SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid
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SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid
This gentle, leave-on exfoliant rapidly unclogs pores, diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, and improves skin tone for unbelievably smooth, brighter, and firmer-looking skin.

SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid

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This gentle, leave-on exfoliant rapidly unclogs pores, diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, and improves skin tone for unbelievably smooth, brighter, and firmer-looking skin.
  • 2% BHA unclogs & minimizes enlarged pores
  • Improves skin’s texture for radiant, even-toned skin
  • Clinically proven to hydrate, brighten & smooth
  • Use up to twice daily after cleansing & toning skin
Skin Types:
Combination Skin, All Skin Types, Oily Skin
Concerns:
Enlarged Pores, Redness, Wrinkles, Anti-Aging, Blackheads

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    $29.00
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Why is it different?
SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid is a unique, completely non-abrasive, leave-on liquid exfoliant for daily use on all skin types. It is our #1-selling exfoliant around the world—for good reason! It not only gently and evenly removes built-up layers of dead skin, but also increases hydration, skin smoothness and radiance in ways you never thought possible.

This exfoliant has an optimal pH range of 3.2–3.8.

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What does it do?
Gently exfoliates built-up layers of dead skin, just like your skin did naturally when you were younger. It also effectively unclogs pores, optimizing skin renewal and clarity for remarkably smoother, perfect-looking skin, smaller pores, a refined texture, and less visible lines and wrinkles. You will see results the first time you use it!
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How to use
Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. Lightly soak a cotton pad and apply over the entire face, including the eye area (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

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

Archives of Dermatology, August 2000, issue 8, pages 989-994

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

Ingredients
Product Ingredients Water (Aqua), Methylpropanediol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Polysorbate 20 (stabilizer), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (green tea/skin calming/antioxidant), Sodium Hydroxide (pH balancer), Tetrasodium EDTA (stabilizer).

Ratings & Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.3

(based on 2174 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1274)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (539)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (156)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (101)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (104)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (1045)
  • Softens skin (908)
  • Non-greasy (755)
  • Soothes skin (589)
  • Moisturizes (421)

Cons

  • Greasy (136)
  • Irritates skin (123)
  • Not effective (86)
  • Heavy (39)
  • Bad smell (30)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (1063)
  • Enlarged pores (861)
  • Uneven skin tone (675)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (487)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (477)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (706), Survivalist / minimalist (399), Beauty expert (147), Skin care professional (23), Combination skin (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (765), Normal (213), Dry (172), Oily (140)

Reviewed by 2174 customers

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4.0

This will always be apart of my bedtime routine

By Nicole

from Edmonton, Alberta

About Me Minimalist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Leaves skin shiny

    Best Uses

    • Blackheads
    • Blemishes
    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Haven't been using this long enough to speak to the long term results but I noticed that new zits and blackheads are smaller the morning after using. Also my skin is less oily since beginning to use this and pores appear smaller. In the beginning it dried out areas around my jawline, but I was using an OleHenriksen cleanser at the time, and since I switched to PC Skin Balancing Cleanser, I have no dry areas or flaking.
    I was using it morning and night but realized it leaves a shine that I can't cover up, so I use it at night and am going to try out some different PC BHA products to use with my morning routine.

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

    Never be without it!

    By Steffo

    from Boring, OR

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Enlarged Pores
      • Uneven Skin Tone
      • Uneven Texture

      I used this for quite a while (2 bottles worth), but didn't immediately reorder when I ran out the second time...NEVER AGAIN! My skin needs this stuff. I use it every other day (or as needed) and pores look smaller, skin feels so much smoother, and this will always be part of my skincare routine.

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

      wowowowow!

      By C-Dubbs

      from Philadelphia

      About Me Minimalist

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • acne marks
          • Daily Use
          • hyperpigmentation
          • Redness/ Blotchiness
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          !!!! My skin is at its best since I started using this every morning. I have very fair skin and I've struggled with acne since age 9 or 10 which left bright red marks all over my cheeks. When I found this I was so desperate; nothing worked and I started seeing a dermatologist for my acne. After the worst of the acne cleared up this exfoliant lifted the hyper-pigmentation and smoothed the texture of my whole face. My skin looks brighter and I don't have to manually exfoliate as often because this stuff just sloughs off all the dead skin. The only caveat is that *this won't clear acne*!! This did nothing for any acne BUT post-pimple red marks fad faster than I ever thought possible and even the darkest spots are slowly fading. It takes time to see results with this product but it's worth the wait. Consistent application and patience is key. This stuff is so great; this is the only review I'll ever write about a product. I feel sappy writing this but after 10 years of hormonal acne and perpetual hyper-pigmentation I never thought my skin would ever look and feel this good.

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

          Will buy again!

          By Lisa

          from Rochester, NY

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Moisturizes
          • Softens Skin
          • Tones

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Enlarged Pores
            • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

            I use at night before my serum/moisturizer. I love how clean & toned my skin feels after. I noticed smaller pored in less than a week

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

            Wow! Truly makes a difference!

            By Kitten Nanna

            from Wildwood MO

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • makes skin glow
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

            • slightly tacky

            Best Uses

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

            This product has made a beautiful difference in my skin in a very short time. Although it's slightly tacky, it works so well - please don't change a thing - the tackiness does disappear in a few minutes and the results are well worth it! This has eliminated flakes, soothed minor breakouts, and helped to even out my skin tone. The most unexpected plus is that as soon as I put it on my skin it looks smoother and adds a radiance.

            Service and delivery comments:

            My delivery started with UPS and then went to USPS which slowed delivery by a few days. Our USPS delivery is not as good as UPS so i'd prefer not to have Paula's select the dual method. However, delivery was free so I guess I can't complain too much.

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

            LOVE

            By Elysia

            from Newmarket, Canada

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Moisturizes
            • Non-Greasy
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              I use this morning and night and have noticed a significant difference in the flakiness of my skin, moisture and smoothness. I have reordered this 4 or more times I love it so much.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 30-44
               
              1.0

              Very Disappointed

              By Amy H

              from Salt Lake, UT

              About Me Minimalist

              Pros

                Cons

                • Irritates Skin
                • Not Effective

                Best Uses

                  Very disappointed with this product. As soon as it started to dry my skin became red, hot and started to sting/burn. I washed it off as quickly as possible at that point but my skin was still left in horrible condition (tons of tiny bumps, face extremely rough, very red & irritated in general).

                  I decided to skip it tonight but my face broke out in the same manner if I used anything other than extremely sensitive / eczema type products, so it appears it really did a number on my skin.
                  (I do not have any Atopic dermatitis (eczema) on my face so that's not a plausible reason for why I broke out so horribly, though I do have contact dermatitis on my eyelids and this product set it off.)

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Delivery was very good, the product arrived extremely quickly and in perfect condition. I also appreciate all of the additional info they include.

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

                  Skin saver!9

                  By amesazpa

                  from Pennsylvania

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Moisturizes
                  • Non-Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Clears acne
                    • Daily Use
                    • Enlarged Pores
                    • Uneven Skin Tone

                    This product has been a life saver for me. I have hyperpigmentation, acne, and small acne scars and this has really helped with all of my concerns. My acne scars appear to be softer, my hormonal acne is non-existent, and my hyperpigmentation is slowly getting lighter. Not to mention my overall texture is smoother. I have tried every product out there and this by far is the best. Thank you Paulas Choice

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination
                    • Age:
                    • 30-44
                     
                    4.0

                    Jury is still out...

                    By Tina

                    from Colorado

                    About Me Beauty Expert

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Softens Skin

                    Cons

                    • Heavy
                    • Irritates Skin

                    Best Uses

                    • Breakouts
                    • Daily Use

                    I have combination, acne prone skin and was hoping this product would help with breakouts. I use it twice daily, and it makes my skin very red and it takes awhile to absorb. I will say after a week of use, my acne has significantly improved (which is the only reason it gets 4 stars). However, the product is causing very unsightly flaking and peeling around my jawline. I will be interested to see the long term results, but if it keeps making areas of my face this dry I don't think I'll continue use. If you have sensitive or dry skin, I would not use this.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination
                    • Age:
                    • 18-29
                     
                    3.0

                    LOVE! Except for redness...

                    By Chris

                    from MN

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Moisturizes
                    • Softens Skin

                    Cons

                    • Increases redness

                    Best Uses

                    • Hormonal acne

                    Been using this for 1-2 years now. It's been a miracle for getting rid of my hormonal acne! Also helps keep dryness at bay. I haven't noticed that it's helped with wrinkles or sun spots at all. But my biggest concern is it has made my face darker/redder to the point where it's an obviously different color than my pale-in-comparison neck and hands. I'm rarely out in the sun and use very few other products so it must be the BHA (my hands see the sun the most, but they're now much whiter than my face). I've tried stopping but then my hormonal acne comes back. The reviews for the anti-redness 1% BHA aren't that great so I'm sticking with this one and just have to wear light powder/foundation when needed out and about.

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

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