Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

You can think of BHA as salicylic acid’'s dapper nom de plume. (The two ingredients are one and the same.) Whatever you call it, BHA is a clinically proven blemish-buster with the added bonus of increasing collagen production for smoother skin. Not only that, but it'’s the powerhouse ingredient behind this nonirritating liquid. The formula works to calm redness and rosacea and is strong enough to dislodge the most stubborn blackheads and degrease pores down to their oiliest depths. While BHA is the star on the antiacne and antibacterial front, green tea extract helps soothe skin with reparative antioxidants.

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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I had never tried a liquid exfoliant before but what the heck, it was in the box and I'm so happy I gave it a chance. I just bought the full size because it's become part of my routine. I had enlarged pores on/around my nose, oily t-zone, tendency to have occasional acne, and uneven skin tone. Sometimes I would have dry, flaky areas too. Using this exfoliant has improved every single one of those problems without causing any sensitivity. It's had an almost "airbrushing" effect on my 39 year old skin. My skin is softer, clearer, less oily, more even-toned and my pores appear much smaller than before. Thank you Birchbox for introducing me to it!

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I have somewhat sensitive skin that dries out very quickly, so I was a little wary of this product. After trying it I was very pleased, though! It was gentle on my skin but still helped clean up blackheads. I've also dabbed some on a cotton ball and held it to blemishes to help get rid of them faster. It seems to help.
It doesn't leave my face dry or red like many salicylic acid products do, but it does give me all the benefits I miss from them.

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Glowing Skin

I love this product and credit it to finally resolving my acne. I still was having some breakouts here and there. I received this in my sample box and my husband noticed how glowing and smooth my skin was. His response? "Buy a bottle of that stuff immediately." I'm in 30's and have used accutane twice. I use this product all over my neck and face. Its clean, smooth & silky. Just a little bit goes a long way.

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Amazing
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I was able to eliminate close to three acne products with this one item. My face cleansing routine is so much shorter and my skin is really improving (have on and off acne issues and have combination skin). I will most certainly be purchasing this item when this runs out - and a little goes a long way. Just a few drops rubbed between your fingers and patted into my skin.

Seems like my black heads are easily removed and my skin is less prone to break outs. Amazing product.

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It actually works
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I was skeptical, but used this on my freshly-washed face and woke up to a more evenly toned complexion and no trace of a pimple. Doesnt leave a residue. Maybe its my imagination, but I think it actually worked well!

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Works wonders!
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I've been using this exfoliant for a long time now and I definitely notice the difference whenever I'm not using it. I only used it once a day and it has changed my overall skin tone.

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Helps minimize oil
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And for that I love it! Will buy the full size in the future!

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Very effective without irritation

My skin looks great after trying this product. Pores look nonexistent and blackheads have healed and no new ones in sight. Definitely buying the full sized product.

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Left My Skin Feeling Sticky
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I am always excited to try new skin care products, this one was kinda a left down. I don't know if it reacted with my moisturizer or what.
I implemented this into my nightly routine & applied after using a cleanser. After I applied this exfoliatant with a cotton pad, I waited a couple minutes then I applied moisturizer. Immediately after my face got super tacky feeling. I ended up washing the product off completely because I couldn't stand the feeling.

I was honestly surprised to see good reviews, maybe its just not for me.

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Bought the full size
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I got this in one of my boxes and used it on a fairly regular basis mostly because I liked how my skin felt after using it, but after a while I really did notice a difference in my skin and so did other people! It just seemed to even out my tones and make my skin look more smooth on my face. I had to buy the full size!

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