The Derma Co 2% Salicylic Acid Clay Face Mask Review

Oily acne prone skin requires frequent care and one of the best ways to take care of it is using a clay based mask. Very often clay based mask make the skin dry owing to the moisture and oil absorbing properties of the clay. However today we are going to check a clay mask which has BHA as well. Let’s see Derma Co 2% Salicylic Acid Clay Face Mask Review

The Derma Co 2% Salicylic Acid Clay Face Mask Review

Brand Claims of The Derma Co 2% Salicylic Acid Face Mask

  • TREATS ACNE & REDUCES INFLAMMATION: The magnetic pull of Activated Charcoal, Kaolin Clay, and 2% Salicylic Acid prevents any chance for pore-clogging by clearing pores of excess oil and bacteria that may lead to acne inflammation, post-acne pigmentation, and scars. It also resurfaces new healthy skin that is blemish-free and more polished. Ready for filter-free selfies?
  • DEEP & GENTLE EXFOLIATION: The Derma Co. 2% Salicylic Acid Mask binds to the dirt and helps flush it out of the pores, making enlarged pores less visible. It also helps remove dead skin from the surface, allowing other products like moisturizers and serums to penetrate easily into the skin and work with more efficiency. You will surely be hooked from the first use!
  • IMPROVES SKIN TONE & TEXTURE: This exfoliating Salicylic Mask works deep within the skin layers to shed old skin and make way for fresh, smooth skin that is even in texture and complexion. Furthermore, clarification of pores helps tighten lax pores and other compromised areas, preventing premature aging signs like fine lines and wrinkles. It’s time to say wow every time you look in the mirror!
The Derma Co 2% Salicylic Acid Clay Face Mask Review

The Derma Co 2% Salicylic Acid Clay Face Mask Ingredients

Aqua, Kaolin, Bentonite, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride, Pentylene Glycol and 4-T-Butylcyclohexanol, Ethoxydiglycol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Aloevera Extract, Methyl Propanediol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Polyurethane 35, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glyceryl Monostearate, Glycerin ,Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Salicylic Acid, Charcoal, Chamomile Extract, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Titanium Dioxide, Xanthan Gum, Sodium PCA, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide.

Price, Shelf life and Availability

499 INR for 50gms with a shelf life of 2 years from manufacturing. Available on brand website, Nykaa and Amazon

Packaging, Texture and Fragrance

The mask has a full plastic packaging. It is accompanied by a small plastic spatula for applying the mask. The jar is quite light weight inspite of the fact that it appears big. The mask doesn’t have an overpowering fragrance as such and is ashen in colour. It has a good consistency, neither thick nor runny, just perfect for ready to use face masks. It spreads easily across the face and one can easily use finger for the application. The face mask doesn’t dry up quickly since it contains humectants.

The Derma Co 2% Salicylic Acid Clay Face Mask Review

The Derma Co 2% Salicylic Acid Clay Face Mask Review

Firstly it is a clay based mask and contains BHA for exfoliation purpose. So it’s a 2-in-1 kind of product containing clay as well as BHA. Since both products can be drying for skin, one must pay special attention to the frequency and quantity of the face mask. Also while using the face mask avoid using retinoid, retinol, AHA and other actives in your skincare routine for one day or the next day.

The brand has already made the formulation non drying. I quite like such masks which don’t dry up quickly upon application as they work upon the skin for little longer and are safe to use during winters.

Let’s talk about the efficiency or effects of the mask. Since it’s a clay and BHA based mask, it reduces the whiteheads drastically and imparts smooth and plump skin. Salicylic Acid is an oil-soluble ingredient hence it can penetrate deep into the pores of the skin. It is also an exfoliant so it removes dead skin cells and excess oil. This is what makes the Derma Co Salicylic Acid Face Mask unique in terms of efficiency.

The face mask tingled me a bit when I first applied the mask and I did feel a little bit of dryness. Later on it neither tingled nor dried out my skin. One can usually apply a thin layer and then check the thickness as per the tolerance of the skin.

With each application of Derma Co Salicylic Acid Face Mask the whiteheads reduce and sebaceous filaments reduce drastically in terms of appearance. I usually apply the mask twice a week when am using a cream based moisturizer and once per week when am using an oil free moisturizer. The face wash gives a nice glow to the skin and makes it bright, clean and soft. I felt as if it literally revitalized my skin.

The face mask also works good when you use it in Fiddy Snail’s Deep Pore cleansing method. It is a clay + BHA (step 1 + step 2) so you can apply the mask and then wash it off to proceed with the third step of Fiddy Snail’s method.

I tend to follow Fiddy Snail’s method once in 15 days and I no longer suffer from whiteheads even if I use a cream based moisturizer on a regular basis. I was using oil free moisturizers all these months to keep my whiteheads at bay, only to realise that consistent use made my skin slightly dehydrated.


  • BHA based clay face mask to reduce acne
  • Esperanto suitable for acne prone skin
  • Reduces whiteheads and sebaceous filaments with regular use
  • Makes skin clean, bright and soft
  • Contains 2% Salicylic Acid which is gentle on skin
  • Contains charcoal and other detoxifying clays to revitalize the skin
  • Can be used in Fiddy Snail’s method as step 1 + step 2
  • Affordable product which is value for money
  • Easy to apply as well as wash off


  • Might tingle a bit initially and dry out the skin
  • Might not be suitable for sensitive

Derma Co 2% Salicylic Acid Clay Face Mask Review

Derma Co Salicylic Acid Face Mask is a good product for acne prone skin to keep acne as well as whiteheads at bay with regular use. It has clay as well to detox and revitalize the skin along with preventing acne and maintaining the skin texture. The clay mask can be little drying for some people but that’s nothing a good moisturiser can’t fix. I would say this is a must have face mask if you have oily, acne prone skin. Just get it!! It can be termed as best clay mask in India.

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About Sonali

Sonali, is a skincare aficionado who tackles one skin problem at a time. She has been blogging at Skincare Villa since 2016 and is a Certified Formulator for making dry powder based masks and cleansers.