"I cannot say enough about this product! I have always had large pores and congestion and NOTHING tackles these issues the way this product does. I try other products as my skin ages a bit to see how they will perform and I ALWAYS come back to my BHA liquid. My skin just isn't the same without it. I've turned my sister and cousin onto it, too, who are acne sufferers. Thank you, Paula!"
"This product absolutely does what it says—it has significantly diminished the size of my pores, removed stubborn blackheads, and made my skin feel incredibly smooth. I have tried everything from every brand at every price point—from Clinique and Estée Lauder to La Prairie and La Mer—and I'm absolutely thrilled with the results I've achieved with this product in mere DAYS. Most other lines I've tried have ended with disappointment, but not this one. Fantastic. And Paula's reviews are spot-on!"
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So, I absolutely love this stuff! I can see why it's rated one of their most popular products. I am 43 and have worse breakouts that I EVER did as a teen, and now wrinkles & sun damage to boot. Yay. Skin is mostly oily w/ slight dryness in winter on cheeks. I find that in a few days, this product smooths the skin, starts dissolving blackheads, and seems to calm redness & irritation. I use a toner first, then put a few drops in my hand & smooth on w/ fingertips. Even fingers are smoother!
I have been using Paula's Choice products for more than 10 years and would not hesitate to recommend this. It has kept my skin free from acne and makes my skin look and feel amazing! It's a holy grail, never be without product!!!
This product for acne is like a turbocharger for a car engine. I didn't see any results in the beginning, but over time I saw significant decrease in the amount and duration of break outs. It also helps in decreasing redness/ irritation caused by break outs and benzyl peroxide use. I use the 10% benzoyl peroxide on my T-zone 2x/day (no joke) and the flaking is minimal (really!!!). As an added bonus, it gives skin that healthy "glow." It's definitely a staple in my skin care regimen.
If there's one thing I couldn't live without, it's this product. It's helped me immensely with the condition and clarity of my skin. Blackheads are rare for me now and when the rare bout of hormonal acne pops up it heals much faster when using this product. I just put a little in my hands and smooth it over my face. Magic.
The pros about this are that its gentle on your skin, does not contain alcohol, and is easy enough to apply as it's a liquid.
The cons are that I've used it faithfully for nearly 3 mos and have not seen ANY improvement in my acne, blackheads, pores, wrinkles, fine lines, etc.
Maybe it's just me / my skin, I don't know. But I am disappointed for sure.
Hello! We're sorry to hear of your experiences with the 2% BHA Liquid, and that your results didn't match those of other users. There may be a few reasons why you didn't get the results you had hoped for, and we would encourage you to contact our Customer Care Department for assistance with refund or exchange.
This is the only BHA exfoliant I've tried to treat acne that has had a dramatic affect on my skin, as it is now noticeably smoother and brighter. My blackheads are gone and I have not had any cystic breakouts in over a month. Unfortunately I have still been getting regular acne pimples occasionally but the scars clear up faster than before. It does dry out my skin a bit so I have only been using it once a day, but overall am happy with the results and will continue to use it.
This is the closest thing to a magic eraser you will ever find!
This stuff is awesome!! Now, I only use it at night because twice a day was too intense for my skin, but wow it is great! I really helps control breakouts and doesn't dry my skin out. I love it!
I have been using the 2% BHA liquid for about a year now, and I have noticed SUCH a difference in my skin since! It keeps my sensitive and break-out prone skin clear and smooth, and I have truly noticed that the redness and irritation has diminished. The biggest proof of how well this product has worked for my skin is when I run out of it. I just re-ordered, but have been without it for about 2 weeks and my skin is not as clear and smooth as it was. I'm hooked!
Although I tend to have normal to dry skin, I use BHA products by day and AHA products in my night routine. I find the BHAs help keep black heads at bay and negate my hormonal related breakouts. That said, I ordered samples of Paula's various BHAs formulas and this one is by far my favorite. Non irritating and fast absorbing, it's an A+. I will definitely be buying the full size!
I have been using Paula's Choice products for about 10 years now (since my early 20's), and when I first started buying them, there were very few items. This is one product I have been using consistently all that time. I constantly get compliments on how smooth my skin looks. I get red marks very easily after the smallest pimple, and this helps smooth those away more quickly. I also think it helps keep the fine wrinkles away longer because mine have not progressed yet!
I've struggled with hormonal acne since my teens; I'm now in my 30s. Nothing's been able to really clear up my skin, and I still get breakouts along my jawline every month. I was skeptical of this product, but I've used it for a month now, and it has unclogged pores that have been clogged since I was 12 years old! Along with the 2.5% BP, it's keeping my skin clear. New acne is smaller and less frequent, and vanishes/heals quickly. Basically, I'm in shock--the good, repurchasing kind.
I haven't used a toner since I was a teenager and stopped using seabreeze; this is a world away. Amazingly, it feels like it leaves my skin just moisturized enough rather than stripped bare. Really enjoying it. (I can't give it five stars yet because it hasn't totally resolved the acne spots on my chin, but the rest of my face looks very good)
This product feels good on my face, I don't use it regularly because I THINK its not helping my breakouts at all, I am 50 and I have had skin issues since I was 10. So to find a product that actually works on me is like getting hit by lightening. But this product does not burn in anyway, And it for sure helps with pours and makes your skin softer.
I purchased this for both me and my two sons. I have persistent clogged pores on my nose, and they have tiny white bumps. Although it has not eliminated the problems, it has reduced them. I have also seen my redness on my cheek diminish - I've been using Finacea for Rosacea on one cheek and this on the other cheek. It seems this works better.
I'm been using this product nightly for about two weeks under one of Paula's serums at night. Before my purchase, my skin was horribly unbalanced - breakouts and oiliness I haven't had in 6 years. I was trying to use up a bunch of old products (BAD IDEA - just throw old stuff away!!!) This product seems to be balancing my skin's oil production without aggravating it at all. I'm really impressed & will keep it as my BHA treatment. Used under a serum I don't notice any film or residue.
I had the most stubborn blackhead exactly in the center of my forehead; 4 visits to my esthetician did not remove the little bugger. After some research I decided to try this product and I am happy to report that a couple of weeks after beginning use, the third eye I had in the middle of my forehead is gone….GONE!!. As an added bonus, my skin has not felt this soft and looked this radiant in many years. This is an awesome product, do not hesitate to give it a try!!
Works very well at clearing up acne on face and body. Leaves skin looking smooth. My only complaint is that it leaves a sticky film.
An absolute essential in your skin care routine, hands down!
I have tried everything from Creme de La Mer to Drug Store products and finally I have a found products that I am thrilled to stick with because the results are real. Thank you Paula for the great products that truly transform and help my skin. I went from dryness and irritation due to cold weather in Canada to wonderful even and hydrated glowing skin in an instant. you have a customer for life! thank you again for saving my skin :)
I love the immediate results I get from this. It quickly diminishes pores and minimizes blemishes. However, I've experimented with varying frequencies of use, daily, every other day, weekly; but it always reaches a point where my skin gets too dry and easily irritated from it. I also don't get the same benefits as I do when I use it daily. I thought I had found a solution when I switched from the Skin Balancing SPF moisturizer to the Hydralight one but now after 2 weeks my skins too dry again.
Hi there! There are a number of solutions, but it depends on what products you have in your routine. Please contact our Customer Care at email@example.com and they'll be happy to help tweak your routine so you can find that perfect balance!
I've been using this product for two days now, and I've already noticed my pores getting smaller. It does leave an oily feel and look on the skin but it goes away once I put on my foundation and makeup. I live in a place with very hot and humid weather and it does not make my skin oily. I'm very surprised by the results, I recommend it and will keep using it.
In just a little over a week of use twice a day, I've noticed that my blackheads have just about disappeared. I am usually that person that is sensitive to treatments but this product causes absolutely no irritation to my skin. I tend to have red skin and it has calmed down, too. I highly recommend this liquid. It's awesome!
I've used this BHA 2% for +3 months. I got redness initially but my skin has been used to it gradually. The most remarkable difference is the my blackheads were diminished. I have not been aware of it until recently. Also, I accidentally found that a sebaceous hyperplasia over my right cheek was disappearing too!! I have it for years, and it was refractory to the treatment at the dermatologic clinic. So I just gave it up and left it alone. Now I am happy it almost disappears. Great product!
This literally transformed my skin. I have been using it for about 4 months, and have not had a single breakout. My complexion glows and I my sunspots and acne scars have tremendously been reduced. My fiancé steals my bottle because it works so good! This is my Christmas present to all my sisters!
I have used Clinique, Clarins, Kate Somerville, Olay, Perricone, Dr. Gross, Dr. Brandt, Serious Skin Care, Philosophy, and so many more. PAULA'S CHOICE IS THE BEST SKIN CARE I HAVE EVER USED. I am 45 years old and NOW I have acne. Lately every other brand irritates my skin. After carefully reviewing and sampling Paula's products, (thank GOD for the sample sizes and free shipping) my skin is finally calming down and looks and feels amazing. With these products I see results immediately.
I use a LOT of Paula's Choice products, but this is by far the product that makes the biggest, most immediate difference. I see results overnight. When I get lazy and don't use this for several days my skin gets dull; after a few nights of use, my skin is visibly brighter and tighter-looking, with less visibile pores, and it feels softer and smoother to the touch. The liquid version is my favorite because it soaks it fairly quickly and I can apply other products over it.
When pores get clogged they stretch out, making them look bigger. They can also appear bigger with age and accumulated sun damage. The good news is that you can get younger-looking skin. Skin that may have you (and others) thinking you've turned back time.
Our leave-on exfoliating formulations made with BHA (beta hydroxy acid also known as salicylic acid) get rid of old skin cells you don't want hanging around. They do this on the skin's surface, and inside the pores where clogs begin. Leave-on exfoliation shrinks enlarged pores, smooths wrinkles and reveals younger-looking skin—all without harsh scrubbing.
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