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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Wrong labeling put on bottle?
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I was wondering if the wrong labeling was put on bottle? Product says, "exfoliating" yet, product is not exfoliating at all. Product is a clear liquid that resembles at toner. There is nothing in the product that would resemble or work as an "exfoliator" .Not at all impressed with this product...

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Too Harsh
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This product was too harsh for my skin. It left it red and dry - never had that problem before using it. As soon as I stopped my skin returned to normal.

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Couldnt use.
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My skin is sensitive to the active ingredient, couldnt use my sample included in my birchbox. Gave it to a friend who said positive things however!

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Not for me...
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I only used this once and it burned my skin horribly. I was expecting a traditional gritty exfoliant- not a liquid. I had a rash for several days after applying this product.

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Either didn't do anything or made me break out
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Hard to say with this product: at best, it didn't do anything, at worst, it gave me pimples. I used it for three nights in a row and my skin got worse - I stopped using it, my skin cleared up.

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My skin feels like sandpaper
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I use a lot of products routinely that have 2% salicylic acid and never get skin irritation. But this stuff made my skin red and extremely rough in texture - like absolute sandpaper. I don't know what other ingredient in this product caused the irritation, so I'll probably steer clear of the whole brand just to be safe.

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Burned my face
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As a person with sensitive skin, I worry when something says it has any kind of acid in it. I was right to be worried. This made my face feel like it was on fire. No bueno.

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Breakouts!
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This product made my breakouts so much worse. As soon as I stopped using it my face felt so much better. DO NOT USE IF YOU HAVE ROSACEA!

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Did Not Like
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I applied a small amount of this product as instructed and my face immediately felt greasy.

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didn't notice a difference
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I didn't notice a difference using this product, but I do have problem skin so perhaps it's meant for a different skin type.

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