302 Skincare 3% Salicylic Cleanser

302 Skincare 3% Salicylic Cleanser

Organic hydrosols to soothe, plus kosher glycerine, a mild surfactant concentrate with 3% salicylic acid. Organic hydrosols to soothe, plus kosher glycerine, a mild surfactant concentrate with 3% salicylic acid. We like to follow the use of this cleanser with 302's REVIVE. Everything goes better with REVIVE!

Product Description

Product Description:

Formulated with organic hydrosols renowned for their soothing properties, this cleanser combines kosher glycerine and a mild surfactant concentrate enriched with 3% salicylic acid.

Designed to cleanse and purify the skin gently yet effectively, this cleanser offers a balanced approach to skincare.

Following the use of this cleanser, we recommend applying 302's REVIVE product for enhanced results. synergistic benefits can be achieved by pairing these two products together.


  • 3% salicylic acid
  • Glycol and oil free
  • Soft, clean after feel
  • Acid free (salicylic acid is a phenol)
  • Preservative free

Skincare Concerns:

Targeted Skin Type: Blemish prone skin

Skincare Concerns: Makeup causes blemishes. Heavy makeup causes more frequent blemishes. Using acid washes to clear these blemishes temporarily is a normal part of skincare these days. Unfortunately the practice often leads to rosacea and worse.

Over frequent use of ANY acid or in this case salicylic (a phenol) is the leading cause of skin inflammation. Which traces back to the original problem of makeup usage.

Daily use of this or any exfoliating product makes zero skin sense. Once per week is A LOT. A weaker formula, say at 2% or even 1% is not a solution either. We provide a higher concentration of salicylic so you may reduce the frequency of use.

Over frequent exfoliation also will visibly and prematurely age your skin. 3% SALICYLIC CLEANSER is a skincare tool that, like any active product, can lead to skin instability if over frequently (improperly) used. Be wise. Observe and adjust. Your makeup choices need careful evaluation.

Visit our REFERENCE TOPICS to gain an understanding of skincare applications and errors that may be giving you difficulties.

How To Use:

Here’s how to have very unstable skin: Apply benzoyl peroxide, use salicylic acid cleansers, alpha-hydroxy acid peels, vitamin A saturation and moisturizers with sodium hyaluronate, add in a prescription antibiotic and a lot of makeup to conceal the mess and you will be in serious trouble.

If you regularly apply benzoyl peroxide in combination with any salicylic acid cleanser you have, most likely, inflamed skin from that regimen.

If it works today, it won’t work for long. In fact, it is how to preserve breakouts not be rid of them. See discussions of these factors in our REFERENCE TOPICS, especially benzoyl peroxide.

If you persist in using makeup and also use salicylic acid to smooth your skin temporarily, then apply it much less frequently. Daily use of any salicylic acid will lead to skin weakness and very easily slide into inflammation. Once per week is more than enough.

SPOT TREATMENT may be a better choice than 3% SALICYLIC CLEANSER if you have only occasional blemishes. SPOT TREATMENT and REVIVE are a great pair. Or, consider CLARIFYING DROPS in combination with REVIVE.

If you have skin that is easily inflamed, we recommend REVIVE to reduce the problem. Often, REVIVE does it all. You do not need an armful of products to have visibly clear and smooth skin. In fact the opposite is true.

If your skin is unstable you must try to subtract topical products. Adding products to clear your skin is like adding gasoline to a fire. You must subtract what is going onto your skin or you will never clear up.

  • Shake container before use.
  • Wet hands and face and apply cleanser like a lotion. Smooth in.
  • Allow to dwell for one (1) minute.
  • Add warm water to work up a creamy all over lotion feel.
  • Add more warm water to remove and rinse well.
  • Add REVIVE and smooth in (for best results).
  • Rinse well and pat dry.
  • Add REVIVE and leave on.

For your skin if these conditions exist:

  • Blemishes, unstable
  • Inflammation and breakouts (but avoid if inflammation caused by exfoliating acids)

Not for your skin if these conditions exist:

  • Dermatitis

Recommended frequency of use:

  • ONCE PER WEEK. Observe and adjust. Less frequent application the better. Use REVIVE, RECOVERY CLEANSER and FACE & BODY BAR during the rest of the week. The more cleansers (cleansers that make sense) the better. Variety is the key to stable skin, but only if that variety is mild, mild, mild.

Actives while using 3% SALICYLIC CLEANSER:

  • ANY (exceptions: 302 DROPS, 302 SERUM, 302 DROPS PLUS, 302 SERUM PLUS). Wait until skin has stabilized and cleared before going to actives.

Something to consider:

  • Look up CLARIFYING DROPS for 1x-2x per week application. CLARIFYING DROPS has special instructions. Be sure to follow them for excellent results.

Other Leave-ons acceptable:

  • REVIVE (excellent combination as a leave-on moisturizer)


  • Scrubs
  • Moisturizers
  • Acid peels
  • Benzoyl peroxide


Purified water, organic hydrosols of arnica and cucumber, sodium laurylglucosides, kosher glycerine, salicylic acid, carbomer hydroxide, lemon verbena

Ingredient Call Outs: Free of parabens, formaldehyde, formaldehyde releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates (SLS & SLES), triclocarban, triclosan. Gluten and cruelty free. Acid free. Oil free. Glycol free.