Salicylic Cleanser (6 fl oz)

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What It Does:
● Gently exfoliates to improve cell turnover
● Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
● 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. The Salicylic Cleanser is designed to to deliver 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 during cleansing 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 better skin and as a perfect first step in your daily beauty ritual.

Reviews (9)

9 reviews for Salicylic Cleanser (6 fl oz)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    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!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    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.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jessica Demasi

    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.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    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.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


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

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have sensitive, acne prone skin. I struggled to find a product that cleared up my acne and didn’t aggravate my sensitive skin. The KRS Salicylic Cleanser is amazing. I’ve been using it for a little over a month and have noticed a huge difference in my skin. I was worried that it would be too harsh, but that wasn’t the case at all! Thank you for a great product, I love it!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    I use this cleanser as an acne ”spot treatment” and it helped with getting rid of the blackheads on my nose and clearing my face. I use it only once in a while since salicylic acid is a very strong ingredient, but it works. It also leaves the skin smooth and soft, not dry. I always follow with the nutritive oil cleanser and my skin feels amazing!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    I’ve used this product for about 2 months now and I am happy with the results. My skin is much more clear than it was before and it isnt dry! It was so hard to find a product that cleared up my skin without drying it out, this is it! I recommend giving the products 2 months to see results since some breakouts are already beneath the skin when you start the new products. The Kate Ryan consultants are very helpful – I told them I couldnt afford to buy everything, so they told me the two products that I should start with. Great products and Great company!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    After using KRS Salicylic Cleanser twice a day for a month, I began to notice a huge difference with my difficult skin. This cleanser doesn’t make my skin feel dry and tight like other “acne” washes do. The best part is the ingredients are simple and effective. Thank you KRS for creating a face wash that I absolutely love and can’t live without!

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Full Ingredients

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

Key Ingredients

Distilled Water

Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate: natural kelp extract, excellent moisturizer.

Salicylic Acid: beta hydroxy acid, topical exfoliant, able to penetrate into pores, helps combat acne and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, roughness and discoloration.

Zinc PCA: anti-acne, anti-inflammatory, moisturizer.

Tea Tree Essential Oil: natural plant extract, excellent for the treatment of acne due to its ability to kill many types of bacteria.

DMAE Bitartrate: promotes elasticity and firmness, fights free radicals.

Green Tea: powerful antioxidant extracted from green tea; anti-inflammatory, excellent at fighting free radicals.

Bilberry Fruit (Vaccinium Uliginosum L.) Extract: natural, antioxidant.

Coffee Fruit (Coffee Arabica) Extract: natural, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory.

Hyaluronic Acid: improves elasticity and provides excellent hydration because of the ability to penetrate skin and hold water.

Alpha Lipoic Acid: antioxidant, helps improve skin texture.



Use once or twice daily for cleansing. Apply to sponge or directly to face and neck. Massage into skin, rinse well with warm water. Gently pat dry.

Follow with a nutrition-rich moisturizer. Kate's Complete Daily Moisture is excellent for normal to oily skin. If your skin is dry, choose Kate's Revitalizing Intensive Daily Moisture.

Tips For Use

Do not use on very dry or sensitive skin. Mild irritation may occur for any user. If your skin could be sensitive to Salicylic Acid, start with once daily use, massage gently and always rinse well.

For Your Safety

Salicylic Cleanser should not be used by any person with an allergy or sensitivity to aspirin.

Avoid contact with eyes and lips. If product comes into contact with eyes, rinse immediately with water. If skin becomes dry or mildly irritated, reduce frequency of use. If a rash develops or irritation becomes severe, discontinue use and consult a physician. Never use on a child and keep out of the reach of children.

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