SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant
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SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant
This leave-on gel exfoliant is a completely non-abrasive way to remove layers of dull skin to reveal younger skin hiding underneath. It also shrinks clogged pores, diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, and improves skin tone.

SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant

Based on 418 reviews

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This leave-on gel exfoliant is a completely non-abrasive way to remove layers of dull skin to reveal younger skin hiding underneath. It also shrinks clogged pores, diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, and improves skin tone.
  • Gently reveals smoother, radiant skin
  • Refines and clarifies pores
  • Gel texture hydrates and perfects skin’s surface
  • Use up to twice daily after cleansing & toning skin
Skin Types:
Combination Skin, Oily Skin
Concerns:
Wrinkles, Anti-Aging, Enlarged Pores, Blackheads

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    3.3 oz
    $29.00
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    $0.80

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Why is it different?
SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant is a leave-on, water-light formula that gently and naturally exfoliates dead skin, just like your skin did when you were younger. This creates an immediate and dramatic improvement in skin's appearance and feel. Your skin will look more radiant and smooth, with diminished pore size, while softening the appearance of wrinkles.

This exfoliant has a pH range of 3.2–3.8.

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What does it do?
Works to create a younger appearance, revealing a glowing, smoother radiance, and diminishes pores, smooths bumps, and minimizes lines and wrinkles. It also provides long-lasting hydration for healthier-looking skin. It’s suitable even for skin prone to milia.
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How to use

Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. Apply a dime-sized amount over the entire face, including the eyes (avoid the lower lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

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Research

Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, September 2016, issue 9, pages 1480-1490

Archives of Dermatology, August 2000, issue 8, pages 989-94

General Physiology and Biophysics, September 2013, issue 3, pages 347-59

Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 2015, volume 8, pages 455-461

Cosmetics, 2015, issue 3, pages 259-276

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Water, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, (hydration), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Phytosphingosine (skin-renewing), Hydroxyethylcellulose (texture-enhancing), Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (grape extract/antioxidant), Camellia Sinensis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (green tea/antioxidant) Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (willow herb/skin-soothing), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Sodium Hydroxide (pH-adjusting), Tetrasodium EDTA (stabilizer).

Ratings & Reviews

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4.1

(based on 418 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (237)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (74)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (31)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (47)
  • Softens skin (44)
  • Soothes skin (33)
  • Non-greasy (25)
  • Moisturizes (20)

Cons

  • Not effective (11)
  • Greasy (10)
  • Irritates skin (7)
  • Heavy (6)
  • Sticky (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (56)
  • Enlarged pores (51)
  • Uneven skin tone (33)
  • Sensitive skin (27)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (34), Survivalist / minimalist (17), Beauty expert (8), Skin care professional (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (39), Oily (19), Dry (4), Normal (4)

Reviewed by 418 customers

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5.0

Eliminated my redness and breakouts

By Terry

from San Francisco

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Eliminates redness
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin
  • Stops breakouts

Cons

  • Gel texture heavier than expected

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Redness/ Blotchiness
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Uneven Skin Tone

I'm over 60, and have dry, sensitive that is constantly prone to breaking out. I also have a lot of redness in my face although my dermatologist isn't sure it's Rosacea. Whatever it is, this product reduces it unbelievably! Between that and preventing breakouts, I can't remember when I've seen my skin so calm, so clear and so EVEN. I don't say this lightly but this stuff is a miracle! Because this has a gel texture I've been using it at night after I cleanse my face instead of in the morning when I'll be applying my makeup but this morning I accidentally put it on but then put primer foundation over it and proceeded as usual. My skin looked great! I haven't used it long enough to know if it will affect fine lines and while that would be a bonus, I'm already in love with this formula. I've tried the liquid version and am not nearly as impressed. Just having the redness/congestion gone has made me look much younger.

Service and delivery comments:

Super fast!

  • Skin Type:
  • Dry
  • Age:
  • 60+
 
4.0

Good Product but do not notice more moisture

By Michele B.

from Salt Lake City, Utah

About Me Minimalist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    I bought this because I live in a dry environment, and the description says it helps moisturize skin. I had been using the Paula's Choice BHA 2% liquid, and wanted to try something similar, so switched to the lotion. Both products seem to work fine, but the new lotion which is supposed to be for dry skin seems to actually dry quicker, and leave my skin needing more moisturizer than the liquid.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Perfect!

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
    • Age:
    • 60+
     
    5.0

    I have been repurchasing this since 2013

    By Sg

    from Dubai

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

    • Greasy

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores

    I used to get huge cystic came. But using this exfoliant has changed my skin. Will never be without it.

    • Skin Type:
    • Oily
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    5.0

    Don't know what I would do without this

    By Nellie the Esthetician

    from Buffalo, NY

    About Me Skin Care Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Enlarged Pores
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      I was using the 2% lotion before this but for whatever reason it just wasn't agreeing with my sunscreen. I liked the idea of a gel because it'd be a bit more lightweight and it was clear. I use one pump of this day and night and it melts into a watery texture as I spread it in. After I apply it, I brush my teeth to let the tacky finish dry down and I like to give it the opportunity to sink in before I add other products so as not to affect the pH. This has done wonders for my acne, large pores, congestion, overall tone. So incredibly effective but gentle. You won't be disappointed. Also one bottle lasts me just about a year with two pumps a day!

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      5.0

      Works wonders!

      By Rach

      from Fayetteville, NC

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores
        • Redness/ Blotchiness
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Right when I turned 25 (I'm 28 now), something went totally awry with my skin. I started getting cystic, hormonal acne from out of no where. Painful nodules on one side of my mouth, and then it seemed to have gradually moved to the other side. I will tell you that I researched everything and I felt like I have tried everything. Taking certain supplements have helped with the random popups, but I needed something to help heal my skin. I have heard of Paula's Choice from quite a few skincare blogs that I follow and they raved about the 2% BHA Liquid. I decided to try a free sample of the Gel and....oh boy. When I woke up the next morning and looked in the mirror, the nodules were less prominent, less painful and less red. This may be due to the fact that I have also been using the CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser along with this, but it has made me feel so much more confident now that my acne is FINALLY starting to clear up.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Product came faster than expected!

        • Skin Type:
        • Oily
        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        5.0

        Cannot live without this!

        By Kellie

        from Mishawaka,in

        About Me Beauty Expert

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores
          • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
          • Redness/ Blotchiness
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          I have been using the 2% bha gel for about 2 years and I have far better results with this than I did the liquid version of this product (not to mention lasts months longer). It's the very first thing use on my face(after toner)and I'm a 10+ product skincare regime kinda girl. I have had horrible skin since my teens and then I found this product and the 8% aha gel and my skin finally started to make a major change for the better. It keeps acne, oil and blackheads at bay while also smoothing out the look of old scarring.This product hands down fixed my skin.I wouldn't know what to do without it!

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery is always quick..3 days max

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          4.0

          Try a Sample

          By Savannah

          from MI

          About Me Skin Care Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Enlarged Pores
            • Uneven Skin Tone

            I tried a sample of this recently and I am in love!! I noticed that my makeup went on so smooth the next day and I got so many compliments. If your unsure about picking up an exfoliate, try a few samples. I did and I am down to order the full size.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 18-29
             
            5.0

            Got rid of my acne and blackheads!

            By Angie_taco

            from Victorville, CA

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Moisturizes
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Enlarged Pores

              For those of you who say this is sticky and makes your makeup peel off, you are using this incorrectly. The trick is to first lightly spread it on and then lightly pat it on until it's absorbed. I have acne prone/sensitive/combination skin. I use to use the bha that went with the PC acne kit but I never really saw results. This product is hydrating and has saved my skin.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              5.0

              Silver bullet for my acne...

              By delaney

              from los angeles, ca

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Clears breakouts
              • Prevents acne
              • Softens Skin
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Acne prevention
              • Acne treatment
              • Daily Use
              • Enlarged Pores

              This was the silver bullet for my suddenly-acne-prone skin. I'd never had especially acne-prone skin, but all of a sudden, it descended into hell. Acne literally all over my face. I stopped counting the individual breakouts. Finally I bought a sample of the 2% BHA liquid -- and it worked like gangbusters. I did find it a little annoying to apply, and slightly drying besides, so I tried switching to the gel and that was even better. My acne cleared up within a week. I've now been using this exfoliant for a year and while I do still get acne, it's drastically reduced and nearly always due to either hormones or neglecting my skincare. It hasn't had as dramatic an effect on my pore size as I'd ideally prefer, but it HAS made a difference. As far as the tacky texture I see others complaining about -- really not an issue. It just needs adequate time to dry! I usually brush my teeth while this is settling into my skin, and by the time I'm rinsing my toothbrush, I'm ready for moisturizer.

              • Skin Type:
              • Oily
              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              5.0

              Pores Be Gone!

              By Suzy

              from East Lansing, MI

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Enlarged Pores
                • Redness/ Blotchiness
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                I switched to this product after going through a whole bottle of the popular 2% BHA Liquid and not seeing any results. This 8% AHA gel is just what my skin needed! After only a few uses my pores have shrunk and my tone has evened out more. This one's a keeper!

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 18-29

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