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Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
What it is: A daily leave-on exfoliant with two percent salicylic acid to sweep away dead skin cells, unclog pores, and visibly smooth wrinkles-practically overnight.
Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily
Skincare Concerns: Pores, Uneven Texture, and Acne and Blemishes
- 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.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and triclosan. It is also gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.
What Else You Need to Know: With a two percent concentration of salicylic acid and a pH range of 3.2 to 3.8, this global bestseller breaks down complexion-dulling buildup on skin's surface and within pores. It leaves skin feeling dramatically smoother and looking clearer and more radiant than before. People notice a natural, visible glow after just one use.
Clinical Results: In an independent consumer panel:
- 91% of users had visibly healthier skin
- 90% saw improved skin texture
- 82% experienced smaller-looking pores
Due to its contents, this product cannot be shipped via our Priority Service or sent to Alaska, Hawaii, P.O. boxes, and/or APO/FPO military addresses.
-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.
-Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning.
-Lightly soak a cotton pad (disposable or reusable) or use your fingertips to apply the liquid to your face and neck (including around your eyes).
-Avoid contact with your lash line and eyelids.
-Do not rinse.
-Follow with serum and/or moisturizer.
-For daytime wear, always finish with SPF 30+.
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.