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Love This BHA
from Salt Lake City
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about 2% BHA Gel - 3.3 oz:
I struggled with breakouts from my mid teens through my early thirties. I purchased this gel after hearing a makeup artist recommend it. It is the only product that has consistently kept my skin clear. I have been using it for four years or so. I have repurchased this item from Paula's Choice many times and I will not be without it. Thank you PC for letting me have clear skin as an adult! I use this 4 or so times a week after I cleanse and tone with Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Pore Reducing Toner. I'm so grateful to have these products!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
My go-to when I need a touch of extra moisture
from Los Angles, CA
About Me Minimalist
I've tried almost all the BHA products in the PC's line, and this is one of my favorites. It is not a daily use product for me, but it could be, depending on skin type. Since my skin is normal-to-oily with dry patches on my cheeks and neck, there are times when I need a little extra boost of moisture, but not quite to the point where I would need the 2% BHA Lotion. The product is soothing, and does reduce my red spots in short order, sometimes as quickly as over night. As others have commented, it is a little sticky. The trick for daytime use is to apply sparingly. The small amount of stickiness will be overcome by the next skin care step (eg, I use Hydralight 30SPF). The thicker texture also makes this a great product for treating small spots, or for my weekly skin care routine, where I apply a much larger amount as a kind of BHA facial mask. Overall, this product is extremely versatile--recommended!
my skin savior
from abbotsford bc
just love this product. cannot live without it. Applying this product leaves my skin sticky but i only apply at night so it doesnt matter for me. i love that it leaves my skin radient and glow and soft in the morning. i think i'll be keep using this product until i die.
Not what I had hoped for
from Brooklyn, NY
After using this product twice daily for nearly two months i'm not that impressed. It did a little good as far as skin tone goes but not anything very noticeable. It didn't help at all with the enlarged pores on my nose nor did it help with occasional pimples I got. I found the product to create somewhat of a greasy texture on my face that never really went away. I can see it being an ok product for someone looking for light skin tone help but other than that I found it to be an unnecessary step in my personal regime.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
It works really fast! I have only been using this product for a few days and my skin is already improved! An added benefit is my dry patches have gone away without using extra moisturizers ! Thank you Paula!
I've used better
About Me Beauty Expert
I was disappointed in this product because it had such great reviews and PC is amazing! I loved the 8% AHA gel and the consistency of it so i decided to get the BHA gel but the consistency is awful. Its sticky and is very odd on my skin. It's something i could definitely look pass if the product was actually effective. I got this for Christmas and have used it every time i get breakouts or blackheads or any sort of acne, and it just doesn't do the job. It is 2% salicylic acid and that is typically what i use when i get breakouts, but this does nothing for them. I don't see any real results from using this. The only way i see results is if i pair this product with another BHA product on top or over it, but thats just annoying to have to do. PC has some of the best skincare products out there but this unfortunately was not one of my favorites. I will get back to using my clean & clear acne spot treatment :(
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Not for me
By Tweety 74
from Fort Lauderdale,Florida
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.
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 :)
HG acne treatment!
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.