Paula's Choice • Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||69%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This stuff has transformed my skin. Why every review on here isn't 5/5 I don't know.
It has significantly reduced the size of my pores, removed all of the gunk inside my pores, smoothed out all the little bumps on my skin and made it super soft. Because of this product alone, when I wear foundation I am constantly told that my skin is FLAWLESS or that it looks like porcelain.
THIS product is why. I use it Mon, Wed, Fri & Suns underneath my makeup every morning. I would never, ever be without this product. It has taken my skin from average / largeish pores, damaged from acne to radiant, flawless, PERFECT.
What a wonderful product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Sample tried. I liked the gel formula, trying the liquid now.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I purchased this specifically for use on the blackheads on my nose.
This can be used daily as it is gentle, moisturizing and non-irritating, but best used at night before going to bed as it leaves a shiny sticky film.
Unfortunately, this has little or no effect on my blackheads. I tested this in 2 situations, when I was suffering from a particularly bad episode (really big dark blackheads) and after I had extracted most of my blackheads. In the first instance, all it did was slightly reduce the size of the blackheads and made it a little less "black". And in the other instance, it did not prevent new blackheads from forming. I still developed blackheads after a couple of days, and it still grew larger and darker in size. At the most, it just slowed down (a little) the rate in which the blackheads got bigger.
Ingredients: Water, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Salicylic Acid, Phytosphingosine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium (Willow Herb) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Bisabolol, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium EDTA.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I use this with the AHA 8 % and my skin is much more soft after using this. really like it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I really have to say wow to this product. I was sceptical at first because my idea of an exfoliator was one that i had to scrub but this stuff is incredible. I suffer from dry/combination skin and am very prone to milia on my cheeks. Within a week of using this stuff, my skin looks and feels smooth and radiant.
The price of this product is well worth it as you only need a tiny amount for it to be effective. I mainly use it on my nose, around my mouth and my cheeks where I get blackheads and milia. I really believe that paulas choice offer really fab products.
I use this before moisturiser every night and love it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is a most magnificent product!!
I've used this for over 5 years. It is amazing in every way!
PACKAGE - The old package was pretty bad. It would leak a lot unless it was upright, and it would leak around the sides of the lid even when you kept it upright. However, the new package has a pump and it is such a great improvement.
CONSISTENCY - This is the gel version. I love it. It soaks in pretty completely, but is still very emollient. You have to apply only a small amount and let it soak in for 5 minutes before applying makeup or it tends to ball up.
EXFOLIATION - Chemical exfoliation is the way to go! In addition to this product being very good at keeping your skin smooth, ti also helps to prevent acne and clogs. I don't really find that it is strong enough to help with my sebaceous filaments though.
ODOR - Very minimal.
IRRITATION - My skin is the most sensitive ever, and this does not bother at all even though I apply twice a day.
PRICE - For the amount in the package, this is a very good deal in my opinion.
This is HG for me. And now with the new package, I have no complaints.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This product has saved my skin. I have been using this for about 3 months now and my skin is more clear and even-toned. I apply this every night before I go to bed. I will definitely repurchase when I run out.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
I started with the BHA 2% liquid. I had quite a few pimples around my mouth and nose area...and I hardly EVER break out...if I do, it is one pimple at a time. So I'm not sure if this was the culprit of my pimples. Anyhow, I only bought the sample packages, so when I was done with those, I tried the gel samples. I have used the gel for two nights already and have not gotten any flakes or dry skin. In the morning my face is super soft...I think I like the gel much better because it doesn't dry out my face, and makes my face soft. I haven't gotten a pimple yet either. This might just be the right one for me. I have combination skin. Oily on the tzone. I'm waiting until I finish with my 3 pack of sample before deciding if I order the fullsize. One sample packet last me about 3-4 nights. I only use at night time.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I loooveee this! I've been using it for a month or more so far and it's easy to get it right amount, I don't mind the texture at all, and it really works. I even got samples of the lotion to compare and I'm glad I bought the gel because I like it more. I think lotions might have more products in there and I'm prone to react. This gives me clear(er) skin and a nice glow. I also started using Rx retin-a because nothing over the counter was enough. But SA/BHA is the best thing so far for daily in between. I think her product is excellent. No reactions or junk in there.
Tip: Any left over on my fingers I just swipe on my upper arms, where many of us get bumps anyway. Instead of feeling like there's waste on my hands, I get a bonus! :)
UPDATE: I recently returned the one I had not opened yet for the liquid. I'm not sure, but the gel thickness may be causing some clogging. I used it for a while and I did like it, so I think BHA and me get along, but just to be safe. I do also worry about the thickness of the BHA 9, since that's even thicker and may have caused some problems for me.
#2: Returned all of them. I'm cutting out SA. Maybe I just over did it, but I think I have to go more gentle/sensitive/natural. :( As an aside, remember how I said I was using the extra on the back of my arms? That problem NEVER went away. Since returning this and not using it, my arms have actually cleared up, sooo.....I feel like something in here didn't work for me, either the gel base, the BHA or the grapeseed.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I like this stuff and it exfoliate my skin well. The consistency is sticky, but it absorb well after that. I will repurchase if I haven't find a alternative.
The only thing I don't like about this is the fact that the company have a very misleading label. It claims that this product helps to stimulate collagen production, however there are little research in this area to back up their claims.