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on 8/26/2015 10:44:00 PM
More reviews by xhnie
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
I used this for a very long time (4+ years), and it was an extremely reliable and gentle bha exfoliant. I find the gel texture to be slightly moisturizing and very gentle (I've never had any irritation from this). I prefer the gel to the liquid (messy to use) and lotion (a little bit too emollient for me).For my combination-to-oily skin, this was effective in preventing clogs on my cheeks, but not enough to completely obliterate the ones on my nose. It did help reduce these, however, and made them easier to extract (done gently with q-tips!). Recently (earlier this year) I switched to Biologique Recherche P50 1970 and I find it's more effective for me ATM (but also much more expensive), but if it weren't available, I'd switch back to this in a heartbeat.
on 8/24/2015 12:13:00 AM
More reviews by thereisalwayshope
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I am surprised at how much I like Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Gel. I have been using this product for the last 1.5 months and can say that I have noticed an improvement in my skins tone and texture. It also serves as a tool to prevent acne because salicylic acid is a great exfoliator. I use this product 1-2 times a day and I love it. A little goes a long way. Highly recommend!
on 8/20/2015 7:44:00 AM
More reviews by Gonelvik
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
It somewhat helps with my closed comedones, but I hate the sticky texture. Use it at night otherwise you would look shiny during the day. I would try another product after my bottle is finished.
on 5/17/2015 3:00:00 PM
More reviews by FallenWish
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
I had multiple samples of this. I'm not very impressed. The texture was very sticky and it felt like it sat upon my skin as opposed to soaking in. This also caused my forehead to break out in small red bumps. Once I stopped using that and washed my face once with Clean&Clear's 10% Benzyl peroxide wash, forehead was completely clear. And I continually kept breaking out on the right side of my jaw. I had a few closed comedones that weren't noticeable prior to this, but as soon as I started using PC's BHA products, I've been having at least one or two red, aggravated pimples at a time. They just won't stop coming. I also used this on my nose to help with my blackheads, nothing. I used this every other night because every night was too drying. Still though, I really didn't see any good results. I've been buying enough samples to where I've been using this stuff for a month or so, if not longer. So yeah. For someone who bashes on tons of other skincare products, I find it funny that hers did nothing but break me out. I'm very disappointed because I think Paula has a good philosophy going along with the tons of glowing reviews on here, but BHA just does not appear to work on my skin.
on 5/11/2015 9:09:00 AM
More reviews by cj917
Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Game changer! This product has transformed my skin. I have sensitive, dry skin with PIH and large pores. I had been looking into PC skincare and decided to buy some samples as I was a bit skeptical of what their products claim to do. I have been struggling for quite some time that helps with blackheads and pores and also something that would fade my scars. This one product does it all! After only one use of the bha with my normal moisturizer, toner, and face wash my hyperpigmentation had decreased significantly. It took a little longer to work on my pores but still cleared them out nonetheless. I thought this product would make me dry but I actually find that it moisturizes my face a bit, and I have VERY dry skin. That being said, I will be buying the full size bottle once the samples run out.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 5/6/2015 5:41:00 PM
More reviews by dtintina
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
HG. Within days my skin was clearing up. No irritation at all, no dryness, flakiness, or redness. I follow this with Cerave in the tub and my skin has never looked better. I highly recommend this!!
on 3/11/2015 10:21:00 AM
More reviews by guccietro
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
My HG. Kinda expensive but it is mild yet get the job done.I have a cheap 10% salicylic acid which I bought somewhere else. It is super effective but too strong, it stung so much. Had to fan my face while on that.With PC, no sting yet it works.
on 2/16/2015 6:23:00 AM
More reviews by Cactuskiss
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Amazing product!I have sensitive oily skin with acne (I´m in my 30s), and I´ve always used a granular face scrub and my skin looked always the same way.I started using skin perfecting 3 weeks ago and I´ve already noticed the change, my skin is very soft and my forehead acne is almost gone (slight cystic acne). I´m using the gel three nights per week as my skin is sensitive and sometime it becomes red when I´m using some products. I´ve been recommended also the 1% BHA Gel, which is not as strong as the 2%, but as I´m getting used to the 2% one, I think I´m not going to change it :)
on 1/27/2015 10:07:00 AM
More reviews by Nivvie
Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure
I've been using this for about 2 weeks and I use this all over my face right before I go to sleep. I cleanse my face then I leave this on like a mask, so the consistency and the wetness doesn't really bother me.I suffer from the occasional cystic acne and redness, and acne scars, and am extremely oily in my T-zone. After first using the sample, my pimples and redness were visibly reduced. Not entirely gone, but it was working. I find that, the more you apply, the more effective it'll work, although that does mean it'll quickly run out. Now, I use it mostly for spot treatment. My pores also look smaller, and my skin that's not riddled with acne look younger. It does burn for a moment after application, especially if you've used some harsh cleanser, but the burning subsides. I've also noticed my skin peeling around my nose and mouth area, and maybe it's because I also use kojic acid in conjunction to this, so make sure you moisturise. I haven't seen much change to my acne scars, or reduced oiliness, but maybe time will show.
on 1/13/2015 1:51:00 AM
More reviews by clare26
Not overly impressed with this product. I found it to be a very basic BHA gel which after several weeks of use, made no noticeable change to my skin whatsoever. I also hate the feel of the gel, it feels sticky on my skin. I've tried a few of paula's products now and have only been reasonably impressed with one (although I will still probably give some others a go). I appreciate that she explains what ingredients are and has a no "BS" approach to skincare. However, some of her advice is contradictory to what dermatologists say and she most certainly has a vested interest in selling her products (she has just found a very clever way to do this whilst sounding objective). So I would not take her advice as gospel. On the plus side, I do find paula's prices to be quite reasonable and I love that you buy cheap samples. I would recommend getting some before investing in a full size bottle, especially since this also comes in a lotion and liquid, which, by the way, I have tried samples of with no success.
6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
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