CLINICAL Triple-Action Dark Spot Eraser 2% BHA Gel
Based on 278 reviews
This specialized anti-aging product with salicylic acid and hydroquinone (the gold-standard for skin lightening) improves the appearance of brown skin discolorations, while refining and smoothing the surface of skin.

CLINICAL Triple-Action Dark Spot Eraser 2% BHA Gel

Based on 278 reviews
This specialized anti-aging product with salicylic acid and hydroquinone (the gold-standard for skin lightening) improves the appearance of brown skin discolorations, while refining and smoothing the surface of skin.
  • Improves the appearance of dark spots
  • Reduces the appearance of enlarged pores
  • Sheer fluid gel easily absorbs into skin
  • Apply after cleansing, toning, & exfoliating
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
Concerns:
Anti-Aging, Dark Spots
Why is it different?
CLINICAL Triple-Action Dark Spot Eraser 2% BHA Gel is a highly specialized anti-aging product that works in three ways to improve the appearance of skin: the gold standard skin-lightening ingredient hydroquinone fades dark spots and discolorations; salicylic acid exfoliates to smooth skin texture; and antioxidants help nurture skin for truly younger-looking, radiant results. Special packaging keeps the key sensitive ingredients stable and effective.

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What does it do?
Restores an even skin tone by fading and lessening brown and/or dark spots. The silky-smooth, breathable gel glides on easily and absorbs without feeling sticky or greasy. BHA helps to improve the appearance of enlarged pores while plant-derived ingredients help quiet redness and calm skin. Special packaging and controlled dispensing keeps the key air-sensitive ingredients stable during use, so you’ll get maximum results from this potent dark-spot solution.

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How to use

Apply a small amount before moisturizing. Spread a thin layer over areas where discolorations are a concern. Protect skin during the day with a product rated SPF 30 or greater (essential to prevent discolorations from recurring). Results for discolorations should appear after 8–12 weeks of consistent use.

For best results, do not use hydroquinone and benzoyl peroxide at the same time. A temporary dark staining of the skin may occur. If accidentally used together, wash the skin with soap and water to remove the staining.

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Research

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

Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine, 2013, volume 2013, article 827248

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

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, November 2007, issue 5, pages 854-72

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, August 2006, issue 7, pages 781-7

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

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, April 2000, issue 2, pages 85-94

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Active Ingredient: Hydroquinone 2% (skin lightening)
Other Ingredients:Water, Ethoxydiglycol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (hydration/skin-soothing), Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (fireweed extract/skin-soothing), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (skin-soothing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Superoxide Dismutase (antioxidant), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Caprylyl Glycol (texture-enhancing/preservative), Hexylene Glycol (hydration/texture-enhancing), Hydroxyethylcellulose (texture-enhancing), Sodium Metabisulfite (stabilizer), Sodium Sulfite (stabilizer), Sodium Hydroxide (pH balancing), Polyquaternium-10 (texture-enhancing), Phytic Acid (antioxidant), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

Two for One - Use all over as exfoliant and brightener!

5

This is a holy grail product for me. I have been using it for many years, since when ever they introduced it, could be 20 years. I figured since it has 2% BHA, it would exfoliate as well as the PC 2% BHA gel without hydroquinone, and it would also then keep freckles and age spots at bay. And I was right, it does. Two for one. I use it every day in the day time, after cleanser and toning, and before serums and sunscreen. No issues with it in the day time. At night I use a higher percentage PC BHA product. I am 59 and my skin looks great. I use a bunch of other PC products also.

Sue M

Vancouver, BC

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Slowly but surely

5

I use this twice daily after cleansing and hyaluronic acid serum, before moisturizer. At first I didn't think it was working, but I had taken "before pictures". So now that I can compare 5 months later, I see it really has reduced my pigmentation spots and redness. I've always had freckles but they had started to clump more into age spots. I definitely noticed this product was given a chance to work once fall and winter set it. It doesn't so much remove spots, but prevents them from coming back after they fade away. So you do need to use SPF and keep out of the sun when you can.

Lauren

Columbus, OH

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Finally found a product that helps get rid of dark spots

5

I love the light weight formula, a little goes a long way. Stay consistent with the product and it will achieve what it says it will. I have oily/combo skin type and I've always struggled with hyper pigmentation and acne scars. this product has helped me drastically.

EJ

Tucson, AZ

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Love it!

5

I have used this product for years to help with my melasma and acne. It is a wonderful product. It does take time to work for melasma (just like any skin lightener does) but given time it's amazing! Wonderful multi product, please don't ever stop making this!!!

Liz

PA

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Holy Grail for Acne Scars

5

I have dark ebony skin and I've been looking for something like this for years to remove my acne scars. Nothing seemed to work and finally this special serum made a difference within just 1 week! I've never seen anything like it.

Jes

Toronto Ontario

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Great for Brown spots

5

I have used this product for a while now and it is one I cannot do without. I now use it mixed with the 10% niacinamide booster and my skin has never looked better. I just add 3-4 drops to this. I have hormonal acne, really oily skin and melasma. This helps lighten, plump and smooth my complexion.

TAG145

Wisconsin

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Lightens, brightens, zaps zits

5

This product really works for me. Fades post acne hyperpigmentation, overall brightens and seems to keep zits at bay. It is my favorite product and I use it daily at night. My skin is visibly different on and off it. Highly recommend.

Alis

DC

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Just what I wanted!

5

After researching several products on Beautypedia, I decided PC Resist Dark Spot Eraser was the best product to target treat the age spot/sun spot on my chest and help with rosacea and acne scaring on my cheeks and face. I was considering Murad's Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum and after checking out the Beautypedia review - I had a change of heart and went with this PC product instead - basically because of the price, reviews, and I truly have been so happy with every PC item I've purchased. I use this product once/twice daily (depending) I put a "dot" on the sun spot on my chest and any "leftover" that may come out of the tube I use on my rosacea/acne scaring. Seriously - a little goes SUCH a long way! The last month since I've been using this Dark Spot Eraser - the sun/age spot/bump is virtually gone! Yes, there is still a big of redness and the skin in the affected area is slightly raised - BUT it might as well be gone because the improvement is SO much better - it's only been a month, and i'm sure it will continue to improve as I use this product more. I'm also very with the results when applied to my face. I notice a huge reduction in the redness on my cheeks and don't feel it's at all drying.

CBoe86 < 3s PC!

Roy, Wa.

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OMG FINALLY SOMETHING THAT WORKS!

5

AMAZING product! First I bought a sample size just to see if it was going to work, and oh my gosh was I ever pleased. I was SO sad when I was out of the sample size and quickly ordered a full tube! This is one of THE best products I have ever used EVER. I've tried sooooooo many drugstore creams and whatnot and they never worked. THIS PRODUCT IS MY SAVING GRACE! I have acne-prone skin, and lots and lot of discolouration due to the acne. This has worked so well that I will probably cry if they ever discontinue this! I put this on pimples, red spots, dark spots, and it works amazingly! Definitely recommend! PLEASE NEVER DISCONTINUE THIS PAULA - I LOVE IT SO SO MUCH!

Olivia :)

Toronto, Canada

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Best of Paula's Products for Controlling Breakouts

5

I started by applying this to a brownish spot, but it wasn't helping much. One night I applied it to my entire face, and when I woke up in the morning my skin looked amazing - breakouts reduced by half. For someone who has had constant skin issues, I've been pleased with Paula's products, but none of them has had the positive impact on the condition and smoothness of my skin like this product. (Of course, the brown spot is still there.)

Sine Nomine

Virginia

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CLINICAL Triple-Action Dark Spot Eraser 2% BHA Gel

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