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 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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Gross
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It made my skin too greasy, I hated it. It's too slimy for me.

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Beware of reaction
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I have no allergies to any products, yet this made my face bright red and itchy. I had to wash it off after 5 minutes

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This left a weird residue on my skin. I also have somewhat sensitive skin and it made it feel red and irritated.

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