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 2172 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1273)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (538)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (156)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (101)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (104)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (1044)
  • Softens skin (907)
  • 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 (1062)
  • Enlarged pores (859)
  • Uneven skin tone (673)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (487)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (477)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (705), Survivalist / minimalist (398), Beauty expert (147), Skin care professional (23), Combination skin (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (765), Normal (213), Dry (172), Oily (138)

Reviewed by 2172 customers

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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
                 
                3.0

                Effective but irritating

                By Jade

                from Durham, NC

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                • Bad Smell
                • Doesn't absorb well
                • Irritates Skin

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Enlarged Pores
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                I really want to love this product because I feel like it does what it claims to, but I have sensitive skin and even compared to other similar salicylic acid formulations, it is so irritating to my skin. Especially since you're supposed to put it on when you've just cleansed your skin, it made my skin burn and left it red for a while after application. It's also slick and takes forever to absorb completely, and even once it does my skin felt sticky and not smooth (just super not pleasant to the touch). I tough it out and use it once every 2-3 days, but bottom line it's just a little too harsh to my skin for daily use.

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

                Saved my Skin

                By Danielle

                from Kelowna BC

                About Me Beauty Expert

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Softens Skin
                • Soothes Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  I am 23 & had never experienced any kind of acne until summer last year when I started to get little white bumps along my forehead which in time spread to my cheeks and chin. I tried switching my make up and spending hundreds on skin care products. I came across this while googling what to do for the 30th time and my life has not been the same since. ❤️❤️❤️ I cannot thank that reviewer enough. I recommend this to anyone struggling with clogged pores or bumpy skin. I use the resist cleanser, this & follow up with the resist moisturizer and my skin is almost all cleared up!!!! It starts working within the first week but it did take almost two months to really make a huge difference. I am on holidays right now and I forgot my bottle at home and my face is starting to act up again so the only downside is I think you need to CONTINUALLY use this product but for something that works this amazing.... It's easy enough!! I love you Paulas Choice! Thank you for giving me my confidence back

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  I live in Canada & I am very pleased with how fast the delivery is!!

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

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