Paula's Choice • Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant • Treatments (Face)

rated 4.0(951 reviews)

Average Rating.4.0
Would buy this product again.73%

rated 5 of 5 liamtreats on 7/13/2014 8:58:00 AM more reviews by liamtreats

Age: 36-43   Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

This lotion keeps my skin clear and smooth. Definitely a must-have in my skin care armamentarium. I have dry, sensitive skin prone to eczema and this lotion had been effective and gentle. Highly recommend.

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rated 5 of 5 marquiseazzie on 7/11/2014 3:29:00 PM more reviews by marquiseazzie

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

Love-of-my-life-HG. I first used Paula's BHA liquid years ago (in the white bottle - I was a PC early adopter), and credited it with the best skin of my life. For some reason I stopped using it (probably didn't want to spend the money, since birth control was making my skin great by itself) Fast forward to a few months ago - I went off the pill, and my combination skin had taken a really bad turn due to a particularly dry, freezing winter - over-producing oil, leading to sebaceous filaments and little clogs everywhere. I don't really get whiteheads, just hormonal cysts each month, which I really can't do anything but spot-treat - but those left brown scars, and the overall condition of my skin had gone from clear and bright to dull, dry, oily, clogged in a matter of months. I decided to revisit the routine that had worked years ago, and ordered the BHA lotion to combat dryness, as I'd read it contains more moisture vs. the liquid. Cut to today - my skin is totally free of clogs, and glows beautifully. Old scars from monthly cysts fade within a week, there are NO more filaments or closed comedones to be found, or little nose blackheads. This works alongside the retinol product (MUAC) I use nightly to make my skin cells turn over CRAZY fast. I experienced no purging acne, but all the little clogs rose to the surface within the first few weeks of use, which I could gently extract leaving no marks. They have not returned. I peel a bit, but that's a blessing for me - I had no idea how much dry, dead skin was on my face. I'll never be without this again.

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rated 5 of 5 yazmin77 on 5/21/2014 7:38:00 PM more reviews by yazmin77

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

A very excellent exfoliant that really improves skin.
I have oily acne prone skin which gets clogged very easily, I initially tried samples of this I woke up the next morning with glowey, blemish free skin! and that was one use! I decided to purchase the full size and it's been almost a year and it's still going strong!
This practically gives you the skin like a 5 years old, it evens out skin, reduces redness, brightens skin and eliminates or reduces blemishes and clogged pores.
A little goes a long way and if leaves skin beautiful.
A must to try.

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rated 1 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* antolin1 on 5/15/2014 8:46:00 PM more reviews by antolin1

Age: 36-43   Skin: Dry, Fair   Hair: Black, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

Humn... I am very surprised at the extremely high ratings for this product. While it is by no means a bad product, it certainly does not pack the same punch as other available AHA and BHA products do. I used it for a month straight 2X's a day but saw no noticeable differences. It was a little disconcerting to me that this stuff is in the same range (give or take a few bucks) as many of her other products which work much, MUCH better re the task of ant-aging, exfoliation, and regeneration.

I suppose if you are just looking for a maintenance type addition to your beauty ritual this will work - but its far less deserving of all these 4 star + ratings I keep seeing.
I also found this formula to be way too sticky and took longer than it should have to dry IMO, which was a bit odd. Also, I am completely baffled that NO ONE has mentioned how badly this lotion really STINKS! I am in no way scent sensitive (though I prefer unscented products) but this was a real turn off. And the scent lasted quite a while - even my guy noticed it.

I really do like quite a few Paula's Choice products but this stuff was nothing to write home about.

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rated 5 of 5 Lindo on 5/12/2014 7:01:00 AM more reviews by Lindo

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm   Hair: Black, Fine   Eyes: Black    

I have super uneven, pores on my nose and clogg-y skin and I absolutely love this. I think this, and the CeraVe pm moisturizer are my two holy grail skin care products. I love it, i dunno what it is but my face always seems more even skintone, radiant and just glow-y looking after I've used this. If you're not sure about this, get a sample and try it. I highly recomend people try this product if you feel you have pores, uneven and dull looking skin.

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rated 5 of 5 ahoymaite on 4/12/2014 3:01:00 PM more reviews by ahoymaite

Age: 25-29   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Blue    

Complete HG product for me! I was using Stridex (my first time with BHA's) with great success for several months. Suddenly I started breaking out again, and since I've heard the menthol in Stridex can be an irritant for some people, I looked for a new BHA.

I've heard great things about Paula's Choice, but her products totally exceeded what I thought possible. This BHA makes my skin so, so smooth by the time morning rolls around. My makeup glides on and any acne spots I do have are significantly reduced overnight.

It can be very drying though, so beware. I'm currently using this with Retin-A, so I have to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. As long as you have the right moisturizer, you should be all set.

The price is a little more than what I'd ideally like to pay, but it's well worth it. Plus you can usually find a decent percent off coupon on coupon aggregating sites.

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rated 5 of 5 heyred52 on 3/25/2014 12:23:00 PM more reviews by heyred52

Age: 56 & Over   Skin: Combination, Medium   Hair: Red   Eyes: Blue    

This stuff is absolutely amazing! I started out applying every night and within a week my skin was smooth and luminous! I have dropped down to once every 2 days after a couple weeks as it is somewhat drying----I use Cerave (another recent find I consider the BEST moisturizer I have ever used!) in between. I am 61 and have sun damage from 40 years of tanning every summer. It didn't take away the discoloration so much as smoothed everything out allowing my foundation to glide on like silk. I couldn't be more pleased. I have tried everything over the years and NOTHING comes close to whatever magic is in this bottle. HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! (ps--my 2 daughters in their 20's use with same results---cleared up their acne and left skin luminous and smoooooooth).

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rated 5 of 5 bchicobraun on 3/21/2014 11:47:00 PM more reviews by bchicobraun

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

I recently started using this product after trying literally every product on the market for acne and wrinkles. At 40 years old...having both these issues it's hard to find a product that works for both. Long story short....this is a miracle in a bottle for both my husband and I! In a two week period...we both look 10 years younger. I can't even explain what this has done for us. We now both have flawless, smooth, beautiful skin. The best part is the radiant glow that's achieved by this product! It's beyond believable. We were very close to getting chemical peels and need for that now. This product has literally transformed our old, skin damaged, dried, large pored skin to that of a 30 year old. Even my hubby said he wants to get a lifetime supply. I can't imagine what our skin would look like if we used any other Paulas Choice products with this! Truly amazing and worth every penny!!!!

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Empyrean_Luminary on 3/16/2014 1:09:00 PM more reviews by Empyrean_Luminary

Age: 36-43   Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool   Hair: Other, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Green    

Creamy, smooth, non-irritating and fast absorbing. I alternate this with Paula's Choice 8% AHA and combined they result in smooth, clear skin.

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* LizWords on 3/15/2014 10:13:00 PM more reviews by LizWords

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

After using samples of this for the last year I finally splurged on a full size bottle. I only use it about 2-3xs a week during the day, so it will last me a long time. I like that it soaks right in and can be topped with another moisturizer or makeup without any tackiness or shine. I've tried the 2% bha liquid and gel and prefer this to the other two as I don't notice I'm wearing it after application.

In terms of efficacy, it's done a decent job with helping to even tone and keep acne at bay. I use the 9% bha as a spot treatment for what zits I do start to get and any stubborn areas that start to clog.

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