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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Not for me
By Tweety 74
from Fort Lauderdale,Florida
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about 2% BHA Gel - 3.3 oz:
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.
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from Toronto, ON
Got this as a sample on my recent purchase and started using it right away as part of my beauty routine both am and pm.The sample lasted for about 5 days, but I was able to see changes from day 1.My skin looks softer and even than ever. It helped me to get rid of 2 remaining pimples from my last period and to reduce the size of my really large pores.I have also noticed less blackheads, something I truly thought impossible, since no other product before has been able to help me with that.I would really like recommendations of other products to combine it (cleanser, toner, moisturizer, serum, etc.) since I realized is not part of any of your kits and I definitely need this in my life :)
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
HG acne treatment!
About Me Beauty Expert
My skin issues: blackheads, hyperpigmentation from acne (don't pick your face!), enlarged pores, and acne.I didn't see results "the next day", but within a week, I could see a difference on my face. My blackheads are few and far between, the hyperpigmentation is fading - pretty quickly too. But the biggest difference in my skin when I use this product is that I hardly have pimples. I do still breakout occasionally, but I can usually trace that to something hormonal, or an external influence (i.e., I used a new product or was touching my face a lot). Instead of 5-6 active and healing pimples, I'll now have one, maybe two, tops. They heal a lot faster too!No visible changes in my pores, but that's not a huge surprise. Pretty sure I'm just stuck with those!I apply this once a day, at night, about 4-5 times a week. I'm super oily, so I don't find it drying, but if I use it seven times a week, I get oilier - which I assume is my skin telling me to slow down.I much prefer the consistency of this over the liquid - while the liquid made my face feel greasy, this stuff just makes my face feel a little odd (not sticky or greasy, just - strange?) for a minute, but then it soaks in and all is well in the world. Lastly, this bottle is huge and you don't need much each use. I don't even need a full pump to cover my entire face and my jawline (where I'm prone to bad breakouts). So I don't foresee needing to buy another bottle for, uh, a while. Definitely a fantastic value.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Love it. Does the job I need.
from Dallas, TX
This is the one I chose instead of reordering the 2% BHA RESIST liquid for oily skin, my favorite thing about it is that it is a gel which is the consistency I like. This isn't as brightening as the RESIST version and the formula is a more simple, but it still does the job perfectly.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Brooklyn, NY
I has this product come on recommendation from a friend. I suffer really bad breakouts, despite having officially entered my 30s this year! Because cystic acne is always worse before my cycle, I had assumed that it was primarily hormonal.I don't know how, but the 2% BHA gel REALLY helps my acne, aside from the breakouts I get before my cycle. This convinces me that it works, since, before I would breakout consistently, regardless of hormones, so I understand this gel is actually doing something to prevent non-hormonal acne. It has helped immensely with the appearance of large pores, as well. I don't have wrinkles (yet), but I hope it also acts as a preventative precaution for aging.I would definitely recommend this exfoliant gel for anyone who struggles with cystic acne and large pores. Be patient with the product, and understand that NO topical applicant is going to help with hormonal acne - in other words, adjust your expectations for this product and use it to target non-hormonal acne and you will super satisfied!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Nina K
from hayward, ca
I use this twice a day and it does an amazing job at keeping blackheads away.I've had blackhead issues since my early teens and this is the first product that has actually worked to reduce the old blackheads on my face and completely get rid of the newer ones.It doesn't, however, get rid of the older, more stubborn blackheads around my nose. Since PC's 2% has worked so well, I'll try the 4% bha and see how it works for those.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Good at first, then benefits went away
from Houston, Texas
I purchased this after reading about how it supposed to reduce redness, enlarged pores, acne, and to even skin tone.For the first few weeks I used this product, I was pleased with the extent to which it reduced my breakouts. I mostly have hormonal acne on my chin and cheeks. After using it a while, however, it stopped fewer and fewer breakouts - the main reason I purchased this.My redness has gotten worse, I have seen no improvement in my skin tone, and my pores are larger than ever. As I said before, I kept using the product despite this because of its ability to treat acne. After a while, that stopped as well.I'm not sure if I bought the wrong product or what but I was very disappointed with this gel.The one thing I will say is it did not dry out my skin like every acne cream does.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Works better than I expected!
By Christian Acne-Fighter
from Long Island. New York
First off, I'm a 20 going on 21 year old man. I use this product twice a day, morning and night, directly after cleansing and using a toner to refresh my skin. I noticed an improvement in the look of my skin within a week and a half of using this product and it has only gotten better! My blackheads in that sensitive under-eye/next to my nose area have almost entirely gone away and I haven't even been using it for 2 months. My red marks from acne are fading faster than they were before, popped pimples heal 2x as fast, if not faster, than before I began using this product. The gel texture absorbs into my skin well, but if i don't follow-up with a moisturizer within 2-5 minutes of applying the gel, it makes my skin feel sticky. So just always use a moisturizer afterwards and you're good to go! Definitely try this out!
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
A Miracle Product
from Orlando, FL
For the past 8 years I've been struggling with hormonal acne and bad skin. I was trying so many products that I ended up destroying my skin's moisture barrier. Until I discovered Paula's Choice while browsing a skin care thread ob Reddit. I ended up ordering this and I use it every day, twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening followed by my Cerave moisturizer. I also use shine stopper in the AM on my T-zone. My skin has never looked better, I have baby soft, smooth skin and my acne scars are fading more and more. I will be a fan of this product for life, I have never felt more beautiful and confident and I am just so happy to have been able to finally take control of how my skin looks and feels. Truly wonderful and I highly recommend this if you have problematic skin. A year ago, I'd have never felt comfortable leaving my house without make up on. Now I freely go without makeup nearly every day.
I've only been using this for a weeks or so, so I can't really verify any results yet. The stickiness is a huge turn off though. It eventually sinks in but make sure you use it way before applying any makeup...like and hour before.