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Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant | Paula's Choice

Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant | Paula's Choice

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30ml & 118ml


#1 product worldwide + cult favorite, this clinically proven gentle leave-on exfoliant with salicylic acid quickly unclogs pores, smooths wrinkles & evens skin tone.
Clears & minimizes enlarged pores
BHA (beta hydroxy acid) sheds built-up layers of skin
Fluid, lightweight texture absorbs quickly
Use up to twice daily after cleansing & toning skin

Why is it different?

A unique leave-on formula that’s gentle enough for daily use on all skin types. Exfoliates dead skin cells while clearing pores for a more even, radiant tone, plus visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles to reveal remarkably smoother, younger-looking skin. This exfoliant has an optimal pH range of 3.2–3.8.

2022 Teen Vogue, Acne Award Best for Face
2022 Prevention Beauty Award, Best Blemish Fighter
2022 Beauty Icon Award, Beauty Icon
2022 Prevention Beauty Awards Best Blemish Fighter
2022 Harper’s Bazaar Beauty Icon Award
2022 Allure Readers Choice Award, Best Exfoliant
2022 People En Español Star Products Award Winner
2022 InStyle Best Beauty Buy Award, Best Beauty Buy
2021 Cosmopolitan Holy Grail Acne Award, Best Exfoliator
2021 Women's Health Best of Skincare Award, Best Chemical Exfoliator for Oily Skin
2021 Women's Health Best of Skincare Award, Best Exfoliator for Acne Prone Skin
2021 Glamour Beauty Award Readers' Choice, Best Acne Treatment
2020 Her Campus College Beauty Award, Skincare Heroes
2020 Teen Vogue Acne Award, Best Exfoliant


What does it do?
Skin becomes dull, dry and congested when dead skin cells build up on its surface. Beta hydroxy acid (BHA, also known as salicylic acid) mimics the natural exfoliation process of younger skin by helping it shed extra layers while unclogging and clearing pores. Clinically proven to brighten, hydrate, reduce the appearance of fine lines & improve skin barrier in 4 weeks.


How to use
Gently apply using fingers or a cotton pad over entire face and neck, including the eye area (avoid lash line and eyelids) after cleansing and toning. Do not rinse.

Start Slowly: Apply every other day and note skin's response. Then use up to twice daily. For daytime, always finish with SPF 30+. For nighttime, follow with the rest of your routine.

If you have a salicylate allergy, check with your physician before using any products that contain salicylic acid.

-Salicylic Acid (BHA) 2%: Penetrates pores to clear blemish-causing buildup and shed dead skin.
-Green Tea: A potent antioxidant that soothes irritated skin while improving visible signs of aging.
-Methylpropanediol: Hydrates while visibly enhancing the skin’s glow and the formula’s penetration.

Water (Aqua), Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium EDTA.


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