SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid
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SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid
Our #1 product worldwide + cult favorite, this gentle leave-on exfoliant quickly unclogs pores, smooths wrinkles, and brightens and evens out skin tone.

SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid

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Our #1 product worldwide + cult favorite, this gentle leave-on exfoliant quickly unclogs pores, smooths wrinkles, and brightens and evens out skin tone.
  • Clears & minimizes enlarged pores
  • BHA (Beta hydroxy acid) sheds built-up layers of skin
  • Fluid, lightweight texture absorbs quickly 
  • Use twice daily after cleansing & toning
Skin Types:
Combination Skin, All Skin Types, Oily Skin
Concerns:
Enlarged Pores, Redness, Wrinkles, Anti-Aging, Blackheads

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    4 oz
    $29.00
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    $9.00
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    $0.80

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Why is it different?
A unique leave-on formula that’s gentle enough for daily use on all skin types. Exfoliates dead skin cells while clearing pores for a more even, radiant tone, plus visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles to reveal remarkably smoother, younger-looking skin.

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

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What does it do?
Skin becomes dull, dry and congested when dead skin cells build up on its surface. Beta hydroxy acid (BHA, also known as salicylic acid) mimics the natural exfoliation process of younger skin by helping it shed extra layers while unclogging and clearing pores.
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How to use
Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and/or toning. Lightly soak a cotton pad and apply over the entire face, including the eye area (avoid 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 2204 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1298)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (540)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (157)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (101)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (108)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (1066)
  • Softens skin (926)
  • Non-greasy (767)
  • Soothes skin (598)
  • Moisturizes (425)

Cons

  • Greasy (139)
  • Irritates skin (126)
  • Not effective (89)
  • Heavy (39)
  • Bad smell (31)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (1080)
  • Enlarged pores (879)
  • Uneven skin tone (686)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (495)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (483)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (724), Survivalist / minimalist (404), Beauty expert (149), Skin care professional (25), Combination skin (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (782), Normal (215), Dry (178), Oily (144)

Reviewed by 2204 customers

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5.0

IF ITS IRRITATING, DON'T GIVE UP; go 1%

By P.C. Believer

from Bolton Canada

About Me Beauty Expert

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

    I have to say 3 things:
    1- exfoliating is critical
    2- if irritating, call customer service and know there are alternatives! Maybe AHA is better, a lower dose. Just don't believe it's not a necessary step to your end goal, which is better, beautiful skin
    3- Paula is a genius. She provides a myriad of research, and her customer service "family" is another amazing resource!
    She is quite grounded and in fact, where she could be a monster due to her success, I can tell you having spoken to her "Directors of first impressions", aka CSRs, beauty assistants, a free and well educated resource when you call, will attest when she walks through the office, is down to earth. She began all of this because she went through horrible skin issues from extreme acne to painful eczema. I highly recommend visiting YouTube for Q&As, interviews. If not for P.C., World reknown Wayne Goss has been quietly using her products for over 20 years.
    And although she has written too many best sellers, you needn't read them - just call and ask.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Consistently fills orders without errors. Thank you for allowing my inner beauty shine with the confidence of my awesome skin!
    One thing further; I have read a few comments where one star given, and commenting on "being stuck with no refund" Did you even contact P.C.? I have had nothing but excellent things to say if I have ever tried a new product that wasn't necessarily for my skin!

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    5.0

    Sensitive & loving this BHA so far

    By Becky

    from Kentucky

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Enlarged Pores
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
      • Redness/ Blotchiness

      I've used Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid every other night with no irritation so far--received my order a few days ago so will update if a problem occurs. I read a complaint that this product was greasy, didn't make sense but to my surprise it did feel a bit moist or 'greasy' after I applied it and my PM moisturizer--within minutes it all penetrated, leaving my skin soft & supple. Two nights later I waited for the BHA to penetrate, feel asleep so no PM moisturizer--for some people it may be enough without PM moisturizer. I am sensitive but this BHA has been great so far. I'm actually Normal-Dry BUT can be a bit Combo during Ky summer humid weather and when in Florida. Regardless of the climate I've always had to use a cleanser for dry sensitive skin, otherwise I'm left taut and feeling irritated. For years now I've used PC Skin Recovery Cleanser, also the SR Toner. Although sensitive I still need a BHA. This 2% liquid formula has proved gentle for my skin with an every other night PM application. NOTE: I ordered the travel size to try, great size to give you time for trial & error.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Quick delivery, thanks PC.

      • Skin Type:
      • Dry
      • Age:
      • 60+
       
      3.0

      broke me out

      By Nikki

      from San antonio

      About Me Minimalist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

      • causes cystic acne
      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

        This product broke me out in cystic acne just like the bha gel..im sad i couldnt use both and i have them in their regular sizes..

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

        Wonderful product

        By Deb

        from Berlin, NJ

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores

          My 13 year old daughter has your typical teenage breakouts. Also breakouts on forehead from sweating due to playing sports. I started her using this product 2 months ago nightly. She has not had a breakout since. Will never be without BHA 2%

          • Skin Type:
          • Dry
          • Age:
          • 45-59
           
          5.0

          This is magic!!!

          By Evelyn

          from Fresno, CA

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Softens Skin

          Cons

          • Sticky

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          I have been breaking out for as long as I can remember...I tried every product I could get my hands on. I've even used prescribed Differin and that worked, BUT this is soooo much better! No redness, no flakiness from dry spots AND CLEAR SKIN!!! This BHA Exfoliant and PC Blemish Treatment is all I need now. I have the best skin ever. My skin has never been this clear. I'm slowly, but surely stocking up on PC products. I'm definitely a fan. I recommend it to everyone that crosses paths with me! lol Paula's Choice has the best products out there at reasonable prices. Worth every penny.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Fast delivery.

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

          Works wonders on my extremely sensitive skin

          By Hartlock

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Clears acne
          • Clears blackheads
          • Lightweight
          • Non drying
          • Non irritating
          • Odorless
          • Reduces acne scars
          • Reduces pore size
          • Reduces redness

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            I use this product every other day at bedtime. I've noticed that I rarely breakout anymore. My skin tone is less uneven and my old acne scars are going away. This product has given me self esteem and makes me feel beautiful without makeup on.

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

            Travel Size Leaks and Doesn't Work

            By RedheadSkinConscious

            from Wisconsin

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Pros

            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

              I RARELY write comments, however, I had to write one for this. I was so excited to see my blackheads and pores decrease and went with the travel size... big mistake. I probably lost half the bottle because of it leaking (hello, it is called a travel size). The times I was able to use it (probably for a few weeks) I saw no difference and it irritated my roseacea. I love their other products- but not this one.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Great delivery!

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              1.0

              Made My Skin Sensitive

              By N.G.

              from NC

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Greasy
                • Irritates Skin
                • Not Effective

                Best Uses

                  Gave this a try because I have acne problems and wanted all the acne scars to go away. This review is more about the directions on the back rather than the product itself. It says "Use daily," but I do not recommend you to use every day even after your skin is used to it. It has been almost a year since I started to use this and I finally noticed that I have been abusing my skin by using this product more often than I should be. I really wish I realized I was having this severe problem sooner. Your skin might become sensitive. Please be careful and make sure you don't have over exfoliated skin. People who think got nicer skin from daily use of this product, are you sure it's healthier than before? If your skin is shinier, you might have the same problem as mine.
                  For the record, it didn't even do anything it says it does. If it just doesn't work, that's fine. You only waste your money but you should avoid to ruin your skin.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  If we can only buy your products online and you don't have stores to accept returns, I wish we could have free returns for 30 days. I didn't just satisfied. I had to stop using your products. I don't like the way I had to pay for the shipping fee after my skin was ruined.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Dry
                  • Age:
                  • 18-29
                   
                  1.0

                  I feel stupid for buying it...

                  By kevin

                  from Boston

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Bad Smell
                    • Greasy
                    • Irritates Skin
                    • Not Effective

                    Best Uses

                      TBH i don't understand what the hype it about. I am never the one leaving nasty comments and I always give products decent amount of tries. But this "signature product" really lets me down. I got vicious pimples first time I used it. Then I waited for a while and used other products that finally got my skin healthy again. Then was I stupid or what. I decided to give it another try. Voila, instant pimples every morning after using it again. lol it's just funny how effective it is in a negative way.

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

                      Unexpected improvement in scar!

                      By JPM

                      from Pittsburgh

                      About Me Beauty Conscious

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Softens Skin

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

                        I bought this product in the hopes that it would unclog a few stubborn, congested pores that have hung around on my otherwise nice skin for years.

                        It hasn't unclogged those -- yet. What it has done is made my skin smoother, plumper and younger looking. I feel like this took a few years off, and I have been using retinol since I was 16.

                        The most surprising thing it did was completely plump up a depressed scar on my face from a car accident 10 months ago. My orbital bone was broken (subsequently repaired via surgery), and I had a small "line" type of scar, and worse, a 1/2 inch depressed "crush injury" next to the line. My plastic surgeon told me that this depressed area would never get better. I used this product all over my face for a week and the depressed area has completely filled in. I was planning on getting a dermal filler in December. I can cancel that appointment. This was completely unexpected and I am so happy. I'm going to use this for life. Thank you.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Great service and delivery, as always.

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

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