Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid

by Paula's Choice  Skin Perfecting
$23 - 4 fl. oz.
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Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid is one of my most popular products and one I personally have used religiously since I started my line. I am proud to say that this product’s success is because it works efficiently and quickly to remedy breakouts and dislodge blackheads, smooth the surface of skin while imparting no irritation, and improving skin tone (due to the gentle but functional exfoliation it offers). This product also can calm pre-existing irritation. You can apply this toner-like solution with fingertips or a cotton pad. It is a brilliant option for all skin types struggling with stubborn acne and blackheads but best for normal to oily skin.

Exfoliates both the skin's surface and inside the pore lining with a 2% concentration of salicylic acid (BHA). Lightweight, non-occlusive liquid formula is easily absorbed by the skin. Salicylic acid has a natural anti-inflammatory (soothing) and antibacterial properties. 100% fragrance- and colorant-free.

Water, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol (slip agents/penetration enhancers), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Extract (anti-irritant/antioxidant), Polysorbate-20 (solubolizing agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH balancer), Disodium 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. DUSTIN R.
    Reviewed on Monday, September 09, 2013
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • This is the very first PC product I ever bought, and 15 (?) years later I still use it. Actually, this used to be the ONLY skin care product I used besides cleanser. It made my acne go away, made my skin radiant and kept razor burn at bay. It still does all of those things. I have recommended this product to countless friends over the years -- even ones who don't care very much about skin care. Without fail, everyone is amazed by the results. I can't imagine having to live without this stuff.

  2. Altynai M.
    Reviewed on Thursday, July 11, 2013
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    skin perfecting 2% BHA liquid
    • i have been using PC products for more than 2 months. and i want to thank Paula and her team for the awesome products,that work and not overpriced. with the help of brand reviews i can shop drugstore products,not only sephora and other department stores. i am glad to receive a good service and all the products are delivered fast. So just give a try for PC products, inst of spending $ on overhyped products. many Pc products has same or better ingredients as luxury and expensive cosm products

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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