SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
Based on 2,422 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

A must for breakout prone skin!


I love this product. I use this BHA 2X A day after cleansing. It's keeping my skin clear and the price point is great! Don't change a thing PC!!


Vero Beach, Florida


This product is awesome!!


I'm 62 and just started using last week. My pores are already smaller, blackheads almost gone, and the lines on my face look so much better! I'm buying some for my daughter, can't wait to see how it works on her occasional break-outs.


Mission Viejo, CA


The only thing that got rid of my blackheads!


I want to cry at how much this product changed my life and boosted my self esteem! For years I had blackheads on my nose that wouldn't go away no matter how much exfoliating I did. I even bought a Clarisonic, which helped but did entirely fix the problem. I put this on the first night after cleansing and toning, and my blackheads were gone by morning. I find that after that initial time, I can now squeeze my blackheads out (I could do that before...they would stay out) and then apply this on top and it does an even better job. I will never be without this. I am also fair so I only used this at night and I apply a sunscreen during the day (when I remember).


Brooklyn, NY


The Bomb diggety


Started using this about 10 days ago and it has smoothed out the skin on my neck already! Not to mention I have large pores on my face that are not as enlarged, has also cleared up dead skin on my chin. I'm smitten.




Noticed a difference after one night.


I am a luxury skincare junkie. Using expensive multi step products for years. While I have felt my skin looked good it was not where I wanted it to be. I decided to change everything and researched online. The different acids I were using didn't seem to make a huge difference. Decided BHA was a new product to try. I received my first box of products last night and only used the Clear cleanser followed by this BHA toner and then added a few drops of a oil serum. Woke up to skin that looked fantastic. It literally glowed. I felt the congestion and under the ski bumps were greatly reduced. My skin feels smooth to touch. I am impressed. I have a second box coming with more products and also I bought these same products for my two children in their early 20's who have some skin problems every now and then. What I wanted was a multi step routine that would address any problems and be easy to use. I have always used sunscreen so I don't have to deal with many wrinkles but feel the texture and Mila along with some clogged pores have been a problem. I have been a fan of the double cleans with oil and a cleanser after it at night, Last night I just used her Clear cleanser with a konjac sponge and my skin felt and looked very clean. I only wear tinted moisturizer so makeup removal is not a problem for me. I am truly impressed with this product. I feel I was perhaps using the wrong products on my face concentrations in AHAs because of my age versus needing a BHA. Looking forward to seeing what my skin looks like in a week, month.


Jersey shore


Absolutely love it


After using for 2 weeks, my skin became so smooth! It really helps clear the pores.




Not exaggerating when I say LIFE CHANGING!


Please NEVER change or stop making this product!!! A little backstory: my skin was the worst it has EVER been in my life from late October to January. Literally terrible. Bumps were everywhere, texture just horrible. I started using this about 8 weeks ago and all I can say is wow. It has literally changed my life. It takes a while to see results but STICK WITH IT and keep a steady routine. I promise you it will change your skin. Take progression pictures, it helps to see the little changes when you get discouraged. I literally owe this product my life. If you're on the fence about buying this, I guarantee you that you won't regret it.




Now my daughter uses this!


I've been using the BHA liquid for so long I can't remember when I started. There is simply no other exfoliant that compares to this one, when it comes to my skin. At 53, my skin is radiant, wrinkle-free, breakout free, and aging gracefully (so far). My 11 year old daughter is battling that acne that never seems to go away. The difference for her is she's got Paula's Choice products to keep her skin in good shape! (Back when I was a teen we used to treat acne by basically burning our skin off). This BHA exfoliant clears up breakouts with remarkable speed, and even shrinks cysts overnight. And it leaves skin with such a beautiful glow! My son, who had to take Accutane, still uses BHA toner. It's probably one of the finest skin care products ever made.


Phoenix AZ


OMG Literally The Best exfoliant out there! LOVE LOVE LOVE


In the begining I was hesitant to buy this product and ended up actually buying within a week or so ive seen a big difference on my face, more glowing skin and the bumps are fading away. after you apply this product it kinda naturally gives you the glowy/glassy look and invisible pores. Definitely try it out !!

Ella Stakhovich


Works great


Right around the time when I was turning 40, my skin was suddenly breaking out. Hormonal change probably. My skin calmed down with this. I only ever needed one bottle. Now I need anti-aging products. Make sure you use it as instructed!!


San Diego, CA



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