Are small amounts of salicylic acid safe during pregnancy? I was in dire need of an additional cleanser for my face because my skin is incredibly oily (face and back...ick.) I was given Oxy pads and when I saw that sa was the active ingredient (2%) I recalled something about it being unsafe. In my quick consultation with Dr. Google everything said not to use it but most was in reference to oral forms and larger doses. Anyone have insight? I'm going to ask one of the nurses/docs tomorrow but curious if anyone knows anything or is currently using a product with sa in it.