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Can't live without it.
from NL, Canada
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about 2% BHA Liquid - 4 oz:
I cannot be without this product. I'm 30, and have struggled with my skin ever since I was in junior high. Thankfully, I've never suffered from the severe cystic acne or rosacea that some people do, but I've always been prone to mild to moderate breakouts. I have tried so many products; none of them worked, and many of them irritated or dried out my skin, causing redness and flaking.I started using this product about six months ago, and it has made more of a difference to the quality of my skin than any other product I've ever tried. I know it's not explicitly marketed to fight acne per se, but the unclogging of the pores must have been the key thing for me. I have noticed a substantial reduction in breakouts, reduced pore size, elimination of blackheads, near-elimination of white bumps, and a more even skin tone. I use this as part of my evening routine (cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize). I do find it takes a while to dry, which is no good for me in the a.m., as I don't have time to wait before moving on to apply sunscreen and make up. My skin is quite sensitive, so I wouldn't use this twice a day, so the evening application works great for me. Sometimes it stings a tiny bit, but it does not cause redness. Once it dries, I apply my moisturizer and any slight stinging goes away and my skin is happy. I have combination skin - leaning oily on my nose and chin, drier around the eyes, and normal everywhere else, with the aforementioned sensitivity (yay, lol). This product works for me, so should be suitable for most skin types. Strongly recommend to help combat clogged pores and mild to moderate break outs. Paula's Choice is the best < 3
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Worked like a charm
from Las Vegas
Let me start by saying that before Paula's choice, I never really knew what a "skin routine" meant for me. I'm really into makeup, so when YouTuber's would post skin care routines they never seemed to cater to my ultra sensitive skin. A friend of mine recommended the "Think Dirty" app and ever since then I began to wonder what was really in my skin care products. This review is aimed at the skeptics- search this website for the article about developing a skincare routine- it will change your life! I have combo skin that gets ultra oily in the T-zone during the summer- which causes breakouts. I was on the verge of giving up and going to get pills from a dermatologist (who recommended toxic cetaphil to me in the first place) and then I found Paula's choice. I WILL say, in the time I have used this product I haven't noticed a drastic change to under the skin blemish scars near my face, but I will update after I have used it longer. They are, however, smoother and less apparent and most of all- way less acne! My skin is clearing up like a charm. I used this with the earth toner, redness relief cleanser, and rose water and glycerin (not paula's) for day and "simple" moisturizer for night. I plan to upgrade my night time moisturizer soon. This product is perfect for people like me, who have small black heads and pimples but everyone says "you don't have acne" and brushes it under the rug... It is not irritating (I have adult ezema) and cleans deep down to the pores even my clarisonic didn't reach. Enjoy!
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not a miracle product for me
By troubled skin now clear
from Boston, MA
About Me Minimalist
Was having brutal breakouts in acne prone skin, and my sister (with very similar skin) recommended this product to me. This product ended up just drying my skin out and making the breakouts worse! Finally just bit the bullet and went to a dermatologist, and now things are much better. Not a miracle cure - go see a dermatologist!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Does what is advertised
from Vancouver, BC
While this product hasn't been a miracle worker for me, it does do what it says it will and for that reason I enjoy using it. I don't have much acne but I do have VERY congested skin and lots of clogged pores and small comedones. The first few weeks I started using this I did noticed my skin getting a bit worse - however this was expected (and exactly what I wanted it to do anyway) as the product was bringing all the oil plugs in my pores to the surface where they could be more easily extracted. By about week 4 this stopped and now my skin feels much smoother and even. It's too greasy for me to use during the day so I only use it at night. It's dried my skin out a lot even with once a day use but I also assume (based on others' reviews) that this will subside after a while. My skin isn't perfect by any means right now, but it has improved.Overall, not a miracle worker and not without it's downsides, but it did do the one thing I wanted it to do (unclog my pores) and did so more effectively than anything else I've ever tried. I'd recommend it for that reason if you have congested skin like I do (or did).
Service and delivery comments:
- Delivery was prompt- Product arrived in good condition- Have not used customer service
from Dallas, TX
I always wanted to try BHA because I have large pores and scars from acne. I used for about 3 months now and my pores got smaller and you can see they got smaller! I used only at bedtime and it's not greasy but it's not enough to moisturize my skin so I use moisturizer after. My skin is so smooth now and my scars got faded little bit but I'm happy with it. You just have to be patient to see the result. it's so worth it!
shipping was really fast, I got it in 2-3 days I think and the product came in good condition, well wrapped in bubble wrapper.
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I wanted to love this product!
from Las Vegas, NV
I used this product once a day for a whole week to see if I wanted to add it to my daily skincare routine. For the first few days, it slightly irritated my skin, but it was so slight that I continued to use it as I was used to using previous acne products that also stung a little but did amazing things to my skin. After 3 days, I noticed an improvement to my skin's texture and color. It was lighter and it seemed to help improve my acne scars. I had to discontinue using the product as it seemed to irritate my skin more over time and I wanted to find another exfoliating product that was irritant free. Overall, I did like the result this product had on my skin!
WHAT THE HECK IS THIS MADE OF?!!!?! THE TEARS OF BABIES?!
By Joy to the world
this product is so amazing I felt compelled to write a review about it although usually I couldn't care less about winning other customers over. here goes...MY LIFE HAS INFINITELY CHANGED FOR THE BETTER AFTER DISCOVERING THIS!!! I used to have great skin in high school but my freshman year of college I just started breaking out for no apparent reason (no changes in diet, maybe stress levels). my self-esteem dropped and I resorted to using liquid foundation to cover up all my cystic pimples. the consequences of this insufferable period of time were pimple scars/hyper-pigmentation whose permanence made me feel even worse about myself. then, lo and behold, enter Paula's choice aha 2% liquid and suddenly all the little bumps, redness, and scars started to disappear!! I've been using this product maybe 4-5 days twice a day and nothing else has worked better for me. just a few days ago I used my pimple spot treatment about 30 times on my face over big and small pimples alike. today I only found myself using the spot treatment 4 times. FOUR. CHAINS BE BROKEN!!!! I AM FREE. YOU CAN BE TOO. DON'T HESITATE. JUST GO.
Greasy and oeeling
By Face falling off
from Atlanta, ga
I bought this a few months ago based on the reviews, but I just cannot use this product. It tries completely greasy and makes my skin peel like crazy- I've tried using it once a week, once every other week, and once a month, but the same thing happens with every use. Such a bummer, it seemed like a miracle product.
Good product but be aware of "purging" possibility
By Shana Ray
from The South
A newbie to advanced skincare, I read up on PC and decided to give the products a try (especially bc of the focus on anti-irritants). I have oily, somewhat sensitive skin. I built up the amount of products from cleanser to toner to 2% BHA liquid. So far so good, with a little purging/breakout after starting BHA exfoliant. As a newbie, I didn't know about purging and would have appreciated a heads up instead of having to search expert advice about breaking out AFTER it started.
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Long Time Fan
from Redwood City, CA
About Me Beauty Expert
Holy moly I love this product. I have dry, sensitive skin but still have blackheads and get clogged pores and milia around my eyes. This product has absolutely zero negative side effects for my skin, which is rare for an exfoliate on my skin. It has reduced my blackheads and redness. A great product. I've tried the gel as well and really like that too; it seems to be slightly stronger but that may be because the formula is a tad thicker.