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Paula's Choice

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SKIN PERFECTING 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel

Exfoliators

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Product Attributes

Alcohol-free

Paraben-free

Silicone-free

Sulfate-free

Allergen-free

Cruelty-free

Fragrance-free

Oil-free

Fungal Acne-Safe

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23 Reviews

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hmpocketglam

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| 20 February, 2021

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I have been using this 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel which I received complimentary from Paula's Choice for review purposes. I find it very easy and comfortable to use. I felt a small amount of tingling and noticed some pink all over my face toward the end of this 10-minute peel. The product rinses away easily and cleanly. My skin feels smoother immediately after use. There is some warmth and pink color after using the peel but it dissipates after a short while. My skin looks more evenly-toned with less visible pores and a smoother overall appearance. I am satisfied with the results and am looking forward to using it on a weekly basis as part of my skincare routine.... Read more
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Nothing aside from a bit of pinkess and warmth immediately after use, which dissipates quickly.... Read more
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withinmyskin

Dry/Resilient

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| 3 March, 2021

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This product was gifted to me by Paula’s Choice. I am always excited to try a new exfoliating product as I have very dry skin - and this one was no exception! My first impression was that I was pleasantly surprised by the holographic purple color of the product. It dispensed nicely from the tube and was very easy to apply using my fingers or a silicone applicator. The peel was comfortable to leave on for 10 minutes and didn’t feel tight or stiff and it stayed perfectly in place. After the 10 minutes was up, I rinsed thoroughly with warm water and a washcloth. My skin looked so much brighter, even-toned, fresh, and renewed. My pores appeared smaller after just one use. This product packs so much power in such little time and I am SO happy with the results. It’s quick and simple enough to use once a week, as the instructions recommend. I will definitely continue to use this product and highly recommend it!... Read more
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At first the product did sting a little - I have somewhat sensitive skin - although that feeling went away after just a few seconds and was not unbearable.... Read more
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glowwithmesg

Oily/Resilient

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| 19 June, 2021

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It has a beautiful purple color from naturally derived Butterfly Pea Flower~ The texture is very light, glides on skin easily~ This is my third rinse off chemical peel product that I have tried, and the only one without any tingling sensation or tightness after application. Although it contain so many acids but it is very gentle. Totally don't have any reactions after applying on skin, unlike other chemical peels which caused tingling sensation or numbness. No irritations, no dryness, no redness, no peeling of skin. It has a natural scent which goes off after application. I applied a thin layer on skin, leave on for 10 minutes and wipe off using wet reusable cotton rounds before rinsing off. My skin feels soft, smooth and looks glowy~ It helps to keep my skin clear and look healthy after regular usage. It contained a good blend of soothing and hydrating ingredients, to counter attack the side effects that the acids might give. I really enjoy using this as I find it really gentle. It doesn't dry my skin or make my skin feel tight unlike other peels or AHA BHA products.... Read more
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No cons for this product... Read more
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Littledarling27

Oily/Resilient

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| 4 April, 2021

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I recently tried this product and here's my thoughts. It's a chemical exfoliator in gel format. The packaging is a thin tube wich makes you think it won't last much the product. The gel itself is light purple very light with no scent. When spread gently on the skin it turns transparent. Your need to apply a decent amount to get the desired result. But don't let the small package fool you. You don't need a lot of product to apply it on your entire face. It doesn't tingle as much as with other peels, at least I didn't feel it. According to instructions you need to leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse throughfully with water. After that the skin turns brighter and smoother and pores are a little less noticeable. Because it's strong in concentration for me at least you have to use it one a week as advised on the tube.... Read more
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I haven't found anything negative so far. Just that don't overuse it to avoid skin irritation.... Read more
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cndlux

Oily/Resilient

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| 25 February, 2021

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First off we see the product have an amazing color that is thanks to butterfly pea extract. I apply a thin light layer to cover my entire face avoiding any near my eyes and mouth. After applying I left it on my face for 10 minutes and my skin started to feel tingly which is normal with peels. After I rinsed it off but my skin felt tighter, smoother and it was glowing. I can’t wait to see the long term effects of this.... Read more
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treasuredbeautyfinds

Oily/Sensitive

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| 1 June, 2021

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The Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel is a dream come true. This Winter (Feb 2021) my skin has been loosing it. I am dry, patchy and ashy. I still have some acne and hyperpigmentation too. I’ve tried many wash off peels, masks and treatments from a great many brands and there is just something very satisfying about using this peel off. So long as you apply a good layer it’ll peel off easily without trouble. I usually use this after a shower and keep on for recommend time. I have the smoothest and most radiant skin after this peel. I can visibly see a difference and it does not dry out my skin like other chemical exfoliant can. I highly recommend that you give this a try, 10/10 from me. I received this product complimentary from Paula’s Choice in exchange for my honest review.... Read more
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I can get very similar results from The ordinary peeling solution for much less... Read more
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patlincraft

Dry/Resilient

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| 31 May, 2021

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Initially I was intimidated by the high % of AHA but my worry was unfounded. During the 10 mins, there is a slight tingling sensation that does not linger. Once I rinse it off, it does not irritate my skin or caused any redness. I recommend to use this exfoliant peel at night and follow with a hydrating serum and moisturiser. You only need to use this once a week. My skin glows after using this twice!... Read more
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Nothing bad about it but just a word of caution. You don't need to use this everyday. Once a week will do.... Read more
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TanyaMissi

Oily/Sensitive

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| 12 March, 2021

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this is an excellent peeling, my skin glows directly after its work, it tingles a little, but these sensations are not strong, after the peeling it is necessary to moisturize or sunscreen... Read more
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beautiewithjen

Dry/Sensitive

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| 11 March, 2021

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Yesterday morning I made my first Paula’s Choice order. I picked some items from my skincare analysis I took on the webpage & even scored 15% off with some free goodies! Last night I headed into the kitchen to refill my water & there on my counter is sitting a box from Paula’s Choice. I thought, “woah! Either that afternoon nap I took wasn’t just an hour but multiple days or PC has broken time & space barriers by extremely fast service!” 🤯 Well, to my surprise when I opened the box it was a gift containing their new product #PAULA'S CHOICE - 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel[products]# I had seriously almost ordered it, too. I had to try this right away this am & was very impressed on first impressions. There is no scent & it goes on smoothly like a serum, which makes it easy to spread. I left it on for the allotted 10 mins & my skin didn’t tingle or turn red at all. It felt extremely clean actually. Very fresh feeling. It removed very easily with water. So what is this new exfoliant all about? Let’s hear it from Paula’s Choice: This concentrated peel dramatically improves numerous signs of aging, sun damage & congested pores. 2% salicylic acid joins forces with a potent AHA blend including 8.4% glycolic acid, 7.1% lactic acid, 5% mandelic acid, 2.5% malic acid and 2% tartaric acid for gentle (and fast!) multi-level resurfacing. Plant extracts like bisabolol from chamomile, glycyrrhetinic acid from licorice, & anti-irritant allantoin soothe skin while the acids go to work. Naturally derived butterfly pea flower calms & gives the peel its natural lilac color. The pH range is tightly controlled to stay within the safe & efficacious range of 3.5-3.9. This liquid-gel peel glides over skin & immediately goes to work to address multiple signs of aging. AHA, a water-soluble exfoliant, addresses wrinkles, fine lines & rough, crepey texture. Oil-soluble BHA penetrates pores to unclog, refine and soothe. The result after rinsing? Hydrated, supple, ultra-glowy skin. I can surely attest to that. Now I am absolutely addicted to exfoliating. It’s probably my favorite thing to do within my skincare routine. Why? Because I typically get results! Unclogged pores, clear skin & an even skin tone. I am not as big into masking as I used to be (my numerous bottles sitting half empty can attest) but I will always have an exfoliating mask/treatment in my cabinets. I’ve now tried several & I have to say this one by PC is going to take the place of YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ While I like YTTP results it’s hard to remove & I feel I have to be very careful as it is a physical exfoliant & can feel abrasive. Important to note: Do not use other exfoliants at the same time as this product. Do not use more than once per week.... Read more
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Not a bad thing i have to say about it!... Read more
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BeatusMortem

Dry/Resilient

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| 24 February, 2021

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*gifted by Paula's Choice Packaging: 30mL/1 fl oz tube Price: MSRP $39 USD Color: Shimmery purple Texture: Liquid gel serum consistency, not thick like most masks tend to be. Instructions say to apply a generous amount & to not use more than 1x/week. For the amount you have to use vs the price and size of the tube, this product would barely last a month, maybe 2. When initially put on the skin I did not experience any stinging like I do with other AHA/BHA peeling solutions. It is a beautiful color and easy to spread. I applied after a double cleanse to ensure my skin was squeaky clean and rinsed off after 10 minutes. It was fairly easy to wash off and my skin did not feel irritated or sensitive. However, I did not notice any difference in my skin. Perhaps it was a tad brighter, but overall my pores looked the same.... Read more
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I did not notice any difference in my skin. Perhaps it was a tad brighter, but overall my pores looked the same. I think this product would be better suited towards someone who has issues with blackheads and enlarged pores. If you have resilient skin like me, this product is not worth the purchase.... Read more

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