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Love this- but the bottle leaks!
from Calgary , Canada
Comments about CLEAR Regular Strength Acne Exfoliant - 4 oz:
This product has really helped clear-up my skin but it's super annoying because when I carry it in my gym bag or travel with it the bottle leaks. It's also wasteful.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Not bad, but not good either
from Vancouver, Canada
I have very oily skin, and wanted to use this product to control the blackheads on my face. This BHA product has a pH of 3.9 according to Paula's choice, which means that it is VERY gentle for a BHA exfoliant.This product goes on like water, and absorbs/evaporates just as quickly without leaving any residue behind. It is not irritating at all.This did reduce the blackheads on my face, but just by a little. If you have a very mild case of blocked pores, or if you have very sensitive skin, this is right for you. However, you might want to consider the extra strength one, or the skin perfecting line if you have anything worse than a very mild case of blocked pores.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Portland, OR
I am really impressed with this product and I didn't have high hopes! I used Retin A for 5 years, stopping after using the 0.01% for a year to no avail; my skin never adjusted and I was always a red, raw, dry, flakey, itchy mess (yet my doctor kept saying to "push through it??). I then tried differin gel for acne and even though it's much gentler, I still was not happy with my skin texture (and still breaking out). I decided to stop all retinol products and just go back to basics, but include this product in my new lineup. I am so glad I did! It's been 3 weeks now and no breakouts, skin texture and tone is much improved, redness and irritation are gone! I have had way better results with this exfoliant than I swear I ever had on prescription retinoid products. We aren't all the same, but I feel this is worth a try especially if you can get samples.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Dallas, TX
it is a good exfoliant, doesn't cause any dryness or redness, even though I have super sensitive fair skin, however it didn't remove my blackheads, but I'm noticing a huge difference if do not use it - blackheads gets way worse
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Holy Grail for my skin!!
from Washington, DC
This is hands down the most effective product I use on my face. For reference, I have dry skin that is EXTREMELY clogged pore prone. So finding good products has always been a struggle. I had been using another PC exfoliator (their most popular) and it was good, don't get me wrong. But this is what I really needed to unclog my poor pores! I had been using wayyyy too heavy of creams on my face (for the dryness) which just jam packed my pores and created such a skin disaster for me. The previous exfoliator I was using helped, but I was still struggling.I bought the travel size of this on a complete whim, used it for 2 or so days and now I'm hooked. The next day my skin looked so much better I wanted to cry! Even the blackheads on my nose were very literally falling out. And it is so so gentle. No stinging and no drying my skin out. I can not say enough good things about this product. I also enjoyed that it did not have that greasy feel like the other exfoliators I have tried.If you are struggling with clogged pores and can't find anything to help, you need to buy this. You will definitely not regret it!
from Atlanta, GA
About Me Aesthetician, Makeup Artist, Naturalist, Shop Owner
I really like this product and feel that it does a good job.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
This is a miracle worker
I'm not one to write reviews but I'm compelled to share how I feel about this product because I know what it's like to struggle with acne. I'm 34 with acne prone, combination skin. I used this product in the past and loved it but stopped for a few years because I was living abroad and couldn't get it. I just started using it again and it's amazing. I use this BHA every night after I wash my face and when I look at my face in the morning I literally see big results. This is the only product I've ever used that actually visibly produces results overnight. Seriously, I'm amazed. If I have any bumps, pimples or red areas from past breakouts they're remarkably faded/reduced in the morning and then they completely vanish as you keep using the product. It even helps for dry patches (I get dry patches on my chin otherwise I have oily skin). My skin is more evenly toned and clear. It changes your skins texture! And It really does prevent more break outs. I don't have serious acne, just prone to it so I use it once a day and that's enough for me but you can use it twice a day. If you have more acne you can always try the extra strength. Try it!!
from Denville, NJ
I absolutely love this. I found the Resist and lotion ones to be not a great fit, but this is perfect. I think it's the redness calming factor. It took out my pesky cyst. I highly recommend!
Magic in a bottle
By T-Mark Phung
from Riverside, CA
About Me Beauty Conscious
This magic in a bottle just does as what it claims. I've already seen an improvement in my acne-prone skin's texture. I only use it once every night in place of the toner step (but I'm about to add a PC's toner in my regimen). Those redness and blemishes become smaller overnight!!
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
About Me Minimalist
I've struggled with acne my whole life and have tried countless products from the heavy duty prescription to the all natural methods and nothing has ever been as effective as Paula's Choice products. I ordered mainly sample and travel sizes to only last a week so I wouldn't waste any money and I've noticed SUCH a difference. My redness is down, my breakouts are under control and my skin is the softest it's been in years. I almost lost hope in my skin and PC was the last thing to try on my list. My skin isn't perfect yet, but I'm confident that when I try other products and create my personalized routine that I will achieve my skin goals!Also, the reason I'm writing this review on this product specifically is because this is the product I am attributing most of my skin progress to! I highly recommend it!