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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Emollient BHA Treatment!
from Los Angles, CA
About Me Minimalist
Comments about 2% BHA Lotion - 3.3 oz:
I have been sampling all of the PC exfoliants to find the right one for me. I tried Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion from two samples, and am delighted with this unusual product.Most BHA treatments readily available at drug stores, etc., are very drying and irritating. What happens if you have dry skin, but also have clogged pores or breakouts? There isn't much out there--believe me I've looked. Even the so-called "sensitive skin" BHA concoctions have high levels of skin-drying alcohol. In contrast, Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion has a lotion base with an effective pH and concentration of BHA. The lotion is white, somewhat thick and creamy, non-irritating and has an inoffensive "fragrance-free lotion" scent. It is emollient without feeling greasy when used on dryer skin. It does feel heavy when compared to the more watery BHA formulas from PC. However, I don't see this as a negative because the lotion can improve skin moisture, perhaps reducing the need for additional skin care steps. As a plus, I have discovered that its texture also allows me to put it on thick as a kind of BHA moisture mask step in my once-weekly self-facial. I have also used it on my upper arms, where I have some KP (although for use on the body, Resist 2% BHA body lotion is a larger bottle with a better per-ounce price).Since my skin tends toward oily, Skin Perfecting 2% BHA lotion would be best at night, on days when my cheeks are really dry, or weekly when I do my facial. For dryer skin types, this product is a home run, and a very versatile daily skincare staple.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By User P
from Bosnia and Herzegovina
About Me Beauty Expert
This was my first BHA product from Paula and I loved it! I discovered the advantages of BHA some time before, but too high ph of the products I used obviously prevented them from doing their best. Whit this lotion, aside from reduction in blemishes, I saw glowing skin with more even tone, which is, obviously, the result of exfoliation. My skin was plumped as well. However, although I have oily skin, I couldn't use it without a moisturizer afterwards, because it was a bit drying. The lotion has some thicker texture and goes slightly white during the application. Eventually it spreads well and the whiteness goes away in a second. Anyway, I switched to the weightless body treatment with 2% BHA that works equally well, has a lighter texture and I can multitask with it, given that I also have bacne.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Ontario Canada
About Me Beauty Conscious
Until I started with this product I could not use ANY skin care product on my nose or forehead because it would cause breakout. This does not! It's perfect! I use it twice a day every day unless I use the once a week AHA treatment. It has smoothed my skin, evened out my skin tone and has made my pores visibly smaller in my t-zone. I will never be without this product! Thank you!!
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from santa clara, ca
have been trying this for a few weeks now, and seems to feel great! i haven't seen much of a difference yet, but i will not give up since it hasn't irritated my skin yet. (got to try this product free thanks to Paula's Choice Skincare)
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
a total essential for me
from Pacific Northwest
I have sensitive, oily skin prone to enlarged pores, clogs and sometimes retin-a flakes, and I think this is my favorite PC product. It's more of a cream than a "lotion", super rich and moisturizing but the BHA means it's also skin-clearing. It's fine for regular use as a moisturizer, but my favorite way to use it is thickly, like a mask (preferably overnight), on unhappy skin. If I'm more clogged or blotchy than usual, if I've irritated my face with too much poking and prodding or broken out from a new product, if I'm needing some panicky skin 911 or just some extra love for a big date, this my go-to and it has never let me down.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
High fiving a million angels
This is a can't-live-without product for me. For as long as I can remember, I've had small bumps all over my forehead (closed comedones), and nothing would eradicate them. Within two weeks of using Paula's BHA, they are completely GONE! My forehead is smooth for the first time in my adult life. Serious Hallelujahs over here. Along with my new fabulous forehead, this product has also helped even out my skin tone and reduced quite a bit of redness around my nose and chin. My skin is rather sensitive, but I'm able to use this BHA once a day (at night) without any irritation. I apply two pumps with my fingers and massage in, directly following my PC Resist Toner (which I am also obsessed with). It absorbs very well without any greasiness, which is perfect because I then follow it up with a serum and a moisturizer. Goodbye forever to physical exfoliation, this is an absolute holy grail item for me!
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent for dry combo skin!
Let me just say how surprised and thrilled i am! My skin has been a nightmare for me. Combo wit normal to dry and sometimes realy dry cheeck and under aye area. All the harsh products, scrubs, sun and overwashing my face over the years has made it dehydrated and with oily T-zone and cloged pores all over and also lets not forget hormonal breakouts! So you can only imagine...After reading a lot of reviews and doing tons of reaserch i decided to try Paulas Choice, so far ive just tryed samples for couple moisturizes and serums and this Baha exfoliant- its awesome. its been only 3 days and my Large, clogged pores on my cheaks ar fading! When i looked into a mirror in the mrning my cheecks looked like i have a primer on that blures pores out area around my moth witch usualy is flakey in the morning looked all hydrated- i almost teared up! Im so happy and cant wait for results to come. Also produdct didnt sting nor made my face redder- it worked well on my oily forhead and dry cheeks.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
So glad I tried it
By Ashley P.
from Odessa, TX
I would consider myself to have oily/combo skin. In the winter I experience more sensitive skin than usual. I had been using the liquid version of this product and just kept experiencing itchy, dry, very irritated skin. Even in the summer at times but especially in winter. I tried various moisturizers and varied frequency of using the liquid to see if that would help. So I finally realized this product existed and decided to give it a try, thinking the lotion consistency wouldn't really work for me. I was so wrong. I like this way better than the liquid! I actually feel likes this is soothing to my skin. My skin still has had some sensitive moments this winter but nothing like it was before I tried this. I am excited to see how it works for me in the summer as well. I even enjoy applying it more than the liquid. I will just put it on as a lotion and then rub it into my hands plus my arms (chicken bumbs) and it is like a cure all for me. I guess gettin a cotton pad was too much work for me. Haha. I know some of the other customers said they didn't feel it worked for their oily skin but it's been fabulous for mine.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Wish it was lighter
I got the 1%BHA lotion and absolutely loved it, but wanted a stronger exfoliant. Unfortunately, the 2%BHA is heavier, and balled up into clumps when I used my sunscreen over it. Is there any way you can make the 2% as light and moisturizing as the 1%? Because then it'd be perfect
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Really wanted to love this
from New York City
I really wanted to love this. I love how Paula is conscious of every ingredient she puts into her products, however this did not work with my skin. I've used BHA before and it has really agreed with my skin. I am prone to breakouts. However, when I put this on it went on very tacky and almost chalky. It also made me breakout noticeably more than when I wasn't using. Still dealing with the aftermath. I concentrated on just my chin area and soon I had 5 new pimples. It's almost as if it clogged my pores vs. cleared them. I tried to stick with for two weeks, but had to give up.
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.