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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
New formula is terrible.
from Nashville, TN
Comments about 2% BHA Lotion - 3.3 oz:
I can't imagine how this is supposed to be moisturizing or "skin-softening" for someone with dry skin. Previously this lotion was very creamy and nourishing, left my dry sensitive skin dewy and clear. The new formula is very thin and not much buffer to offset the drying effects bha can have. After a week using this my face has turned into flakey mess. A reviewer mentioned layering another moisturizer on top, but I think that's what some people loved about the previous product was they didn't have to do that because it already did what a lotion is supposed to do, moisturize.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
The new formula is lovely
Everyone needs to calm down. This reformulation is so nice. First, it is silky and light but in a lotion form. Obviously, you need to apply your serum and moisturizer over this product. Does any other company out there make such a nice light silky 2% BHA product? No. This layers so well and sinks in without a trace. I adore this and will purchase this in the winter when things get dry. Layering is key.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
New formula is drying
I used to like to use the gel or liquid 2% exfoliants in warm weather and switch to the lotion exfoliant in cold weather as it added an extra layer of moisture under my SPF moisturizer. This new formula leaves my skin tight and dry and adds no moisture at all. Very disappointing, and now I need to find a replacement for winter in upstate NY.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Love the new formula!
from Liberty, MO
This is phenomenal for aging but still breakout prone skin.I've used this product for years but was only using at night because of it's slow absorption. With the new formula I've increased my use to twice a day. It is my first layer each morning. It has greatly reduced my constant clogged pores and breakouts. It is also preventing the infected hair follicles I've been fighting after using a depilatory. Please keep it this way forever. My skin is combination, aging and pretty sensitive. The liquid formula is just a bit too irritating for routine use but this is amazing.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
from Cleveland, OH
I've been using the 1% lotion for nearly a year but then I thought, hey why not try the 2%!? Especially since the 1% was discontinued. I have had only tiny occasional pimples since I was using the 1% but after a month of 2% my skin is a mess. I have pimples and blemishes. I'm so disappointed. Planning to send back for a refund. Please bring the 1% back! And the Calm formula is not the same!
Not the same
About Me Cystic Acne, Oily Skin
This used to be a 5 star product, but I agree completely with the commenter before me; the new formula is very drying. My face feels dry and tight and uncomfortable. I'm so disappointed :( I've used the old formula for years. The old formula worked better then any lotion I've ever had before.
Not as good as it was
By Skin care junkie
from Palm coast, fl
Have used this lotion for years and loved it. The new formula, while it has a great texture, is drying. Loved how the old formula moisturized beautifully, didn't need a moisturizer along with it. Now I do but it isn't enough; my skin is still tight and not comfortable. Disappointed for sure.
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
The only BHA product I can use constantly w/o side effects.
from Vancouver, Canada
About Me Beauty Conscious
I have to be careful with BHA products; while they are effective, the side effective ranges from dry patches to dry, irritated, flaky red skin. I have dry/normal skin with large pores and thus blackheads easily form if I don't take care, in addition to ones on my nose, so BHA is a must. This product I can use day and night, daily without any of the side effects mentioned, which is amazing! It's a bonus that it provides light hydration which means if I'm feeling lazy, I can skip an additional moisturizer.One small con is that it is not as effective as other BHA products which means it takes longer (2-3 months) to see results but they do come! I got a few whiteheads initially using it, but since then my skin has been more radiant, pores cleaner, areas susceptible to minor blackheads clear, and stubborn blackheads reduced. I cannot stress how nice it is to not anticipate dry flaky skin despite using it so frequently.
My skin glows
from Toronto, Ontario Canada
About Me Beauty Expert
I started using this product about a year ago. Previous attempts with drug store exfoliates had been the opposite of successful, irritating my skin badly.Paula's Choice is the only line of products that has worked for my hormonal acne. It took a few (maybe as many as 8-12) weeks for the full benefits to be seen but it's undeniable the difference PC has made to my skin. I have clean, bright, luminescent skin with only rare blemishes (which, when I do get them, are much smaller and disappear much quicker than before). I am almost religious about my skincare routine these days:Morning1. Cleanser (I don't use PC brand for this)2. PC brand toner3. PC brand exfoliant (this product)4. PC brand moisturizer mixed with the PC brand Vitamin C drops (I use a PC brand moisturizer for extremely dry skin - it's better than any other moisturizer I've ever used and got me through last winter without the dry skin issues I've experienced in the past; the drops make my skin glow)5. PC brand sunscreen6. MakeupEvening1. Cleanser (I don't use PC brand for this)2. PC brand toner3. PC brand exfoliant (I use three pumps of BHA 9 daily which is way more than most people seem to use according to the reviews, but it doesn't irritate my skin and helps keep it moisturized)
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
2% BHA Lotion
Ordered the 2% instead of the 1% by accident. Decided to try because its becoming winter and my skin has been drier than normal. much thicker than the 1% and somewhat greasy before absorbing. Have used for three and have broken out in too many pimples. Will be exchanging for the 1%.