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It just does its job. Unclog my pores and smoothen it wonderfully.
The price..? But to think that its actually last me a good 6 months actually worth every ml of it though..but yeah, I think it can be considerably pricey for some..
Great chemical exfoliant to treat textured skin. Does not irritate or sting and can be used daily. Suitable for all akin types including sensitive.
Well worth the hype. Cosmetically elegant, non drying formula which gets the job done. I find it works brilliantly to combat shaving irritation too.
Skin definitely looks clearer when i use it, even when its just once. This never caused me to purge though i know it often does for others
Hasnt gotten rid of blackheads on my nose like i expected
I love this very gentle, and i don't feel something irritating or drying and anything its very gentle i used this 3x/week but sometimes 4x/week when i need and my skin barrier is good
I don't know what to write. Cause i love this product so much! Sorry dear...
This is totally a holy grail product! As many of you know BHA’s go into your pores and clear them out. So it’s a definite must for me with oil and acne prone skin. I’m able to use it everyday without any irritation. Great simple worry free ingredients list too.
I don’t think there is anything bad to say about this product.
A wonderful BHA!! It's definitely reduced my blackheads in a very short time.
Perhaps a bit expensive but honestly I think it's a decent price considering how effective it is.
this product helped me so much while i was struggling with hormonal acne!
this product can sting a little if you’re not used to using acids
This product does a really good job on clearing out my pores and make my acne heal a lot faster.
This product is slightly too strong for a newbie in chemical exfoliator world. I experienced purging in the beginning of using this product. It has a really high price points
This is top tier product! It’s super duper good and helps with clogged pores, blackhead and clearing up the pores.
Nothing really. It’s super duper good.
its a rlly good product that helped to reduce my black and whiteheads and reduct textural irregularities !!
may sting at first but after awhile ur skin will get used to it !!
Feels moisturising and it's fast absorbing
Barely noticed any difference in my skin. It didn't help to prevent breakouts or help much with existing ones
Given all the hype around this, I was expecting really good results but have used this for about two months and haven't seen any change.
I HATED how this felt and sat on my skin! If also smells like rubber and left a really uncomfortable stickiness afterwards.
I love this a lot. When I wake up, my skin is glowing and there is a visable difference with my blackheads, acne, and pores. A little bit of this will also go a long way if you use your hands instead of a cotton pad.
I dont like how some of the product runs down the top of the bottle when getting the product out.
Very light and asorbs quickly for a BHA.
Didnt see much improvement. Maybe not strong enough for my skin.
The only thing that got rid of my acne.
I used it too often so dried out my skin.
This product works amazing as an exfoiliant for my dry skin. I have extremely visable blackheads / pores around my t-zone and this product really cleans the gunk out and leaves my skin looking fresh and smoothe the next day. I use this 3 times a week and it does wonders for me. A little bit goes a long way with this product!
This product does take a little while to sink in to the skin and can feel a bit greasy ones its setteld in. Even though it feels a bit greasy it can really dry my skin out a bit some times but if I use a good moisturiser that won’t happen and I avoid the exremely dry patches on my face.
This is one of my holy grail skincare products 🤩 when i'm having a bad skin day i use this at night and the very next day, i kid you not, it seems like my acne wasn't even there the night before. ITS THAT GOOD!
To be honest, there's nothing bad that i can say about this product. Except that if you're new to BHA, maybe just start off slowly. Then see if your skin can handle using it more regularly. For me though, I ONLY use it when I have breakouts or when I just want to "re-energize my skin" otherwise my skin will get irritated and then I'd damage my skin barrier.
This is so good! This help my breakout skin. It help to reduce my acne and my skin texture getting better. I've tried another exfoliant but still paula's choice my holy grail
a little bit expensive for me
this has definitely improved my skin in the short amount of time that ive used it. So glad I found it!!
the smell was a bit off putting at first and leaves a weird oily residue on my fingers, so i just use a cotton pad!
Fast absorbing and lightweight! Best BHA product ive used till date.
Abit pricey for 118ml.
Amazing. Keeps my pores clean. Lasts a loooong time so worth the money. I don't use it on a cotton pad as it's a waste of product. It's a watery texture, with an oily finish. Packaging is simple like a toner. Has a chemical smell but it doesn't linger for long.
I use it in the T-zone cause it dries out my skin everywhere else. Ummm.... maybe the price ?
AMAZING, when I say this cleaned my pores, I mean DEEEEEP clean. I always thought I had large pores but after using this I just realized they desperately needed a BHA
You need to be consistent to see results, I didnt notice any significant change until I worked up my tolerance to every other day. Also has a not so pleasent scent (almost like nail polish remover) but it fades quick
Loev love love. I am at my second bottle now. It is very potent.
The price is very high but its worth it
I’ve really enjoyed this product. I always buy a mini sized item first to test it. As soon as I finished I purchased the full size. Have seen a visible difference to my oily acne prone skin.
It is expensive but the bottle is big and it will last you a while. Always do a test patch to ensure you won’t react. I reccomend this with all products
This was super effective on mu blackhead and sebaceous filament. Literally GONE.
It kinda smells like nail polish and it can be too strong for senstive skin types
This is the holy graillll
It is perfect, nothing can go wrong
Hands down the best BHA products ever. Mo wonder this got so much hype. I used this once every 2-3 days and it really helps with my congested pores. I also somewhat feel that this help with my texture and acne.
Texture is a little bit oily so definitely only use at night and make sure to not use too much
Its really good for my scars and dark spots. It also helps with my acne that is just popping out, i use it at night and by morning the acne would suppress.
As my skin is very sensitive and dry, i dont use it more than once a week or when i actually need to use it
Overall decent ingredients, like the fact that there is green tea extract in it.
Honestly my skin never really liked this. Maybe my skin doesn’t like salycilic acid overall, but it wouldnt do much and make my skin look slightly worse sometimes. Didnt get rid of CC as I expected it to.
🔸This product is an exfoliating toner with 2% salicylic acid (BHA), which has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to reduce blackheads, blemishes and redness. Also, it claims to unclog and clear up pores while removing dead skin cells I believe everyone who is into skincare must know about this product, because there’s so much hype around this exfoliant so I decided to try it out for myself 🔸This toner has transparent liquid, super watery with very light chemical smell that fades away immediately upon application. So either you put some drops on a cotton pad and wipe it on or some into the palms of your hands and tap it in __________ I started to use this once or twice a week and moreover my skin already adapted very well with this product, so I can use it for every single day and do not forget SPF in the daytime! It is an exfoliate so it will make your skin more sensitive to sun 🔸The result that I can see is, the texture of my skin has improved a lot. It is smoother and it’s made such a difference to the recent breakouts I’ve had. It’s made my complexion look a lot healthier. Now I understand why is this a "Cult Favorite”. Because this exfoliator is a game changer for me. It totally improves my skin though I’m still having an occasional hormonal breakout.
I have a sensitive skin, but fortunately my skin can tolerate this product. So no bad comments for this product
It do exfoliate well to my skin. I surely have a worth to buy product even the price surely concern me. This is my face in the morning after i apply serum & moisturizer. Its absorb very well and make my skin looks glow.
No bad review from me.
Love this exfoliant so much! It is effective in cleaning out pores. 🤍 Definitely lessened acne visits on my face.
It's a little bit pricey.
It is a great product! It has a thun liquid texture which spreads nicely over skin amd absorbs well. I have noticed my skin is brighter after using it. It has also reduced the size of pore and eliminated blackheads!
Be careful about over using it. Start out slow. It can be drying and irritating. But this can be avoid if used properly.
This bha exfoliant is a staple in my skincare routine. I use it every second night, since i have extremly resilient clogged pores on/around my nose area. It smooths, clears and balances my skin, so i get less oily the day after.
I find this product to be drying and irritating if you overdo it. You definetly have to find your personal frequency. Another down is the price tag - quite high compared to the ordinary for example
Paula’s choice 2% Bha liquid exfoliant I think this product needs no introduction ✨🖤 This is lightweight leave-on exfoliant which removes dead skin cells, unclogged pores, smoothens wrinkles, and reveals smooth radiant skin ! ✨🤍 This product is amazing. I use this 2-3 nights every week after cleansing my face and the results are pretty quick ✨ No purging/ irritation for me 😊 Magic in bottle ✨🤍🖤
Nothing to say bad but if you have sensative skin do patch test first.
Holy Grail! I think this is the best BHA in the market. Others are not as effective than this one.
Expensive? lol. From where I from Paula's Choice are kinde pricey. But it's worth every penny.
my favourite salicylic acid serum that doesnt dry out my skin. my skin is glowing and i finally got rid of clogged pores and blackheads
my favourite salicylic acid serum that doesnt dry out my skin. my skin is glowing and i finally got rid of clogged pores and blackheads its expensive, but a little goes a long way: my travel size (30ml) lasted for over a year when i use it 1-2 times a week
my favourite salicylic acid serum that doesnt dry out my skin. my skin is glowing and i finally got rid of clogged pores and blackheads
its expensive, but a little goes a long way: my travel size (30ml) lasted for over a year when i use it 1-2 times a week
Great to use after blackhead extractions. Helped to minimize worsening.
Had high hopes of using this on my acne but didn't see any results after almost a full year of use. Also not a fan of the oily texture that just sits on top of the skin.
You start to see results quite quickly
Too expensive, dries my skin out, irritating. After using it for the first time, my entire skin started peeling off. Took me weeks to get back to my normal skin. Would not recommend for dry/senstive skin types
I have oily acne prone skin. Salicylic acid is one of my favorite ingredients. The formulation of this product is non drying and fast absorbing. I use this 2-3 times a week depending on my skin condition. I love this product, it clears my pores and works like wonder on acne. The texture is watery, I use a cottonpad to apply it on my face. If you have oily skin, and you have no problem with salicylic acid this would be your holy grail.
Maybe the price? But a full size can last about 5-6 months. So it is worth it
HOLY GRAIL ✨✨✨ i have rly bad acne that has been coming back after i stopped accutane and this product is a life saver! i have very textured skin due to the acne all over my face. yes my face is filled with old acne spots and new active ones. this product makes my face hella smooth. and i do notice that i get lesser new breakouts while using this product but of course it doesnt completely stop my breakouts since my acne is hormonal. i would recommend using this every 2-3 times a week only!!!! i know that you’ll be amazed by this product but do not over exfoliate!!
i did experience purging on the first week and almost wanted to quit this product. BUT DONT GIVE UP your skin will thank you later! i would not recommend applying this directly to your face after washing if youre using it for the first time. adding a layer of hydrating toner to buffer this lotion might help reduce the amount of purging! this product also has an oily finish to it and some people might not enjoy it.
Great product for removing blackheads and exfoliating the skin!
Feels a bit sticky on my skin
This product is super amazing. My breakouts are reduced, skin texture is smoother and it is gentle for my sensitive skin. I apply it directly to the skin once a day after cleansing.
I think it can be a little drying for dry skin so do use a moisturiser after this.
Never had irritation from this. Just make sure you start slow when incorporating this in your routine.
Too expensive for me at least from where I am from but other than that It is really good
Makes my skin smooth and hydrated in a sense. does not cause any breakouts.
Nothing! might repurchase after trying more and finding my holy Grail
Who doesnt LOVE this product???. It’s a classic, effective, and not too bad at the price. Love love this, i always make sure i have one on my vanity!!.
NOTHING lol i have no problem with this product
It wasn't irritating to me even if I started using bha with it and it helps with acne, blackheads...! I like the packaging, it's simple and I like really the color of the bottle. I would describe the smell as something similar to alcohol, but there is no alcohol, which is really good
It's expensive but worth it! For problem such as acne or clogged pores you can see results if you use it everyday (if you can tolerate it) but to use it only as an exfoliant 3times or twice a week is enough
Absolutely loved this product. It helped unclog pores and I didn't experience any irritation. Helped with blackheads, congestion, and seemed to minimize the appearance of pores as well! Love it! ❤️
Kind of on the pricey side but with the results it gave I'm not super disappointed.
Helped completely eliminate the texture and bumps on my forehead! Amazing for those who struggle with acne prone skin.
Dont love the packaging- leaks a bit when i travel
I loved how well this works. If my skin feels congested, i just need to apply this and over night my skin feels better
Its expensive! A small bottle costs $15
It does what it promises to, and it does it well. The first time I used it, I experienced purging but it went away after a week. I've been using this for more than a month now and I can already see good results. I haven't broken out ever since I usee this. My face is less oily and my pores appear smaller.
It is on the pricier side of skincare products, but it does its job.
Great formula for SA! Very genlte and easy to introduce into your routine. Ive noticed the whiteheads and blackheads i get on my nose start to disappear!
I dont have anything bad to say
Absolute staple and game changer for any skin care routine. Helps keep my sebaceous filaments clear. Saw literal overnight results.
Pricy, but worth the hype.
Paula’s choice makes some of the best exfoliator! Exfoliator has a little bit of slip Applies nicely to skin, absorbs quickly Had not stinging or tingling sensation
Fabulous be careful to not over exfoliate
The product that saved my skin! This exfoliant works wonders to unclog pores, control break outs and control oil production. It has a watery consistency which helps it absorb into the skin quickly. It does have a slightly oily texture, however as BHA is oil-soluble, this helps the BHA penetrate deeper into the pores.
Slight oily texture, however goes away after moisturising. Quite expensive, however lasts a very long time.
This is the best, i will purchase it forever
Nothing bad it is very gentle
This product is a must if your skin texture is uneven! It helped me so much with improving it, and ever since I am using it my skin just looks so much better.
The price.. it is so expensive 😭
My pores literally look smaller and no other product made me feel this soothing and amazing afterwards!!
Nothing bad to say about this
This has helped with my pores so incredibly much! I've tried two other salicylic acid treatments, but this is the best of the three!
I dont agree with how often they instruct you to apply the product. The label says once or twice a day, but even with my very oily skin, it felt like too much. I apply it every other night, which is way less stripping. Apply it how you will, but do be careful with how much you apply it.
Helped me so good with my skin
Nothing bad to say .
So good! Keeps my blackheads at bay. Im already on my second bottle. I cant use it daily though sicd its quite powerful. I use it about 3 times a week. Tried using it more smd it dried the hell out of my face :D dont overexfoliate people!
Nothing. Maybd the price
This is a great chemical exfoliant to help reduce the look of pores and blackheads and help reduce your sebum production. It also gives a nice, glowing finish!
It can be expensive but IT'S WORTH IT! The instructions said to apply once to twice daily but I don't recommend it. Use this to exfoliate your face 3-4 days a week. That way you don't use it all up!
SRP: US $29.50 Size: 118 mL/ 4 oz Period After Opening: 12 months • iconic; has a cult following • like water with a little bit of an oily texture • simple and short ingredient list • alcohol-free, fragrance-free, essential oil-free • contains salicylic acid (SA), the gold standard ingredient for treating problem skin; it exfoliates, treats blackheads, prevents acne, and is an anti-inflammatory • SA is oil-soluble so it is able to go deep into the pores and dissolve excess sebum and keratin plugs • contrary to popular belief, 2% SA does not make skin more sensitive to the sun, it actually has photoprotective properties • 2% strength is gentle enough for everyday use • has a low pH of 3.2 to 3.8 which helps BHA work more effectively • contains green tea extract, a great antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory as well • no purging experienced • no irritation nor breakouts; I only use exfoliating products once to thrice a week; always remember to start low and go slow with chemical exfoliators • solution is packaged in an opaque plastic bottle with a twist open can
• texture can be unpleasant • this leaves an oily feel on skin whether I apply using my fingers or a cotton pad • faint natural scent may also be unpleasant • did not make it to my repurchase list; I prefer the Paula’s Choice Pore-Refining Treatment with 2% BHA • those new to BHA might experience purging, a normal process that happens when skin turnover rate is speeding up
It's my first time trying direct acids and so far, this product is really great for acne. I had purging but it only lasted me for a week or 2. It's not too harsh for me so I love it.
Nothing really. Just that the price is bit heavy for me as a student.
When using regularly (twice a day) it made my skin really soft, when using once a day it keeps my pores free from blackheads.
Its relatively mild for me, i use a retinol at night and swap it for a vitamin c in morning at times meaning i don’t reep the full benefits, although my pores appear small and free from blackheads.
Noticed results first try! It was not too harsh for my skin. I would recommend putting vasoline on sensitive parts of face (under eyes, nose and lips) if you have sensitive skin. Cant wait to incorporate this into my weekly routine (once or twice a week).
Can cause irritation for senstive skin. Would not use every day.
It's an easy product to use.
Tad bit too sensitizing for my skin. Combo skin more dry currently because of the weather
Price point not too bad If it suits your skin
Made my skin peel and dry
I understand the hype about this product!! I've been using this product for approximately a month or two, and my skin is significantly smoother than it used to be. My skin looks radiant and overall clearer. It has really helped to unclog my pores!
Other people have said this, but be cautious about how often you use this product. While some people can use it everyday and have no issues, my skin was stinging when I used it on a daily basis. My skin would be dry and flaky. For the most part, my skin isn't even sensitive, and so this was unexpected. After changing to only applying the BHA 2-3 a week, my skin is much better and is no longer showing signs of irritation. This product is great at what it does, but I'd definitely recommend using it 2-3 times a week when you first buy it to see if you get along with the product. After that, you can decide whether you want to increase the frequency of applying it or not.
this is one of my favorites if not my favorite salicylic acid exfoliant. this plays a huge part on fading away my hyperpigmentation and my sun spots. i like to use this product between my aha's in the week during the night (of course). i only use this 3 times a week. i don't know how they do it, but my pores look somehow significantly smaller, and my oil production is starting to balance. definitely repurchasing.
THERES NOTHING WRONG BOUT THIS PRODUCT. PERIOD.
I’m conflicted about this product. On one hand, I can’t deny that I definitely noticed a reduction in the number of blackheads I got, likely due to the salicylic acid. I also noticed that it faded the appearance of my sebaceous filaments very well. For an oily/resilient skin type, I can imagine this product being perfect.
I haven’t heard many people talk about the fact that this product is very drying. I have dry/sensitive skin and this was hailed as the perfect beginner’s exfoliant, it was actually one of the first chemical exfoliants I tried. The issue is that the concentration of salicylic acid in it can be extremely drying and while my blackheads got better, my dry skin and eczema got worse. I also think one downside of the product is the price. Don’t get me wrong, I love Paula’s Choice. I swear by their Resist Anti-oxidant Super Concentrate Serum. It is the only Vitamin C serum that does not irritate my skin and so it is unique to me. In my opinion, their 2% BHA is not so unique and so I can’t justify the price. Lots of less expensive brands offer alternatives, like cosrx and benton, which also work better for sensitive and dry skin. If you have dry skin, I would give this product a miss.
This is so good for getting rid of texture and those bumpy forehead pimples! It can reduce blackheads but you have to be patient. I just apply it on my face using my hands after cleansing and before moisturising.
Nothing bad about it
I've just recently started to use this product, but already see visible results
I would say it's pricey
I did not experience any purging, peeling and dryness at all. My congested chin is almost acne free when I start using this. Was expecting it to take weeks to show improvements but it's was super effective even from the stsrt. Maybe I was just having good skin day for weeks and this is all just a coincidence? Don't think so My blackheads is almost gone too and since most of my chin acne is formed from blackheads, this directly reduced my chin acne. My chin has never been this clear for years !!! It'll normally be clear for a few days and new acnes will pop up after some time, but so far no new acne had emerge and it's been a month now !!!
The first thing that intrigued me is the smell of it. This straight up smells like a subtle version of acetone(nail polish remover). Luckily the smell is not too strong and I don't mind it.
This makes my face feel baby smooth in the morning whenever I use it the night before. Its a clear fluid, and it can be quite strong if you’re an acid beginner. This one is the top BHA exfoliant in my opinion.
Its quite expensive outside USA.
This product is a game changer I was using a different bha never saw results until I came across this exfoliant. When using this exfoliant I noticed less stubborn blackheads my nose my skin is also breaking out less often. It's a bit pricey but worth the coin!
Pricey but Good Product
This is my favourite exfoliate and most likely one of my favourite products from Paula’s Choice. After a month using this product every other day, I could see a difference in the size of my pores. This exfoliate is a chemical one and is a leave on product which can be used during the day and the night. I began to use this product during my daytime and night time routine to maximize my chances of getting the results that I want. It is definitely a prodcit that works for oily, combination and normal skin types.
There isn’t too much of a downside to this product. Note: this product should NOT be used when layering retinol on the skin. It can cause redness and irritation if you do combine this product and retinol.
After more than 3 months, it didn't clear ALL my acne breakouts but: It helps fighting that closed acne breakout; Reduces the inflammation and size too before the acne opens. Felt a little bit hydrated. Minimizes the frequency of my acne breakouts But i bought a small bottle and still has more left for 3 months of usage. Love this! 😭✨
The lavender? Not sure, other than that nothing.
This product does exactly what it says it is going to do. It has made my skin a lot less oily but not dry. Which in turn has reduced the amount of texture and acne on my skin giving it a smooth appearance.
A little bit expensive however it lasts a very long time.
The best exfoliant i ever used. It absorbs so well. And yes i can see visible difference in my pores. Would buy again.
Nothing bad about it. Helped to improve my skin texture too!
The hype is definely real!!!! I use it 2-3x per week on my PM routine after I cleanse. It doesn't smell so strong and defintely works well. I see inprovement on my nose area with my white and black heads.
Says can be used everyday but I think it will hurt one's skin if used daily.
My holy grail for some time now. But be careful! Do not make my mistake. I was so happy w/ the results that i started to use it everytime everyday whenever ... and that did cause my skin some irritation so be careful. I use it 2x a week but i mix it with AHA.
Nothing bad to say just be caruful about how much you use it
I just started but it feels really good and did reduce my blackheads
Pricey but actually works unlike the ordinary
This has been a really great product especially for blackheads and sibeacous filaments on my nose and chin. I definitely recommend it to those with combo/oily skin as it might be a little too drying for those with already dry skin. Although, for my skin it was okay to be used daily/every other day and i did notice a difference.
I think the only real negative to this product was how hyped up it was before i bought it- i was expecting big results and i didnt get them like i thought i would but i did get results & ingredients i was pleased with.
This is the bessstttt product I have ever purchased! Definitely worth every money, and my money well spent. This helps me to reduce my acne, and clear my pores. I used to have clogged pores thats why my acne wont stop showing, but right after I tried this, my acne is slowly gone. Its been a month since I use this and I dont have much active acne right now. The progress is really quick. This product really does it job. I use this whenever my skin needs it, even in daytime. For my dry skin, I think the formula is super gentle bc when I use this everyday, my skin doesnt react negatively. The texture is watery, and the finish is slightly oily and really hydrating. I smell something like acetone. I really recommend this product to those of u with pores problem.
It is pretty expensive for me😖
Pros ✨ - THIS IS A GAME CHANGER FOR PEOPLE WHO SUFFER ACNE/HORMONAL ACNE LIKE ME! MUST TRY THIS! 🥰 - hands down for this been using the 30 ml for 2 weeks and now my skin is GLOWING - if you suffer enlarged pores and blackheads you seriously need to get this! 30 ml is great for testing - just makes my feel radiant and my acne blemishes have started fading away.
Cons ❌ - I’m so inlove with this exfoliant, but it’s soooo expensive here in my country 😭💔
This product is incredible and I NEVER say that about any skincare products. It gently exfoliates my face and I notice a slight difference the next day after usage. I believe slow and steady wins the race and since it’s 2% it is very gentle so it will take longer for results. However, that is not a problem for me. I highly recommend trying this.
Nothing is bad about this product
Paula's Choice 2% Liquid BHA Skin Perfecting Exfoliator, potent and so unique. It's not something you rinse off, it applies like an oil and is fragrance free with a faint alcohol smell. You can apply it either once or twice a day, I'm using it once a day currently. This also contains Salicylic acid which helps contain my monthly breakouts. It actually helps speed along my morning routine,too!
The faint alcohol smell isn't my favorite but it's so slight and goes quickly, it's not much a bother
Paula's Choice BHA makes pores feel clean and the appearance of pores on the nose and cheeks is less noticeable, it blows away blackheads, helps relieve cold pimples, and of course my skin texture is prettier. Indeed, the results don't appear instantaneously, but I want to tell you once you use this product you will feel that your skin texture is smoother and with regular use you can definitely imagine how it will effect. My favorite part is how gentle it feels with no burning, itching, or stinging like other exfoliators, but of course for sensitive skin I recommend a patch test. Repurchase? Oh of course I'll buy the full size. And at such a reasonable price (tbh, its so damn expensive for me), its worth trying it out even if you're just a little curious!
so in love that I couldn't find any bad
It's really hyped up for a reason. My breakouts clear up faster since using it and I used to have a bumpy chin full of clogged pores but not anymore. It also lasts a really long time so if you thought the price was kinda steep, feel better knowing one bottle can last 4 months applied twice a day.
Personally for me I really needed to use it twice a day consistently to see results. And results weren't instantaneous. Then again, if you saw an immediate difference from an exfoliating product it would just mean that formulation was too harsh to be used in the long run. But for most people without my acne issues and who have not been conditioned for years with harsh prescription medication the way I have, probably use this every other day.
This is an exfoliating toner with 2% salicylic acid. It helps unclog pores and get rid of blackheads. This toner is actually the only product that has made a difference on the blackheads on my nose! It also makes my skin feel soft and look very even. It's pretty gentle overall and never caused me any irritation.
Nothing really bad about it, except that it can be considered a bit expensive.
My one and only favourite. best chemical exfoliant for all skin types. hydrating and removes all dead skin cells. simply the best
None simply the best
I've been using this product on my back because it was too harsh for my face. However, it has been amazing for my bacne and I've seen a significant reduction in my bacne. I love the lightweight liquid formula as it is easy to apply.
Only downside for me was that it was too harsh for my face and caused still caused breakouts past the purging stage
I pretty sure this is a lot of people's holy grail toner. I have been using this toner for about a year now. Pores? Where? It is sorcery in a bottle. I love it.
Paula's choice products a pretty pricey but they really work so I'm willing to pay for great skin care.
This is my HG product for acne! Tried it for more than 2 months and it really clears my hormonal acne!
It doesnt clear my tiny bumps on forehead :( I’ll keep continue on usinb this product to see the results!
Favorite product atm .I used these nights time ✨ These have helped clear a lot of my breakout My skin feels exfoliate & i feel clean its magical bottle
Nothing to say bad about this product
I like the flip top mechanism that closes perfectly. That's all.
I gave in for the masses and bought this overhyped and highly recommended product. So... It didn't work at all First, it sits on top of skin and doesn't absorb. I can see the pearls of product on top of my skin like when you sweat. Second, there's no effect. Other salicylic acid products that cost 1/4 work, this doesnt. Third, it is super expensive.
This product is absolutely a holy grail for me. I’ve never used a salicylic acid before this that did not burn my skin. Even with the first use, I had no tingling or irritation. This features green tea, which is high in antioxidant power. It is also hydrating which I can appreciate with my dehydrated and sensitive skin. It gets rid of blackheads quickly and leaves the skin soft, supple, and glowing the next day. I’m highly impressed with this. It also lasts quite a long while when used 2-3 times a week.
I have no complaints about this product except the price. At $32 for a minimal ingredients lidt such as this, I feel as though we are paying for the brand. However, I think it is worth it for this product because of how long it lasts.
I am really excited to use this because this is one of cult favourite~ I had great expectations for this. It doesn't cause any irritations like tingling or redness. But when I first started using it, I experienced skin purging for about 2 weeks. I wanted to give up and quit using because this result is not I wanted. I stop using it for awhile, till my skin healed and slowly incorporate into routine again. I use it on alternate days and slowly increase to daily usage. This time, I didn't not experience any skin purging. I saw a difference in my skin appearance after 2 weeks. Lesser breakouts, smoother skin and more even skin tone. Skin is less congested especially for blackheads around nose area. But I don't like that it makes my skin look abit greasy after application. Glad I gave it another chance, I look forward to experience more results~
I experienced skin purging for the first 2 weeks.
It's a holy grail for many people, I found that I need to be patient when using it
This will dry you. I found that I needed to start using it little by little, example use it Monday and then Wednesday, etc. Or to use it along with hydrating oils afterwards, so my skin would be so dry afterwards.
It brightens and evens out the skin tone!
It’s not too harsch.
I really like this product it helped me visibly reduce my pores within just a few weeks And it gets rid of all the oiliness And dirt on my face Definitely recommend for anybody with oily skin or enlarged pores
The only bad thing is that it’s a little bit sticky On your face
I LOVEEEE THE TEXTURE!! It's liquid so it absorb on to your skin very quick. I love how this doesn't have any tingling sensation on my skin. After using this, you'll get moisturizing sensation on your skin. Whenever there's blackhead popped out, this will be my savior to knock them down lol. This reduces dark spots on my cheeks and nose. I think I've been using this for 6 months and this lasts long product, so value for money ✨
The price in my country is costly because I have to import this:(
PRELOVED 150k via Shopee ID Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant Tbh this product is really good to unclogged your pores and smoothen the skin but i dont like the texture its kinda oily so thats why im gonna preloved this product! ^_^ If interested u can hit me up on whatsapp +6289638500242
umm nothing so far..
Paula's Choice is one brand I’ve been stalking, and quite honestly sleeping on for too long. Imagine my surprise when into my email pops a message from a Paula’s Choice social media team member asking for my address to send me some products to try! I couldn’t respond fast enough! I follow so many diehard fans that swear and have visual proof of the changes their products have made. I have a feeling I’ll be adding more PC products into my life in the very near future! 💙 I’d say what really draws me to this particular brand is their commitment to highly effective, well tested products. I feel they really listen to their customers and value their feedback. I’ve been using the 2% BHA Exfoliator for approximately two weeks and can easily say it’s one of the best liquid exfoliants I’ve tried. My face gets this immediate glow with use. It states you can use twice a day but I only use it 3-4 times a week, alternating nights I use my retinol. I also had my monthly cycle during use and realized I didn’t have any hormonal breakouts! 👏 ————— Paula’s Choice Philosophy - • Science & Truth • Highly Effective • Formulary Excellence • Non-irritating & Fragrance Free • Multi-faceted Formulas • Cruelty Free • Packaged for Potency • Environmentally Conscious ————— I don’t know about you, but this is just about everything I look for in my skincare! I find so much valuable information on their website. One tool I use often is their Ingredient Dictionary. They have every ingredient known in the beauty industry—a go-to resource for everyone! With Paula’s Choice you can choose individual skincare products or you can have an entire skincare routine developed specifically for you from start to finish!
Directions state can use twice a day everyday but in no way would I agree. I’d suggest once a day a few times a week.
I do love this.. it‘s hard to find a product with BHA and around this percentage. It has no smell nothing to strong.. and it doesn‘t irritate me. It‘s a bit pricey hence the lack of the 1 star
It‘s a bit pricey.. and overall its a good product. It‘s just that my skin get used to this really quickly.. so it doesnt affect on me anymore. It help to put a glow on my skin but doesnt help with blackhead and ehite head or my acne.
This product is s holy grail, for good reason! It seriously deep cleans your pores. I use 1-2 times a week, as I’m not aggressive with my use of exfoliators. It’s a wonderful product
I have nothing negative to say about it
My holy grail acid toner product Effective to control oil and sebum also help clearing acne scars Improve skin texture
Pricey but it’s worth to try
This is a holy product for my acne prone skin!! Literally helps stop my acne on its tracks. Using it a couple of times a week does the job. Anymore could result in a compromised skin barrier. Highly reccomend.
Nothing bad really but one has to careful not to go overboard with excessive use and to listen to what your skin is saying and use accordingly!!
I use this exfoliator in my evening routine. I put a small amount on a cotton pad and wipe my face. I really like that the face is perfectly cleansed and exfoliated. The face looks clean, even and well-groomed. In the morning you need to apply sunscreen
I use this exfoliator in my evening routine. I put a small amount on a cotton pad and wipe my face. I really like that the face is perfectly cleansed and exfoliated. The face looks clean, even and well-groomed. In the morning you need to apply sunscreen
The overall result is ok
I have not noticed the result all people talk about. Just a normal toner
This is a VERY good product. It helps clearing my acne. I used to have like 20-30 blackheads on my face, since i use this toner there’s only 1-2 left. Super!
Smell a little bit strange, it’s ok though.
Really love this stuff ! I apply witha a Cotton pad a few times a week. This prosuct is not drying for me. I would say its a little oily. It was really great for when j had maskne on my chin too.
A bit oily in my opinion
THIS THIS THIS IS THE BEST PRODUCT IVE TRIED so good for unclogging pores and clearing the face
Nothing bad to say !!
This is the best exfoliant I have tried so far, the results are there, the ingredients are correct, never experienced any redness, stinging, burning or irritation, make sure to not overuse it though.
I feel like it kind of smells like nail polish remover. It is also pricey but I guess it’s okay since it works so well for a lot of people.
This baby is a game changer. Power packed! Little is too much. It unclogs pores like magic. If its too strong for you, use it for less time. A treatment based on salicylic acid is excellent for my acne prone oily skin. No matter what i do or apply in a busy day this keeps away from blocking or breaking out! Comes in small and big size.
My tip is only a thin layer where it is short time or a night long wear else you risk over exfoliating or ruining your skin barrier.
This exfoliant is easy in use, makes your skin very soft and helpes reduce pimples so fast. I use it as a spot treatment as wel as exfoliant. It has no smell, it lasts really long and doesn't dry out my skin.
It can be a little greasy, but I only expercienced a greasy feeling when I used a lot of product. If you use sparingly, which I recommend, it doesn't feel greasy at all.
Fantastic toner. I use it. My teenaged son uses it. Leaves the skin looking amazing. It helps keep the pores clean and clear. Easy to use and doesnt irritate my oily skin, but others may have to start slow.
No issues whatsoever
Very good for unclogging pores. Not sensitising at all. „Minimises“ my pores after using. #acnecare
It is a bit pricey...
After using this product only two to three times, my forehead acne has significantly improved. My pores are less noticeable on my cheeks, and my blackheads have become less prominent. This is a good product, and is not irritating or drying at all! As someone with sensitive skin, I am quite picky with my exfoliants. This product is very gentle and non-stripping, which I love. I would absolutely recommend this to someone who is looking for a BHA toner!
This product was actually a lot smaller than I expected. Also, it smells very strong of chemicals (which I am not very used to for my liquid exfoliants). Lastly, you need to pour out quite a bit of product with every use because it dries really quickly on your skin.
Shout out to the most hype product from PC! I‘m pretty sure at least once you saw this product on ads when you watched y**tube😝. I heard a lot of good stuffs about this product bcs this product contains Salicylic Acid that can reduce breakouts & acne and also Green Tea Leaf Extract as sebum control. What a great combo for people with oily and acne-prone skin, right? 𝗠𝘆 𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 As you can see on my 2nd slide, I thought this product wasn’t created for my skin bcs at the beginning of application with this exfolitor my skin did show pretty much sudden breakouts, even until about 5 months application I still had no idea what I should do with this toner, I already planned to prelove this product🥲. And back at that time I also wasn’t aware with word of „purging“, which I don’t know either whether it‘s a purging or not tho (but lately I read many experts said that actually purging doesn’t exist). Perhaps this toner might be too strong for my skin at first, since it’s so potent. But now alhamdulillah I think my skin is getting used to it and this one surprisingly turns out that I really love this product! 🤯 This exfoliator blew my mind bcs it totall can calm my breakouts & PIE! The texture might feel oily since BHA is oil soluble, meaning that it works best for people with oily skin and acne prone skin as well bcs it absorbs deeper into the pores, but it‘s okay for me as soon as I let it sink in about 2-3 minutes. Besides, my pores looks so much cleaner & my bumpy texture feels smoother every time I use this toner. 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗩𝗲𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗰𝘁 Although I had a bad first impression with this toner, at the end my skin unexpectedly adores this so much🥺. This is now my go-to-product when I have acne & breakouts. My suggestion, starts very slowly if you’re new with this exfoliator. AND BE PATIENT! I’m quite panic bcs I‘m running low of it now and this toner is on the pricier side👀. But IMO it can really last long, so I think it‘s still worth to buy. I‘m planning to repurchase it🙈
What I don’t really like is the packaging, I can’t see how much the product still left in the bottle.
This is definitely worth a shot! I love it because if I use it tonight, I will wake up with super smooth and little/less bumpy skin. It is also good to dry my current acne (one that dont develop pus yet). Been using this since Oct 2020 and I love it. I prefer to use this with cotton pad, just about 3-4 drops and swipe over my face. I will proceed with hydrating and soothing toner, ampoule and simple ingredient moisturiser. I avoid other actives on exfoliation night but I’m just being careful. My sweet spot is once a week with this one as I dont want to purge, I’m not ready yet to handle purging. I will repurchase this but the mini size only coz a little do go a long way with this one
It is a bit greasy but I dont mind it coz it delivers instant result!
Holy grail peoduct for the most people
I didnt like this bha toner at all. Its greasy and sit on top of the face for a long time. After a week of use toner caused a litlle bumps on my chin, before using it, it was clear apot.
Only exfoliant that works for me and doesn’t over exfoliate my skin!
Nothing bad from my experience
Amazing product..begginer friendly..works amazing well for blackheads and enlarged pores..with consistent use improves the overall texture of the skin... It can be used as a spot treatment aswell ..works for breakouts and acne prone skin..🖤 TIP: Use it on a dry skin instead of a damp skin..for an increased efficiency.
Nothing really as such bad about this one..
didn't break me out.
quite expensive and didnt make a difference in my skin
✨ What is it: Leave-on Exfoliant ✨ Thoughts: This is the first-ever chemical exfoliant that I used and I got it from Hyram's recommendations. I've been using physical exfoliants for so long and those didn't give me any visible results at all. This is my holy grail product and a total game-changer. I've recommended this to my friends who recommended them to their friends as well and they gave me the same feedback as well - “This is so good!” This is a gentle exfoliant and depends on your skin type, it can be used once or twice daily. I use this only in the evening, and if you are planning to use this in your morning routine, make sure to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen (30 or higher). Also, if you are using this for the first time, I would suggest that you start using this for 2-3 times a week, subsequently increasing the usage to daily. The consistency is clear, almost water-like. They also have this on gel type but because I have oily skin, I prefer the liquid type. This is easily absorbed by the skin, there is a little tingling sensation when you have breakouts but will go away for a few seconds. No tingling feeling when your skin is in normal state. My skin has never been clearer since I used this. I would highly recommend this product if you want to get rid of your whiteheads, blackheads, and pimple marks. I also use this on my neck and elbows. They remained true to their claim, this product will make your pores look smaller, exfoliate dead skin cells and reduce fine lines. ✅ Pros: Fragrance-free and Cruelty-free
I couldn't find any cons for this product. While some might think that this is on a higher price point compared to other BHA exfoliants in the market, I don't mind paying for the amount since it has proven its effectiveness
So many raves have been written about this product and I generally agree with them! It really helped with my close comedones AND especially with the persistent cystic acnes on my chin. And though it is pricier compared to some other products, it's effective and one bottle had lasted me a really long time.
HOWEVER I would have to say that I could previously really only use this around 3 times a week (instead of the 1-2x a day recommended) otherwise it started to affect my barrier. Now that I'm on tret, I find that even 3 times a week (alternating nights with tret) is sometimes too much. But unfortunately when I only use it once a week, I get occasional cyctic acne again 😔😔, though my skin is definitely still less congested overall I plan to look for one of PC's milder bha products so that I can use it more frequently while still protecting my barrier.
I like that is has green tea. The consistency is watery though it feels a bit oily, but doesn’t bother me, just skip the toner step.
Didn’t see much improvement, as with any BHA product I’ve tried. Doesn’t really control my black and white heads.
I use this toner 1-2 times a week in my PM routine, after cleanser on dry skin I pour about 8-10 drops into the palm of my hand and apply directly onto my face This liquid glides onto my skin effortlessly and feels like silk...I’m 100% impressed!!! No burning or irritation upon application and it’s a very gentle formula with green tea as a soothing agent It treats clogged pores, skin redness, wrinkles, blackheads, dull skin and uneven skin tone and makes up part of an amazing anti-aging and anti-pollution skin care regime Once it dries, I follow up with Niacinamide and Moisturizer
Really have nothing bad to say about this product because i fell in love at first use
🌟This is a watery Beta Hydroxy Acid exfoliator. In case you just tuned in, I prefer chemical exfoliators because they’re much more effective than physical exfoliators, and my skin’s pretty used to acids at this point, though it seems to prefer direct acids vs exfoliating toners. 🌟I slot this in once a week (or as needed) for general pore cleaning, swiping a thin layer on my face, but concentrating more on my nose, just to declog pores. Occasionally I do the famed “grits method” with this liquid too. 🌟 This is a bit more challenging to use as spot treatment as opposed to the TO Salicylic Acid as that one’s a gel and this is more liquidy. So I usually cut up small squares of cotton and soak them in this BHA liquid and stick them to affected spots so they can soak for a bit. ✨ BHA has also worked for me in clearing out warts and milia. After patiently applying this product to the stubborn milia I got from an eye cream earlier this year (and has been bothering me for months) for around two weeks of nightly application, it finally cleared out last week (huzzah!). A few warts are taking a bit longer, but need to be more consistent about applying BHA to them, too. ✨This is a great BHA that I’ve been alternating with the TO Salicylic Acid — they’re about the same price and volume, and I like 30ml bottles that I can use up within the PAO. I already have a backup of this, too, so I won’t need to reorder until next year!
None. This works really well for me
this single handedly changed my life. everytime my skin breaks out, i apply a little bit in the night and wake up with bomb skin
smells strange i guess? but other than that its perfect.
This product has an amazing light weight texture, is not greasy and super effective!
Nothing bad about it, just dont over use as it can be drying
Paula's choice and I are in a new relationship and it’s getting pretty serious. Exfoliation has become my favourite ritual which I look forward to in my PM routine 2-3 times every week. I had a few bumps and acne around my jawline a few months back. 2 months into this exfoliant and they are NOWHERE to be seen. Sure, there were other products that I used that helped them calm down but this little guy cleared them all. Paula's Choice 2% BHA exfoliant Salicylic Acid, is magic in a bottle and my oily combo skin adores it. My skin has noticeably improved and looks more even in tone, oiliness has reduced and those annoying tiny whiteheads around my chin area and a few blackheads across my T Zone have disappeared. I use this after my toner, apply the exfoliant with a cotton pad and dab it onto my face. I usually let the product sink in for a few seconds, listen to a nice song and follow up with a thick moisturizer. Mind blown by the results and overall my skin feels so much more balanced after using it. A Classic For A Reason and you have got to try it to believe it.
Absolutely none what so ever
Ok, I used this just now. I cleansed first and then applied this with a cotton round. Feels SO light and smooth going on. I’m already loving it! I applied to my décolleté as well. Can’t wait for the long-term results.
Nothing negative as of first use.
This product is my holy grail! I apply it to my face 1-2 a week at night. I noticed results after the first week! I highly recommend this product to anyone looking into a BHA exfoliant. *This is the liquid form, but PC also has a gel consistency and lotion form for people who prefer that type of texture.*
Nothing bad to say. Just read on how to use it before applying.
This is a HG item!! I use this several times a week to keep congestion away... and it gets the job done gently. I have dry skin and this does not dry me out at all. I love the exfoliant.
Nothing bad at all about this product!
Highly recommend! I use it 2-3x a week and it helps control break outs and evens your skin tone. Works great with sensitive skin.
Pricier especially if your in canada
My favourite exfoliant! Does the job, doesn’t burn my skin and works like a toner rather than a wash off
Nothing bad for myself!
Honestly the best product for blackheads! Doesn’t irritate my skin at all, which is rare for me when it comes to exfoliating. I use this twice a week.
Nothing! However, I wouldn’t use this every day like it says on the bottle.
🖤 I was looking for a product that would clear my pores and improve overall skin texture. This exfoliant has become my HG just after few first uses! ✨ Short, nice ingredients list that includes (obviously) salicylic acid and tea extract. ✨ Texture: it feels like a light oil. It's quite runny but has this slip and oiliness to it. Little goes a long way but you need to wait for the product to absorb. It leaves a slightly greasy finish and is not drying. ✨ My experience: I use it twice a week in PM after toner and essence but before moisturizer (I just take a little bit in my palms and spread it on my face, I don't use cotton pads). Next day my skin is usually clearer (it depends on if I'm having breakouts) and with constant use I can confidently say my skin texture improved and pores became less visible. Sometimes I use it along with adapalene in the same evening routine which clears my skin amazingly, it could be irritating or drying for other people though. ✨ Big bottle (110ml) will last you a few months so it's amazing value for money.
🤔 May be drying if you use it too frequently. I noticed I can't use it more than twice or thrice a week especially when I'm using AHA exfoliant the same week. 🤔 The hole could be a little bit smaller because you risk to spill too much product.
Absolutely my favourite salicylic acid treatment of all time!!! Its not drying, not harsh on the skin and really does help with pores and blackheads!!!
Hard to find and sometimes out of stock
Not for me - see below!
💫 I was so excited to try this because everyone raved about how it was the miracle product which cleared their skin and blackheads in particular 💫 Prior to this, I was using the Inkey List’s BHA which was super gentle and not drying at all. I found this was quite a bit stronger - it stung my skin for a hot minute the first few times I used it and was a bit drying (whilst also leaving a bit of an oily finish???) 😅 💫 This also has a weird chemically scent to me but that’s not a huge deal 💫 I tried and tested this for so long before posting a review because I wanted to be 1000% sure on my thoughts - this just didn’t live up to the hype for me! 💫 It didn’t help with my blackheads nor the appearance of my pores or sebaceous filaments which is what I was praying for! 💫 Tbh I tried not using this vs using this and I didn’t notice any difference in my skin between when I didn’t use this and when I did so I feel like it didn’t do much 😅😞
+ My first holy grail experience. I have eczema, clogged pores, and sensitive skin, so it's difficult to find products that won't irritate my skin further or are effective enough to actually work without being too harsh. This is one of those! I am so grateful for Paula's Choice products. This is my favourite product of theirs so far. This really changed my skin texture for the better.
- Price is expensive. - It's not easily available as I live in Canada and it ships from the US.
If your skin is feeling stuffy and you dont know wgat to do get this toner. It is my all time favorite and I can' leave myself without having it in my routine. 10 out of 10
Nothing I recommend it to everyone
Very liquid--not heavy on the face. Lasts a long time. Helps get rid of blemishes faster.
The directions on this thing are ridiculously dangerous. 1-2 times a day? That will burn your face off. Super irresponsible to put that on the package. I have dry, sensitive skin and I wouldn't buy it again.
I had really high expectations for this, so glad I only splurged on the mini, which still retailed for $10. I like that this is a liquid, making it easier to incorporate into a routine.
Although its a liquid, its quite oily. I initially bought this because I have VERY stubborn and visible blackheads. I ended up applying this all over my face regularly because I wanted a clearer complexion and cleaner pores. What ended up happening is that my skin purged like crazy and left me with a ton of scars. I try to look at this in a positive light because at least now my skin isnt harboring all this bacteria but my skin didnt even end up looking nicer after the acne cleared up. And the worst part- it did absolutely nothing for my blackheads 😅 I used up the entire mini, which should be enough time to decide whether I like this product or whether it worked on me. Overall, an overhyped product that left me dissapointed. The journey for a BHA that will clear my blackheads is never ending.
This is a game changer! Change my skin texture tremendously !! Will repurchase forever.
No bad for me at the moment
So basically the saver of my skin. Never seen smth working so effectively and fast on my skin. It should in every household 😁
Be careful cause it’s strong and don’t use it more than 1x max 2x a week
Totally worth it !! My experience: I start using this product a month ago, My skin had somes pimples and really large pores. I used it 1 time a week for the first week, 2x for the second week and kept using it 3x a week at night. I’ve had bad experience with acnes and large pores since I was teenager and didnt find any solutions for it until now What I like: ✅ Clear of acne ✅ Make my pores less visible ✅ The texture of my skin felt smoother ✅ secure packaging so it easy to take to product out without make it all over the place
Some things that I dont like: ❌ Purging for 2 weeks ( which is not really surprise for my case since I had a lot of whitehead under my skin). After those 2 weeks, my skin was so clean. ❌ A bit ichy when I applied it for the first time but everything fine for other times Overal: This is a 💯 product for acnes and oily skin. If your skin is too sensitive you can try it on small part of your skin to see if it is okay for you before apply it on the face.
A great exfoliator and has been helpful in fading acne scars
Has a chemical smell and is too strong for me to use regularly
This exfoliating toner is so gentle while it unclogs pores and sweep away the dead skin cells. Non irritating
I had this angry pimple and this product didn’t seem to help calm the pimple.
It dried up my Acne and my spots were gone in one to two weeks.
After using it you will still get spots on your face and also be careful with how much you use because it could dry up your skin a lot.
√ 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. √ My Review ok so this product was such a good surprise, like ofc there's a lot of hype around it but honestly it deserves it. I'm 16 and my pores are literally craters probably from the constant abuse like Walnut shell and coffee scrubs and uhuh st. Ives. but literally after one use I saw a difference. I have a very oily and Acne Prone skin so it is normal for me to have so many black and whiteheads and of course hyperpigmentation. After I use this, it was like life changing HAHAHAH. Anyways I really love this product its the only one I've tried that genuinely makes a visible difference on the first try :)
My skin feels so dry and flaky after using the product so I only use this once a week. But yeah, haven't encounter any bad thing about this.
Has reduced my pores
Stings sometimes going on
This product is the queen of all BHA products! I’ve used many BHA products but this one is the only one which helped me to get rid of my blackheads. This happened in 2 weeks and I didn’t expect this result in such a short time💜 if you have stubborn blackheads, you should give this a try -you won’t regret it!
If the product had a thicker texture, it would’ve been easier to apply it without cotton pads👌🏻
It's important to know first that leave-in scrubs gently and quickly remove dead skin cells for smoother, younger-looking skin. They are also good for enhancing hydration and also contain ingredients such as antioxidants to help visibly repair and help prevent signs of aging. My experience with this scrub has been excellent as I often experience breakouts and pimples that I don't like very much, and with this product I have managed to keep it at bay. I do not use it daily because it is an exfoliator but every two days it feels great.
It is a very skin-friendly product, I don't see anything wrong with this product.
I bought this to address my concerns about my sebaceous filaments and as an exfoliant for my oily skin. It makes my pores less visible.
I purged really bad for 4 months that left me with big pimple marks. Sadly I stop using it and use tretinoin instead. Maybe I will give it a try some time.
It helped me reduce my acne and pores on my face. After a few uses my skin already felt smoother than before.
Quite expensive but it's worth it for the results
✅ unclogs pores ✅ helps with breakouts ✅ minimises acne scarring ✅ not irritating or drying ✅ no sticky feeling or harsh smell When I first saw the hype around this product I did not really believe it as I’ve used BHA in the past and didn’t really benefit. However this is a game changer and works just like it says, from unclogging pores, minimising breakouts it is the holy grail product.
It is on the pricey side but for what it does I recommend the investment
Once again I bought this because of all the hype of it. So let's start with thiz review. First impression I got the travel size,the 4oz version to start with because I can't justify spending 30$ on something I just don't know if it will work or not! It's a super small bottle, but I did notice even using it daily 2x a day, a little bit goes a long way with this.i think it ended up lasting about 2 weeks which was plenty of time to see results even if it was a small result. It felt wasteful to use with a cotton pad, so I ended up using it with the palms of my hands and just sapped (patted) into my face, than I left it sitting for about 15 minutes before moving on to my next step in my routine. It did take all of those 15 min. To absorb! It's meant for all skin types and supposed to be this holy grail for pores.
The texture was kinda oily which shocked me because it's supposed to be for pores and oils just wouldn't seem fit I'd think! It took forever to absorb even with the smallest amount. It made my face feel super oily and shiney!! It did literally nothing for my face! Didn't hydrate,make my face feel clean, take away any blackheads or shrink my pores or anything! Basically this so called holy grail just wasn't for me at all!! I was super disappointed because I researched and researched, heard about the amazing reviews etc.etc and finally gave in to this n bought it for it to do literally nothing for me.
The holy grail! Use this product 2-3 times a week and it helpedn so mutch with the tecture of my skin!
Dont use it mutch your skin will get irritated
Every time I get a new small pimple or so, I put a bit of this product over it. So far it has helped to dry out the pimple before it pops up 😊
I bought it because of all the good reviews all. Over internet. But I have to say it wasn't a big deal for me. Maybe because I don't have breakouts that often anymore (😍) I couldn't experienced the good properties of this product that all the people talk about. The smell is also kinda weird, like nail polish remover, but in my opinion it's tolerable. I haven't seen any improvements in my skin that come from this product. I was expecting way better results considering how pricey the product is. I would recommend to order first the small version and if it's suits u good, then go for the normal version. Otherwise you will waste a lot of money in this product.
at first I didn't understand why it was such a famous and good product as everyone said, but now I'm really loving it! It reduced my pores and help clear my skin! I can actually see a difference if I don’t use it in a week.
Nothing bad with this product
Man do I love Paula’s Choice. Picky app said this was “worth a try” for my skin type but let me tell you. This is such a good product. I have issues around my nose with blackheads and the occasional pimple and I tend to only have to use this a few times a week for both of those to be gone. This would probably work best for someone with more acne and oily skin but even with dry skin as long as I dont use it too often it is perfect. You have to be aware of when to stop exfoilating your skin and at what point youre overexfoliating .
This is such a good product that I dont have anything bad to say about it
This product has reduced some of my pores around my t zone area.
I would recommend to use this like 3-4 times a week as you do not want to break ur skin barrier which can sometimes cause flares of pimples.
Gives my skin a glowy look, my skin seems more even the day after using it
No bad experiences yet
This exfoliant comes in a plastic bottle with a screw cap. While it can still be used in AM routine, I would say this is much more suitable in PM routine. Some of the notable ingredients in this exfoliant are 2% BHA and Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract. It has a lightweight watery consistency but still holds weight and viscosity which means that it will sit so well on the skin. I can also sense a hint of oily consistency in this exfoliant which I did not mind at all since it leaves a matte finishing. I do sense a strong vinegary scent but I find it normal especially for an exfoliant. The scent does not feel overwhelmed as it dissipates immediately. As for the efficacy, I have used three bottles of this - that should say something about it. This is the first exfoliant that I can see the immediate effect - it minimizes my pore appearances, decongests my skin, brightens my complexion, and even treats my hyperpigmentation. I also did no experience. I also did not experience any bad reaction though I should remind, you will some sort of tingling sensation at first. The price is also on the spectrum of luxury products but I find this to worth every penny especially with ~$8.70 per ounce. Overall, this exfoliant has changed my skin and I feel like everyone needs to try this at least once in their life.
This product is a holy grail for me but I agree, some people might this a little bit expensive and those sensitive skin might find this to be a little bit harsh on their skin. However, there are still plenty of alternatives to BHA exfoliant with cheaper price tags and gentle formulations.
Very lovely texture and feel on the skin, absorbs easily, doesn't irritate at all, doesn't feel drying how some other salicylic acid products can feel
Didn't make that much of a difference for me, but could be due to my pores being clogged on the heavier side. I can see the effect, but it's not something drastic for me personally
In my experience, this is the most hydrating, gentlest BHA that actually works!
Nothing. Well, except for the fat that the package instructions say to use this 1-2x daily, when that really just too much for most people. I use it 2x/week.
This product helped me to greatly improve my acne-prone skin. After an initial purging period my skin is so much clearer than before. When I use it at night, the morning after when I wake up I also see the immediate results because my pores appear a lot smaller and my skin looks way more smooth. It’s amazing. It also lasts very long, I have only purchased the trial size (30 mL) so far, but still could use it for a couple of months.
The instructions on the product says to use it once or twice daily, but that would be way too much for most people, two times a week is more than enough!
Unless you have been living under a rock, chances are you have heard of this product. Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant is on so many peoples holy grail list and I see why. 🌟This is a liquid, leave on Exfoliant that contains 2% beta hydroxy acid AKA salicylic acid. It works to unclog pores (which makes them look smaller) by helping you shed extra layers of dead built up skin. Also helps with acne, smooths wrinkles, and evens and brightens skin tone. Ph of 3.2-3.8 🌟Texture and scent: very thin liquid that has a slight chemical smell. Not artificially scented. 🌟I have been testing this product for over a month and have noticed my pores look so much better especially on my nose. I have lots of blackheads and sebaceous filaments on my nose that I'm always trying to get rid of. Niacinamide and BHA have worked wonders for them. This claims you can use it up to 2x a day but definitely not for me. I use this only 2-3 times per week or my skin gets dry and flaky. I have dry skin so maybe oily skin people can use it more often. I have sometimes noticed a slight tingling when applying that goes away quickly. I would suggest to start out slow with a couple of times a week to see how your skin responds and then increase the frequency. Make sure to avoid lash line and eyelids and follow with soothing, hydrating products.
Can be irritating and drying if used too often. Start out slow and build up. Slight tingling sensation when applying if my skin is more sensitized that day.
It’s so effective & just one of the best products out there that targets a plethora of skin concerns. Personally, I enjoy using it on closed comedones & active breakouts because it’s just so effective. In a few days, I see drastic results. How I use this: ⭐️ Day/night, 1x a day (when needed) ⭐️ When I am breaking out more than usual ⭐️ When I want to eliminate blackheads Do I recommend this? Oh, definitely. This is such a good product to have, especially if you are acne prone.
Personally, the only issue I have with this product is that it’s a little bit greasy, but I don’t really have much of an issue with that because it sinks into the skin really fast.
I definitely noticed I was breaking out less after this 2 times a week!
Caution of how often you use it because you dont want to chemically burn your skin.
Is the best exfoliator, it helps you to completely eliminate acne.
Use it once to twice a week because it can dry out the skin.
i heard so many good reviews so i bought 1 for myself. After almost a month using it, i can feel my skin less oily and thank god it didnt break me out. im so scared of my skin purging but it didnt.
A bit expensive. Thats all
Started to use as my friend said it helped with all of her acne scars. I never suffered from acne but i wanted to use a non-abrasive exfoliator. So far so good!
A tad expensive but hoping results are worth it.
This product is amazing. I was recommended it through this app and order it right away. It’s not like other toners that leave your face feeling sticky and dry this one feels so watery and I am left feeling like I have just put a moisturizer on. I’m able to wear it at night time and under make up during the day and it feels very comfortable on my face. I have also noticed that my pores look really clean I have no more blackheads on my nose and this product in combination with topicals faded cream works wonders and all of my hyperpigmentation is slowly fading. I can’t believe I haven’t had this in my skin care routine for all these years!!!
I kind of want to say that it took a while to see progress. But I feel like that’s normal for all skin care products in general miracles don’t happen overnight
I can see the difference very quickly and it doesnt irritate my skin
It is a little bit expensive
Love love love! Really great product! My pores looks smaller?!
I got nothing bad to say
helps really good with break outs, somtimes I just put it topically on one spot
not so easy to apply without spilling
The consistency of this products makes it an ideal addition to your existing skincare routine. Use after your cleanser and toner + before your serum and moisturiser. Great for blackheads!
The packaging isn’t very appealing, but aside from that, a brilliant product
My holy grill! My first try acid in my life and it is perfeftly gentle yet effective on my skin, love it so much and i will keep repurchase
A little but sticky on my face but will sry out after a while
Seriously this is the one and only product that can get rid all my blackhead 🥺 but for the texture is so oily when we pat it on the face
Oily texture that make my face more oilier
This is an exfoliant but doesn't feel dry at all on my skin maybe because I kinda feel slightly oil when I applied it
I feel my skin such acne doesn't improve or better when I used this. Really expensive in my country. Not easy absorb to my skin
This product exfoliates while not irritating the skin. My face looks cleaner, my pores look smaller.
Can be drying at times.
My HG The 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant from Paula’s Choice is their most raved product and I can understand why🖤 I’ve been using this product as a leave on exfoliant for a month or so and I can genuinely see the difference it has made on my skin. The 2% BHA (also commonly known as Salicylic Acid) leaves my skin looking and feeling so fresh and smooth. Usually when using a product with Beta Hydroxy Acid, it can leave a rather dry and tight feeling. However, Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant feels almost like an oily toner with no greasiness??🤍 I highly recommend this product if you are acne prone as the 2% Beta Hydroxy Acid helps exfoliate dead skin cells by sinking deep into the pores and remove excess sebum that can promote breakouts.
Seriously nothing ugh so gooood
It is a gentle chemical exfoliant. Yes in my opinion chemical exfoliants are much better than physicals. I like how it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin.
Even though I liked it and I think it is a good product and maybe I am even gonna rebuy it I feel like using it twice a week is less than enough but using it more times is a lot. I wouldn’t say it’s magic but I know how many people loves it for me it didn’t clean my pores and my breakouts. BUT I still feel like my skin needs this little exfoliation so I don’t know what to do.
At first I was using this all over my face and it was causing irritation. I think this is too strong for my skin but I recently use this to spot treat and it works so WELL. My pimple dried out so fast and I'm so happy with the result and my new found use for this product!
Too strong for all over the face
Holy grail for my acne prone skin 🤍 Exfoliant helps me with my close comedones
When I use daily my skin becomes dry
This is one of the best things that my face have tried! It gradually smoothens my skin and unclog my pores 💚 I hope it will be affordable.
Oily texture but I usually use it at night so it's bearable. The price 😢 it's very expensive!
It unclogs pores well and ever since I’ve starting using it, I barely had breakouts :)
It was kind of drying so make sure to use a good moisturizer, and it leaves a weird residue.
This has been a game changer in my routine. I love how effective it is. It makes my skin silky smooth and reduced my texture a lot. Ive seen a major difference it my blackheads they are less visible. Overall such a gentle and effective chemical exfoliant. I use it not more than twice a week even though it states that its a daily treatment I do not want to risk over exfoliating
Nothing bad. Has an oily texture but doesnt make the skin oily. It actually sinks well into the skin!
Holy grail product!! Its very rare for me to have holy grail products but this one is for sure my number one!! I struggle with enlarged pores and breakouts and after just one use i already saw a difference, my pores are barely visable at this point and i havent been breaking out as much as i used to!! It also works wonders for my acne scars as well, awesome product, everyone needs this in their routine, you will not regret it!!!
Its perfect, i have no complaints:)
This is a great liquid exfoliant. Realy helps with pores and reducing acne outbreaks. A little is all you need sobthe bottle will last you a long time. Highly recommend.
It can be overly stripping if used too often especially for those with drier skin types.
This is a staple in my routine for helping my pores look smaller and treating my sebaceous filaments! I prefer using a dedicated BHA like this instead of a salicylic acid cleanser or moisturizer. 🌹 About: This is a watery exfoliating leave-on treatment that is designed to help with breakouts, blackheads and more. It’s strong, but doesn’t feel harsh or damaging. 🌹 How I use it: At night, after double cleansing, I take a few drops of this product in my palm and then use my clean fingers to dab and press it into my face (skip the cotton pads). I wait a few minutes for it to soak in, then finish my routine with hydrators /moisturizers. I apply it 2-3 times a week on non-consecutive nights, alternating with tretinoin and a night off. 🌹 Notes: Since this is a strong treatment, my other products are all gentle and soothing — you don’t want to layer this with other acids. Also, as others have mentioned, the product recommends 1-2 times daily use but that is WAY more than needed in my opinion! Even two nights in a row can leave my face feeling irritated.
It can be expensive, but I only use a little of the product 2-3 times a week so it lasts a while. You can always try the travel size first! Also, this is a strong product so be careful not to over-use. Watch for signs of over-exfoliation — stinging, redness, sensitivity, breakouts — and take a break to let your skin recover as necessary.
This is such a great product! Its gentle but effective. I limit this to twice a week, and follow up with a super hydrating product right after. This picks up more dirt and grime than a toner, and i love that theres barely any stinging sensation! My acne prone friends love this as well
A little pricey for the amount, but its not too bad since you dont need a lot each time
The product does exactly what it says. It is a leave on exfoliant, kind of tingling at the beginning but after working it to your skin it is not irritating at all. I have seen considerable improvement on the size of my pores/blackheads but not as much as I hoped
It feels kind of sticky after applying. I had really high expectations from this, it did some work but not as much as I thought
I bought a travel size before committing to a full sized product because I didn’t know if it’d work for my skin. This exoliant is pretty liquidy but has an oily texture. It absorbs well into the skin but takes a little time I noticed subtle changes in the texture of my skin and the pores on my nose were much less visible. I use all over my face when my skin feels clogged but otherwise mostly its an amazing spot treatment. Main good ingredients in this are : 2% salicylic acid & green tea extract
Literally nothing bad about this product can’t find a flaw in this beautiful product!
A HOLY GRAIL. i used this for about 3 months which is when bha’s reach their peak and wow. i wanted to give my skin the “final push” after incorporating retinol into my routine four months prior to get rid of my acne and target large pores once and for all and it’s definitely made a huge different. not only can you tell the difference comparing before and after pictures but the night you use it, you wake up GLOWING. i used this product 3 nights per week (the ones i wasn’t using retinol) and i kept it simple with just a moisturiser on top to not “agitate” my skin too much. i’d recomend waiting for about 20 minutes if you can, to let the product really sink in before your moisturiser. ALSO!!! i got the 4 fl.oz size and would’ve gotten a smaller one cause i’m “done” using it as part of my daily routine and in three months it’s not even half way empty so i’d definitely recommend buying the travel size (1 fl.oz) cause if you rationalise well the product it can last you for the three months tops that works (if that makes sense sorry for my english) (the product’s expires in a year for anyone wondering)
the brand recommends to use the product everyday and also in the mornings which i don’t recommend AT ALL as bha’s mixed with the sun can lead to really bad sun damaged skin and also using this daily is just a recipie for overexfoliation (with 3/4x week should be mire than enough) nothing bad to say about the product itself, just a quick disclaimer for the product’s instructions
my skin texture has inproved since using this product and my skin is smoother.
it is a bit expensive, but it lasts for a long time.
The best exfoliate toner for dry skin... My face look so glow and healthy. This is a very gentle exfoliator toner, absorbs quickly, does not irritate the skin, fragrance free, and cruelty free. The main function of this exfoliator is to clean clogged pores, reduce excess oil production, and what I like the most about this product is that it plays an active role as an anti-inflammatory in acne treatment. Good have you Paula😁😁😁
the product absorbs too quickly on the cotton
It is commendable how great the formulation with such a simple INCI list. Also, it works really well and effective for uneven texture as well as acne.
It can be irritating if used regularly, unless your skin is tolerant to it.
The best BHA This is the best salicylic acid product I used. It's non drying and hydrating. Helped a lot with my acne.
Nothing bad to say about this product
WOW this is really transforming myskin! I still have acne but the scar becomes much milder than usual. Love it!
Expensive, i dont like the texture
This product definItely does, sometimes it actually dries out my skin quite a bit, but it is amazing at removing blackheads and minimizing pores— i also combine paula’s choice with clay mask and I have noticed that the texture of skin has become very smooth and my pores is tighten. I feel less oily, some of my blackheads have started to shrink overall I really enjoy this product and will definitely keep using.
So far I like the results of this product, and it is gentle and effective enough that it works well on my skin, but the product is very expensive 🥲
The packaging looks very sturdy and easy to hold. The texture is lightweight and easy to absorb to my skin It does it jobs well because after using it,my pores are much tightened,it reduces the dullness on my skin and helps it to be smoother.It doesn’t only help to fight pimples or acne but also brighten and smooth your skin I have experienced a terrible time that my face was full of acne scars and it was very difficult to fade them.Although i used a good exfoliator,it was useless.Then i came to this BHA and it has worked so well.It doesn’t just reduce the acne and help for purging out ,but also clear my skin so well that i feel that my skin is much more smooth and brightening.It takes all my dead skin cells inside my skin,not just on the surface,it exfoliates properties and prevent clogged pores and sebum well Contains 2% Salicylic acid,this product doesn’t irritate my skin and very suitable for oily skin
Nothing bad about it
For me personally I think it’s a great product especially if you have oily skin and tend to get closed comedones or whiteheads because truly it cleared them up. It is also a great exfoliant to use with an AHA to help combat breakouts overall.
I don’t think I have too many bad thoughts on this product except for possibly trying out the miniature version before getting the larger version just in case it might be too irritating or itchy etc. to just make sure it’s the right pick for you.