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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Prescott Valley, AZ
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about 1% BHA Lotion - 3.3 oz:
I was disappointed with this product. I tend to have oily skin but during certain times of the year my skin becomes more combination. Also, I have sensitive acne prone skin. I had been using the liquid form, but due to some dryness, decided to try this one out. Over the course of 5 weeks, my pores have gotten worse. And I've been breaking out a lot. So, I am going to switch back to the liquid form.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By ance sufferer no more?
from Saint Paul, MN
I usually don't write reviews, but this product has made such a difference within a short period of time that I wanted to share my experiences. I'm 43 years old and suffer from hormonal break outs and dark spots. I had tried the 2% BHA liquid before, but it was way too drying for my skin, so I decided to give the 1% lotion a try. My pores have gotten smaller and I haven't had one cystic pimple since I started to use the product a few weeks ago (knock on wood...). My skin feels smoother and not dry. I haven't noticed any difference in my dark spots but am very encouraged by the absence of pimples. I put on the product in the morning after cleansing and like the matte end result. Sunscreen glides well on top of the product. I'm very much hoping this product won't get discontinued because it has worked wonders for me. I hope it will do the same for you!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
from TORONTO, ON, CA
I went ahead and read some reviews before posting and I see that some people say that they have started to break out in their initial use of this product and I can definitely relate, within the first week I noticed that my skin was getting a little flakey and I was starting to get small red bumps BUT! after the second and third week it did wonders for my skin! I'm 19 have oily skin and I was starting to form perioral dermatitis (for a month) so I got desperate and started searched for a new skin care routine and purchased BHA 2% liquid (sample size) and BHA 1% lotion (big bottle to start off with), my dermatitis went away in 2 weeks of using this.So yes, your skin may react as it isn't use to this products the first week but after your skin exfoliates and renews itself you will fall inlove, I now can leave my house without makeup on and its now been a month since I've been using this.
By Hannah R
About Me Minimalist
I chose to receive 2 samples of this with my AHA order. I have dry skin so I figured I would try a more hydrating lotion BHA before trying the gel or liquid. It ended up breaking me out! I didn't realize it has cetyl alcohol (fatty acids), which irritates my skin. I'm disappointed.
Finally! A product that helped my Acne & Rosacea!
from Boston, MA
I'm a 46 yr old with light thin skin. I've always been obsessive about my face and have had great skin up until recently. My pores started to show on my cheeks and I was breaking out like a teenager (on my chin and under my nose especially)! I love Paula's Choice products because they tell you exactly what the ingredients are and what they do, and they give honest advice. I figured I'd try the BHA lotion - and see how it compared to the AHA lotion which I've been using; and I am so honestly impressed that I just had to write this review. My children AND my husband have been telling me that my skin, "looks so smooth" and no more acne for this old lady!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
By Vegan Kate
from Livermore, CA
When the 1% gel was discontinued I switched to this lotion. Ugh. It smells bad so I find I don't use it. The gel is a better bet- I got the 2% and only use it at night. Just can't get used to the texture of this stuff. I hope PC brings the mild 1% gel back in the future! I used that twice a day.
from Egg Harbor Twp, NJ
I was really eager to try this to help with some patches of redness on my cheeks near my nose. Unfortunately, within 5 minutes of applying it to my entire face, I was flushed everywhere and the patches of cheek redness were significantly worse than before I applied the product. In fact, they weren't patches at all but angry blotches that encompassed my entire cheeks and jaw. I know this gives most people great results, so it is worth a try. Just be very, very cautious.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Best skin I've had in years!!!
from Sonoma County, CA
I ordered 3 samples of each BHA offered so I could find the one I liked best and this one was the winner for my combination skin. Ive battled hormonal acne for years and even when I did have moments of clearer skin, I had left over red marks and bumps under my skin that I could feel when I washed my face. I won't lie, the first month of using this just once a day at night I broke out like crazy, my skin looked really bad and I almost quit using it, but I'm so glad I didn't!!! This is month 2 and everyday I wake up to clearer skin, I'm ecstatic and my self esteem is finally getting better!! I highly recommend this for combo skin that is on the dryer side. Give it a couple months, you won't be disappointed!
I LOVE THIS
from Calgary, AB
This is the perfect exfoliator for dry or sensitive skin. It leaves my skin soft and smooth and helped clear up blemishes and redness.
Made me a believer!
from Phoenix, Arizona
While growing up products with salicylic acid in them always dried out my skin terribly, so I was a little skeptical to try this. For the first couple of days it was very gentle, and results weren't dramatic as far as clearing up existing blackheads and shrinking large pores. However, as I kept using it I really started to see what it could do; my oily forehead was generally less oily and whiteheads went almost completely away. Blackheads filled up much more slowly on my nose, and I am seeing some improvement on the blackheads on my chin as well. I believe the 1% formula performed beautifully; it took time to really work so it wouldn't be so harsh to sensitive skin. Now that I have been using it for a little while, I am curious how even more effective the 2% would be!