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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Smoothing and Clarifying
from Upland, CA
About Me Beauty Expert
Comments about 2% BHA Gel - 3.3 oz:
This product has been life saving when it comes to calming my severe adult cystic/inflamed acne. I have incredibly sensitive skin, and this is one of the few products I've found that actually improves my acne and overall skin texture without irritating. For some strange reason the PC salicylic acid liquid formula breaks me out, but this gel formula works wonders on my skin. The only downfall of this product is that unfortunately it doesn't wear well under make up, something about the texture causes it to break up and look cakey within a few hours after application, so I only use this product at night. I alternate this gel nightly with my prescription Tretinoin cream. Once in a while I'll use both at the same time before bed, but often that will cause a bit too much irritation for my sensitive skin. Overall my skin texture has improved dramatically. My pimples heal quickly and I've noticed a significant reduction in my redness and break outs. After applying this at night, I wake up with my skin looking calm and refreshed. Great product PC!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Makes me break out
from San Francisco, CA
About Me Minimalist
I bought this in combination with the toner, and the first day I used it my skin looked better. I used both according to the directions (apply after washing face and using toner, before any spot treatments), but my skin steadily got worse. I started breaking out all over. I assumed it was natural but then stopped using the exfoliant and my skin instantly grew less red and the break-outs began to subside. This product is clearly not right for me, which is disappointing because it went on so smoothly.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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 help you with a possible exchange or refund.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Prefer the liquid
from Ontario, Canada
About Me Beauty Conscious
I love the 2% BHA liquid and thought I would give the gel a try. Unfortunately, it did nothing for my skin and I felt as if the benefits I had seen from the liquid disappeared. Thinking it may just be my imagination, I went back to using a sample of the liquid and immediately saw a positive difference. The BHA is great, but I guess for my skin type, the liquid is more effective.
Love This BHA
from Salt Lake City
I struggled with breakouts from my mid teens through my early thirties. I purchased this gel after hearing a makeup artist recommend it. It is the only product that has consistently kept my skin clear. I have been using it for four years or so. I have repurchased this item from Paula's Choice many times and I will not be without it. Thank you PC for letting me have clear skin as an adult! I use this 4 or so times a week after I cleanse and tone with Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Pore Reducing Toner. I'm so grateful to have these products!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
My go-to when I need a touch of extra moisture
from Los Angles, CA
I've tried almost all the BHA products in the PC's line, and this is one of my favorites. It is not a daily use product for me, but it could be, depending on skin type. Since my skin is normal-to-oily with dry patches on my cheeks and neck, there are times when I need a little extra boost of moisture, but not quite to the point where I would need the 2% BHA Lotion. The product is soothing, and does reduce my red spots in short order, sometimes as quickly as over night. As others have commented, it is a little sticky. The trick for daytime use is to apply sparingly. The small amount of stickiness will be overcome by the next skin care step (eg, I use Hydralight 30SPF). The thicker texture also makes this a great product for treating small spots, or for my weekly skin care routine, where I apply a much larger amount as a kind of BHA facial mask. Overall, this product is extremely versatile--recommended!
my skin savior
from abbotsford bc
just love this product. cannot live without it. Applying this product leaves my skin sticky but i only apply at night so it doesnt matter for me. i love that it leaves my skin radient and glow and soft in the morning. i think i'll be keep using this product until i die.
Not what I had hoped for
from Brooklyn, NY
After using this product twice daily for nearly two months i'm not that impressed. It did a little good as far as skin tone goes but not anything very noticeable. It didn't help at all with the enlarged pores on my nose nor did it help with occasional pimples I got. I found the product to create somewhat of a greasy texture on my face that never really went away. I can see it being an ok product for someone looking for light skin tone help but other than that I found it to be an unnecessary step in my personal regime.
It works really fast! I have only been using this product for a few days and my skin is already improved! An added benefit is my dry patches have gone away without using extra moisturizers ! Thank you Paula!
I've used better
I was disappointed in this product because it had such great reviews and PC is amazing! I loved the 8% AHA gel and the consistency of it so i decided to get the BHA gel but the consistency is awful. Its sticky and is very odd on my skin. It's something i could definitely look pass if the product was actually effective. I got this for Christmas and have used it every time i get breakouts or blackheads or any sort of acne, and it just doesn't do the job. It is 2% salicylic acid and that is typically what i use when i get breakouts, but this does nothing for them. I don't see any real results from using this. The only way i see results is if i pair this product with another BHA product on top or over it, but thats just annoying to have to do. PC has some of the best skincare products out there but this unfortunately was not one of my favorites. I will get back to using my clean & clear acne spot treatment :(
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Not for me
By Tweety 74
from Fort Lauderdale,Florida
I have been looking at this product for a while and decided to order the sample of this product and I was so excited to start using it. I am 41 year's old with clear skin but I do have large pores so I was hoping this product would help me with that. My skin was looking really good before I started using this product so I was hoping I would get some results in pore reduction as that's all I wanted to achieve. Since using the product I have experienced break outs and I have red pimples and bumps all in my tzone and on my nose. In one use this product turned my skin from clear and even toned to broken out. I will say my skin did feel smooth after using it, and I am sure it's done some good things but I can't continue using it because of my sensitive skin.I also have some dry patches on my skin which has never happened to me before. I think this probably is a great pore reducing product and I so wanted to love it and continue using it, but unfortunately it is not for my skin. I still have a lot of the product left so I will use it to spot treat any breakouts I may get to dry them out.