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    PAULA'S CHOICESkin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant 30ml<p>When the breakout hits, this Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant from PAULA&#8217;S CHOICE is an essential in your skin care armoury. Ideal for blemish-prone, oily or combination types, this non-abrasive formula is laced with BHA salicylic acid to remove dead skin cells both on the skin&#8217;s surface and within the pore. Combined with its anti-inflammatory properties, this helps to reduce blemishes and blackheads for a more clarified complexion (hurrah!). Aiding salicylic acid in its blemish-clearing mission, methylpropanediol enhances absorption so you can get the most out of each and every ingredient, while simultaneously boosting hydration levels, and green tea extract delivers a hefty dose of antioxidants to soothe and protect. With a fluid toner-like consistency, the formula sinks easily into skin and is available in both full (118ml) and travel (30ml) sizes so you need never be without&#8230;</p>PAU001_30ML1914106554390201765 stars, based on53 reviews 10.00Cult BeautyNew
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    PAULA'S CHOICE Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

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    Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    • Why it's Cult

      Renowned for being 100% transparent and a trustworthy leader in the beauty industry, PAULA'S CHOICE cuts through the noise to deliver hardworking, science-backed formulas that deliver results and live up to their claims. A leave-on exfoliant for congested, oily and combination skin, this gentle formula stars BHA (beta hydroxy acid) salicylic acid to help reduce breakouts and blackheads. Clearer complexion, here we come…

    • Description

      When the breakout hits, this Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant from PAULA’S CHOICE is an essential in your skin care armoury. Ideal for blemish-prone, oily or combination types, this non-abrasive formula is laced with BHA salicylic acid to remove dead skin cells both on the skin’s surface and within the pore. Combined with its anti-inflammatory properties, this helps to reduce blemishes and blackheads for a more clarified complexion (hurrah!). Aiding salicylic acid in its blemish-clearing mission, methylpropanediol enhances absorption so you can get the most out of each and every ingredient, while simultaneously boosting hydration levels, and green tea extract delivers a hefty dose of antioxidants to soothe and protect. With a fluid toner-like consistency, the formula sinks easily into skin and is available in both full (118ml) and travel (30ml) sizes so you need never be without…

    • How to use

      Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. Lightly soak a cotton pad and apply over the entire face, including the eye area (avoid the lower lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a moisturiser that contains a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

      Allergic to aspirin (acetylsalicylate)? Do not use this product as it contains salicylic acid (BHA).

    • Full ingredients list

      Aqua, Methylpropanediol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid, exfoliant), Polysorbate 20 (stabilizer), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (skin calming/antioxidant), Sodium Hydroxide (pH balancer), Tetrasodium EDTA (stabilizer).

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    PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

    PAULA'S CHOICE Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant Reviews

    Fantastic breakout controller
    If my skin ever seems to be on the brink of a breakout, the first thing I do after cleansing is take a cotton pad soaked with this acid and wipe it over the affected area. I wake up the next morning and the area seems calmer, the spots less angry. There is - of course - no way of proving this product is what has caused my skin to clear up, but as someone who has dealt with bouts of cystic acne in the past, I do really think this makes a difference. I’ll always have a bottle on my shelves.
    Amazing for acne prone skin but not overnight
    I've literally never left a review on any product before but with this one I just had to: it really is a game changer. I have oily, acne prone skin that is super sensitive to irritation. During lockdown my skin has been acting up more than usual so I wanted to take the time to try this product that came highly recommended from my friends. Whilst I did not wake up the next day with transformed skin, within the first week my skin is literally glowing. My family (who never notice haha) actually commented that I had a glow several times. It is a lot smoother, clearer and a lot of the congestion I had is gone. Particularly, closed comedones I had on my forehead that LITERALLY no product has been able to tackle were literally killed off by this product. I do want to add a word of warning though: it says to start it off slowly and being over zealous (also at home so who is going to see me) I basically immediately got myself to once daily use. I purged as a result which is fine because those pimples were on their way out anyway but if that's something you don't want to deal with then use a more conservative approach of a couple of times a week. However, it has not dried my skin out at all with this daily use when usually my cheeks react very easily and dry out when I take it too far. Overall, amazing product and I don't see myself ever being without it. If your break outs have been getting you down please try this and I truly hope it works for you.
    Great product but not great value
    I do this think product works and I have seen improvements in my skin, as I could see visible improvements in my pore size, but I don't think I could justify repurchasing due to the price. I just think there are other products from cheaper brands that do just as well. If money is not a concern then this is definitely a good product.
    pretty great, maybe not for dry skin
    I have super super oily skin. I got really bad breakouts at the beginning of lock-down, I'd get a massive patch and they'd go and another patch would pop up somewhere else. It's cleared up almost all my spots quite quickly and I can see the marks left disappearing with each use. it IS a genuinely good product. It did dry out my skin quite a lot. So I can't imagine it would be great for those with dry skin.
    MUST BUY for anyone with acne prone skin
    This product is my holy grail exfoliator. I have acne-prone oily skin and can break very easy. Since using this i have not had a single blemish and I promise that is no exaggeration. The only time I did get a spot was when I ran out of the product whilst waiting for a restock. I CANNOT believe how great this product is, if you are in 2 minds about purchasing I urge you to give the small size a try. You won't regret it.
    Staple product
    I'd heard so much about this product and wondered what all the hype was so I had to give it a go. My skin is dry, sensitive and eczema-prone, so I was nervous this would be really harsh but it's lived up to the hype and been incredible. Since I generally use heavier creams and oils to get as much hydration and nourishment, I find the pores around my nose can get a bit congested, as well as between my brows but this has cleared it right up and made my skin better than ever. Although you can use this twice daily, I find I just use this every other night and it's enough for me :)
    Great acne fighting product, but..
    After experiencing acne, I dedided to give this product a go along with the azelaic acid booster that my dermatologist recommended as an ingredient to me. When I started using this, I went through a purging period, but over time it subsidued. It's a great product for acne prone skin, and for keeping the skin clear, but for my combo to dry skin, the formula is very drying, even though it has an almost oily consistency. However, it's a product that I will definitely continue to use.
    Changed my life
    I never write reviews but I had to with this product. I bought this about a month ago and have used it twice a day every day. For the past year I had suffered with congested pores on my forehead, the type of spots that would never turn into a head, wouldnt just disappear, they wouldn't be red but just bumps that you could only see in certain lights and when the sun bounced my skin. They weren't horrific but I knew they were there, but then after using this within 2 weeks I noticed a difference. They've now fully gone and I haven't had any new ones appear, this is the only change to my skincare and lifestyle so I know it's this that has helped. It's helped my all over complexion as I used it all over my face, haven't had any breakouts and my skin just glows and looks so even. I cant expess enough how amazing this product is and I will never be without anymore!
    Drying and harsh
    This made my face feel like it was on fire after I used it twice in 2 days. It dried my face out massively as well. I can’t use it anymore. I have sensitive dry skin and I don’t normally use acids as standard so maybe I made the wrong choice.
    Amazing!!!!
    I have suffered from redness across the tops of my cheeks for years, very spot-prone there. To be honest, I didn't expect much but thought, why not? I literally cannot believe how amazing this has been, it's almost dissolved my redness overnight. I'm just in shock to be honest. I have before and after pics, but can't post here unfortunately :( Always use this before serum/moisturiser otherwise it can't penetrate your skin and will do nothing.
    Not impressed
    I really wanted this to work on my spot-prone skin because it has amazing claims, but it made absolutely no difference.
    Disappointed
    I had a very high expectation for this product but it doesn't work for me at all. I have been used for 3 weeks and I don't see any difference. I have large pores and black spots but not too bad so I thought it would help, unfortunately, It's not the case.
    It’s my new must have
    I bought this around a month or so ago, and to be very honest I was hesitant to buy it as there are soooo many good reviews and it sounded a bit too good to be true. But let me tell you something, this bottle changed my skin for the better. I used to have lots of hormonal acne that left dark scars on my face, and I tried so many product to get rid of the scars and nothing really works. But this product lighten my scars within a week or so, don’t get me wrong, it’s not completely gone yet but I see a rapid change in my skin texture and discolouration which means that this works! So it’s well worth the money, my face is now baby smooth. Definitely will repurchase again and again and again. Note: I don’t use this twice a day like it says on the bottle, I only use it on my PM routine
    Great Stuff
    Gentle and so effective - I really love this exfoliant and works great for a more oily skin type like mine. Much better than other harsh exfoliants. Great alternative if you find that lactic acid, or other exfoliating toners do nothing for you.
    Love love love!
    I have used face scrub/exfoliants all my life and started to realise that it may be a bit too harsh for my skin especially as I'm ageing and that's when I came across this. I absolutely love it it has transformed my daytime skin care routine and it's something you can use daily. My skin looks glowy and tight. I will definitely keep repurchasing.
    relly good
    It really calms down the redness and helps with active breakouts. Also, a lot of people complain about its oiliness but I have to say it's not heavy at all. Only at the beginning, it has a slip but it sinks in quickly and it's so hydrating and moisturizing you don't need anything else besides your moisturizer. Overall really satisfied.
    Trust me, just be patient
    For the first 10 days of using this serum I got a couple of breakouts, but I was patient with using it and it paid off. The pores are less visible, there are no more breakouts, my whole face looks clearer and I got the glow. Also the important thing after this serum is hydration, so make sure you also find something that works for your skin after this BHA if you want to get better results.
    Oily ... didnt do what it promised on the bottle
    This worked for the first 2 weeks, thought I'd landed a winner.....unfortunately my spots came back worse after 2 weeks use. Didn't clear my blackheads either! Quite sad this didn't work as it was highly recommended by others. Back to the drawing board for me...
    The smell
    So, I bought the lil’ size. I quite like it. The only con is probably the smell. It smell like a nail polish remover
    Hate this product
    It feels greasy and horrible when applying it. Luckily I only bought the travel size as I struggle to use up all of it.
    Amazing
    Amazing product, I didn’t believe the hype but after around 3 weeks use on and off my skin has completely changed. It is glowing! Spots aided and the little bumps under the skin almost disappeared. I have oily, acne prone skin and it’s even reduced the oil build up I get daily. If you are hesitating to get this, take the leap! It’ll be worth it
    Best product
    This is such a great product for textured skin, doesn’t dry skin out and leaves a healthy glow!
    I’m not sure
    I can’t actually tell if it’s doing anything, I have been using it for a few weeks, morning and night. Unfortunately, it leaves a really annoying film on my skin so I’m not sure I’ve continued to use it because the benefits aren’t outweighing the negatives yet.
    Average
    I seem to be the minority here, but I personally found this product underwhelming. First off, the consistency is just awful! A bit oily, a bit sticky and will just not sink into the skin (combination skin). In addition, I am not experiencing overwhelming results either. It does help slightly to clear congestion but it‘s not an overnight miracle. In terms of efficacy I would compare it to the Inkey List Salycilic acid cleanser that I much prefer. In terms of overnight miracles I have not yet found a better product than the super spot remover by Origins. So in my humble opinion, this is not worth the money and the hype.
    Happy with use in a week
    My skin feels so clean and smooth pores are reduce.
    Works well but can be drying
    I get clogged pores on my forehead and some texture on my cheeks near my nose. This product gets rid of all of that! It goes in a few days (for me anyway). What I would say is be careful, I only use it once in the evenings (with a moisturiser on top) and after a few days I start to feel really dry, so go easy with it and learn your limits.
    Really good!
    I usually get blackheads on my nose and since using this product I have noticed a reduced amount of blackheads and a clearer complexion, and the Salicylic acid really helps shed the dead skin. I would advise if you have sensitive skin to not use this product a couple of days before applying heavy makeup or have a big night coming up. The product made me shed quite a bit and didn't look flattering when applying foundation. Overall a win!
    Changed my skin
    I have suffered with breakouts, blackheads and just oily skin all my life. Even stuff I had prescribed from the DR didn’t clear my skin, as well as this stuff, did. Even after I double cleanse my face my cotton pad has dirt on it. This stuff is just like a magnet to dirt and cleans your pores out !! It doesn’t dry my skin. Always have to have a backup!
    Great for spot prone skin
    I bought the smaller version of this and really enjoyed using it. I felt it really improved my spotty, oily t-zone and definitely cleared outbreaks quicker. I keep meaning to buy the full sized version but keep missing out when it comes back in stock. I would definitely recommend if you have combination skin!
    Made a big difference overnight
    One of the only skin products I've ever used where you can actually see a huge difference after the first use. Visibly cleared my pores! Can't be without this now.
    Game changer!!!!!
    This is my new holy grail! It cleared up My very annoying adult acne so much quicker than anything else I’ve tried (including prescriptions) although it’s not a super quick fix it definitely does work at reducing the number of spots and has got rid of those annoying little under the skin bumps I had on my forehead and temples. Just be warned it is a bit drying so a good moisturizer is needed, I use the Paulas choice ultra-rich moisturizer at night and my skin feels lovely in the morning. Although a little expensive for me it’s totally worth it!
    Changed my skin
    Ordered this after hearing very good things and it did not disappoint! Have been using it a month or so now and have seen a huge improvement in my skin! Since using this I haven’t even had any spots and most of the scarring/pigmentation has gone. Highly recommend to anyone that suffers from the occasional spots or scarring from spots.
    Will re-buy for ever again!!!
    Holy grail!!
    HG for me
    This is amazing for large pores and oily skin. You won’t get rid of the pores but it will definitely diminish their appearance. Apply with a cotton pad a few days a week, it will help to minimize the irritation and drying.
    Soft, acne free skin
    I have a combination, very acne-prone skin. After a month of use, my skin looks more even, I don't have a single pimple for 2 weeks and my skin is suuuper soft. Beware it can be a little bit drying, though.
    Life changing
    I first purchased this product due to the high amount of positive reviews and I can honestly say that this product does not disappoint. It’s really effective because it’s not harsh on the skin like a typical exfoliant and it leaves you with such smooth skin and it has reduced those pesky red bumps that I have on my cheeks dramatically in the space of 10 days. Very effective for people with oily and combination skin as it also reduces sebum production. It has overall given me a clearer complexion much more effectively than any product I have used before, so I highly recommend it.
    Great treatment, prefer the lotion though.
    I love this treatment as it definitely gives amazing results. I use twice a day every day and have been doing so for roughly 8 months. However, I would recommend the lotion over this as it lasts far longer. I went through two bottle of liquid September-January and then switched to the lotion at the beginning of January and am still using the same bottle - so the liquid lasted me two months whilst the lotion lasted me 4! Both treatments are effective though!
    Good but not great
    I’ve been using this product for over a month now after hearing everyone rave about it. I’ve seen good results so far but I think I need I’d probably need to use this for at least a couple months more to decide whether or not it actually does everything it promises to. I haven’t been having any major breakout, my skin tone seems to be getting more even but I’m not sure, I have noticed my pores are less visible and to an extent my oiliness has also been reduced. I still have some redness which is persisting and I still do notice some dry patches on my nose even the morning after I use the product. Overall I’ll keep using this to see if things get better. Liking it so far but kinda skeptic, especially because it’s a bit pricier for a bottle this small.
    If you suffer with Milia's... YOU NEED THIS
    You will break out to begin with (I did) but put i promise you as your coming to the end of your 30ml bottle you'll be ordering the bigger size, just be patient. I suffer with Milia's across my cheek bones & around the eye area, this is helped attack these better than anything else I've tried before. The texture of the skin has completely changed & my whole face looks clearer. 10/10 from me, I'm desperate for it to come back into stock.
    Incredible Product
    Been using this product for 6 weeks now. Can say i’ve definitely noticed a difference in my skin. I have dry acne prone skin, and this has helped fade my acne scars without drying my skin. I have been using it with the ordinary niacinamide 10% solution and have been loving it. Would recommend to anyone, but i personally only use it every other day rather than everyday/twice a day (as the bottle states) as i found this too much for my skin.
    Not for me.
    I was really excited to use this on my face based on so many positive reviews. Just to be sure I got the 30ml to try and I'm glad I did. Yes, my skin was a bit smoother in the morning but I can get that from other products. I have sensitive skin (as a lot of people lately) and this just made it worse. It sucked all the moisture out of my skin and it has taken me a very long time to get it back to where it was before this product. I think it would be good for someone that doesn't have any breakouts and wants a quick skin resurfacer.
    Be patient, it's worth it
    This is the third time I've bought the product in the last 3 years, I'm happy purchasing the small bottle as it lasts so long, and would highly recommend... Agreed with some comments that you need to give it time as you probably won't notice results straight away, but it will be worth it! Skin is clearer and definitely has a nice glow... For application, I apply 3-5 drops once a day on my skin, and I personally avoid application too close to my eyes. It does feel slightly tingly and doesn't smell amazing (but id rather a product that focused on working well than smelling nice.)
    It's that great
    I've bought a few bottles already for the past few years, and now I know why. I tended to use this more sporadically, but recently I had a few breakouts so started to use it about 3/4 nights a week and my skin has completely changed. It's more clear and even. It can be a bit drying, but nothing like other acne treatments I used in the past and with a solid moisturizer after you are good to go. It also didn't cause any sensitivity which I love. Will buy again for sure
    Great, not drying
    I decided to try out this product because of its popularity and I have to say it does live up to its expectations. Unlike a lot of drying BHAs, this one doesn’t dry out my very very dry skin. On the contrary, it’s actually hydrating like a normal toner. I’ve been using it for a month, 3 days a week and I’ve noticed that the day after I use it, my pimples either disappear, become significantly smaller or they fill up with pus and in my case, that process can take up to a week, but with this product, it happens overnight. :)
    Try to Believe
    I loved it! Lately, I am having the sensation my skin needs to be purified deeply- even if I'm not a pro acne type- and this product is making my pores feel smaller and overall glow. Love it
    Didn’t clear pore congestion
    I have normal - oily T zone skin, wanted something to help reduce congestion on the T zone, glad I’ve got the 30ml to try before investing into big size. After using a few times a week for several week I didn’t notice reduced congestion but the pores do appear slightly smaller. My skin is sensitive and not used to acids but did react ok to this one. After all, I won’t be purchasing another one but will be onto trying something new.
    Ride or die
    This amazing product got rid of all my small spots on my forehead. I had been battling these for years using all sorts of exfoliants. Nothing even comes close to this. It is effective yet gentle, doesn't dry my sensitive skin out. People started asking me why my skin was so glowy after I started using this. I already got a couple of friends to buy it because I love it so much, and they are loving it too. Also, the price is absolutely fair for the use you get out of one bottle. My only complaint is that since the bottle is not clear, you can't really see how low you are running on the product.
    Broke me out
    Broke me out after two uses
    Gentle but effective exfoliant
    Paula's Choice products are among my favourite and I've been using her exfoliants for years. She doesn't use fragrances or gimmicks in her products, just high-quality skincare. My skin is fair, more often dry than otherwise and highly sensitive. I can't tolerate fragrance or harsh essential oils in any skin or makeup product. If you're not used to BHA exfoliants, start using the 2% Skin Perfecting Liquid carefully. Salicylic acid is a safe but powerful ingredient. Add it to your skincare routine once a day to start, I recommend in the evening after cleansing. I use a teaspoon or so in cotton wool and follow with a serum and moisturizer. I wake up with clear, calm and healthy skin.
    Great for blackheads
    After 2 weeks of using this 3 times a week, I can see differences in my skin. I have fewer blackheads - or at least they appear smaller..... I will use it more consistently and hope for clearer skin.
    just one night...
    This is a classic that keeps my pimples away and gives me smooth skin, will not travel without it. I'm used to acids so doesn't give me shedding or any other problems.
    Amazing
    I have acne prone skin with lots of bumps too and this helped to bring them down and clear my skin up. Would recommend to anyone, I use it every other night and my skin is looking way clearer and more glowy!
    SO GLAD
    So glad this is finally available on Cult Beauty so I no longer have to order through the Paula's Choice website. Best BHA ever.
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