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Paula's Choice

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Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

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Product Attributes

Alcohol-free

Paraben-free

Silicone-free

Sulfate-free

Allergen-free

Cruelty-free

Fragrance-free

Non-comedogenic

Oil-free

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382 Reviews

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HelloWorld

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| 19 April, 2021

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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... Read more
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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.... Read more
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SammyLee

Oily/Resilient

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| 15 January, 2021

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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!... Read more
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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.... Read more
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JelenaaJekkii

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| 27 November, 2020

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📖 What it Does 📖 • Unclogs Pores • Smoothing • Brightening • Evens Skin Tone • Exfoliating • 🧖‍♀️ My Experience 🧖‍♀️ Ok so this is the product that ruined my skin barrier. It was the first chemical exfoliant that I had used back in 2018. Being a newbie I followed the instructions on the bottle to use it once or twice daily and within the first week my skin barrier was soo damaged to the point where even the most gentle products were stinging. My skin was so dry, red and had new breakouts from the irritation. I had to stop using this so I could heal my barrier and did further research on this product. Once I was satisfied with my research I once again gave the BHA a chance. I used it after toner before moisturiser once a week for 2 weeks, then increased to twice a week for a month. This way it did not irrtate me. I saw a difference in my pores, they we cleaner, and in 2 months of use I saw less and less breakouts. For me using this 2 times a week at night is enough exfoliation. At the end of 2020 I started using Tretinoin which is drying it's self, so I had to cut out this BHA and I introduced an AHA after a couple of months. I still use this product when my pores need a deep clean maybe once a week but only on my T- Zone. I avoid using this on my cheeks and neck as it over dries my skin now even with all my hydrating products. 🪴 Highlight Ingredients 🪴 • 2% Salicylic Acid - Exfoliant • • Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (Tea-Oil Camellia) - Antioxidant • 👃 Smell 👃 Acetone-y and vinegary 🌈 Colour🌈 Clear 🌵 Texture 🌵 Water like with an oil texture. 🎁 Packaging 🎁 118ml. Hard black plastic bottle with a nice dispenser and a white twist cap. 💰 Price 💰 $38.00 AUD 💱 Repurchase 💱 Maybe... 💭 Final Thoughts 💭 Best for oily skin. This will further dehydrate skin if you have dry skin. If I get off Tretinoin I will definitely reintroduce the BHA as the main exfoliant. ⭐ Overall Score ⭐ 4.5/5... Read more
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📢  Do NOT follow the instructions on the bottle to use once or twice daily, it will damage your skin barrier.... Read more
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Bandesha

Oily/Sensitive

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| 28 May, 2022

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It is a cult favourite for a reason. I have tried different BHAs of the same concentration but this has surely took the cake. Its simple and consice formulation, along with green tea extract is what gives its signature gentleness. This is leading reason why this product is a global success. 2% BHA is a strong concentration and can be irritating especially for senstive skin folks, such as myself. I have not experienced any sort of irriation with this product, while i had rough experiences with other BHA based products. Despite its gentleness, i would advice to not use it more than thrice a week and that too in your evening routine. It has watery consistency and leaves a slightly oily finish which is not heavy or greasy at all. I have witnessed drastic improvement in ky skin, since i have highly comedogenic skin. ... Read more
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Nothing bad to report.... Read more
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Aisha

Oily/Sensitive

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| 15 June, 2020

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It just does its job. Unclog my pores and smoothen it wonderfully.... Read more
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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..... Read more
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Hollykatarina

Oily/Resilient

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| 27 December, 2021

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This time I will review one of Paula's Choice products. I've always been curious about this exfo toner because there are 2 versions. What I have is the US version. Indeed, for exfo toner, it feels scary for sensitive skin, but you can also try it by doing a patch test first. Let's check my review. 𝙎𝙠𝙞𝙣 𝙋𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 2% 𝘽𝙃𝘼 𝙇𝙞𝙦𝙪𝙞𝙙 𝙀𝙭𝙛𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙩 ✨Main ingredients: Salicylic Acid & Green Tea Leaf Extract. The ingredients are simple but very effective to shrink enlarged pores & smoothing uneven skin texture. ✨The packaging is a plastic bottle with a size of 118 ml & the PAO is 12 months. The texture is quite runny, easy to spread, absorbs quickly, feels a little oily, feels moist on the skin & a little sticky. ✨I've tried this toner initially only 3 days once because I was afraid that it would be too exfoliated. When I first started using it, I was a bit surprised by the texture because normally the exfo toner I use is liquid & not oily, but this Paula's Choice exfo toner feels a little oily. I use this toner using a cotton pad & gently wipe it onto the skin, my skin feels moisturised. For my oily combination skin, this toner really helps to reduce oil levels on my skin. Then I use it every night & there is no stinging or redness effect on my skin. The result after 2 weeks of use, my skin is smoother in texture, less oily on my face, blackheads & pores are also clean. This toner is suitable for all skin types, but if your skin is sensitive, you should do a patch test first. If you're curious, try this exfo toner too. You won't regret it after seeing the changes in your skin, I think it's really worth it👍... Read more
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Nothing bad about this product. For this exfo toner, don't do it every day if you feel your skin is sensitive because the results can be different for each person & it can also be over exfo which causes damaged skin. ... Read more
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Vic4joy

Dry/Resilient

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| 18 March, 2022

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Im in love💚 The product is so lovely. My skin type is normal. Im using this liquid exfoliate almost 1 week after cleaning my face and before to apply night cream. I just add few drops on the cotton pad and seep it all over the face. My skin feels clearer, deep cleaned, Soft… you immediately see the result!... Read more
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Nothing at all! You guys must to try it! Top product for sure!... Read more
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DearDami

Dry/Resilient

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| 30 August, 2022

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I had red head and some acne popping up, I used this product within two weeks and I noticed a remarkable difference. I only use it 1/2x in a week. Its an amazing product. ... Read more
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The only thing I did not enjoy about it was the stinging during the early days but got better as I used. ... Read more
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bia222

Oily/Sensitive

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| 19 May, 2022

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my all time favourite salicilyc acid!! this is the first bha which works for me so im really obsessed with it. THE HYPE IS REAL⭐️ it has a kinda oily texture but it doesnt bother me, my combination skin absors it very quickly ... Read more
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my only problem with this is just the price:( its kinda expensive... Read more
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Yami

Oily/Resilient

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| 1 February, 2022

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🤩❗️Product review alert ❗️🤩 Hello 🌼 Products I’m currently using for my combo/ oily skin and my review:🧪🌱 ⭐️ @paulaschoice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant "This gentle, leave-on exfoliant rapidly unclogs pores, diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and improves skin tone for unbelievably smooth, radiant skin." ✅ What I liked about it: ✅ This exfoliant change my skin completely! My pores look amazing, my whiteheads and blackheads are very rare since I started using it. After a whole month of using it the first time last year, I experienced some purging and two weeks after that my skin was glowing! It helps so much with my hyperpigmentation and it prevents new pimples from forming, this is my third bottle. The package you see in the picture is US$32 but there is a travel size that is US$11 and it last for months! ... Read more
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🚫 What i didn’t like about it🚫 Please be aware that some itchiness can happen and I also don’t agree with the instructions, doctors recommend to use this type of acids 1-2 times a week, not daily, since it can make your skin sensitive and damage the barrier of it. After that, this product is liquid gold! I love it! • • • Hope this helps you as much as it helped me✨ Any tips, questions or advise, feel free to share in the comments. I’m sure the whole community will be happy to help.🧖🏽‍♀️🧖🏽‍♀️ Follow my Instagram for more @imperfectskinfluencer 🤎 • • • ... Read more

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