Monday, 17 February 2014

Saslic and Saslic DS Review

I have previously reviewed glycolic acid cleansers so thought I will do one salicylic acid based cleansers too.Today I am reviewing salicylic based cleansers from Cipla known as Saslic.There are available in 1% and 2% concentrations.

Saslic and Saslic DS Review

About Salicylic acid:

Salicylic acid is derivative obtained from willow tree.Salicylic acid is a anti-bacterial and anti-septic.Salicylic acid is keratolytic agent which means it unclogs pores, kills acne-causing bacteria,exfoliates and encourages shedding of dead skin cells thereby promoting new cells renewal.It works best on mild-moderate acne.

My Skin Type:
Saslic and Saslic DS Review

Oily and acne prone skin.


  • Saslic-1% Salicylic acid for Oily Skin.           
  • Saslic DS-2% Salicylic acid for Very Oily Skin.


Saslic-Rs 160 for 60ml.
Saslic DS-Rs 180 for 60ml.


Saslic and Saslic DS Review


1)It is non-comedogenic and water based cleanser.

2)This is a treatment cleanser for acne prone skin.

3)It treats acne, hyper-pigmentation scars, blackheads and shrinks large pores.

4)It is suitable for oily and acne prone skin.

5)Easy availability and afforable.

6)It comes in a convenient pump bottle,one bottle lasts for a month or so.


1)Salicylic acid does not suit everyone.It works for some and for others it doesn't.

2)Salicylic acid is not best option for sensitive skin.

3)Salicylic acid can cause dryness or irritation.

4)This is a treatment cleanser so thorough cleansing is not its best property.It has to be followed by a neutral cleanser like Kaya Soothing Cleansing Gel.

Directions of use:

1)Apply a pump or two of Saslic on cleansed face.Spread the foam on entire face.
2)Leave it on for 20-30 seconds.
3)Rinse/wash your face with water.

Please read the disclaimer written below.


Saslic is available in all medical stores.
It is also available online on (Delivery to limited cities only)

Final Verdict:

I have used Saslic in the past few years.It works great on mild acne and it can be a good maintenance cleanser for acne prone skin.Major drawback it cannot cleanse properly so another cleanser is required.I did not face any side effects except for occasional dryness.I have used 2% and found it to be too strong for me and switched back to 1%.This is one of best salicylic acid face washes or cleansers available in India.

My Rating:4/5


  • Always start with the lowest concentration that is Saslic 1%.
  • Directly jumping to 2% Saslic is not advisable because 1% concentration is only quiet potent.You can gradually migrate to 2% if required after couple weeks.Unless you have very oily skin, 1% is more than enough for daily maintenance.
  • Do not leave it  on for more than a minute.
  • Do not apply the foam near sensitive areas like eyes and mouth.
  • It can cause dryness which is normal reaction,just follow up with a moisturiser.
  • Use a sunscreen during the day.
  • Use required quantity of foam,one or two pump is enough.
  • Salicylic acid products are suitable for mild-moderate acne with acne blemishes.It won't help severe acne or pitted acne scars. 
  • Do not use Salicylic acid products with other strong treatments products like retinoids,benzoyl peroxide,isotretinoin etc.
  • If you see irritation then it is a sign that saslic is not suiting you.Then you can opt for Glycolic acid face washes like AHA Glow, Ducray Keracnyl Face wash or Glomed.
  • If Saslic is not working then you can try another product on the same lines,Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing foam and it suits all skin types and treats all degrees of acne.