH (acne red spots) SO much faster than anything I have ever tried. Upon Ericas suggestion a couple months ago, I started leaving the cleanser on for about 10-15 minutes when using it, like a mask, and feel like that makes it more effective and allows the salicylic acid to work stronger. I really truly love this cleanser and feel like it is the perfect balance between finding effective actives for acne prone skin and not harming yourself with harsh chemicals or endocrine disrupting skin care.


After using this product for 14 days I have noticed tremendous results in terms of evening out of my skin tone including reducing dark spots. Its super easy to use, and provides a nice clean, tingly feeling after use. My face is clearer than it has ever been. I can't wait to see the results after 30 days! Thank you for such awesome products.


I use this product in the morning followed by the vitamin c serum. It leaves my skin feeling very refreshed.