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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Chicago, Illinois
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about 1% BHA Lotion - 3.3 oz:
This BHA is my favorite of all Paula's BHA treatments. I can use this daily in the am on my sensitive, oily, combo skin and then I use my prescription retinoids at night. I did try the new calm BHA, but that totally dried my skin up like a prune. I like the very light fragrance of cucumber in this. I find it does the best job in calming sensitive skin and it really keeps my pores clear and doesn't cause me any breakouts. It sinks in quickly and works great under makeup. I hope they don't discontinue it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Great except for the moldy cucumber smell
from Los Angles, CA
About Me Minimalist
I tried this BHA lotion from a sample, as I have been going through the entire PC line to find the right exfoliant for my skin.What I like about the 1% BHA Lotion: smooths on easily, sinks in right away, doesn't leave any film or sticky residue, non-irritating. Lotion consistency is easier to apply with less waste than liquid BHA products.What I don't like about it: smells overpoweringly bad, like moldy cucumbers. The scent does fade after a few minutes, but it is difficult to "unsmell" once the initial impact has happened.For long term effects, I can't say much since I used a sample. I would expect that 1% BHA might not have the same oomph as the 2% BHA products. However, the smooth texture is so awesome, it might be easier to use it 2x per day (which I have not found to be possible with the stickier BHA products).
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Better Than The New Calm 1% Exfoliant
from Dallas/FortWorth, Texas
If you are having issues with the new Calm 1% BHA, and have not already tried this 1% BHA lotion, give this a try. I find it works much better with my sensitive skin. I recently tried the new Calm 1% BHA Redness Relief Lotion. I was disappointed that it did not work well for me. It caused breakouts and irritation. I switched back to this original 1% BHA lotion and I didn't have a single issue. I did this several times thinking it may just be that my skin had a bad week. Unfortunately, that was not the case. This 1% lotion dies not cause the unpleasant side effects of the Calm 1% lotion and it truly works best for my sensitive skin. This 1% BHA lotion is truly a super star exfoliant for those who cannot tolerate the higher BHA exfoliants or for those who use exfoliants twice daily. It is such a fantastic formula! I can even pair this BHA exfoliant twice weekly with the Resist Intensive Retinol Serum without it causing flaking or any irritation. It just leaves my skin looking it's best. This product is awesome! Please do not discontinue this formulation!!!
Great Initial Effect But...
By Dr. Wag
from Southern California
I purchased a whole skincare set but this one was odd. When you first apply it, it actually is quite soothing, very light, and evens out the skin. Loved the initial effect but the smell is awful like sweaty gym clothes stored in a plastic bag for days. I've used this for about a week and my skin started to have read spots like breaking out. I stopped using it now for a few days and my skin started to heal. This particular product may not be the a good one for me. The rest of the skincare is perfect!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I think this is drying out my skin and breaking me out.
About Me Beauty Expert
So..I started using this October 13 2015, and I was so excited bc I thought this would improve my textured skin gently. And it seemed to make my skin dry after a week and also broken out, but I continued bc I assumed it to be a coincidence bc winter was in face nearing. So I used to every other night for 8 weeks and my skin never looked good during this time...dry, flaky, and very bumpy. But I still assumed it was winter skin. So I started using it every other night for 4 weeks and my skin never know improved no matter what other gentle products I was using to cleanse and moisturize. So I stopped using and after 3 weeks my skin was so nice and clear and not as dry, I couldn't believe it. I actually didn't want to believe it was the PC product causing my derm issues bc I wanted it to work so bad, so I started again 5 days ago and after only 3 applications my face is dry and flaky and broken out. It really makes me wanna cry bc I wanted to believe in this. I've used many BHA products over the last couple of years to even out my skin and although this one didn't make my raw and itchy, it made it worse and did not imrpove it.
Customer Service Response: Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great texture and effective
from Boston, MA
I purchased the Repair roseacea kit for my skin recently. I've been using all of the products regularly as directed for 1 week. This product was included in the kit. Pros: I like the texture of the product, lightweight, moisturizing lotion. It goes on smooth and absorbs quickly. Cons: The smell is what you expect from a non-perfumed BHA product. The scent is not great, but that is what is expected and the scent does not linger on the skin. I did not find it bad enough to not use it. For some people, BHA treatments will cause your skin to "breakout" or "purge" before you see improvement. Using the 1% BHA daily after my toner before moisturizer in the AM and PM, caused my skin to slightly breakout. I mean very slightly. A pimple here or there and so far that's it.I will continue using this product and will re-purchase in the future. Most likely a higher BHA % to try as well.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Can't live without
from Hartford, CT
I have been clear of breakouts and blackheads since the first week I started using this. My pores are so much smaller, and it did not irritate my extremely sensitive skin. This product has been a life changer for my face. Can't rave enough.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Alachua, FL
I originally purchased the 2% BHA liquid in sample size. Although I totally noticed a difference, I also had dryness and flakiness. On calling PC, the service rep recommended this 1% lotion and I LOVE it. I have rosacea, HUGE pores,ton's of blackheads (can you believe at 58!!) and skin that can easily be irritated. I use the 1% in the morning and moisturize with Resist Daily Wrinkle Defense w/SPF which is my "makeup" for day. I must say the 1% did not work like the 2% liquid...so I now alternate the 2% liquid in the evening using the Resist Barrier Repair Moisturizer which is more moisturizing to keep the dryness & flakiness under control. My skin has never looked or behaved better than it does using PC's products. Thank you!!
Service and delivery comments:
EXCELLENT customer service with quick delivery after ordering.
By hey girl
Yes the product has an odor, and is tolerable enough provided the product worked for the claims made. My issue is that I have never had blackheads until I used the product. Gave it a good 3 weeks to see if the blackhead issue disappeared, thinking maybe my skin need to adjust to it. Never happened, nor did I see any sign of even toned skin or reduction of redness, which was the intent of the purchase.
Customer Service Response: Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you. Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund, as well as recommend a product that might work better for your skin type!
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Mountain View, CA
I started using this lotion before my wedding, and my skin never looked so good. It exfoliates and helps keep adult acne away.