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You CAN use this product even if you have sensitive skin
from Denver, CO
Comments about 2% BHA Liquid - 4 oz:
I live in Colorado, which is very dry in the winter, and I have sensitive break-out prone skin and I have been able to use this product without issues. I started by applying it only every other or every two nights and slowly increased how frequently I used it after using it two nights in a row caused some excess dryness and some slight burning. This is an excellent product! I got a free sample which is why I began using it. I probably would have tried the lotion or gel first instead since the liquid of any BHA/AHA will always absorb the fastest and I know my skin pretty well (it likes to freak out when trying new products so slower absorbing is better), but the liquid has been just fine when used in moderation and added slowly to my skin regimen. My skin clarity is lovely and the post-acne marks are fading more quickly than usual. Love it!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Although I don't like the oily feel, still the best BHA
This is still the best BHA to come out of Paula's line. I have used the Resist BHA and Clear and I find those don't do much for my blackheads or skin texture. The only issue I have is I find I get itchy around my jaw line for a bit after I put it on but I don't get any redness or allergic reactions. Perhaps it's just my skin reacting? Either way I do love this one and I use it at night to avoid having a greasy face during the day. For daytime I use Resist or the Clear BHAs.
I completely changed my mind on this - its really fantastic.
from rishon lezion - israel
i wrote a neg (1 star) review on this a few months ago and not because i felt it didnt work (like i have stated in that review) but simply because it made my face a red flaking drying breakout mess! i am a 48 y\o mother of 4 who use STRONG skincare on a daily bases.i use lots of high percentage peels (on weekly bases) plus i do my own pro streignth TCA peel ever few months.i use vit c, 5% hydroquinon,retin a GEL 0.05 (which is harsher on the skin then the cream anyway),plus i use a 15% alpha hydroxy acid serum (in a ph of 3.1) so my skin is used to high percentage and strong ingredients.so when this little monster made my skin red,flacky,dry AND made me break out so so bad ( i normally have great skin with almost no breakouts) i was shocked!and besides i HATED the sticky residue it left on my skin!i simply could not handle it.anyway, i decided to start incorporating this into my night time regiman but start with applying it every other day.and thats what i did (and five minutes after adding my hydroqunion.retin a gel.and moisturizer on top).i also noticed that if i use a cotton round (a thin cotton round pad) instead of a cotton ball and use less amount of product i am left with a very very thin film that is alot less sticky then before and it dries after about 5 min and that way i can use all the other things above it.i knoe use it every night, and my skin GLOWS!!!my poors are tight! my skin is clear and BRIGHTER.my face is smooth as a baby and it really really glows.it didnt do that much with blackheads on my nose though (but i use an extractor device and a facial steamer for that).anyway, i am so happy i gave this another shoot.you will LOVE this product.just use a thin cotton pad and dont use to much (about 6-7 drops is enough).ans swip the pad all over the face for about 30 seconds.wait a 3-5 minutes to dry down a bit and add anything else you use on top.and in the moening i have a glowing smooth skin of a baby, i kid you not!sarai,israel.
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By Loyal Customer
I have been using this product for almost 10 years and hope they never discontinue, it definitely helps keep my skin clear! I have combination, sensitive skin and this has never been irritating or caused breakouts. I use twice a day and it's enough moisture for me in the mornings to skip a moisturizer (I let soak in for about 10-15 minutes before applying makeup). My only complaint is the price, it has increased steadily over the years, I have to wait for a sale before repurchasing.
I will likely buy this forever.
I've been using this product for over a month now. I cannot say yet if this is the reason why my skin is better, I added a couple different PC products a month ago into my skin routine, but I don't really want to find out and live without it.I use this religiously both morning and night. My biggest skin concern is not "acne" per say, but CLOGGED PORES. Clogged pores are the death of me. Skin-colored bumps. I have struggled with these stubborn things for years. I think this is really helping. Its a slow process, it doesn't happen overnight, but chemical exfoliation is something I had never heard of until I stumbled across this, and I think it's key for someone like me. My skin looks so much better than it did a month ago. I think BHA is something that really agrees with me, I have absolutely no side affects, my skin can take it and loves it. Will continue to purchase until all my clogged pores are gone, and after to keep my skin nice for years to come!
To irritating for my dry skin
from Orange, Ca
I have sensitive acne prone reactive skin and this did not work well for me unfortunately but I did like the fact that it did lighten and brighten my skin too bad I can't use it but I did find a 2% lotion that is working for me so thank goodness for that .
Service and delivery comments:
Always on time no problems
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Please don't ever discontinue this product
By Pale Paige
from Portland, OR
About Me combo skin / fair / mid-twenties
I've tried this product and the Resist Daily Pore-Refining Treatment for Oily skin and have to say, this one takes the win. They have both helped minimize my acne issues (hormonal breakouts along the jawline) to where I only have one or two new spots a week but somehow the Skin Perfecting solution also leaves my skin looking a lot more healthy and glowing! Yes, it does leave a slip on the skin after use but I have oily skin and can attest to it not really being an issue. You just have to wait a few more minutes for it to sink in. Added bonus: you get more product with this solution than you do with the Resist version and it has a shorter ingredient list.
Very fast shipping!
By Emi T.
from Tampa, FL
About Me 21 years old with combo/sensitive skin
I purchased this product in hopes that it would clear up my stubborn acne. While I do believe it has helped my skin in many ways, it did not clear up my acne unfortunately; however, my skin (where this is no acne) has never felt smoother and as soft as it does now. I do feel that is due to my new Paula's Choice skincare routine. I love this brand. It feels like I am doing something good for my skin. Anyway, this is a great product for smoothing skin 'til it is soft as flower petals.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I would not buy again
from Ontario, Canada
My first issue with this product is the packaging. I closed it tight and had the sticker on it, threw it in my bag and some of the product still leaked inside of my expensive purse. It was only about 10% of the product before I noticed, but I imagine if I left it in my bag overnight, it would have damaged my purse and I would have no product left. Further, at first I was not using the product as instructed, so I gave my skin a break and tried it via advice of a customer service agent. I was expecting to break out, but I was not expecting painful cystic acne that I have not had since I was in high school. It is not the product for me.
Customer service is helpful at answer questions, however if a product makes you react very negatively then PC should cover the return cost of the shipping label, as it is expensive to ship back internationally.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
This is the one product I can not live without!
from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
About Me Combination, sensitive skin, mid 50s
I use this product on and around my nose and chin at night and in the morning under makeup. With regular use it eliminates blackheads and other nasty pore stuff! Also any redness in theses areas that I had for years is gone. I've been trying it on a brown patch on my arm to see if it would flake off; yes, it is! I love, love, love this product! Gentle and soooo effective!