SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid
Based on 2,356 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

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:
Large Pores, Skin Redness, Wrinkles, Anti-Aging, Blackheads

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    4 oz
    $29.00
    Travel Size...
    $9.00
    Sample
    $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

Life saver

5

I have had bad skin all my life. Within one week of using this product I am finally seeing hope for my skin!

Chey

Missouri

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Pretty amazing

5

I wash my face using my Foreo or Clarisonic and then use this, the cotton pad shows far too much dirt that the cleanser and cleaning device missed. Redness has been greatly reduced, my pores look smaller. It lasts a long time, I just ordered more, I don't want to be without it

DiaD

Florida

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I found my forever skin care routine

5

My experience with this exfoliant has been great so far. I had problems with acne scars and this helped to minimize them. My skin looks plumped and hydrated. Left my skin dewy and glowy. Thanks paula's choice with this formulation.

Clang

Elmhurst, NY

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HOLY GRAIL!!!!

5

A lot of people in the reviews say they have never rated a product before, and neither have I. But now I get it. This product has been absolutely incredible. I was hesitant buying the full bottle so I bought the travel size and here I am one month later buying the full size. I have tried nearly everything to help hormonal acne and nothing has ever worked. This stuff cleared everything. Balanced out my dry areas, cleared my pores AND helped heal any scarring. My skin has never looked better! Truly magical product. Thank you PC, I will definitely buy over and over again.

CareS

Toronto, Canada

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I can't believe this happened

5

I ordered this product not expecting much as I have pretty much tried everything at this point. It arrived yesterday, it applied it after a warm shower and cleaning my face with gentle cleanser and woke up in the morning with a completely different face. I am a 19 year old boy, struggling with what my derm calls comedonal acne. The tretinoin I've been on for the last two months stopped me getting big inflamed acnes but left me with bumpy clogged comedones and blackheads that freaked me out. This product completely erased ALL the blackheads and comedones on my cheeks overnight, and around half of the ones on my forehead. I feel like I found the cheat codes to great skin after using this just once it's crazy, can't wait to use again and again.

OwenScottyDog

Scotland

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My favorite skin-care product!

5

I've suffered from hormonal acne, combination skin and uneven skin tone since my teens (I'm 30), and while nothing makes my skin perfect, this is as close as it gets. I've used this product for years on and off, and you can definitely tell when I'm using it or not. Pores are smaller, skin is smoother and I have less breakouts overall when I stick to it! My skin is pretty sensitive, so I only use it once in the evening, every other day. If I follow the recommended twice a day routine, it dries out my dry areas so much my skin starts to flake, even if I follow with a moisturizer (which I always do). If anyone else has this issue, try cutting back on the amount!

Vanessa88

Seattle, WA

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Pore refining, hormonal acne clearing

5

I haven't had acne since I was a teenager and even then it was just a few spots. Now at 53 and perimenopausal my whole chin area broke out and this product brought under control. Great product, I use it twice a day and put moisturizer and facial oil over so the skin can heal and doesnt dry out, acne gone just have to be consistent.

Max53

Long Island, n.y.

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Definitely a staple in my routine

5

I love this product. I have acne prone oily combo skin with lots of pores and pigmentation. I've been using it on and off for a while now but just recently started using it consistently. For about two weeks I am using in it in combination with AHA 8% gel, and his morning I was so amazed at what I saw in the mirror. My pores are so tiny! Skin tone is so much more even, and overall the skin is smooth. Even my scarring from acne looks smoothed out. It's definitely the combination that works for me. This one also takes care of inflammation, it won't heal acne but small red breakouts it can take care of, and helps to bring down any inflammation. I don't put it on the cotton round I put it straight on my face. The consistency of liquid is sticky, so when I tried to use cotton balls or rounds a lot of it stays on it and only very little gets on my face. So I just pour a little bit in my palm and then spread it over my face and neck.

LanaC

Arlington, VA

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PERFECT !!!!!!

5

I bought 5 bottles whenever ordering !!!!! Good recoomend

AMANDA

CANADA

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5

This is the best product I have suffered from acne all my life using bha has gotten rid of my black heads made my pores smaller thank you Paula choice

Lorenzo

Seattle

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