Saslic and Saslic DS Face Wash Review

by Neha S on September 17, 2011 · 65 comments

Saslic and Saslic DS Face Wash Review

Hi friends,

Today, I will be reviewing Saslic Face Wash, frequently prescribed by dermatologists to oily-skinned gals. Although, I got this one on my own ;-), I came upon a lot of articles about the benefits of salicylic acid, came upon a lot of products which contained it, plus read Clinique brochure where they too boasted of presence of salicylic acid in almost all their products because of its beneficial exfoliating action to reveal fresh new skin.

Saslic Face Wash

Being prone to occasional breakouts, I hate physical scrubs, and I am always looking for chemical ones. Since, I realised salicylic acid satifactorily does that, I did not wait much to buy this face wash 😀

First, let’s check out the benefits of salicylic acid:

It gets rid of dead skin on top, so that other medications can get to the inflamed skin underneath more easily. Salicylic acid has many cosmetic benefits and is usually used to treat blemishes. When applied to the skin, salicylic acid works by causing the cells of the epidermis to shed properly. This prevents the pores of the skin from getting clogged up and being infected with bacteria. It’s basically a chemical agent that aids in the process of exfoliation by eliminating surface skin cells and opening up pores. The acid is also known to break down blackheads and whiteheads as well as other types of acne.

This is what the Saslic face wash company has to say about this ingredient, pretty much the same 😀

Salicylic acid is a keratolytic agent. It encourages the peeling of the top layer of the skin and opening up of the plugged follicles, which helps re-establish the normal skin- cell replacement cycle. For milder acne, salicylic acid helps unclog pores to resolve and
prevent lesions. It does not have any effect on the production of the sebum or P. Acnes.

I will be reviewing “Saslic’’ and “Saslic DS.’’
“Saslic” is meant for oily skin.
“Saslic DS” is meant for “considerably oily skin.”


Saslic, Rs. 150 for 60 ml.
Saslic DS, Rs. 180 for 60 ml.


Saslic facewash:  Salicylic Acid IP, 1%.
Saslic DS:  Salicylic Acid IP, 2%.

Should be used as part of the daily cleansing routine for the treatment and prevention of acne. Saslic is prescribed for slightly oily skin and Saslic DS is prescribed for considerably oily skin.

Instructions to Use:

Take two actuations/pumps) and gently massage the foam all over the wet face avoiding eyes and surrounding areas. Allow it to remain for 20 to 30 seconds. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Use twice daily.


My Experience with Saslic and Saslic DS Face Wash:

I like the clear transperant , light plastic bottle in nice happy colours like orange and lavender.They don’t look too medical-y and boring. The liquid inside has almost water like consistency and is just “slightly slippery.” However, once you press the pump, it comes out in the form of foam, interesting! 😀

It doesn’t foam much. Once you smooth it over the face, almost all the bubbles are gone, just slightly slippery liquid rests on your face. Since one is supposed to wait for 20 to 30 seconds, I brush my teeth in the meanwhile to let the magic ingredient penetrate my pores well. So, basically, I use it once in the morning after waking up and once before going to sleep in the night. This makes sure I brush my teeth twice :puppy: :puppy:


I had first got Saslic, the orange one because I did not get it through any prescription. So, I wanted to make sure I use the one with less concentration of salicylic acid to get my skin used to it or let’s say, start on it slowly.

Saslic Face Wash

It did clean my skin really well :yes: and after washing off and drying my face, it looked soft and squeaky clean. It did control oil, but not soo much. So, once I almost finished using this 3/4th while seeing beneficial results and softer smoother skin, I knew I had my calling from “Saslic DS,” which had 2% salicylic acid, which is meant for considerably oily skin and mine is hyper oily!! 😥

Saslic DS

The texture is same as above, just slightly more thicker consistency except, it cleanses super thoroughly and controls oil for muchhh much longer and keeps my face matte for super long. Both have helped made my skin much smoother due to the exfoliation property I guess. Also, my skin looks more hydrated now somehow (probably because moisturisers can penetrate the skin well now) and I am not much prone to breakouts anymore because it totally unclogs my pores.

They are very similar to each other, hence I will list them under the same pros and cons section.


• Both clean the face thoroughly. Saslic DS, extra thoroughly, gives super squeaky clean skin and keeps skin matte for longer period of time.
• Washes off very easily and doesn’t leave any kind of film behind.
• Both soften the skin considerably.
• Skin gets smoother by the day.
• None of them are drying, though Saslic DS would dry combination skin girls, I think.
• Have controlled breakouts to a great extent. I don’t have to worry about clogged pores and hence, bacteria build up.
• Ensures better penetration of moisturisers and other skin care stuff.
• Very gentle, very unlike other harsh facewashes meant for oily skin.
• Doesn’t have an extensive ingredient list.


  • Doesn’t last long, one bottle barely scrapes through a month.
  • Waiting for 20 to 30 secs is BORING!!!
  • Doesn’t lather much, lather is negligible. It could be a con for some people.

Would I Buy This Again:

Yes, totally, I will buy Saslic DS again as my skin is extremely oily.

Would I Recommend it to Others?

Yes, this product really works. It’s like cleaning and exfoliating both together without actually using a physical granular scrub.

My rating:

5 stars.

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Saslic and Saslic DS Face Wash Review Overall rating: 4.6 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.

good face wash

5 5 1
Its very good for oily skin and acne..I tried various types of face wash,dis was awesome....I like it.....thank uuu..SASLIC DS.....

Good Face Wash

5 5 1
Its Nice , And cleans all oil on face.

Good product

4 5 1
Am using the orange one for my combination skin. It doesn't lather much, isnt drying at all. Haven't seen fresh breakouts after using this. Its a good product, keeps breakouts at bay. Only con i find is doesn't last long . Must try for oily skin.

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Ritika September 17, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Salicylic acid is too strong for me :((
I use this Skinetics facewash my doc prescribed ,it has beta hydroxy

And for oil control na ,use lacto calamine ,it helped me A LOT :haanji: :haanji:


Neha S. September 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm

really? i dint find salicylic acid strong at all..! 😛


Nupur September 17, 2011 at 2:21 pm

neha maine odange wala use kia hua hai…dermo ne hi recommend kia tha….itss goood….
n blooo ala na rauni using….usko doc ne btaya hai 🙂
nice/detailed revu… :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:


Ritika September 17, 2011 at 2:23 pm know I got this Mineral glow scrub from aroma magic ,its totally awesome,I used it at night and when I woke up ,my skin was glowing glowing :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying:


Nupur September 17, 2011 at 2:26 pm

oh haan….its goood…i like it a lottttt………. 🙂 :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup:


Neha S. September 17, 2011 at 8:08 pm

ohh haan uyou ne bataya tha. k uv also ued saslic… achha hai na..? im toh realy liking it.. me toh using without prescription :secret2: :secret2: :secret2: :secret2: :secret2:


Parita September 17, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Great review Neha! :waytogo: Now I am tempted to try this one! Thank you 🙂


Neha S. September 17, 2011 at 8:08 pm

i think u shud try.. coz the best part is that my other moisturisers and stuff penetrate well..


Geeta September 17, 2011 at 2:43 pm

thanku a bunch for this review. Now i’m gonna ask my husband to get it when he visits India this month.


Neha S. September 17, 2011 at 8:09 pm

hahah welcome.. yeah! totally get it..!! im sure u will not regret


Tinkerbell September 17, 2011 at 2:43 pm

i have very oily skin too! but i have been using the 1% concentration saslic wash for past few months. i think i’ll switch to the DS after finishing up the current bottle 🙂
thank you for this useful review! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Neha S. September 17, 2011 at 8:10 pm

achhaa.. ya i liked 1percent… but yea with reaallly oily skin saslic ds ia awesome and it still doesnt dry the skin… id ont find it harsh at all


Reshu September 17, 2011 at 2:53 pm

nice review neha :yes:

n same pinch Ritika :happydance:


Neha S. September 17, 2011 at 8:10 pm

thankyou reshu O:) O:) O:) O:)


Rati September 17, 2011 at 2:54 pm

this is toh like yesterday wala parita ka facewash na? ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:)


Neha S. September 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm

yup rati.. the foam part is similar.. but ingredints are diffrnt… this is completely salicylic acid based… that one had a complete diffrnt ingredient list 😀


Reshu September 17, 2011 at 2:59 pm

all derma recomndd facewashes r almost same rati just 1 or 2 content diff.. :hihi:


fly girl September 17, 2011 at 3:06 pm

bahut acha review neha chaaa gayeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
aur nu mereko doci ke pass leke gaye me using saslic ds aise karing :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: and my skin clearinggggg better than the 2 i used from the rpevious derma :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: but nuuuuuuuuuuuuu :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: and nehaaa :puppy: :puppy: :puppy: :puppy: :puppy: :puppy:


Neha S. September 17, 2011 at 8:12 pm

O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)
haina…? even ur skin clearing na? i dont have much acne problem… but i never scrubbed my skin regularly.. this is mast for exfiliation.. plus pores arent a clogged as before

rauniii thankooo this is my favourite smiley nowadays :puppy: :puppy: :puppy: :puppy: :puppy: :puppy: :puppy:


fly girl September 17, 2011 at 3:07 pm

seasOn of reviewing medicated stuff for oily -acne prone lOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETHHHHHHHHHHH! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:
sebamed wash
erytop….!!baleee o baleeeee


Neha S. September 17, 2011 at 8:13 pm

haan main bhi wahi soch rahi thi… its the season for us oily sistas :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:


bhumika September 17, 2011 at 3:14 pm

this sounds great neha :yes:


Neha S. September 17, 2011 at 8:14 pm

hehe it is… u pily skinned too na.. even u can try 😀 😀 😀


Visakhi September 17, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Hey Neha,
If the product wont last long, its a big plus for me… :toothy… I want to finish thngs fast and get new, so its a big excuse.. :pompom: .. I want to get this fast.. O:)


Neha S. September 17, 2011 at 8:15 pm

haha actualy!! dekha jaye toh even u get happy when a product gets over soon.. or i start getting bored of it.. :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup:


Sukanya September 17, 2011 at 3:35 pm

ooh my HG facewash :yahoo:


Neha S. September 17, 2011 at 8:15 pm

oh it is?? nice! hhehehee


Riti September 17, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Hey ! great review 🙂 have used both of them long back…:) you re right… It is like a slow acting chemical peel…but I didn see much difference on my skin 🙁 except for a nice clean effect! I dunno 🙁 maybe i didn use it correctly!


Neha S. September 17, 2011 at 8:18 pm

haha i like it becoz of the peel part only..!! hehe
haan hota hai kabhi kabhi… every individual skin differs… so not necesary one product would be that beneficail for all O:) O:) O:) O:)


Amita September 17, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Thanx Neha for such a wonderful review i’m always on the look out of a proper facewash that can control my acne apart from cleaning it thoroughly my acnes really trouble me a lot n so i guess i’ll definitely buy this product ……..seems perfect for my skin thanx a lot again :thanks:


Pragnyadeepta September 17, 2011 at 4:17 pm

I tried thisat my cousins place once…My skin was stretchy. 😐 😐
So nope,not for me. :nonono: Great review,nevertheless! :thumbsup: :thanks:


Neha S. September 17, 2011 at 8:19 pm

really?? :shout: :shout: :shout: i find it composition too far from drying… u have oily skin?


Sneha September 17, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Dry skin ke liye koi Saslic nahi hai kya? ?:)


Neha S. September 17, 2011 at 8:20 pm

hahah nahi hai… but i think the orange saslic i pretty mild… but again.. cant judge.. hehehe.. so i think u shud stay away from THE SASLICS 😀 😀 😀


jomol September 17, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Neha……..I have never seen such a pretty packaging for salicyclic acid thingies……..I must check out whether I can get these near my area…… :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: sabaash Neha…you continue doing such pro-oily-skin reviews and keep us all happy :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:


Neha S. September 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm

hahaha jomol…. aapka hukum sar ankhon par..!! main ahi ..uper oily skin wali ladki… aise poducts k review avashya karti rahungi O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


kanika September 17, 2011 at 8:22 pm

another good product of acne prone oily skin. I have seen this one with my friend. her dermat had prescribed her and she was experiencing acne outburst. did help her. :yes:


kanika September 17, 2011 at 8:23 pm

of = for


Neha S. September 20, 2011 at 6:18 pm

yup this one is prescribed by a lottt of dermatologist.. and whts best is it isnt quite mild :)) :)) :))


kanikajusta September 17, 2011 at 8:54 pm

i hv used orange 1…pipmles pe to koi zyada asar nhi tha..but mind u…my blackheads..(on nose….) were totally gone..!!! yay.!!


Neha S. September 20, 2011 at 6:19 pm

yea salicylic acid does nt do anything to help existing pimples… bit only unclogs ur pores to prevent future ones … 😀
ya on black heads it will show effect becuae it has an exfoliating action :yes: :yes: :yes:


Deepa September 17, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Im currently using Mary Kay Acne set… it s taking care of my acne and oily skin problem


Neha S. September 20, 2011 at 6:21 pm

hi deepa.. thi rings a bell.. one of my collegue was recommended mary kay acne set by her beautician… and all her pimples were gone.. her kin looked fesh and new… but the momnt she stopped using it her skin came back to same condition.. probably she neeeded to show a dermat to get hormones and tuff cheked


purnima malik September 18, 2011 at 12:24 am

omg :woot:
too many products for acne
i am so confused 🙁
wat to do ? buy medicated creams , facewashes or to use homemade products 😮
help me :shame:


Neha S. September 20, 2011 at 6:24 pm

if ur condition is severe.. then it best to use medicated ones rather than cosmetic stuff
as these really help…
and home remedies take time so some lose patience.. but u can always use home remedies side by side… 😀 😀


Zee September 20, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Hi can anyone tell me if it is available at any local chemist, or I will only get it from shops that sell imported cosmetics??


Neha S. September 20, 2011 at 6:17 pm

hi zee, u will be able to get it at any local chemist.. infact u wont get it at imported cosmetic shop :)) :)) :))


purnima malik September 25, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Neha i dont hv severe acne !! (tw) O:)
basically hv little pimples on forehead not even pimples whiteheads i would say wich later result in acne !! 🙁


sirisha October 20, 2011 at 3:40 pm

hi neha good review.i saw both the reviews of saslic ds and keracnyl tell me which one is good for me .my skin is acne prone and i have so many open pores on my face.plz help me neha


swati January 19, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Excellent and very informative!
I’m kinda new here. Could any1 please suggest a good dermatologist in delhi.
Please help me out.


swetha June 28, 2012 at 2:09 pm

nice review naha di….i waslookin for something like this which can help me to get rid of ma acne…. can u pls suggest me a depigmentation cream/gel also???? i have oily skin….

can u pls temme from where i can buy this product, i mean the DS one??????


Althea December 3, 2012 at 11:06 pm

Neha is Saslic DS available without prescription


Neha.K March 3, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Hi Neha..your post has completely changed my life. I love my pimple free face now. I read this review in 2013 n bought Saslic ds 2%. You know i was scared to use it at first but it suits me so well i actually apply it for like 15-20 mins. After wash zero oilyness. Thanks a lot for this review.


Mehak Jain August 4, 2016 at 6:26 pm

Does it works for blemishes as well??


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