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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Lancaster, CA
About Me Minimalist
Comments about CALM 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant - 3.3 oz:
I got recommendation from customer service after having wild reaction using BHA 2%. She said this might work as an exfoliator. I noticed it makes skin softer and glides on smoothly, but with zero result to my problem of acne. I'm stuck with just another product. I figured the whole system of Paula's choice is too harsh for my skin and made condition to worsen. Only after awakening I started to use micellar water and sensitive skin moisturizer along with dietary supplement. I see good results now.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Not effective enough...
About Me Beauty Conscious
Since my skin is dry-combo, I wanted to try to replace 2% BHA liquid with this, more gentle exfoliant. Unfortunately, this did not do anything for my skin! It doesnt feel bad on the skin, it is just useless. I get better resoults when I use 2% BHA liquid 2-3 times a week than using this everyday... If you get breakouts like me (that time of the month) this does absolutely nothing for them. Going back to BHA liquid.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
The opposite of redness relief
from New York, NY
Dries my skin out and causes acne. I would say this product does the opposite of redness relief.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Nurse Jen
About Me Beauty Expert
Did not help reduce size of pores or clear up skin. Actually made my skin break out.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Irvington, NY
I had given this a few months, hoping I'd like it. But nope-- causes my skin to feel dry and break out. Definitely a big disappointment.
Bring back the old formula
The previous formula was lightweight and perfect for my skin. I used it multiple times a day. This new formula leaves a sticky finish and does not absorb like the previous 1% lotion. Really disappointed and I will have to find a different moisturizer.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
irritated my skin
By Yikes Ang
from United States
I have very dry sensitive skin with chronic eczema and occasional breakouts. I'm not sure whether I have rosacea but I have mildly red cheeks pretty much all the time, so I really wanted to try a gentle redness reducing BHA exfoliant. Another brand's redness reducing cleanser turned my cheeks red so I was hoping PC would come through for me. Unfortunately it didn't. This exfoliant exacerbated the redness of my cheeks – I looked sunburned! Luckily I'd bought a sample size so it wasn't a big deal. If you have sensitive skin, you should probably stick with the sample size to see if it irritates your skin... because it definitely might!
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Haven't noticed a difference
from ND, USA
I've been using this once a day for seven months and I have not noticed a difference in my large pores or sebaceous filaments. I have red blotchy areas on my cheeks that this product also did not help. I do like the texture and the fact that it absorbs quickly. It wears well under other skincare products and makeup.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Finally, a BHA product I can use!
from New Orleans, LA
I've ordered samples of all Paula's Choice BHA products throughout the years. None of them seemed to be a good fit for my ultra sesnitive rosacea affected, acne prone skin. The other ones did help with the breakouts, but made my skin super irritaed and red, not a great tradeoff. This one is the perfect balance for me.The addition of green tea and licorice are definitely a plus. I love that these two ingredients make a frequent appearance in the Calm Line for Normal to Oily skin.This helps with breakouts, rosacea, flaky skin from Benzoyl Peroxide, hyperpigmentation/red marks from past breakouts, and it adds a little boost of moisture with its silky and lightweight lotion texture. If I put an extra dab on red marks, they're almot gone by the time I wake up in the morning!There is also a pretty decent amount in the bottle. I'll definitely be repurchasing this one often. Please don't discontinue it!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Gentle and effective
from Minneapolis, MN
My favorite BHA exfoliant. I previously used the 2% liquid BHA, however it was too drying for my skin. This product is less irritating and my skin is noticeably more even and smooth the next morning. It can still be slightly drying, so I take a break in between uses and apply a heavier moisturizer.