Paula's Choice • Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I normally have clear skin and never experience anything other than closed comedones as far as acne goes. However, I am always looking for that little bit of extra help in evening my skin overall. I mainly purchased this hoping to fade some light freckles from the sun on my cheeks and rid my chin of stubborn blackheads. I gave this product over a month, and really tried to stick out the "purging" described in other reviews, but this was just ridiculous! Multiple, painful cysts and pustules that have left scars and not to mention closed comedones that will not go away. So far I've been doing damage control with cetaphil and a trusted AHA. I'm happy to say I have not experienced any new breakouts and my skin appears to be going back to normal now. However, I am beyond irritated that I ever tried this! Now I'm going to have to work on removing these marks for months.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
does nothing on my skin,nothing gets better or worse
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
So far so good, I've been using Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant for a full week now and I already notice that my skin is more smooth and radiant.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have sensitive skin and cannot physically exfoliate because the tiny abrasions from physical exfoliants cause me to break out into hives (as the chemicals from skincare will more easily pass through my skin barrier). So I rely on chemical exfoliants such as this.
I've been using the Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting BHA Lotion for a while now. I use to around twice a week, but may increase or decrease this depending on my skin's needs. It is amazing at keeping my skin smooth and evening out my skin tone. It also seems to brighten my skin and moisturise it. I have dry skin, and notice that this product reduces the flaking. I also have milia, and found that if I dab this lotion just on top of my milia every day, the milia disappears really quickly.
The bottle design is very good, and the pump is very efficient at giving you just the right amount of product. It's also very hygienic which is important since this product will last you a long time.
Overall, I am very pleased with this product, and have not been able to find a better chemical exfoliant. I will be repurchasing this when I run out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Thanks to this I'm free of acne for the first time since I hit puberty (14 years ago). The only con of this product is the stickiness, but that goes away when I put on a moisturizer over it. I definitely recommend this product to anyone with acne prone skin!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is the BHA exfoliant that I am currently using day and night and it is one of the products that has saved my skin.
The purpose of BHA is to exfoliant the deeper parts of the skin and this does just that. This will help with skin redness, uneven skin tone, acne, deep/big pores, dark spots and just exfoliation of the skin in general so it will help with cell turnover.
After about 2-3 months my skin is SO much smoother and clearer. Along with other products from Paula's Choice and a retinoid cream I use at night. Currently I have no active acne on my face and I'm just waiting for my skin to clear up from discoloration. My makeup application is so much smoother and I need less of it now that I don't have much to cover up. Use this night and day, but make sure to ALWAYS use a sunscreen during the day! Using this without a sunscreen will not benefit your skin but will harm it.
The packaging is great because it is effective and efficient. Air tight with a pump, and a lid on top of that. Therefore it is sanitary, and the air tight packaging makes the ingredients in this product stable. The packaging can be fancier which I took off 1 lippie for but in the end, it comes down to performance and not appearance.
If you use this product twice a day for the first time it may cause a little bit of irritation (rawness, redness) and it will feel like you have a slight sunburn. I suggest you start off applying it once a day or once every other day, and then gradually increase your application prevent irritation. Although it shouldn't cause irritation as it is a gentle but effective exfoliator, anyone who first uses this product should start off slowly. Remember, don't expect to see dramatic results over night but make sure you give any product AT LEAST a month to see some noticeable results.
If you're looking to get rid of flakiness, visible dark spots, and more exfoliation for the outer layer of skin, get the AHA gel/lotion.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This product does absolutely NOTHING to or for my skin. I really like her AHA but this is an absolute NO when it comes to "would I rebuy" Not sure how she could get one so right and the other so useless. It wasn't THAT expensive but I'm still kind of miffed about the $$, the shipping...etc.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I love this product.I'm not using this to get rid of blemishes or anything like that. It's just a good all round exfoliator.It has improved the texture of my skin, areas where I had redness.My skin tone is more even. I find it to be very gentle.If you're skin is already good , this will keep it that way.It 's VERY easily absorbed so it's easy to follow with serum and moisturiser if needed.I do as my skin is mature.I use this maybe 3 times a week and the 10% weekly resurfacing AHA once a week.I find this combination to be very effective. I don't believe in exfoliating daily(I know we are all different).But I feel skin needs to go through the natural renewal process and over exfoliating can do more harm than good.But this product is excellent in my opinion and I will continue to use.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this BHA. It doesn't cause me to break out (big requirement for liking a product), and it definitely helps to keep my skin clear. It's very important to use a very small amount, though, because if you use too much, it could make you break out.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have loved this for years. I have an oily t-zone with large pores and I hate to think what they would look like if I didn't use this product. It declogs and refines very well. It also causes no irritation. I use it on my bikini area and legs to prevent ingrown hairs as I have those areas waxed and it keeps these areas smooth.
The packaging is iffy and can leak so if you are traveling bring a ziplock bag!