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9% BHA

Blemish and Pore Spot Therapy


Product Information

An intensive leave-on spot treatment that delivers noticeable results. Reduces stubborn blemishes, red spots, congested pores and pimples.

A non-sensitising and gentle, water soluble, Salicylic Acid that contains no alcohol or drying solvents. All the benefits of Salicylic Acid with no irritation.

The Mix Of Ingredients

Aqua, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Salicylic Acid, Propanediol, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Morus Alba Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA.

SKIN functional strives to continuously bring you the best product and therefore there may be formulation updates which may result in the ingredient list on the website and carton differing.

Key ingredient

  • Salicylic Acid
    Exfoliates the outer Stratum Corneum, (the top layer of the skin), encouraging new cell production which brightens overall complexion. Salicylic Acid decongests blocked pores by dissolving the type of skin debris that clogs pores and causes breakouts.

Good To Know

  • pH 5,0 – 5,5.
  • Water based serum.
  • Alcohol free.
  • Silicone free
  • Fragrance free.
  • Cruelty free.
  • Lovingly created in South Africa.

Best Way To Use

  • Apply sparingly to acne only. Not suitable for full face application. Apply once a day skipping two days between application. Can be diluted with another serum to reduce strength.

Suitable Skin Types

  • Combination
  • Oily

Say Goodbye To

  • Red spots
  • Breakouts

For Your Safety

  • Patch test before use.
  • Keep away from children.
  • Store at room temperature.
  • Do not use on broken skin.
  • Use sunscreen every morning.
  • If irritation occurs, stop use. If problem persists, see a doctor.
  • Avoid contact with eyes.
  • Not suitable for someone with a mushroom allergy.

Sunburn alert: This product contains an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) which may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.


  1. Draelos Z, Lewis J, McHugh L, Pellegrino A. Prpescu L. Novel retinoid ester in combination with salicylic acid for the treatment of acne. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2015;15(1). 
  1. Al-Talib H, Al-Khateeb A, Hameed A, Murugaiah C. Efficacy and safety of superficial chemical peeling in treatment of active acne vulgaris. An Bras Dermatol. 2017;92(2):212-216.
  1. Dayal S, Kalra KD, Sahu P. Comparative study of efficacy and safety of 45% mandelic acid versus 30% salicylic acid peels in mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2019; 25.
  1. Lu J, Cong T, Wen X, Li X, Du D, He G, Jiang X. Salicylic acid treats acne vulgaris by suppressing AMPK/SREBP1 pathway in sebocytes. Experim Dermatol. 2019; 28(7). 

10 reviews for 9% BHA

  1. Bayley (verified owner)

    Product is VERY strong – use with caution and not in conjunction with strong active ingredients. But very effective.

  2. Montè George (verified owner)

    I use this product every 2nd day (three times a week) after applying retinol,only to spots. Fortunately it doesn’t cause any irration. Effective I would say is a 8/10.

  3. BCarley (verified owner)

    Salicylic acid.. Wow… Iv been hunting everywhere for a quality Salicylic acid and SF have done it for me… A little goes a long way and by little I mean 2 drops😂🤣 Just to the area that needs some TLC… its abit drying as it like destroyed my pimple over night just leaving the sfter spot but my face was completely rid of pimples… The 30ml goes a real real long way, I would like to suggest maybe a 5ml be made as there are people who will need a definite tester because it holds such strong ingredients. Trust and believe I was very scared to just apply this and I did patch test first

  4. mmukumbe (verified owner)

    !!!! I’m literally obsessed. It has a light consistency, you don’t apply too much of it and you don’t use it everyday but I’ve barely had any breakouts since using this product (it’s been almost 2 months). I’m no longer experiencing hormonal breakouts and it’s really helped control my maskne. & when a I do get a pimple, for whatever reason, it’ll disappear rather quickly without leaving a mark.
    I think it’s v important to follow the product instructions, then you’ll be good

  5. simpleeress (verified owner)

    I have acne-prone skin and when I tell you that this is a miracle worker, I’m not joking. My skin has cleared up since then. I am so so so happy with results, I could cry. I thought that it might sting because I have sensitive skin but NOPE. My skin absorbed it with ease. I’m definitely sticking to this FORVER!!!!

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