paula's choice

skin perfecting 2% BHA liquid / gel


CONSUMER REVIEW AGGREGATE = 9.6 / 10

 

CONSUMER REVIEW MONITOR

84%
 

TOP REVIEWS ANALYSED

  • Visible results
  • Excellent for congested and oily skin
  • Refines pores
  • Evens skin tone
  • Best results when applied at night
  • Long lasting
  • Smooths and softens skin
  • Keeps skin clear
  • Non-irritating
  • Fragrance Free
  • Cruelty Free
 

BOTTOM REVIEWS ANALYSED

  • Wouldn't recommend for dry or sensitive skin
  • Did not see expected results

DETAILS

DETAILS

A chemical exfoliant using BHA, Salicylic Acid, to gently dissolve away dead skin cells, impurities and clogged pores. A gentler version is also available as a lotion. 

Plus points for travel and sample size options and the wealth of information on Paula's website. 

HOW TO USE

HOW TO USE

1. Apply directly to clean skin after cleansing. Use fingertips or cotton pads and sweep over the face and neck. 

2. This product can be used morning and evening but many reviewers found good results using it at night only.

3. Follow with a serum and moisturiser and every morning apply an SPF. 

FAQ's from Paula's Choice Website:

"Good to know before you start:

This product is an exfoliant and your skin has to get used to it. Build up use from once a fortnight to 1 to 2 times per day. It may take some trial and error to see what is the best frequency for your skin.
During the day, always use a moisturiser with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater. Your skin will in fact be slightly more sensitive to sunlight when using an exfoliant, so the chance of sunburn and sun damage is slightly higher.
Allergic to aspirin (acetylsalicylate)? Do not use this product as it contains salicylic acid (BHA).

What's the difference between the 2% BHA Liquid and the 2% BHA Gel?

First, texture: One is a fluid with a toner-like consistency, the other is a thicker, clear gel. Both contain the same amount of salicylic acid, though the 2% BHA Liquid contains an ingredient that allows the salicylic acid to penetrate faster and further. With the 2% BHA Gel formula, you're getting a slower release of salicylic acid. Both are great options for treating acne, blackheads, and signs of ageing. Both are suitable for all skin types but best for normal to oily or combination skin.

The Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant feels a bit sticky/greasy on my face. Why is that?

If the BHA is feeling sticky, you are probably using too much product. The average amount needed is the size of a small coin, and it’s best to apply it in a thin layer. The ‘greasy’ feel can be attributed to the high levels of glycol in this product (glycol helps the BHA penetrate the surface layers of skin and also works as a water-binding agent). If you live in a humid, moist climate, this effect will be more pronounced and, if too much product is used, can create a ‘greasy’ feel on the skin."

 
INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS

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).

SHOP

SHOP

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RRP £26.00 (118ml) 



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