Based on 2,347 reviews
Our #1 product worldwide + cult favorite, this gentle leave-on exfoliant quickly unclogs pores, smooths wrinkles, and brightens and evens out skin tone.


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

Pore refining, hormonal acne clearing


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.


Long Island, n.y.


Definitely a staple in my routine


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.


Arlington, VA


PERFECT !!!!!!


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




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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



This has really been a game changer for my blackheads


At first I thought, this is doing nothing (because of course we want instant results which is just unrealistic). But, I thought well, I bought it might as well use it up and boy am I glad I did! This is one of those products that I will never be without! I use this every single morning on a cotton square and I add a little of the niacinamide booster to it. Within about 3 weeks I started seeing a huge difference and it has consistently improved with every week. If you have oily skin, large pores and blackheads, do yourself a favor and give this product a try for at least a few weeks and I bet you will be happy you did.


Wadsworth, OH


Deserving more than 5 star


This is what I waited for my whole life. I regret of wasting so many years on researching how to give that luster to my skin. Super super awesome and I never gonna leave this product.


Surrey BC Canada


Greatest product ever!!!


I'm so happy to believed all these reviews and ordered this produt. It is amazing and I noticed a difference within a few days! I met up with a friend I hadn't seen in about a month (got product a few weeks after I saw here) and she said my skin looked amazing and what was I doing differently! I told her and now she has ordered some for herself! Seriously do yourself a favour and order this! You will not regret it!!!

Sassy Cassy



Why use it around the eyes?


Seems it would do more harm than good in the delicate under eye area.



Game changer!!!


I was very skeptical about whether this would actually work, there's too many false promises out there about products that simply don't deliver. But this one seriously blew me away! I started seeing a significant change in my overall complexion and my breakouts decreased after only a couple of days. Granted, I'm not suffering from severe acne but I was still baffled at how effective this stuff is! 100% would recommend!


Lubbock, TX

I'm so glad I found this!


I originally just purchased a sample so if it didn't work I wouldn't be with yet another product that I wasted money on. I was skeptical of the reviews because I have been having some weird hormonal breakouts lately and I was doubtful it will help. Well, this product has helped me within a few days. I am trying to watch my diet and drink tons of water but the product helped calm my skin down. The redness has subsided and the bumps on my skin shrunk. I am experiencing some peeling but nothing too extreme. My pores seem less visible too! Just when I felt nothing was working this product saved me! I ended up purchasing a full bottle before my trial size runs out. I have only been applying in the evening. Thank you!!!


Saint John IN



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