SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid
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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.

SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid

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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:
Enlarged Pores, Redness, Wrinkles, Anti-Aging, Blackheads

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Variations

    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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
 
4.3

(based on 2233 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1319)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (543)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (157)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (102)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (112)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (1086)
  • Softens skin (942)
  • Non-greasy (778)
  • Soothes skin (611)
  • Moisturizes (430)

Cons

  • Greasy (141)
  • Irritates skin (130)
  • Not effective (94)
  • Heavy (40)
  • Bad smell (31)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (1102)
  • Enlarged pores (893)
  • Uneven skin tone (697)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (501)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (490)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (739), Survivalist / minimalist (412), Beauty expert (153), Skin care professional (27), Combination skin (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (796), Normal (219), Dry (186), Oily (147)

Reviewed by 2233 customers

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5.0

Cannot live without

By Stacey

from Livin

About Me Beauty Expert

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Provides an immediate glow
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    This is one of my favorite skin care products ever. After I wash my face, my skin looks dry and feels so tight despite my hydrating cleanser. I then add BHA 2% liquid with a flat round cotton pad, and my skin immediately feels soft, supple, and hydrated, This magic in a bottle also provides a subtle glow which lasts all day..... so I therefore receive many compliments on my skin and I always tell people I have PC to thank. Furthermore, I do not have visible pores thanks to daily use of this product.

    My hubby also loves the BHA 2% liquid post shaving. Since my husband started using this a few years ago he stopped getting red bumps or irritation on his face/neck due to shaving. I have bought this product as a gift for many friends and family members of a wide variety of ages, and they thank me profusely after seeing results. I love this magic potion so much that I wish I can take a bath in it..... and I practically do since I use it daily on my face, neck, décolletage, and the tops of my hands. (I alternate the BHA 2% with PC AHA 8% at night twice per week too). The only negative is that I wish this came in a larger size! : )

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    5.0

    Great!

    By Randi

    from Moulton, AL

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Enlarged Pores
      • Redness/ Blotchiness
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      I used this product for about two years, and this past time I ran out, I decided not to repurchase. I thought I didn't see any noticeable difference in my skin, until about two months later of not using it, I have crazy blackheads in places I never did before. It does a great job of tightening pores and leaving my skin feeling really clean, but I do recommend a heavy moisturizer with this. I have oily skin, but it still makes it very dry if I don't use an oil or night cream with it.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was great as usual, and I always receive the correct samples.

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

      Can't be without this!!!

      By Chris

      from Santa Monica, CA

      About Me Minimalist

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          I use this product daily, morning and night. My skin has transformed since I started using this. I'm spending less money on going to get facials to keep my acne under control since I started using this! I noticed a difference after the first use of this product. I'll never be with out it! One bottle lasts me about 2 months....maybe a bit longer.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Very helpful customer service. And quick delivery!

          • Skin Type:
          • Oily
          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          1.0

          Not for me

          By Christine

          from Toronto, ON, Canada

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

              I have been using 8% AHA gel daily for years now and I loved it! but this time, I just wanted to try this one since the reviews were great. However, I realized it's not for me at all since it leaves my skin more flaky than before...
              I'd like exchange it to my 8%AHA but it must cost me more to send it back. :(
              Anyways, if you have dry skin and are considering this to avoid flaky nose, I would NOT recommend it.

              • Skin Type:
              • Dry
              • Age:
              • 30-44
               
              1.0

              Not for me

              By Jen

              from Beresford, SD

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

              • Irritates Skin
              • Not Effective

              Best Uses

                I was excited to try this product based on the positive reviews. Unfortunately, it doesn't work for my sensitive skin. I've been trying to use it for months, but the more I use it the drier and more irritated it makes my face. I didn't notice any reduction in fine lines, pore size or age spots yet, but I have to stop using it so my skin can rehydrate.

                • Skin Type:
                • Normal
                • Age:
                • 30-44
                 
                5.0

                great

                By hailey

                from detroit

                About Me Minimalist

                Pros

                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Great

                • Skin Type:
                • Normal
                • Age:
                • 30-44
                 
                1.0

                Extremely drying

                By Ann

                from Dallas tx

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Irritates Skin
                • Not Effective

                Best Uses

                  I wish i could give this a zero star. After reading all the good reviews everywhere i wanted to try it . I have combination skin with really oily t zone. And i have kind if dull complexion after pregnancy so i wanted to try something that could help my blemishes etc. after using it only 2-3 times(and i didnt even use am and pm and not even daily. Used it every other day only at night just to get it started), my skin , specially t zone which is normally very oily has become dry to point where even putting on foundation with brush making my skin to flake and look like a pineapple skin. Also i broke out like crazy(didnt change anything else in my skincare routine). Luckily i got a travel size first, its now going in trash because cannot get interesting to the hassle of returning it.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 30-44
                   
                  5.0

                  Very good for calming and smoothing the skin

                  By Wildchild

                  from San Francisco

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Pros

                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Softens Skin
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Redness/ Blotchiness

                    I have regular hormonal breakouts on cheeks and chin that often stay deep under the skin. I also had clogged pores from makeup. I have been using the 2% BHA liquid for a few months and it has definitely helped in unclogging pores. I am not sure if it prevents breakouts all together but for me it seems to reduce them. I apply it after washing my face and before moisturizer. It really seems to help smooth out small depressed acne scars - too early to tell if they change permanently but they definitely appear smoother while you have it on. I have combination skin and it has helped reduce the oiliness while keeping other areas hydrated. I also find that putting it on a open or popped pimple calms it down immediately. My forehead where there is no acne, really does look airbrushed (as someone else had also mentioned). It does seem to make the foundation slightly faster than normal but all in all really worth it.

                    It does seem to make the foundation slide off slightly faster than normal but all in all really worth it.

                    The big problem is the leaky travel bottle. It is basically wasted product - I hope this is being fixed ?

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination
                    • Age:
                    • 45-59
                     
                    5.0

                    Amazing product

                    By CTRN

                    from Milford

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Moisturizes
                    • Softens Skin

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Enlarged Pores
                      • Redness/ Blotchiness
                      • Uneven Skin Tone

                      I absolutely love this product! I use it twice a day and from the first time I used it I noticed a difference already! It smoothes my skin out and improves the overall appearance. I have super sensitive skin and this did not irritate me. Will definitely be buying this again and again.

                      • Skin Type:
                      • Combination
                      • Age:
                      • 30-44
                       
                      5.0

                      One night

                      By AJW

                      from Columbus Ohio

                      About Me Skin Care Professional

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Moisturizes
                      • Non-Greasy
                      • Softens Skin
                      • Soothes Skin

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Enlarged Pores
                        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                        • Redness/ Blotchiness
                        • Sensitive Skin
                        • Uneven Skin Tone

                        Ok, I've been reading for so long about this product, so I finally ordered a trial size. (I've totally given up on products; they never work and I'm tired of spending money.) I used it last night- one time only. This morning there is a noticeable difference; pores are smaller, red marks are fading, I didn't feel greasy this morning from overnight oil production. One. Night. I wasn't going to try it under makeup today but I couldn't resist experimenting on how it will make my makeup last (so far so good-4 hours and no grease) and what my skin might look like when I wash my foundation off tonight. This is pretty exciting.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Prompt delivery, secure packaging.

                        • Skin Type:
                        • Combination
                        • Age:
                        • 45-59

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