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    Paula's ChoiceSkin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant 30ml<p>When the breakout hits, this Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant from PAULA&#8217;S CHOICE is an essential in your skin care armoury. Ideal for blemish-prone, oily or combination types, this non-abrasive formula is laced with BHA salicylic acid to remove dead skin cells both on the skin&#8217;s surface and within the pore. Combined with its anti-inflammatory properties, this helps to reduce blemishes and blackheads for a more clarified complexion (hurrah!). Aiding salicylic acid in its blemish-clearing mission, methylpropanediol enhances absorption so you can get the most out of each and every ingredient, while simultaneously boosting hydration levels, and green tea extract delivers a hefty dose of antioxidants to soothe and protect. With a fluid toner-like consistency, the formula sinks easily into skin and is available in both full (118ml) and travel (30ml) sizes so you need never be without&#8230;</p>PAU001_30ML1914106554390201765 stars, based on147 reviews 11.50Cult BeautyNew
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    Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

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    • Why it's Cult

      Renowned for being 100% transparent and a trustworthy leader in the beauty industry, PAULA'S CHOICE cuts through the noise to deliver hardworking, science-backed formulas that deliver results and live up to their claims. A leave-on exfoliant for congested, oily and combination skin, this gentle formula stars BHA (beta hydroxy acid) salicylic acid to help reduce breakouts and blackheads. Clearer complexion, here we come…

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      When the breakout hits, this Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant from PAULA’S CHOICE is an essential in your skin care armoury. Ideal for blemish-prone, oily or combination types, this non-abrasive formula is laced with BHA salicylic acid to remove dead skin cells both on the skin’s surface and within the pore. Combined with its anti-inflammatory properties, this helps to reduce blemishes and blackheads for a more clarified complexion (hurrah!). Aiding salicylic acid in its blemish-clearing mission, methylpropanediol enhances absorption so you can get the most out of each and every ingredient, while simultaneously boosting hydration levels, and green tea extract delivers a hefty dose of antioxidants to soothe and protect. With a fluid toner-like consistency, the formula sinks easily into skin and is available in both full (118ml) and travel (30ml) sizes so you need never be without…

    • How to use

      Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. Lightly soak a cotton pad and apply over the entire face, including the eye area (avoid the lower lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a moisturiser that contains a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

      Allergic to aspirin (acetylsalicylate)? Do not use this product as it contains salicylic acid (BHA).

    • Full ingredients list

      Aqua, Methylpropanediol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid, exfoliant), Polysorbate 20 (stabilizer), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (skin calming/antioxidant), Sodium Hydroxide (pH balancer), Tetrasodium EDTA (stabilizer).

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

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

    This is a game-changer for people who suffer with acne
    A product I’ll repurchase forever
    I have tried a lot of Acid Toners, but this one has really been the best. Since it’s a BHA I I feel my skin is less congested and clear. Ever since using it I feel my breakouts have drastically reduced and my skin has become much more even. It’s my second bottle already and I’m definitely gonna be repurchasing again.
    Saved my skin
    My skin needed serious help when i ordered this. I had texture across my forehead and this not only completely cleared that but also made my skin look very supple and healthy overall. I used a separate salicylic masque from The Ordinary on my nose for blackheads alongside this liquid exfoliant and I saw a significant improvement. So pleased.
    So good
    I have been using this for about 8 months now and I could not be without it. This is by far the best treatment product that I have used to target my congested skin and believe me, I have tried so many. What I love the most about this liquid is how gentle it is and how I can use it every single day as a toner and it doesn’t sensitise or cause any irritation. It simply gives me the best version of my skin without any drama.
    Helped maskne
    I started breaking out in cystic maskne and this not only reduces the bump it makes them less painful too. It has given me some confidence back. Worth the price point for me. Only just started using it so still using it 1/2 times a week to build tolerance. I have oily to combo and Indian skin.
    Great product
    Skin: Combination Skin tone: Deep/Dark Really good at maintaining my skin and keeping it clear. It doesn't dry my skin as I expected as it's not a wash-off product. The residue is slightly oily but I find no problem with it under other products/moisturisers. I like using it before bed once or twice a week and it really does help my sleeping masks work better. The only negative is the high price point, so I try to use it very sparingly.
    Excellent product but bad packaging
    5 stars for product - I have reordered many times as it really helps with congestion. HOWEVER, every bottle I've had leaks. At first thought I was getting dud ones but it's happened with every new bottle. Has no one else had this problem? For such a star product I find it weird that they wouldn't make the packaging better. It's fine when standing up in my bathroom but if it goes into a washrag, everything gets coated in its oily goodness. Not sure how much Cult Beauty can do about this but if you can feedback to Paula's Choice - please fix this as it's an expensive product!
    Leaves the skin so soft n clear after two weeks of using it. I love it would for sure purchase it again!
    Can't be without it now
    This made a huge difference to the overall condition of my skin. Since using this I only have the odd spot appearing, but disappearing just as fast. Using it am and pm daily. Went on holidays without it and paid for it with outbreaks all over my face after just a few days.
    Great product
    A product that will give results if you are patient and use it correctly.
    Game changer!
    Cannot believe how good this product is. After only using it a week I already visibly can see my pores shrink and my blackheads reduce. I will forever have this part of my routine. Do yourself a favour and purchase this! You only need a few drops for the face too. I have sensitive skin but no irritation occurred at all.
    Allergic reaction?
    So I applied the product with my fingers not too much just a few drops and after about 30 seconds my skin started to burn I looked in the mirror and my face was red! I really had high hopes for this product but sadly I won’t be able to use it anymore. I would reconvene buying the small bottle to test if it works for you.
    The Best Chemical Exfoliant I’ve tried!
    I have combination dry, sensitive skin and I struggle with blackheads and constant breakouts a lot. I could see noticeable results even after using it for the first time. My dehydrated skin felt extremely soft and pores seemed smaller. I use just a few drops all over my face, a couple of times a week with no sensitivity or irritation. Truly a game changer!
    Didn't work for me :(
    I really really really wanted this to work for me as I'd heard such good things, but it wasn't for me. I have blackheads and closed comedones on my chin which I wanted to target but it actually made my skin there WORSE. I had lots of acne-like spots that were painful and sore for the first time in my life! I thought at first my skin was purging but after 2 months of use Ive stopped as it didn't start clearing up like everyone else said. Wouldn't recommend.
    Great product
    I have oily and sensitive skin with breakouts on my chin. First I ordered the little one, just to have an idea. I use it twice a day and I am really surprised, cause it works very well. The makeup does not shine oily anymore and my skin has a very nice texture. Before I used a product with Benzoyl peroxide, but it was bleaching my towels so I decided to change. I use a moisturizer with aloe vera at the end of my routine and so far I'm really pleased. Now I ordered the same product from the clear line.
    Helped my really bad skin
    I had been suffering with really bad breakouts for around a year, this is the only product I’ve found which made a significant impact on my skin and helped clear it up
    I absolutely love this, can not live without it! Game changer!!!!!
    The best!
    I can't say enough good things about this product! Keeps my skin clear and glowy. Honestly, if you suffer from acne or frequent breakouts you need this in your life. Even when my skin does decide to act up, this stuff makes it less angry. It does not dry out my skin like other SA products and it's really helping with my scars. Ingredients look clean. Nothing bad to say, it's all love.
    Maskne fighter
    This has quickly become my Holy Grail. Erases blackheads, minimizes pores, keeps the skin clear and bright! Also, SO helpful with preventing and fighting maskne.
    Skin saver
    This is expensive but very much worth it. It’s the only product I’ve ever used which has guaranteed good skin. I would recommend a sample if you’re new to it as some friends have mentioned it wasn’t great on sensitive skin.
    Love it
    I have super sensitive skin so was sceptical about this being suitable for my skin. However I’ve found if I use it once before bed it is enough to tackle any maskne spots but not enough to totally dry out my skin. If I do use it twice a day it is too much but if anything this is a bonus for me! I have found it has smoothed my skin, I no longer feel bumps when I run my hands over my face which is the dream!
    Less blackheads and pimples
    No greasy feelings and excellent in maintaining from blackheads and pimples breakouts.
    Amazing can not recommend enough
    I have struggled with blackheads since I was about 13 and I’m 32 now - despite trying everything nothing has ever worked - until I tried this. This is an amazing product that has become a part of my daily routine and I have recommended to others. Definitely give this a try if you have issues with blackheads
    Holy grail
    Could not live without this product. The perfect exfoliant. I have oily skin and using this every day clears the sebaceous filaments on my nose and keeps my pores unclogged. I use it every morning and sometimes at night too if I’m breaking out a bit and I notice such a difference in my skin whenever I stopped using it. I suffered from loads of tiny bumps all over my forehead which looked suspiciously like fungal acne and using this cleared it up by 80% within DAYS. After a few weeks, it was totally gone! Miracle in a bottle.
    I’ve been using this day and night for the past 6 weeks or so and haven’t noticed much of a difference, to be honest. I’ve read so many good reviews singing its praises but it just didn’t really do anything for me! It didn’t make my skin any worse but at the same time, I haven’t noticed any improvement in clearing the hormonal breakouts on my cheeks. This might work for you but give the smaller size a try first.
    Helps with acne even hormonal acne
    It helps with acne and even hormonal acne on chin. It’s makes me glowy also. Good product.
    My skin has never looked so good
    This is the first time I've felt compelled to write a beauty product review. Most products claim they work miracles. Well, for me this one truly does. I've suffered with oily skin and enlarged pores since...forever. Within a few weeks of use, for the first time in my life my pores are significantly reduced. My skin feels like velvet to touch, and it has such a youthful glow. I adore this product! I suspect it'll be a staple on my dressing table for some time to come... Thank you Paula's Choice!
    Great exfoliant. My skin feels really soft and refreshed after use. Will definitely rebuy.
    Dramatic improvement with regular use
    I have dry skin that has been looking dull and lacklustre with recurring breakouts that take forever to heal. This product was recommended to me by my facialist and from the very first time I used it I saw a difference. My skin started glowing from the first application and with continued use the overall appearance of my skin is changed. I’ve been using it about 2 weeks now and my skin feels soft and smooth, looks more radiant and youthful and my breakouts are all but gone. I was not expecting such dramatic results after having tried many other (more expensive!) products without improvement. I will definitely be purchasing this again!
    The missing piece
    My friend recommended this product, I've tried different BHA products before, but i've never been so pleased with the results as I was using this one. I've been dealing with breakouts and hormonal acne the past few years, this has helped my skin dramatically, - also I'm loving the glow it gives me. I'm about to order another bottle - it is truly the missing piece from my skincare routine.
    Do not be fooled by the reviews, I think this may be the worst skincare product ever. It might work on some people but I hate it. It's so harsh and made me break out. My advice would be do not buy.
    Amazing product!!!
    It’s about 3 weeks now since I started using it.. I’m already seeing results.. My skin is clearer, glowing and smoother. It’s very gentle and doesn’t irritate my skin. I use once daily at night so far... Great results... I highly recommend.
    Game changer
    This is my number one skincare product along with advanced night repair by Estée Lauder. This leaves my skin so so clear and really does keep breakouts at bay, I do still get the odd spot but nothing like before , also really helps with blackheads which I get a lot of! It almost brings them to the service more so you can easily squeeze them with really digging your nails/fingers into your skin. If your thinking about trying it just do it you won’t regret .
    Love it!
    I was reacting a mask that left bumps on my face for a week. Nothing worked until I bought the sample and within days I saw results. Bumps disappeared apart from a stubborn pimple which has now reduced. Super gentle on my skin, was expecting it to be harsh but I’ve been using it once daily and I’m amazed at the results! (Adding the full size to my basket now!)
    Must Have
    I had all these annoying tiny bumps on my forehead and this product got rid of them and then some! It has given me the smoothest, softest skin. So glad I can get it again now, nightmare when I ran out during lockdown!!
    Refined Skin
    I can just see the results immediately after 3 days usage, such a miracle one this is, Great for those tiny little bumps, acne, and blackheads. It just gave an overall refined Look and a Good Glow. will keep buying.
    Warning to you all
    After seeing so many amazing 5 star reviews I obviously jumped on the bandwagon to try this... and it was a massive mistake. My skin went from being smooth and clear (with milia on my cheek which is why I bought this) to having acne within just 3 uses. I stopped using this a week ago and my skin is yet to recover and I have so many spots and so much texture. A major confidence knock and something to keep in mind as it’s very disappointing seeing everyone with amazing results when this isn’t the case for some!
    Great product
    I felt my skin more clear and with less bumps and blemishes. I use it 2 or 3 times a week and it works perfectly that way for me, cuz my skin is a lil sensitive
    Great product
    This product can be irritating for dry and sensitive skin. I have oily skin and it is little bit burning from beginning anyway after few use it is very smoothing my skin and get rid of dead skin. I’m using it twice in a week and works perfectly.
    Great product
    My skin was not in a good condition at all but after I started using this “toner” my redness, bumps and hyperpigmentation slowly went away. It’s kinda stripping though, but i just don’t use daily now.
    What's with the hype
    Didn't agree with my skin at all. Broke out within 12 hours. I have extremely sensitive skin. GP advised I have mild acne, I believe this is due to hormone imbalance. Desperate to find a cure. Disheartening thought I'd found a gem Not :-(
    Great product
    The first time I used it, I just couldn't believe it! Even after cleansing and peeling, it still removed sooo much dirt off my face. I use it only at night and about 2-3 times a week. I didn't really like the oilyness it leaves on my skin, but other than that it is a really good product.
    Paula's choice
    Its awesome... Felt more like a hydrant than an exfoliant, no redness or irritation.. Love it already ordered the supersize. Thanks Cult Beauty
    Great for daily use - not a miracle cure
    I’m 29, pretty sure I have adult acne and as hard as I try I just can’t help touching my face and finding something, anything to pick or peel. Maybe if I got that under control my breakout problems would disappear but until then I’ll be using this skin exfoliant. I’ve tried peroxide creams that look like dried toothpaste on your face, face masks, blemish pads and scar oils/creams - nothing has seemed to make a considerable difference without being inconvenient or just not worth it. With this liquid exfoliant breakouts seem less red, less angry and less frequent but I can’t say it’s helped with the scar colouring on my face. I use it twice a day as instructed but the 30ml is running out after 1 month of use. After reading reviews I expected this to last a little longer. I feel the lotion version might work better for further coverage and I’m happy to spend a little extra to keep my breakouts under control a little better. Definitely worth a try
    Best BHA exfoliant I have ever used
    After most reviews were praising so highly about this product I decided to give it a try. I have a combination of oily sensitive skin and quite visible pores. This product was gentle enough to not irritate my skin and give me that great glow while minimizing my pores. I use it every night after double cleansing and after it, I use rosehip oil and the combination does wonders for my skin!
    It works!
    After 3 days the sebaceous filament on my nose are practically gone and the breakout on my cheek due to mask wearing is gone. I truly recommend purchasing this product!
    Amazing Product!
    I have lots of issues with my skin and suffer from dermatitis. I have lots of problems with redness which I really struggle to find products to help with this. After trying A LOT of different skin care regimes over the years I thought when I purchased this liquid exfoliant it would be like the rest. I was SO wrong, it’s amazing! My redness is practically gone, my skin feels soft, glowing and I went out for the first time make-up free in a very long time since it has improved my skin so much. I am so impressed and I am so glad I’ve added this to my skin care! Buy buy buy!
    This stuff actually works
    I use this as a toner after I’ve cleansed/double cleansed my skin. I have large pores and the occasional spot. The main benefits I’ve noticed is if I had a spot the night before and I use this, it reduces the spot dramatically overnight. My skin also looks brighter. Ive had basically no spots since using the gentle exfoliator every night, it clears clogs pores and there’s no dirt/make up left on my face. Only one negative, it’s quite uncomfortable on the skin, skin almost doesn’t feel very breathable but it soaks in within 5-10 minutes. Doesn’t bother me at all.
    Not to be dramatic, but this product completely transformed my skin. I've suffered for years with cystic acne and this has been the only thing that has made an impact. The change was noticeable in weeks. I get fewer spots now and when I do, they aren't as big and they don't stick around as long. I also have sebaceous filaments in my T-zone area which appear visibly reduced. A little goes a long way. Don't apply using a cotton pad!! It's a liquid but it has an oily texture so I simply shake 4 or 5 drops into the palm of my hand and smooth it over my skin with my fingers, focusing mainly on my problem areas but pretty much over my whole face (avoiding eyes). I've been using the same travel size bottle for months and I've barely made a dent in it.
    Changed my skin
    I have suffered with breakouts, blackheads and just oily skin all my life. Even stuff I had prescribed from the DR didn’t clear my skin, as well as this stuff, did. Even after I double cleanse my face my cotton pad has dirt on it. This stuff is just like a magnet to dirt and cleans your pores out !! It doesn’t dry my skin. Always have to have a backup!
    Great for spot prone skin
    I bought the smaller version of this and really enjoyed using it. I felt it really improved my spotty, oily t-zone and definitely cleared outbreaks quicker. I keep meaning to buy the full sized version but keep missing out when it comes back in stock. I would definitely recommend if you have combination skin!
    pretty great, maybe not for dry skin
    I have super super oily skin. I got really bad breakouts at the beginning of lock-down, I'd get a massive patch and they'd go and another patch would pop up somewhere else. It's cleared up almost all my spots quite quickly and I can see the marks left disappearing with each use. it IS a genuinely good product. It did dry out my skin quite a lot. So I can't imagine it would be great for those with dry skin.
    MUST BUY for anyone with acne prone skin
    This product is my holy grail exfoliator. I have acne-prone oily skin and can break very easy. Since using this i have not had a single blemish and I promise that is no exaggeration. The only time I did get a spot was when I ran out of the product whilst waiting for a restock. I CANNOT believe how great this product is, if you are in 2 minds about purchasing I urge you to give the small size a try. You won't regret it.
    Staple product
    I'd heard so much about this product and wondered what all the hype was so I had to give it a go. My skin is dry, sensitive and eczema-prone, so I was nervous this would be really harsh but it's lived up to the hype and been incredible. Since I generally use heavier creams and oils to get as much hydration and nourishment, I find the pores around my nose can get a bit congested, as well as between my brows but this has cleared it right up and made my skin better than ever. Although you can use this twice daily, I find I just use this every other night and it's enough for me :)
    Will re-buy for ever again!!!
    Holy grail!!
    HG for me
    This is amazing for large pores and oily skin. You won’t get rid of the pores but it will definitely diminish their appearance. Apply with a cotton pad a few days a week, it will help to minimize the irritation and drying.
    Soft, acne free skin
    I have a combination, very acne-prone skin. After a month of use, my skin looks more even, I don't have a single pimple for 2 weeks and my skin is suuuper soft. Beware it can be a little bit drying, though.
    Life changing
    I first purchased this product due to the high amount of positive reviews and I can honestly say that this product does not disappoint. It’s really effective because it’s not harsh on the skin like a typical exfoliant and it leaves you with such smooth skin and it has reduced those pesky red bumps that I have on my cheeks dramatically in the space of 10 days. Very effective for people with oily and combination skin as it also reduces sebum production. It has overall given me a clearer complexion much more effectively than any product I have used before, so I highly recommend it.
    I had a very high expectation for this product but it doesn't work for me at all. I have been used for 3 weeks and I don't see any difference. I have large pores and black spots but not too bad so I thought it would help, unfortunately, It's not the case.
    It’s my new must have
    I bought this around a month or so ago, and to be very honest I was hesitant to buy it as there are soooo many good reviews and it sounded a bit too good to be true. But let me tell you something, this bottle changed my skin for the better. I used to have lots of hormonal acne that left dark scars on my face, and I tried so many product to get rid of the scars and nothing really works. But this product lighten my scars within a week or so, don’t get me wrong, it’s not completely gone yet but I see a rapid change in my skin texture and discolouration which means that this works! So it’s well worth the money, my face is now baby smooth. Definitely will repurchase again and again and again. Note: I don’t use this twice a day like it says on the bottle, I only use it on my PM routine
    Great Stuff
    Gentle and so effective - I really love this exfoliant and works great for a more oily skin type like mine. Much better than other harsh exfoliants. Great alternative if you find that lactic acid, or other exfoliating toners do nothing for you.
    Love love love!
    I have used face scrub/exfoliants all my life and started to realise that it may be a bit too harsh for my skin especially as I'm ageing and that's when I came across this. I absolutely love it it has transformed my daytime skin care routine and it's something you can use daily. My skin looks glowy and tight. I will definitely keep repurchasing.
    relly good
    It really calms down the redness and helps with active breakouts. Also, a lot of people complain about its oiliness but I have to say it's not heavy at all. Only at the beginning, it has a slip but it sinks in quickly and it's so hydrating and moisturizing you don't need anything else besides your moisturizer. Overall really satisfied.
    Trust me, just be patient
    For the first 10 days of using this serum I got a couple of breakouts, but I was patient with using it and it paid off. The pores are less visible, there are no more breakouts, my whole face looks clearer and I got the glow. Also the important thing after this serum is hydration, so make sure you also find something that works for your skin after this BHA if you want to get better results.
    Oily ... didnt do what it promised on the bottle
    This worked for the first 2 weeks, thought I'd landed a winner.....unfortunately my spots came back worse after 2 weeks use. Didn't clear my blackheads either! Quite sad this didn't work as it was highly recommended by others. Back to the drawing board for me...
    Great, not drying
    I decided to try out this product because of its popularity and I have to say it does live up to its expectations. Unlike a lot of drying BHAs, this one doesn’t dry out my very very dry skin. On the contrary, it’s actually hydrating like a normal toner. I’ve been using it for a month, 3 days a week and I’ve noticed that the day after I use it, my pimples either disappear, become significantly smaller or they fill up with pus and in my case, that process can take up to a week, but with this product, it happens overnight. :)
    Hate this product
    It feels greasy and horrible when applying it. Luckily I only bought the travel size as I struggle to use up all of it.
    Amazing product, I didn’t believe the hype but after around 3 weeks use on and off my skin has completely changed. It is glowing! Spots aided and the little bumps under the skin almost disappeared. I have oily, acne prone skin and it’s even reduced the oil build up I get daily. If you are hesitating to get this, take the leap! It’ll be worth it
    Best product
    This is such a great product for textured skin, doesn’t dry skin out and leaves a healthy glow!
    I’m not sure
    I can’t actually tell if it’s doing anything, I have been using it for a few weeks, morning and night. Unfortunately, it leaves a really annoying film on my skin so I’m not sure I’ve continued to use it because the benefits aren’t outweighing the negatives yet.
    I seem to be the minority here, but I personally found this product underwhelming. First off, the consistency is just awful! A bit oily, a bit sticky and will just not sink into the skin (combination skin). In addition, I am not experiencing overwhelming results either. It does help slightly to clear congestion but it‘s not an overnight miracle. In terms of efficacy I would compare it to the Inkey List Salycilic acid cleanser that I much prefer. In terms of overnight miracles I have not yet found a better product than the super spot remover by Origins. So in my humble opinion, this is not worth the money and the hype.
    Happy with use in a week
    My skin feels so clean and smooth pores are reduce.
    Works well but can be drying
    I get clogged pores on my forehead and some texture on my cheeks near my nose. This product gets rid of all of that! It goes in a few days (for me anyway). What I would say is be careful, I only use it once in the evenings (with a moisturiser on top) and after a few days I start to feel really dry, so go easy with it and learn your limits.
    Really good!
    I usually get blackheads on my nose and since using this product I have noticed a reduced amount of blackheads and a clearer complexion, and the Salicylic acid really helps shed the dead skin. I would advise if you have sensitive skin to not use this product a couple of days before applying heavy makeup or have a big night coming up. The product made me shed quite a bit and didn't look flattering when applying foundation. Overall a win!
    Can't live without
    this is the best toner for a combo/oily skin type, who have blackheads or dark spots that you want to brighten up, you need to give it a week or 2 of daily use (i use it in the morning before moisturizer), and then you'll start to notice your skin changes and replace itself and also that the blackheads are so cleared. I ran out and then I started to notice the blackheads are back, so I can't be without it!!
    Amazing product!
    This product has done wonders for my skin! I had very oily/spotty prone skin, I use this every day and it’s improved the overall texture of my skin! It’s so soft and I hardler ever get spots anymore! On my second bottle and I will forever purchase this!
    A staple
    I love this product. I have purchased twice already. I don’t have problematic skin but I think this does wonders for my skins texture and keeps all the bumps away and gives a wonderful glow. I’m at a point where I don’t want to be without this product.
    Life changing
    I suffered from severe hormonal acne for months and after trying anything and everything this is the product that changed my life. I no longer have cystic acne and if I do get spots they are reduced in days, I have been left with a face full of scars from my acne but this has lightened the scars amazingly and I can tell in the long run it will completely transform them. If I could give any acne sufferer advice it would be to buy this, it’s a good price for the small bottle if you even just want to test it.
    Am I missing something?
    I bought this to help with my acne-prone skin. I am glad I bought the small bottle to try as I haven't seen any changes.
    Adore it!
    Great product.
    This is a game-changer for congested, acne-prone skin - particularly combination skin. Your skin is clearer after the first use but, unlike other BHAs I've used, it's not drying at all due to the more oily texture. A miracle in a bottle - I will never use any other BHA again!
    just buy it!
    If you're pondering the purchase of this wonder product just buy the tester size and you'll be hooked! (at least that's what I did). This stuff does it all, I've struggled with severe acne and scarring for the last 8 years and in less than a week any texture in my skin was erased, my pores invisible and my stubborn one scars that have been hanging around for over a year are fading ridiculously fast! Hyram pulled through on this one and I can't recommend this highly enough to my fellow oily, acne queens xoxo
    Let down
    So I started whole resurface few weeks ago using other brand products. Skin was getting better and just needed something to deal with black heads on tzone. I read raving reviews so decided to try it. It feels oily and shiny on my skin but I’m okay with that. I’ve been using it twice a day for near two weeks now and blackheads are just worse! It’s very disappointing as everyone raves about it. Wish Id bought smaller size now. Waste of money. Search continues :(
    Love it! But get the small bottle first
    Initially, I bought the small bottle to test it because of the partially mixed reviews. I used it on my face and on my chest because I get quite a lot of these little bumps there. I had to stop using it every day on my face because it burned too much and it made my skin really dry even though I have oily skin. But my chest was fine, so I kept on using it every night on my chest and every other night on my face. After two weeks my chest started peeling off. As if I had a sun-burn. So I freaked out but the little bumps were COMPLETELY GONE when my skin stopped peeling. Once my face got used to the product, I started using it every night and OH MY GOODNESS!!!! My skin has never been this flawless! It took a little while for my skin to get used to it but once it did...!!!! Love it, it's so much worth the money! Especially now when I can't go for my proper facial because everything is closed because of COVID-19.
    An amazing exfoliator!! Helps prevent spots, would highly recommend it as it doesn’t leave my skin dry.
    Amazing product
    I have had problems with uneven skin, dryness, oiliness and build up of black heads around my nose for years. I bought this product back in March with no real expectations as nothing has worked in the past, but I would never live without this product! My skin feels and looks amazing, it’s all glowing and dewy and it has cleared out all of the black heads. I never spend this much on beauty products but I would spend it on this! On to my second bottle (the first 118ml lasted me ages) and can’t wait for it to arrive
    Skin Saver!
    I bought the smaller bottle to try as, up until now, I haven’t found anything that’s really made a difference to my skin, which is usually dotted with acne spots and medium coverage of blackheads. THIS was a total game changer for me, noticing the results after only a few days of using it and people commenting on how fresh faced I looked. This combined with some amazing hair, skin, and nail supplements has meant I haven’t had a single spot in about 5 weeks, not even my regular ‘due-on’ spots could beat it. I will be ordering the larger bottle soon! Absolutely love it!
    Helps with cystic acne overnight!
    THE SIZE?!???
    My package literally arrived today and I’ve been so excited to try it but as soon as I opened it and saw how small it was I couldn’t believe it, with the price being a whole £10 I would have thought it would’ve been a little bigger but hopefully the products works and maybe I’ll get the full size. Looking forward to seeing good results if this flops me with all the research I’ve done I might just scream.
    Insane ❤️
    My perfect skin had slowly become problematic and I developed areas of acne as well as blackheads and milia (plus areas of sun damage). I’ve always had a good skin regime but I clearly needed a change! I did a lot of research and invested in this product along with Paula's Choice Intensive Repair Cream (I apply both at night only!) and FOREO. I can honestly say it’s only been a week and my skin is more radiant, my redness has disappeared, blackheads have disappeared from my nose and I’ve not had any new Milia come up, even eradicating the teeny little white lumps I got on my chin. I’m yet to notice if it diminishes some scaring I have on my face but I’m hopeful. I can’t rate this product enough!!
    Skin perfector
    Absolutely amazing! I've used it for around a month consistently now (2-3 times a week) before moisturising, my skin has never looked better. It doesn't irritate the skin or cause redness. My skin looks more even, and my scars have disappeared too. My pores around my nose are virtually invisible now and my skin feels smoother and overall looks flawless! Couldn't be happier, I will definitely be purchasing a new bottle when it runs out. If you are considering it, definitely try it out and you will not regret it :))
    It shrinks your pores, your pimples are made nonexistent, and it brightens your complexion.
    So good!
    I bought the small (30ml) bottle of this to test it out as I've been struggling with enlarged pores and skin texture, and this works! I've only been using it for about two weeks, and I gradually introduced it into my skincare routine so it doesn't irritate my skin (my skin is usually sensitive to strong treatments), and this has been working so well. I definitely see a difference in my skin texture, and my skin tone seems to be evening out too which is nice! Would recommend!
    No no no
    No no no! It irritated my skin so badly. I used it just for 4 days, now I have red burning, and itching skin on my cheeks :(
    Very Good
    There is a reason why it is a holy grail for acne sufferers; it does the job in getting the pimples smaller and as a BHA it exfoliates the skin leaving it radiant and supple the next morning plus it has green tea which is an excellent antioxidant. Highly recommend!
    Get the bigger bottle. I ordered the small bottle expecting it to be a bit bigger so didn’t really have much in there to effectively use on my skin to see a difference
    Saw improvement in scars with in 2 weeks
    I have post acne scars from a very long time. This product has helped in visibilly reducing the scars when used along withthe ordinary niacinamide serum
    Amazing but beware the purge!
    I performed some research on this product before buying so I was fully aware that purging could be on the cards. But omg the level of acne I have had on my chin is insane!! For over roughly 2 months my cystic acne went ballistic, but now it’s completely fine. I only experienced purging in my problem area (chin) but the rest of my skin was absolutely glowingggg, so I can’t wait for the purge to completely end and for my chin to be at the same place as the rest of my face. Overall I would say it’s worth the purge, just push through and you’ll see results and fewer breakouts in the long run. (I use twice a day for reference)
    I don’t usually review products unless they’re very good or really bad. I have normal skin, slighly sensitive but can handle retinol and glycolic acid. This product burned my skin and left it red and itchy for days. After application the skin is oily. Would never purchase again or recommend, especially at this price.
    Amazing product
    Love this product. Really worked on my oil acne prone skin. Definitely getting another bottle soon
    Glad I caved in!
    Its's great! It has definitely helped with scarring and texture.
    This has changed my skin.
    This has changed my skin completely. I used to get white bumps on my skin and they now have vanished and I'm now starting to get compliments from family and friends on my skin.
    Pore cleansing saviour!
    I recently bought this item after a lot of deliberation considering the price point compared to the amount of product you get, but I am thoroughly pleased that I did and will be purchasing again! It does an amazing job of clearing out pores and even reduces the little sebaceous filaments on my nose and chin which can get pretty obvious if not cleared out. I don't use it every day because my skin can get sensitised but I use it about every other day and substitute with my glow OH toner from Ole in between and the combination has been keeping my skin so soft and clear.
    Not what I expected
    I have combination skin with regular breakouts and large pores, and a lot of scarring/ hyperpigmentation. After all the ads and the YouTube skincare gurus recommending this, I had high expectations! But unfortunately, I wasn’t that impressed. Wasn’t bad as it didn’t break me out but any product I applied after would burn slightly (not using any other actives or retinol with it), I even bought 2 new moisturisers thinking I needed something gentler. It reminds me of the old school toners for acne that would really feel like they’d stripped my skin of everything good. I’ve been using the Inkey List’s Beta Hydroxy acid for 3 weeks and it’s so much nicer! No sensitivity and I really notice a difference with brighter skin. Feels less stripping too.
    For someone who has combo/highly sensitive skin, this has been great! I’ve been using it for two weeks every evening and I’m already seeing a difference! My t-zone has definitely become less oily and my blackheads aren’t as bad as they used to be. Can’t say it has made my pores any smaller tough. I think this product will become a staple in my skincare routine! Definitely worth the money.
    My only true holy grail product
    This is a true holy grail product!! I never get breakouts when I use this (even during my time of the month!) and when I’m without it I soon know about it. It’s been six weeks since I finished my last bottle (the longest I’ve been without it!) and my skin has not been good, but this arrived yesterday and already it’s working its magic on stubborn spots! I highly recommend a sweep of this each day to keep a lid on spots (particularly between the eyebrows and jawline, it’s a miracle cure!)
    My first ever holy grail
    I have had troubles skin since the age of 17/18, I am now 25. I have never ever found a product that makes a noticeable change to my skin because it is so stubborn and congested. Just for background, I have always suffered from mild breakouts, textured skin, blackheads, literally hundreds of bumps under the skin and super oily. I used this ONCE and my skin transformed! Over the course of using this daily for around 2 weeks now my skin is smooth, texture has almost all gone, pores are smaller and I the incredibly stubborn acne I had from a period 2 months ago has all gone. Literal miracle worker!
    Every time I use it my skin feels amazing I see a huge difference! My skin glows...
    made my skin worse
    I bought after reading the really good reviews and thought it would be perfect to stop my breakouts around my chin. unfortunately this made my skin worse with big spots and also smaller under the skin spots. I used for about a month and usually don't have sensitive skin but this did not agree with my skin at all!
    Best ever!
    This is my desert island item. I ran out during lockdown and couldn’t get my hands on a new bottle anywhere, I already knew how good it was but missed it SO much more than I thought I would. Seemed expensive for the amount but a bottle lasted me almost a year, I put it straight onto my face because I feel like it’s wasted on a cotton pad. Requires consistent use to get that glow.
    I’ve struggled with my skin for a few years now, with hormonal acne, breakouts, I have combination skin. I’ve used all the prescribed antibiotics and topical creams ect. Seeing the reviews of this I thought I’d try this. I’ve been using it for just over a week and a half but as a spot treatment, putting some onto my finger and on the specific spot. It definitely gets rid of them quicker. As it’s contains salicylic acid ect it draws everything up causing a few more spots to appear around the area (I think it’s called purging) however it makes them all go away quicker than without it. When using it too often it does dry out the skin so be weary about that If you were planning on using it daily over the whole face.Im using it along with Inkey list salicylic acid cleanser, niacinamide and Hyaluronic acid and my normal moisturiser with SPF. Overall my skin is less red and angry and I can’t wait to see the full results in a few weeks time. (fingers crossed it all continues to work)
    Holy grail of acid toner. Used three times a week, it clears and brightens complexion, keeps blackheads at bay and decimates any spots that dare to appear ... yet it’s gentle, no redness, no peeling. Just buy it and thank me later
    Broke out
    Broke out within 12 hours of use. I have extremely sensitive skin, GP advised I have mild acne, I believe I have hormone imbalance.
    This is the perfect best bha product ever. I have bought this for many years. It works and feels very good
    Highly effective
    It has been only 3 weeks (almost) and my skin's texture has significantly improved. It cleared up my acne in the cheeks and forehead. I was hesitant to use it at first because it has a strong smell of chemicals, and I was afraid it would too harsh for me. I am glad that my skin didn't react badly and didn't break me out.
    Were have you been all my life!
    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING PRODUCT! I literally used it 3 times and my pores are clear and the few black heads I had on the tip of my nose are gone. Will not live without this product.
    Believe the HYPE!
    It really is as good as everyone says it is! Hydrating, non-oily texture doesn’t dry out the skin, and pores are clean and happy! Love.
    Best exfoliator i have ever used.
    I cannot believe the results this product has given me. I have a darker complexion and have hyperpigmentation from some spots that went away. I can already see the difference. My skin looks clearer the next after I use this in the evening. I'm stocking up.
    Does what it promised
    Absolutely fantastic product. First time used I could not believe that it works so fast and effectively. However, I was so excited that used twice a day (the manufacturer says it is ok). But next day my skin was so dry and sensitized. Better to increase the "rest time for skin". Best of the best for pimples, acne and blackheads.
    Maskne gone in 2 days!
    Amazing!!! Since face coverings/ masks have been mandatory in the UK, my skin really broke out -especially on my chin with under the skin bumps and spots, that were really sore too. I’ve never suffered from acne (I’m 28) This product has healed all spots (they’ve scabbed over/ redness has gone!) and bumps have diminished after using for only 2 days! The red blotches on my cheeks have also disappeared, I am already going to purchase the full size, highly recommend amazing product!!!!!
    Breakouts No More
    After reading all the positive reviews I thought I would give this a try and I’m so glad I did! I have really noticed a difference in my skin since using. I normally suffer with breakouts but they seem have disappeared. I can’t recommend this product enough I have just purchased the smaller bottle too for travelling!
    Fantastic breakout controller
    If my skin ever seems to be on the brink of a breakout, the first thing I do after cleansing is take a cotton pad soaked with this acid and wipe it over the affected area. I wake up the next morning and the area seems calmer, the spots less angry. There is - of course - no way of proving this product is what has caused my skin to clear up, but as someone who has dealt with bouts of cystic acne in the past, I do really think this makes a difference. I’ll always have a bottle on my shelves.
    Amazing for acne prone skin but not overnight
    I've literally never left a review on any product before but with this one I just had to: it really is a game changer. I have oily, acne prone skin that is super sensitive to irritation. During lockdown my skin has been acting up more than usual so I wanted to take the time to try this product that came highly recommended from my friends. Whilst I did not wake up the next day with transformed skin, within the first week my skin is literally glowing. My family (who never notice haha) actually commented that I had a glow several times. It is a lot smoother, clearer and a lot of the congestion I had is gone. Particularly, closed comedones I had on my forehead that LITERALLY no product has been able to tackle were literally killed off by this product. I do want to add a word of warning though: it says to start it off slowly and being over zealous (also at home so who is going to see me) I basically immediately got myself to once daily use. I purged as a result which is fine because those pimples were on their way out anyway but if that's something you don't want to deal with then use a more conservative approach of a couple of times a week. However, it has not dried my skin out at all with this daily use when usually my cheeks react very easily and dry out when I take it too far. Overall, amazing product and I don't see myself ever being without it. If your break outs have been getting you down please try this and I truly hope it works for you.
    Great product but not great value
    I do this think product works and I have seen improvements in my skin, as I could see visible improvements in my pore size, but I don't think I could justify repurchasing due to the price. I just think there are other products from cheaper brands that do just as well. If money is not a concern then this is definitely a good product.
    Made a big difference overnight
    One of the only skin products I've ever used where you can actually see a huge difference after the first use. Visibly cleared my pores! Can't be without this now.
    Game changer!!!!!
    This is my new holy grail! It cleared up My very annoying adult acne so much quicker than anything else I’ve tried (including prescriptions) although it’s not a super quick fix it definitely does work at reducing the number of spots and has got rid of those annoying little under the skin bumps I had on my forehead and temples. Just be warned it is a bit drying so a good moisturizer is needed, I use the Paulas choice ultra-rich moisturizer at night and my skin feels lovely in the morning. Although a little expensive for me it’s totally worth it!
    Changed my skin
    Ordered this after hearing very good things and it did not disappoint! Have been using it a month or so now and have seen a huge improvement in my skin! Since using this I haven’t even had any spots and most of the scarring/pigmentation has gone. Highly recommend to anyone that suffers from the occasional spots or scarring from spots.
    Changed my life
    I never write reviews but I had to with this product. I bought this about a month ago and have used it twice a day every day. For the past year I had suffered with congested pores on my forehead, the type of spots that would never turn into a head, wouldnt just disappear, they wouldn't be red but just bumps that you could only see in certain lights and when the sun bounced my skin. They weren't horrific but I knew they were there, but then after using this within 2 weeks I noticed a difference. They've now fully gone and I haven't had any new ones appear, this is the only change to my skincare and lifestyle so I know it's this that has helped. It's helped my all over complexion as I used it all over my face, haven't had any breakouts and my skin just glows and looks so even. I cant expess enough how amazing this product is and I will never be without anymore!
    Drying and harsh
    This made my face feel like it was on fire after I used it twice in 2 days. It dried my face out massively as well. I can’t use it anymore. I have sensitive dry skin and I don’t normally use acids as standard so maybe I made the wrong choice.
    I have suffered from redness across the tops of my cheeks for years, very spot-prone there. To be honest, I didn't expect much but thought, why not? I literally cannot believe how amazing this has been, it's almost dissolved my redness overnight. I'm just in shock to be honest. I have before and after pics, but can't post here unfortunately :( Always use this before serum/moisturiser otherwise it can't penetrate your skin and will do nothing.
    Great treatment, prefer the lotion though.
    I love this treatment as it definitely gives amazing results. I use twice a day every day and have been doing so for roughly 8 months. However, I would recommend the lotion over this as it lasts far longer. I went through two bottle of liquid September-January and then switched to the lotion at the beginning of January and am still using the same bottle - so the liquid lasted me two months whilst the lotion lasted me 4! Both treatments are effective though!
    Good but not great
    I’ve been using this product for over a month now after hearing everyone rave about it. I’ve seen good results so far but I think I need I’d probably need to use this for at least a couple months more to decide whether or not it actually does everything it promises to. I haven’t been having any major breakout, my skin tone seems to be getting more even but I’m not sure, I have noticed my pores are less visible and to an extent my oiliness has also been reduced. I still have some redness which is persisting and I still do notice some dry patches on my nose even the morning after I use the product. Overall I’ll keep using this to see if things get better. Liking it so far but kinda skeptic, especially because it’s a bit pricier for a bottle this small.
    If you suffer with Milia's... YOU NEED THIS
    You will break out to begin with (I did) but put i promise you as your coming to the end of your 30ml bottle you'll be ordering the bigger size, just be patient. I suffer with Milia's across my cheek bones & around the eye area, this is helped attack these better than anything else I've tried before. The texture of the skin has completely changed & my whole face looks clearer. 10/10 from me, I'm desperate for it to come back into stock.
    Incredible Product
    Been using this product for 6 weeks now. Can say i’ve definitely noticed a difference in my skin. I have dry acne prone skin, and this has helped fade my acne scars without drying my skin. I have been using it with the ordinary niacinamide 10% solution and have been loving it. Would recommend to anyone, but i personally only use it every other day rather than everyday/twice a day (as the bottle states) as i found this too much for my skin.
    Not for me.
    I was really excited to use this on my face based on so many positive reviews. Just to be sure I got the 30ml to try and I'm glad I did. Yes, my skin was a bit smoother in the morning but I can get that from other products. I have sensitive skin (as a lot of people lately) and this just made it worse. It sucked all the moisture out of my skin and it has taken me a very long time to get it back to where it was before this product. I think it would be good for someone that doesn't have any breakouts and wants a quick skin resurfacer.
    Be patient, it's worth it
    This is the third time I've bought the product in the last 3 years, I'm happy purchasing the small bottle as it lasts so long, and would highly recommend... Agreed with some comments that you need to give it time as you probably won't notice results straight away, but it will be worth it! Skin is clearer and definitely has a nice glow... For application, I apply 3-5 drops once a day on my skin, and I personally avoid application too close to my eyes. It does feel slightly tingly and doesn't smell amazing (but id rather a product that focused on working well than smelling nice.)
    It's that great
    I've bought a few bottles already for the past few years, and now I know why. I tended to use this more sporadically, but recently I had a few breakouts so started to use it about 3/4 nights a week and my skin has completely changed. It's more clear and even. It can be a bit drying, but nothing like other acne treatments I used in the past and with a solid moisturizer after you are good to go. It also didn't cause any sensitivity which I love. Will buy again for sure
    The smell
    So, I bought the lil’ size. I quite like it. The only con is probably the smell. It smell like a nail polish remover
    Try to Believe
    I loved it! Lately, I am having the sensation my skin needs to be purified deeply- even if I'm not a pro acne type- and this product is making my pores feel smaller and overall glow. Love it
    Didn’t clear pore congestion
    I have normal - oily T zone skin, wanted something to help reduce congestion on the T zone, glad I’ve got the 30ml to try before investing into big size. After using a few times a week for several week I didn’t notice reduced congestion but the pores do appear slightly smaller. My skin is sensitive and not used to acids but did react ok to this one. After all, I won’t be purchasing another one but will be onto trying something new.
    Ride or die
    This amazing product got rid of all my small spots on my forehead. I had been battling these for years using all sorts of exfoliants. Nothing even comes close to this. It is effective yet gentle, doesn't dry my sensitive skin out. People started asking me why my skin was so glowy after I started using this. I already got a couple of friends to buy it because I love it so much, and they are loving it too. Also, the price is absolutely fair for the use you get out of one bottle. My only complaint is that since the bottle is not clear, you can't really see how low you are running on the product.
    Broke me out
    Broke me out after two uses
    Gentle but effective exfoliant
    Paula's Choice products are among my favourite and I've been using her exfoliants for years. She doesn't use fragrances or gimmicks in her products, just high-quality skincare. My skin is fair, more often dry than otherwise and highly sensitive. I can't tolerate fragrance or harsh essential oils in any skin or makeup product. If you're not used to BHA exfoliants, start using the 2% Skin Perfecting Liquid carefully. Salicylic acid is a safe but powerful ingredient. Add it to your skincare routine once a day to start, I recommend in the evening after cleansing. I use a teaspoon or so in cotton wool and follow with a serum and moisturizer. I wake up with clear, calm and healthy skin.
    Great for blackheads
    After 2 weeks of using this 3 times a week, I can see differences in my skin. I have fewer blackheads - or at least they appear smaller..... I will use it more consistently and hope for clearer skin.
    just one night...
    This is a classic that keeps my pimples away and gives me smooth skin, will not travel without it. I'm used to acids so doesn't give me shedding or any other problems.
    I have acne prone skin with lots of bumps too and this helped to bring them down and clear my skin up. Would recommend to anyone, I use it every other night and my skin is looking way clearer and more glowy!
    So glad this is finally available on Cult Beauty so I no longer have to order through the Paula's Choice website. Best BHA ever.
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