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Irritated my skin
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about 2% BHA Liquid - 4 oz:
I have sensitive / combination skin which is prone to acne so I tried this but it wasn't for me. It irritated my skin. Perhaps it was something in the base - not sure.My favourite (non-irritating) PC exfoliants that I'm currently using:CALM Redness Relief 1% BHA Lotion ExfoliantCLEAR Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution With 2% Salicylic AcidSKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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This stuff is the bomb
from San Francisco
About Me Minimalist
i have been using this product for ~ 15 years (yes really, I can barely believe that myself). Its a crucial part of my skincare regime & really does help keep my pores unclogged & tightened. When I follow my Paula Regime my skin looks amazing & I receive many compliments. Recently I was traveling for ~ 6 months & ran out. No big deal I thought my skin has been so good for so long I'm sure I can go a month or 2 without Paulas products. WRONG. My pores got clogged, I got loads of blackheads & broke out. Within a couple of weeks of using her range again (specifically this BHA & the hydrogen peroxide blemish cream) my skin was back to 'normal' & I was getting compliments again. Phew!. I really do love the whole range but this exofoliator in particular is really excellent & I won't ever be without it again!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Please never stop making this
from Dallas, TX
About Me Beauty Expert
Does everything AND MORE!!!!!!
Breakouts every time I use it!
from Washington, DC
I bought this awhile back and have tried adding it into my regime multiple times, but it always makes me breakout! I use it for a week or two and start getting horrible breakouts. I contacted a PC customer service rep at one point who said that I just had to get through the breakouts, as your skin is basically "purging" and then it's amazing, but I have never been able to make it to the "amazing" part. I think I have unsuccessfully tried this about 5x now, and I am giving up. BHA must not be for me :( Disappointed because it gets such great reviews! My skin isn't typically very sensitive so I was bummed. The only PC product that I haven't loved so far!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
OK - Not Great - Burns
I have combo oil/dry sensitive skin. In the cold months it gets very tight and peels in some spots but stays oily around my forehead and chin with uneven redness throughout. I wash my face morning/night and use a lightweight sensitive moisturizer at least twice daily. I decided to give this a go because of all the postive reviews but unfortunately it doesn't do much for me. The first week it noticeably made my skin overall feel tighter and softer but as I continue to use it the more I notice it burns when I apply it. Specifially around my cheeks/chin and nose area. That area becomes red and I have to immediately apply my daily moisturizer to "calm" down the angry skin. Once it dries I feel okay but have noticed an increase in breakouts in places I haven't normally had issues with like around my nostril, upper lip/cheek area. For me it doesn't do the trick, I think I will cut back to using it maybe twice a week to see if that helps but the search continues for me to find a skin perfecting formula that really benefits me all around.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Gave me horrible cystic acne!
from NY, NY
After reading all the great reviews I was very excited for this product. I used it once a day, applying with a cotton pad at night after cleansing. Within a week my cheeks were covering in tiny little dots and I had 1 huge, painful whitehead on my cheek and another on my chin. I had pretty clear skin before this and had bought this product to help "perfect" my skin and shrink pores. Hoping this was just the purging of bacteria from my skin I continued for another week but my skin got worse and more irritated. I had to stop and now it's been a month of not using this product and only now is my skin somewhat back to normal. The redness from the huge pimples takes a long time to go away! So upset and frustrated with this product.
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.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Binghamton, NY
This product worked very well with my sensitive skin! I have uneven skin tone due to past acne as well as stubborn chin acne that does not go away. This product is best used at night time since it may seem sticky, but it is important to let it sit and work its magic. Completely non-irritating and has evened out my skin's hyper-pigmentation. I will continue to use it in my daily routine.
from Pinceton, NJ
I have Rosacea acne and this product has been the best for the acne. I don't have redness, so I don't know if it would be ok for that, but it has worked wonders for my breakouts. It is gentle but does an amazing job of exfoliating without scrubbing your face. I prefer using it at night because I find it slightly sticky to use under makeup. Leaves skin smooth and sometimes, because I wait a while before using Paula's Skin Recovery moisturizer my skin feels as thought I already did. I use the whole Recovery line and this product. I've gotten better results with Paula's products than years going to dermatologists.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Best product ever! I have dry cheeks with an oily t-zone. I always get little bumps on my forehead n never seem to go away. I bought the obaji Clenziderm pore therapy treatment. It really dried out my skin n didn't help my bumpy forehead. I thought the more expensive a product is the better it works. I was so wrong! I bought this thinking I'll give it try. Didn't think much of it. Within a week I starting noticing results. I didn't expect it to work as fast as it did. I use it only at night time. My skin looks so good now! Love this stuff n it's affordable!!!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Hands down - my favorite Paula's Choice product
from Seattle, WA
I have used many of Paula's products over many years - this one is my absolute favorite. I have mostly dry skin, but blemish prone. As long as I use this every night, I don't break out. This is the one I can't do without.