Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant

3.9

996 reviews

72% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

Not tested on animals

INGREDIENTS

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol (thickener), Squalane (emollient), Glycerin (skin-identical ingredient), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate (thickeners), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Epilobium Angustifolium (Willowherb) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (anti-irritant), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Extract (antioxidant), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil (antioxidant plant oil), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (non-volatile plant oil), Beta Glucan (antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Panthenol (water-binding agent), Bisabolol (anti-irritant), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (emulsifier), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Sodium Citrate (pH adjuster), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Acacia Senegal Gum, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum (thickeners), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Ethylhexyglycerin (skin conditioning agent), Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate (preservatives).


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Black, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This product works well, but I'm not a huge fan of the consistency. I also have the gel version and the liquid version (you get to pick 3 free samples when you order directly from the site, so i tried them all!), and I much prefer the gel form, since it works better with my oily skin. I'd definitely recommend this product for someone with dry skin, but if you're oily like me, try the gel instead.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I used Paula's choice skin care years ago and am so glad I have switched back after going through other popular expensive items on the market.

I have pretty good skin, occasional breakouts usually along jawline or forehead and have blackheads and white spots around nose and jaw. This product will get rid of blackheads!!
It literally worked within a week, I noticed a different, a fresh more radiant glow to my skin and my blackheads were diminishing. It ACTUALLY WORKS! I am so pleased with this product and am happy to recommend it!

I think it is pretty well priced, the package isn't that fancy but who needs fancy packaging when the product works.
I have a $15 voucher code if you would like it for you next order just enter this!

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue


I absolutely love this stuff!
I first became interested in it because my skin used to have a great deal of acne. Thanks to a strict skincare routine, most of that is controlled. However, I suffer from leftover redness, acne scarring, and often get KP on my face: not the best. I got so frustrated that I started researching why my face was reacting this way and stumbled upon a recommendation for this product.
I was a bit hesitate at first because of the price but so sick of my skin that I took the plunge. NO REGRETS.
I had never realized how effective chemical exfoliants could be. This is not at all drying to my skin and I have experienced an enormous difference in skin texture. No more KP: it is smoother than it has ever been! My redness has also significantly faded from areas that I do not get breakouts. My only issue is that I have to wait a little for it to sink into my skin but that is such a small price to pay for such an excellent result.

If you are hesitating about the price, here is a code for 10$ off:

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This left my face really shiny and i fel like i still had something on it. I have oily/combo skin.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

So I bought this about a year ago, and have finally ran out of it. I didn't buy back ups because I am pretty lazy on my skincare except for moisturizer (I use Avon Anew products or Olay).
Anyway, I used this every 2 or 3 days after a shower at night. Then I'd moisturize. My skin has been soooooo amazing!!!!

Until now. Today is about a month since I ran out of this magic elixir. I didn't realise or appreciate it's awesomeness until it left me! Like the song says "You don't know what you've got til it's gone"
Well, I think it refers to this product. I have these tiny painless bumps on my skin on my forehead that aren't pimples, they can't be squeezed. They are the same colour as my skin and just look 'bumpy'.
I have been getting random pimples popping up on my cheeks, chin and jawline. Not little pimples that I can pop! No no! Big bumps that ache and sting at the same time!
Over the last few weeks, for the first time in forever, I am constantly getting these aching pimples. Not all at once though thank goodness. Atm I have one on my cheek.
My skin is also rough, when I put on moisturizer and swipe down and up on my cheek just near my nose, it feels really rough. I am also splotchy.

I ordered from the US website and it arrived in about 10 days from memory. Now, there is an Australian site, but it is sooooo expensive! (I am on maternity leave and not getting much of an income atm so I am a bit broke!)

The good news is, this stuff works! I didn't appreciate it until I didn't have it anymore. I remember how stoked I was when I first used it... I want that back again!!
The bad news... Your skin will probs hate you if you don't have it anymore. I have honestly never used anything as effective. 😢😢😢

P.S my skin is still s***. Nice and hydrated, but s***. Btw I have dry skin, not acne prone but I get whoppers every now and again.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought 30ml trial size while window-shopping and honestly this product is AMAZING!!! Yes it does not give you instant effects right away, but after a month. Make sure you apply twice a day with SPF50 sunscreen in the morning and moisturiser at night and be patient when breakouts happen; it will work so well for acne/rosacea! Will go for full size soon :)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love the brand, this specific product, and the customer service. I tried it in my twenties, strayed away, and happily returned to this amazing, faithful product. It gives a youthful flush without harming your skin.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

GAME. CHANGER. Hands down what saved my skin. Batteling with sensitive ance prone skin is a b*tch. I tried it all. Reading loads of reviews and watching a hell lot of youtube videos trying out everyones recommendations and nothing worked.

PS! This made my face WORSE at first. I believe it would've been a cleaning process? My skin got super dry (never had that issue before!) and I got a lot of pimples. But they went away super fast and I was moisturizing with an heavy moisturizer (avene cold cream!) and now my skin is PERFECT. I never thought I would be able to love my skin again. This does it all. My skin is SO SMOOTH! Not a single mark in sight and my acne scars? They are fading. No dryness either. Literally the best product I've tried.

HOLY GRAIL!


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I didn't get any positive result from this product after almost finishing half a bottle hoping my skin will get better...i didn't help with the texture of my skin plus giving me a lot of irritations and bumps....I had to stop using it....i tried to use it also on my chest for breakouts and it also didn't do anything but giving me more breakouts....so over all this didn't do any good for me at all....!! will try the clear liquid version for my body but i think 2% bha is too heavy for my facial skin....


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I use the BHA Liquid 2% twice a day, but recently ran out and forgot to reorder. I figured I would use one of the BHA Lotion 2% samples that I recieved in my last order to hold me over until my liquid came in. HUGE MISTAKE. My entire face is covered in extremely painful cysts. I have no idea what aspect of the lotion is breaking me out but 5 new cysts popped up yesterday and another 4 this morning (I didn't even use it last night!). Nothing else in my routine has changed either but I have never broken out this bad/quickly from a product before. Stick to the liquid if you have any type of sensitive or acne prone skin!

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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