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serums with salicylic acid

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for serums with salicylic acid.

If you're looking for a way to exfoliate and hydrate at the same time, you might want to consider using a salicylic acid-based serum. These serums are designed to help you achieve these goals by delivering a small amount of the ingredient directly to your skin. Here are some of our favorites.

$47.00

It’s a great product but not for my skin type I don’t think. I love that it has salicylic acid...I have tried several other products (well known names) with salicylic acid. I have been using it for two weeks (a sample I received).

What it is:
An oil-free face serum developed specifically for adult skins experiencing breakouts along with lines and wrinkles.

What it is formulated to do:
Gentle, hydrating formula with salicylic acid helps clear and treat acne without dryness. Potent anti-aging technology visibly improves lines, wrinkles, texture. See skin that’s clearer, smoother, and more youthful-looking.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

What else you need to know:
Appropriate for all skin types, this product is non-acnegenic, allergy tested, 100 percent fragrance-free, and dermatologist tested.

SEPHORA COLLECTIONPores Target Serum

ITEM: 2345122

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL

51 Reviews

$20.00

It shrank my pores and cleared up my skin, I used this with the glycolic acid peeling glow pads and my skin had changed within one week of using it...Unfortunately, most products on the market are full of other filler ingredients and have a minimal amount of the acids to be really effective. This serum is a great way to clear out the pores and even out my complexion.

What it is: Vegan formula serum containing 6% blend of BHA and PHA targeted to visibly smooth skin on first use. Helps eliminate dead skin cells and visibly reduce pore size after 28 days.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores

Formulation: Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 6 percent Natural Salicylic Acid (BHA) & Gluconolactone (PHA) from gaultheria leaves and corn, known as excellent exfoliators.
- Salicylic Acid (BHA) is perfect for oily to normal skin prone to breakouts; helps eliminate dead skin cells.
- PHA is a gentler type of acid than AHA; helps exfoliate for a smoother look.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is also vegan, and comes in recycling packa

$34.00

salicylic acid + niacinamide = love...It’s pretty gentle and the activity ingredient is salicylic acid which does really well on my skin for acne. ...The Salicylic Acid Treatment Serum is a very thick and smooth serum which contains Salicylic Acid 2%, Niacinamide, Vitamin C, and Triluroinc Acid.

What it is: A daily, all-over acne serum loaded with two percent salicylic acid to target blemishes while preventing new ones.

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid 2%: Clears acne blemishes and helps prevent new ones from forming.
- Niacinamide and Vitamin C: Brighten the look of dark spots and even the skin's appearance.
- Triluronic Acid: A powerful soothing hydrator that helps keep skin moisturized and calm.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, coal tar, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban.

Mario BadescuAnti Acne Serum

ITEM: 2388072

Size: 1 oz/ 29 mL

2 Reviews

$20.00

One of my favorite serums because it works! Daily use is key in maintaining results so buy a couple at a time to insure you don't run out!

What it is: A lightweight, fast-absorbing gel that reduces congestion and encourages a healthy-looking complexion.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Exfoliates and cleanses pores.
- Thyme Extract: Visibly clarifies with antioxidants.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, formaldehydes, phthalates, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

$24.00

This serum is a great way of adding salicylic acid gradually into your routine!...Helper for problem skin!! A serum with a blend of salicylic acid, niacinamide, and succinic acid to target imperfections and unclog pores without irritating.

What it is: A serum with a blend of salicylic acid, niacinamide, and succinic acid to target imperfections and unclog pores without irritating or drying the skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Purifies pores and exfoliates skin.
- Niacinamide: Visibly reduces surface oil and improves skin tone.
- Sea Kelp: Maintains moisture and visibly calms redness and sensitivity.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

$24.00

This is the first product with salicylic acid in it that did cause me to break out. ...love that it has salicylic acid in it as well!!

What it is: A serum that visibly exfoliates skin effectively yet gently, delivering results without irritation or impairing the skin barrier.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Mandelic Acid: Accelerates removal of dead skin to reveal the appearance of fresh, bright skin.
- Rainbow Algae: Acts as an effective and gentle chemical exfoliator.
- Salicylic Acid: Helps unclog the appearance of pores.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

$49.00

For salicylic acid serums, I have to say that this is the best I’ve tried. ...Vinopure Natural Salicylic Acid Pore Minimizing Serum smooths my face and improves my skins texture.

What it is: A cleanly formulated serum for acne-prone skin with 100 percent natural salicylic acid and niacinamide to address blackheads, breakouts, pores, and excess oil.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- All-Natural Salicylic Acid: Exfoliates, visibly refining skin’s texture.
- Niacinamide: Minimizes the look of pores.
- Grapeseed Polyphenols: Limit sebum oxidation to visibly reduce blackheads.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

$6.50

I’m not sure this is as good as the neurogenic salicylic acid pads....It doesn’t have a scent so it’s good for sensitive skin which I have. Great price for size and the salicylic acid has cleared up my skin and bumps.

What it is: A nonirritating squalane-based serum formulated with salicylic acid to effectively decongest the skin and exfoliate its surface.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores and Acne and Blemishes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Decongests and exfoliates.
- 4-T-Butylcyclohexanol: Soothes.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

$36.00

This is a great serum . I am oily and combination / acne prone and have concerns with hyperpigmentation- I have only used 3 days now and I can already tell my skin is brighter and post acne marks are fading and this is giving me hope because I’ve tried ALOT out there . ...I never write reviews for anything but OH MY GOD. The things I would do for this serum… the things this serum has done for me.

What it is: A hardworking hyperpigmentation treatment and vitamin C serum that targets the look of dark spots for a more even, visibly brighter complexion.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin C: Helps nourish skin cells and reduces dark spots.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Traps moisture within the skin, giving it a dewy, hydrated appearance.
- Kojic Acid: Exfoliates and reduces and helps prevent the look of dark spots.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of hydroquinone. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

$40.00

Glow Recipe Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Acid Serum is a hydrating and nourishing serum. ...It’s such an ideal serum for oily, acne prone skin. It contains Salicylic acid, mandelic acid, Azelaic acid, and succinic acid.

What it is: A powerful yet soothing AHA and BHA acid serum that gently smooths, addresses the appearance of breakouts, and visibly refines pores for clear, hydrated skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Uneven Texture, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Clarity Acid Complex 10%: Visibly diminishes blemish-causing pore buildup, gently exfoliates dead skin cells, and smooths the look of bumps and fine lines.
- Strawberry: Helps reduce excess oil, exfoliate, and even the look of skin tone.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates skin by holding up to 1000 times its weight in moisture, keeping skin visibly plump.

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