Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting

2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant 4 fl oz (120 ml)

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A silky, toner-like consistency enhances penetration to maximize exfoliation.

What makes this product unique?

Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid rapidly exfoliates both the skin's surface and inside the pore, reshaping the pore lining, unclogging pores and improving skin cell turnover rate. The result is a dramatic improvement in the skin's appearance, feel, and function which leads to healthier skin. There is a great deal of research indicating that BHA (beta hydroxy acid) increases collagen production and drastically smoothes the surface of skin.

Additionally, BHA has antibacterial properties that attack blemish-causing bacteria. The lightweight, non-occlusive formula allows for a faster and deeper exfoliation rate than our gel or lotion BHA products, so it's an ideal choice for stubborn clogged pores or blackheads.

This product is 100% fragrance- and colorant-free with a pH range of 3.2-3.6. Every Paula's Choice BHA product is formulated with additional soothing agents.

Who is this product for?

All skin types may use this product, but the texture is especially suited for those with normal to oily or combination skin, stubborn blackheads, and blemish-prone skin. It can also be used regularly to eliminate calluses on feet, elbows and knees.

Warnings:

Those allergic to aspirin (acetylsalicylate) should not use products containing salicylic acid (beta hydroxy acid).

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Water, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol (slip agents/penetration enhancers), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (anti-irritant/antioxidant), Polysorbate-20 (solubilizing agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH balancer), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent)

Dispense approximately a dime-sized amount onto a cotton ball or pad and stroke over clean skin, including around the eyes (do not apply to eyelids). This product may also be applied with your fingers. For daytime, wear under a product rated SPF 15 or higher.

Note: Persons allergic to aspirin should not use a product containing salicylic acid.

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Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, 4 fl oz
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (7)
  • Soothes skin (5)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Non-greasy (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Enlarged pores (6)
    • Daily use (5)
    • Uneven skin tone (4)
    • Fine lines/wrinkles (3)
    • Redness/ blotchiness (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Beauty conscious (6)
      • Skin Type:
      • Combination (5)

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    5.0

    Smaller pores!

    By Sammydj

    from Los Angeles, CA

    describe yourself Beauty Conscious

    Pros

    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Enlarged Pores

      Comments about Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, 4 fl oz:

      Paula's Choice Skin Perfectiong BHA 2% Liquid Exfollient is amazing! I have always had large pores and
      blackheads and I was always striving to maintain a clear face trying many products with lengthy processes. However, since using this BHA liquid, it has significantly diminished the size of my pores, removed blackheads, and made my skin feel
      incredibly smooth. My skin looks so clear, better than I have ever seen it! I am so happy with the results I've achieved with this product in just a few days! I am highly recommend this product.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this product

      By Sam

      from Jerusalem, Israel

      describe yourself Beauty Conscious

      Pros

      • clears blemishes
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Enlarged Pores
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, 4 fl oz:

        I was initially nervous to use this product because when I tested out a sample my skin got red and very dry and flaky. I waited for it to clear and when I tried again it was a huge difference. Love the smoothness it gives my skin.
        Personal recommendation-don't use every day and keep away from the sensitive skin around the mouth area.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this!

        By Lolo

        from Cleveland

        describe yourself Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores
          • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

          Comments about Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, 4 fl oz:

          This product is a liquid applied like toner. It is the first product that has ever controlled my oily skin. I saw a difference after the first use. My skin has been smoother and my pores less noticeable. This stuff works!

          • Skin Type:
          • Oily

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Some improvement

          By Grandmathrifty

          from MplsMN

          describe yourself Beauty Conscious

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy
          • Softens Skin
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

            Comments about Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, 4 fl oz:

            Reading the product information, I was hopping to get results that were listed; "exfoliates both the skin's surface and inside the pore, reshaping the pore lining, unclogging pores..." however my pores remain the same. Skin does feel smooth and soft and some brightening with combining her cleanser as well. Just not as hoped for.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Outstanding product!

            By SonoraHeat

            from AZ

            describe yourself Beauty Conscious

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Enlarged Pores
              • Keeps breakouts at bay
              • Redness/ Blotchiness
              • Uneven Skin Tone

              Comments about Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, 4 fl oz:

              I am happy to see Paula's Choice at Beauty.com! For many, many years I've always felt this brand should have much wider exposure in the marketplace. So many people's skin will benefit from PC's products. This BHA exfoliant is a liquid that I apply with a cotton ball, just like a toner. It leaves a light coating on my skin that soaks in overnight. It works perfectly with any other product I've used over it, i.e. moisturizer or treatment. When I started using this liquid exfoliant many years ago, I recall thinking, "Finally a product that produces results I can SEE." 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant is simply the best of its kind and anyone with breakouts, large pores, oil-control issues, or flaky skin, will definitely want to try it.

              • Skin Type:
              • Oily

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Works great!

              By Beauty83

              from Minneapolis MN

              describe yourself Beauty Conscious

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy
              • Softens Skin
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Enlarged Pores
                • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                • Redness/ Blotchiness
                • Sensitive Skin
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                Comments about Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, 4 fl oz:

                Apply twice day.morning and evening.
                Some slight redness but goes away.
                Make my skin smooth and supple.
                Pores less noticible.
                Skin tone more even.

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination

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                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                One of the Best for Acne

                By Skincare Lover

                from New York, NY

                describe yourself Beauty Expert

                Pros

                • Kills Acne
                • Loosens Blackheads
                • Softens Skin
                • Soothes Skin

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • 4 Times A Week
                • Acne
                • Blackheads
                • Enlarged Pores
                • Redness/ Blotchiness
                • Sensitive Skin
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                Comments about Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, 4 fl oz:

                This is my favorite skin care product, or at least in my top 3. I use it at night after cleansing and toning. I used to use it everyday but I would get dry from it, so I use it now 4 times a week in the winter. It clears up acne, kills bacteria, diminishes oil production, improves complexion color and even-ness, and brightens my skin. All of those things in one product. Seriously, I love this. It works for my combination/oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin. I have the most finnicky skin type, but this stuff does the trick!

                Also if youre looking for a salicyclic acid product please be sure to make sure the formula is in the right pH. If the acididty of the formulation is off, then the product does not work and you're not exfoliating at ALL. I have tried EVERYTHING--Neutrogena, OxyPads, Clearasail, Clean and Clear, Burt's Bees, Simple Skin, organic skin care, Eminence, Aveeno, ProActiv, etc.! I still come back to my dear olld Paula's Choice, and this product in particular.

                The product can be a bit oily upon application, but it dries quickly and you can easily layer products on top of it. It works to kill bacteria, and because of it, I haven't broken out. IF you don't like the oily feeling you might get upon application, you can try the CLEAR Regular Strength exfoliating toner Paula Choice makes, but this one is stronger, and out of the two, which I have for some reason as an beauty addict, I MUCH prefer this one because it kills the acne faster and stronger.

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination

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