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Written on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Product description:

Salicylic Acid 2% W/W Acne Medication

Soft-Textured Pads

Highest Level of Acne Control

Available without a Prescription

Contains 2% Salicylic Acid

Keratolytic Action helps Unclog Pores

Effective Cleansing System Removes Dirt & Oil

Maximum Effectiveness in the Fight Against Acne

Actual Pad Size 4.21 in²

Price on for the jar with 90 pads: $6.03

The product also comes with 55 pads for $3.99


Salicylic acid 2.0%, ammonium lauryl sulfate, ammonium xylenesulfonate, citric acid, DMDM hydantoin, fragrance, menthol, PPG-5-ceteth-20, purified water, simethicone, sodium borate, tetrasodium EDTA

My experience with Stridex Pads:

  1. As I have already mentioned, the pads cleanse my skin thoroughly and perform like a cleansing lotion. After use my skin is matte and even.
  2. They have a specific and chemical smell, yet it is not off-putting. It dissipates quickly if you don’t apply anything before the pads.
  3. The product is alcohol free, but it dries out my skin a tiny bit if used alone like any other salicylic acid. After applying, my skin feels a little taut and dry if I don’t apply any other skin care product after that.
  4. In the ingredients you can also find menthol that imparts some cooling sensation to my skin.
  5. Sulfates and silicones, etc are also present here, so if you do not want to apply such a harmful mixture, you may apply it for an hour only and then rinse your skin.
  6. Now when I’ve almost used them up, I’ll talk about the result.
  7. My skin got visibly cleaner and removed breakouts from my forehead and cheeks. So the acid changed it for the better, that is true.
  8. I’ve been using them once a day and was down to a month and a half.
  9. It doesn’t help against blackheads or under skin pimples.


The product is affordable and well worth trying. If they are not good for you, it won’t be a pity to throw them out for the price. Although, you can use them for your legs to eliminate ingrown hairs.

I will probably repurchase them some day, but I’m sick of them for the time being and would like to try acid lotions. Anyway, I do recommend the Stridex Salicylic Acid Pads. If you have problem skin like me, you should try everything to improve the situation.


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Type: Pads
Brand: Stridex
Category: Skin Care
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