Salicylic Acid
Purifying Cleansing Wash

(32 customer reviews)


Formulated with skin clearing Salicylic Acid and Niacin (Vitamin B3), our Anti Blemish Cleansing Wash helps to detoxify and deep clean congested skin of daily impurities and excess oils without causing irritation.

With regular use, this lightweight, refreshing foaming gel infused with Elderflower will leave skin feeling balanced and looking healthier and clearer.

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

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Cleanse daily morning and night. Apply generously to fingertips and using circular movements softly massage onto face, neck and décolleté. Rinse with lukewarm water, or with a flannel dampened in warm water, and pat skin dry.

For external use only. Avoid direct contact with eyes. Should this occur, rinse immediately with water. Due to natural ingredients, colour may vary. Do not apply on broken, sensitive and irritated skin. Patch test before each use. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.

Aqua (Water), Sodium cocoamphoacetate, Coco-glucoside, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Sodium chloride, Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, Citrus aurantium dulcis (Sweet orange) peel oil, Citrus aurantium amara (Bitter orange) oil, Cananga odorata (Ylang ylang) flower oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Salicylic acid, Citric acid, Triethylene glycol, Benzyl alcohol, Propylene glycol, Sambucus nigra (Elderflower) flower extract, Magnesium nitrate, Magnesium chloride, Potassium sorbate, Sodium benzoate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Dipropylene glycol, Benzyl salicylate, Hexyl cinnamal.

32 reviews for Purifying Cleansing Wash

  1. Becky (verified owner)

    I’ve tried loads and loads of various branded products for my very oily acne prone skin. They either break me out more by irritating my skin or dry my skin out and cause more problems. I can honestly say this is the best face wash I’ve used ,along with the the sensitive scrub it is successfully getting rid of my dead skin and block pores but leaving my skin feeling soft and hydrated. The smell is so lovely and fresh too. I shall definitely be buying this from now on along with the sensitive rose scrub. Thank you superficialist.

  2. Matt

    Honestly, really do recommend giving this a go.

    I have tried so many acne-treating face washes over the years and this is by far the best. It isn’t *too* expensive compared to certain brands, so definitely worth a punt. I use this wash morning and night and it makes my skin feel so smooth and so clean and fresh, it really helps to calm down cystic acne and red spots, as well as encouraging my skin to look brighter. It also doesn’t dry my skin out as much as other products do, but do always moisturise after use regardless.

    This face wash, combined with niacinamide has really cleared my skin up, it does take a few months, but I can’t live without it now. I need to buy another and I am eager to try the other products too (such as the face scrub).

    Highly recommend, especially if you’ve tried other products and they’ve not been very effective – what is there to lose ?

  3. Annalise Cowling

    I got this product for christmas to see if it worked on these tiny spots i had. Its not the 28th on december and im all cleared up, make sure to use this every morning and evening. Its absolutely amazing!

  4. Sylvia Oley (verified owner)

    I am blown away by this cleanser. My skin looks and feels amazing. Going through the menopause changes my skin dramatically, lots of horrid breakouts. This cleanser has cleared my skin. It’s a lovely product non drying and smells great too. Have been using a well known hot polish cleanser for last 3 years. This product is a game changer for me.

  5. Lesley (verified owner)

    I had an acid peel on my face 2 years ago ever since that Iv never used anything els on my face amazing product

  6. Gemma

    I am so pleased to have found this skincare range. I have tried so so many products for my sensitive/oily skin and wasted a lot of money in the process!
    My skin loves this product and immediately felt calmer and softer even after just one use. It is controlling my oil but without making my skin dry or sore and it smells lovely.
    Please don’t ever discontinue!

  7. Roxanne (verified owner)

    Amazing product! I have sensitive oily/comi skin and this face wash has helped clear my skin without any irritations. Also excellent for removing eye make up!

  8. Rachel Swainbank

    I suffer from Rosacea witch has lead my skin to have an outbreak of spots,I have spent so much money on creams to get rid off it,I have even had a steroid cream off my DR and nothing was working,I was feeling down about my skin,so I seen this product and gave it ago,I put it before I went to bed and the next morning I noticed a differences straight away,my spots have nearly gone and the redness in my cheeks from my Rosacea has gone down,this cream is brilliant and I would highly recommend

  9. Rebecca Chaplin

    I bought this for my teenage son as hes suffering typical teenage outbreaks, I also use it, we are both loving the results and it’s working wonders on blackheads x

  10. Dilek H

    The best facial wash I have ever used. I have oily skin prone to acne and black spots and after using it for a week or so I could easily see the results. Tried many products in the past but nothing was nearly as good. Highly recommend it, well worth the money.

  11. Katie Turner (verified owner)

    I really love this facewash – my skin has been super clear since using. Effectively removes dirt, oil and make up and significantly more effective than a lot of higher end products.

    I’ve removed one star due to the addition of fragrance on the ingredients list. Please please please consider reformulating your products without the use of fragrance. I’d love to try the rest of the range but unfortunately Parfum has been added to almost everything.

  12. Rebecca Taylor (verified owner)

    For the first time in many many years I have found something that works! Using morning and evening. Feels cooling and refreshing on the skin. I cleanse once in the morning and remove with a flannel. In the evening part of a double cleanse. You don’t need to spend tonnes of money on a cleanser, this is fab.

  13. Wjko (verified owner)

    Bought this face wash to try along with the oil cleanser a clay mask. My skin is so soft after using it. It doesn’t leave my skin stripped or dry, all the spots I had have gone and no new ones have appeared, even throughout my time of the month which always brings on a handful of new spots. I’m 36 and have tried so many different skincare trying to find something that works. I am really impressed with how much of an impact these products to have made in my skin in such a short time. Really happy, thank you 😊

  14. Stephanie Clifford

    Leaves my skin feeling so soft, fresh and clean. Since I’ve been using this in my newly stripped back skincare routine, I’m starting to see a real improvement in how my skin is looking – to the point that I’m using less make up as I’m feeling much more confident in how my skin is looking.

  15. Natalie

    I have been having a continuous patch of small spots on my chin for weeks now. Having looked online I thought it may be some form of cystic acne. I read that Salicylic Acid was good for that sort of acne so decided to give the Super Facialist Purifying Cleansing wash a try. Wow, what can I say. From the first use my skin was literally squeaky clean and felt so soft. I have only been using it for a few days and already the patch of spots have started to disappear. I am so impressed and I’m happy that I’ve found a product that seems to deliver on what it says. So far so good anyway.

  16. Kelly Emami

    I highly recommend this face wash for MANY reasons.
    1. It’s cleared up my severe sebum/oily skin.
    2. It smells lovely and fresh and clean. Not too fragranced.
    3. It’s perfect for my sensitive skin.
    4. It washes off my waterproof make up with ease without harsh rubbing.
    5. So gentle (yet does what it says on the tin/tube) that I can wash my face and even open my eyes during it.
    I’m on my fifth tube now and wouldn’t use anything else.
    The salicylic exfoilating face scrub is fab too. It rejuvenates the skin but is so moisturising too.
    Thank you super facialist for inventing such great products!

  17. Erin

    I have used this product for about 4 years, every time I try something new I always end up coming back to this! I have really oily spot prone skin, and find this helps keep control of the oil and clear up any spots.

  18. Rachel Doyle

    I have tried every product under the sun for my face and now I can finally stop looking. This is the BEST face wash I’ve ever used. It makes your skin feel so fresh and my acne prone skin has improved 100%.
    I’ve now thrown out all other face products and this will be the only face wash I use from now on. I’ve got two in reserve as it was on offer in Boots. This face wash is a game changing. Love it. Thank you.

  19. Tetty

    Hands down the best face wash I have ever used!!! I use twice a day and helps keep my acne prone skin under control, also kind enough to be used on more sensitive skin! I use with a soft cloth if I need more exfoliation and works brilliantly. Also amazing is the vitamin c night cream and sensitive day cream

  20. Emma Robson

    I saw this on this morning and have always had issues with my red and sensitive skin.well I have been using this face was 2 weeks and I am absolutely thrilled. It’s made a huge difference to my skin. I’m less blotchy and I am so happy. Thank you!

  21. Kay Twine

    This was the first Superfacial product I bought and I was really pleased. It cleans your skin with drying it out or harshly stinging. It’s very light and a little goes a long way. I have found that it cleans my pores really well.

  22. Dora Coba

    this is the best cleanser ever!! For oily and acne prone skin. My skin it has completely changed since ive started using this one.

  23. Katie

    I had spent a good few years trying to find something that suited my skin, which is combined to dry but I still get my fair share of acne 🙁
    After trying SO many products, ranging in prices, with my skin getting dried out or it just made the situation worse! I finally came across this product, the price is amazing for the service it provides. It reduces your spots and blemishes virtually overnight and very helpfully it doesn’t dry out my skins remotely, I do use their light moisturiser though which is also fab. I’ve recommended this brand to so many people as it truely was a lifesaver!

  24. Caroline (verified owner)

    This stuff is magic. I’ve had a dreadful breakout of spots and blotches for the first time in my life (I’m 70!) and had no idea what to do about it. Fortunately while replenishing some of my skin care products on this site I saw the reviews for this product. My skin looked clearer almost after the first clean and a week later I am spotless and blotchless. My skin is dry and sensitive but this cleanser has not increased the dryness. I use the Rose Hydrate range generally.

  25. Deety

    Amazing results. I’ve been battling acne for almost 10 years and this has become an essential part of my skin-care regime.

  26. V girl

    After my usual face wash became discontinued I was trying and testing many others on the market. But during this two year period I developed congestion around my chin and forehead. I also developed hormonal acne and my skin was in serious need of TLC. I found this product in boots whilst just having a look around and brought it after seeing it had both Salicylic acid and vit B3. I have to say after using it for 5days my congestion has reduced ALOT! Can’t wait to see how my skin looks after a few more weeks!

  27. Joanne Harris

    Great, I use this a Couple times a week and can see the difference. Leaves skin feeling soft, I’ve suffered with oily skin for years with pimples but since using my skin has dried up getting less pimples and skin isn’t as oily, I will definitely be purchasing again when run out, I highly recommend this product

  28. Victoria

    This product is AMAZING. I had very oily skin, enlarged pores and dermatitis around my chin area. After months of trying some very expensive cleansers and washes (Clinique, Estee, Liz Earle, Chanel, Caudalie, Origins…the list goes on!) this face wash is the single best thing I’ve used in years. My skin is soft, clearer, more even, pores smaller…I am one happy woman!

  29. Kristalkel

    Where can i purchase this please?

    • Super Facialist

      Hello there, were you looking to purchase this product online or in-store? If in-store, please could you let us know where you are based so we can further assist?

  30. Rachel Bentall

    I have very oily/ combination skin. I started using this cleansing face wash a couple of years ago and it worked wonders but as I am always looking for new products I left it out of my regime. I recently went back to it as I was really suffering from blackheads and clogged pores and I am so glad I did because it really has improved my skin. My skin looks so much clearer, my pores are reduced and blackheads are almost non existent. This is now without a doubt a staple in my daily routine; morning and night. It isn’t drying, and feels super comfortable and deep cleaning. If you have oily/combination skin I really don’t think you will be disappointed. Also price wise it’s a STEAL!

  31. Debbie

    This face wash is brilliant! I am 41 with acne (t-zone and chin) and I’ve tried my fair share of cleansers, most of which have been a lot more expensive than this! I’ve been using for 2 weeks and have seen a massive improvement. For the price, it is well worth a go.

  32. Jemma Holt

    I’m 36 years old and this is the first time I’ve ever felt compelled enough, after using a beauty product, to leave a review. This face wash is FANTASTIC. I have always taken good care of my skin, and used quality products from a very early age. The last 5 years or so I’ve been an avid Dermalogica fan. However, my pores, in particular around my forehead, started becoming enlarged and more congested in the last 6 months or so. I read that salicylic acid was a key ingredient to help this, and genuinely stumbled across this product through trawling products online. £7.99 seemed too good to be true and way less expensive than other brands I was used to. I’m less than a week into using this facewash, and there’s barely a hint of congestion around my forehead. My skin is smoother, and it hasn’t dried out which I thought it might do. My makeup goes on smoother and I don’t even need to use concealer now! I have been converted! Also picked up the vitamin C serum and day moisturiser which I think really compliment this face wash. Highly recommended

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    In March 2013, a new European Union (EU) law was fully implemented that made it illegal to sell animal-tested cosmetics in Europe. We are pleased to confirm that we comply to the law and do not test our products on animals, nor do we employ any third parties to do so as this would be breaking the law. Our Salicylic Acid Purifying Cleansing Wash is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.


    The Salicylic Acid range has been formulated for oily, blemish, and acne prone skin, and is therefore not age specific.


    We use recommended levels of active ingredients in all our products and can confirm that the level of Salicylic Acid included within our Cleansing Wash is 0.2% of the finished product.


    We use recommended levels of active ingredients in all our products and can confirm that the level of Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) included within our Anti-Blemish Purifying Cleansing Wash is between 0.3% and 1% of the finished product.