Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid

$26 - 4 fl. oz.
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Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid is similar to the Clear Regular Strength Anti-Redness formula except this contains an ingredient that enhances the penetration of 2% salicylic acid into the pores. It is recommended for those with stubborn acne and blackheads. This product is identical to Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid, which has remained a best-seller since it launched. You will love the results not only for breakouts but for improving your skin tone and texture.
Silky, toner-like liquid leaves skin refreshed, soothed, and clarified. Quickly unclogs pores to clear stubborn acne and blackheads. Exfoliates skin and dramatically decreases redness for glowing, even-toned results. Ongoing use guarantees stubborn blemishes won't be a problem. Makes the inflammation and redness from acne a distant memory. Kills acne-causing bacteria. 100% fragrance- and colorant-free; effective pH range of 3.2–3.6.
Active: Salicylic Acid (2%), Other: Water, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol (slip agents/penetration enhancers), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Extract (anti-irritant/antioxidant), Polysorbate-20 (solubolizing agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH balancer), Tetrasodium EDTA (chelating agent).

Disclosure: In addition to reviewing thousands of cosmetic products from hundreds of brands over the past 30 years, Paula also has her own line of products called Paula's Choice. Paula and her team's goal is to help you find the best products possible for your skin whether they are from Paula's Choice or some other product line. Paula's commitment to this is so strong she is the only cosmetics company owner in the world that recommends products other than her own. Paula and the Paula's Choice Research Team formulate our products to meet or exceed the criteria we use to review products from every other brand on this site. We review all products the same way using the same research, objective comments, and praise no matter whose product it is.

Paula's Choice was created in 1995 in response to the many readers who asked Paula to develop her own products. Given Paula's unique overview of the cosmetics industry, 30+ years of research, and earnest desire to help people find the best products for their skin-care needs, creating her own products was a natural extension of her work. Paula's Choice range of products are designed to meet the needs and preferences of just about every skin type and concern imaginable using only proven ingredients substantiated by published research.

Paula's Choice products provide:

  • State-of-the-art formulas based on reliable, published skin-care research
  • Proven effective solutions for wrinkles, acne, rosacea, and sensitive skin
  • Gentle yet effective products for those seeking a natural skin-care routine
  • Fragrance-free formulas (because it is what's best for your skin)
  • Cruelty-free formulas: Paula's Choice does not test on animals during any stages of product development—nor do we contract with third parties to conduct animal testing on our behalf
  • Environmentally-friendly products that feature minimalist packaging that ensures product efficacy
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee from our world-class Customer Service Team

Paula's Choice products and Paula's work is routinely praised by noted dermatologists and other professionals. New York-based dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman stated that "I have a lot of respect for Paula Begoun and the way she thoroughly researches her subject. Her recommendations about cosmetics and skin care are deservedly influential." Eminent Seattle-based dermatologist Dr. Brandith Irwin concurs: "She takes a complex subject and makes it easy to understand!"

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  1. ZAW
    Reviewed on Thursday, November 07, 2013
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    Wish I had found this years ago!
    • An excellent product for acne, but a standout for oily skin. I started with the regular strength, and when I tried the extra-strength, my oily skin really began to normalize. I've truly never experienced this before, even when I did not have breakouts. One of the gentlest, yet most effective, products I've ever found. It's a wonderful thing to use products that give results but that also really make your skin calm, clear and supple over weeks of use. This can really change your skin!

  2. Jay
    Reviewed on Thursday, June 27, 2013
    • Value
      3 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
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    • This is one of the BEST products I have ever used for combating blemishes and keeping overall skin tone looking smooth and even. I use this every morning and I have seen this toner instantaneoulsy reduce the size and redness of blemishes and breakouts. I have been using this daily since December (with Retin A 3X a week at night) and my skin has never looked better. Feels a little sticky at first, but dries down to a soft smooth finish.

About the Experts

Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books on skin care and makeup. She is known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula's Choice. Paula's expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international television including:

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The Paula's Choice Research Team is dedicated to helping you find the absolute best products for your skin, using research-based criteria to review beauty products from an honest, balanced perspective. Each member of the team was personally trained by Paula herself.

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