SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
Based on 2,379 reviews
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 Exfoliant

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
Large Pores, Skin Redness, Wrinkles, Anti-Aging, Blackheads
    4 oz
    Travel Size...
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.

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.
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.
Show details
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

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

This stuff is amazing


I have using this for years and I don't use anything for years. The grass is always greener for me. It's pretty much a perfect product that delivers exactly what it claims.


Sugar Land, TX


My skincare stable


I have been using this product for 2 years straight. It's wonderful. It absorbs instantly and makes my skin feel hydrated. I have very dry skin in winter and dry to combination in summer. Don't have acne but I do have some visible pores on my cheeks and nose. This really cleans out my pores and makes my skin looks more even texture wise as well as the tone of my skin. People always think that I have some kind of bronzer or foundation on but in fact I never do. When my current bottle finishes I would like to try it in a gel or lotion formula since I am kind of tired of cotton swabs.

Arjawan Patroness

Montreal, Canada


For my PCOS cysters!


Long Story Short: It didn't do a whole lot for my face, but cleared the blackheads on my ears! Nothing I've tried has ever accomplished that!! The Deets: I tried this product after seeing a Youtuber with similar skin concerns recommend it. I have PCOS and, as we all know, oily skin and large pores go hand-in-hand with the condition. I'm nearing the end of my first bottle, and I haven't seen a dramatic improvement in the skin on my face. Every pore still has a blackhead in it. My pores may appear smaller, although that is rather subjective. HOWEVER, as mentioned in the title, the miracle happened in my ears, and it happened fairly quickly. Like the rest of my face, there are (er...were...) blackheads in every pore in my ears, lobes and all. Of course I wash them regularly and have tried astringents and toners ad nauseam, my whole life. PCOS is no joke. But they always had a sandy feel to them, due to all the blackheads. If you were close enough, it was visible. Well, probably by the end of the first week or so of use, I noticed, in the shower, that when I washed my ears, they were smooth. I can't say I've ever felt my ears without blackheads. After applying the BHA liquid to my face using a cotton oval, I wipe the remaining fluid over the outer part of each ear, then select a spot on the pad for my index finger to get in and around all the nooks and crannies of one ear flap, then select a different spot on the pad to do the other ear. Using this technique, I've pretty much eradicated blackheads from my ears. If only I got the same results on the rest of my face. After the first few days of use, I did find that twice a day applications were too drying, despite my excessively-oily skin. Once a day, at night, works well for me. I'm going to keep using this product, in the hopes my skin will improve even more, but also to keep my ears clear, when absolutely no other product or regimen can accomplish that. Thanks Paula!!




I will be a lifetime buyer!


Let me start by saying that I have tried just about everything. Anything from the CVS shelves: cleansers, toners, masks, creams, serums. I've used those electric brushes, microdermabrasion tools, etc. I've been on medications: prescription antibiotics, several different types of prescription creams and cleansers, and birth control. Although maybe my face would be a little cleaner or maybe a little less red, nothing made a great noticeable impact. That being said, I'm just about at the end of my rope and willing to try anything. I picked this stuff up because of the overwhelmingly positive reviews and OMG. This is the first time I've ever had skin I'm proud of and comfortable with. My skin is so soft and clear - two words I thought I'd never use. Not only am I much more comfortable wearing no make up, when I do decide to wear it, it goes on so much better. I've been using it for about a month and I can't say many negative things about it. However I did experience a short purging phase - but that's to be expected. Also, when it's first put on, it's a little sticky. I use it about 30 mins before I go to bed, that way its Dry by the time I lay down. Easy peasy. Keep in mind people - this stuff isn't your toner, serum, and moisturizer. I use this product in conjunction with a quality light moisturizer that has SPF in it to ensure my skin doesn't get dried out.


Washington, DC


Saved my skin


After I turned 35 I started getting cystic acne breakouts around my time of my month and no amount of washing worked and they took weeks to fully disappear. I heard about this line and thought, eh, why not? And WOW! I use it daily and I have watched my skin transform. After 6 months of use I have yet to see anothet unsightly cluster of die-hard blemishes on my face and(with rest of my routine) my deep line wrinkles that had started to produce are fading and my skin looks younger now than it did just over a year ago. Highly recommend!


Houston, Texas


Game Changer!


I have been struggling for the last few months with skin that is dry, flaky, has enlarged pores and is overall dull. Noticed an instant change upon using this, and it just keeps getting better! A must have in your skincare routine. My makeup applies so much better, my skin is more radiant and my stubborn enlarged pores are starting to diminish.






I have always had HUGE pores, nothing has ever worked in reducing them never thought it was even possible. Until now these bha is amazing after just two days of using my pores have shrunk a good 85 percent they are tiny!!! And my blackhead are almost completely gone my skin looks so slick and clear can't wait to see my results after a couple of weeks.


Perris, CA


Truly life changing


I am so grateful i found this product. I truly recommend it to anyone that has imperfect skin. I am almost 40 and this has changed my entire complexion.


Los Angeles


So good it's scary


This is the ONLY thing that took away the colorless bumps on my forehead. I tried everything - high end, drug store, all natural, you name it. Nothing worked. I used this for 2 days and my entire forehead was smoothe without bumps. Where has this been my entire life?! It's like theres a magical unicorn in this stuff.




My skin is so smooth


When I first ordered this product I was having trouble with skin irritation and was afraid this was the culprit, so I returned it. I also switched cleansers (from Clean & Clear to PC CLEAR) and the irritation was gone. I got a mini bottle of this as a free gift and tried it again, and no irritation! It just makes my skin so much smoother and makes me feel cleaner. I apply this with a cotton ball morning and night immediately after cleansing and let it sit on my face for a few minutes before using other products. Will definitely buy again.


Iowa City, IA



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