BHA Exfoliating Serum

with 2% Salicylic Acid and Green Tea Extract.

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    • 2% salicylic acid and green tea exfoliating serum. We've blended 2% salicylic acid into a silky, smooth and hydrating base that's been formulated to fight redness, acne, blackheads and whiteheads head on.
    • A polyphenol-rich green tea extract helps soothe skin and also works to fight sun-damage.
    • We also include some other skin-loving ingredients like sodium lactate to hydrate skin, aloe vera and vitamin e to soothe, and a small amount of lactic acid to further help brighten uneven skin.
    • Use on its own or underneath your moisturiser to penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin.
    • Natural - vegan, paraben-free, no sillicates, polyethylene glycols (PEGS) or mineral oils and not tested on animals. Made in the UK.
    • Concentrated and long-lasting, 30ml of this serum offers exceptional value.

    A 2% BHA leave-on liquid exfoliant in a smooth and silky emolliating base.

    Use this serum on problem areas to exfoliate skin cells and generate new growth.  This leave-on serum fights redness and blemishes.

    Active Ingredients
    Green Tea Extract
    Green tea offers a superb range of polyphenols and the extract we use is a super-pure grade, giving a high percentage of Epigallocatechin.
    Lactic Acid
    An alpha hydroxy acid that helps regenerate skin cells by breaking down the material between skin cells.
    Salicylic Acid
    A beta hydroxy acid that helps regenerate skin cells and is amazing for acne, blackheads and whiteheads.
    Sodium Hyaluronate
    The salt of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a skin natural moisturising factor.
    Derived from olive oil, squalane gives this serum slip and glide.
    Vitamin E
    A fat you can make friends with. Vitamin E is a clever fat soluble that hydrates and repairs your skin, leaving it full and fresh.
  • Apply once or twice a day after cleansing. Do not use if you are allergic to aspirin. Some people may need to build up use of this product slowly. Test on a small area first and try applying once before you apply regularly. If irritation occurs discontinue use.
  • Aqua, propanediol (emollient derived from corn), camellia leaf (green tea) extract (active ingredient), polyglyceryl-4-oleate (olive-oil derived emulsifier), squalane (silky derivative of olive oil), sodium lactate (natural moisturising factor), glycerin (humectant), salicylic acid (bha exfoliant), sodium anisate (preservative from star anise), sodium levulinate (preservative from sugar cane), tocopherol (natural vitamin e), lactic acid (aha exfoliant), glyceryl caprylate (emollient), sodium hyaluronate (salt of hyaluronic acid), xanthan gum (rheology modifier).
  • ColourOff white
    ContainerAmber glass bottle with dropper that protects actives from UV light.
    Rheology / GlideThin and silky. Easily absorbed. Non sticky.
    Odour Hints of green tea.
    Sulphate / SLS free

4.52 Average

62 Reviews

Alice Megan Evans

Since getting this about 3 weeks ago I have noticed a big difference in how many spots and how big they are and I am impressed, even though they aren’t completely gone they are much more manageable, even around that tone of the month. I have used other bha serums before but no of them has worked as well as this one, used in conjunction with the cera c toner and pore brightening serum my skin hasn’t looked this good in a very long time. Highly recommend especially at this price

Keith Natasha

YAS!!! Hello, saviour product! So I am using this product with their clarifying cleanser. I needed this product because of my office environment- it's so humid and it's really just not playing nice with my skin. I wear this serum every day, under my moisturizer, and under my make-up. It doesnt sting, it doesnt dry out, and it's weightless. Love this product.

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Emma Moxhay

Brilliant product. Has really helped my skin, reduced spots and doesn't feel drying at all. I use it every day.


I haven’t noticed a huge difference in my skin since using this serum, although it does seem to have smoothed my skin out a little bit

Ela Chapman

My first one sent was faulty but luckily i got sent a new one that works fine for free within two days! I haven't used it long enough to notice a massive change in my skin but it's already helping with redness and I've had no reactions even though my skin is super sensitive


This product is magical. I have been only using it for 2-3 weeks and there is huge improvement in my skin - the heavy acne is almost gone and its getting better every day. I recommend this product 100%. I just ordered my second bottle as I want to keep using it. Amazing!

Sarah Potter

Easy to use and definitely seems to be helping with blocked pores and blackheads on my chin, great product, would recommend!

Chaitra Laxmisha

I wanted a 2% Salicylic Acid solution to help with my acne (they are small and bumpy and sometimes the really big zits which are painful and with pus) The solution works well for the big zits but most of the other acne creams do as well. I really want a solution that can help me get even skin. I wouldn't say this is totally bad - but did not do what I hoped it'd do.

Evelina Augyte

Really good product.

Kristine Berneva

Haven't seen big difference, haven't been using it for long enough. But I can see an improvement.


I didn't want to leave a review too early on but after a few weeks of using this product, I am just as impressed as I was within the first week of using it! The complexion of my skin is more toned and consistent and the texture is smoother, I have never used anything quite as effective as it and can see myself using it for a long time!

Denise Stolt

Amazing! Since a year back back I have started to get some acne under my chin and on my cheeks. I haven’t been able to do anything about it, and it started to make me sad, as I was not used to it. The BHA exfoliating serum definitely does the trick!! Will buy again


I waited to write a review until I'd been using the serum for almost 3 months - and I can honestly say I absolutely love it. I have acne on my cheeks and jawline and this has totally cleared up the acne/little bumps on my cheeks - I didn't start using anything else at the same time. Since then I've been having a salicylic acid peel every month and that has also helped, as has starting a retinol every night. I use the BHA serum underneath my day moisturiser/SPF and it doesn't clump. I still have half a bottle left so it's very reasonably priced for the amount you get. The pH of the product is also within effective ranges. I'm amazed more people don't know about Face Theory! The squalane is very moisturising (and non-pore clogging) so it doesn't dry out the skin, and the green tea also helps to reduce oiliness.

Wendy Fielding

My sons skin has improved so much - fantastic

Helen Morris

Nice chemical exfoliator. BHA / salicylic acid works best on oily parts of the skin and is good at clearing clogs, blackheads etc. and is anti-inflammatory. It's doing good on my nose pores, they look a lot better! Make sure you use a good sunscreen while using acids, and for at least a week afterwards (you should wear it anyway, right?)


I was really suffering with spotty, bumpy congested skin and using this under my moisturiser has really helped my skin be smooth again.


This stuff is awesome - gentle on your skin but very effective. Highly recommend and will be using it regularly


My facial complexion become smoother and brighter in about a week. Excellent product

michaela slade

Cannot fault a single thing. Love this

Lisa Baines

So I have 2 teens currently arguing over one bottle of this so I need to purchase another ASAP. Clearing their spots up lovey so I’m trying on my nose for my huge pores... can’t wait to see results :)


Kirsty Murray

I started using this exfoliating serum recently after reading about BHA liquids. I had tried one BHA liquid but found it to be quite drying on my skin. This serum is much better. I'm prone to clogged pores and blackheads, especially on my chin and this had done a great job of clearing them and preventing more from forming. It is also gentle enough to use morning and night with no dryness. Will repurchase again.

helen bailey

Kristine Berneva

Great product.

Ms. Deborah Strettle

works well to calm spots and blockages

Edina Roberts

I have never before done a review on any products I have purchased and believe me there has been numerous, however I felt compelled to do this review. I purchased the BHA Exfoliating Serum which I have been using for just over a week and I can honestly say hand on heart there has been a considerable difference in my skin, the menopausal breakouts have started to diminish and my skin looks brighter and clearer. Needless to say I will be re-purchasing and will look at the other range of products available. Thank you Facetheory, a brilliant product and does what it says on the tin.


This product definitely exfoliates however it also reacts very badly with my type 4 skin. Upon the first application it lead to instant reddening which developed into a decent-sized pimple. So I cannot recommend.


I've been using this product morning and evening for nearly three weeks, and have seen absolutely no change in my complexion or blackheads. It actually massively broke me out for the first week of using it. Very expensive and not worth the price. Would not recommend.

Emma Moxhay

Great serum, doesn't dry skin out, feels comfortable and seems to be making a difference