Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
Paula's Choice's #1 product worldwide + cult favorite, this gentle leave-on exfoliant with salicylic acid quickly unclogs pores, smooths wrinkles, brightens and evens out skin tone. A unique leave-on formula that’s gentle enough for daily use on all skin types. Exfoliates dead skin cells while clearing pores for a more even, radiant tone, plus visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles to reveal remarkably smoother, younger-looking skin. This exfoliant has an optimal pH range of 3.2–3.8.
2021 Glamour Beauty Award Readers' Choice, Best Acne Treatment
2020 Teen Vogue Acne Award, Best Exfoliant
2019 Women & Home Beauty Award, Best Blemish Treatment
2019 GQ Grooming Award, Best Face Products for Men
- Clears & minimizes enlarged pores
- BHA (beta hydroxy acid) sheds built-up layers of skin
- Fluid, lightweight texture absorbs quickly
- Use up to twice daily after cleansing & toning skin
Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, Oily, and Sensitive Skin
Solutions for: Acne, Blemishes, Dullness, Pores, and Uneven Texture
How to: Gently apply using fingers or a cotton pad over entire face and neck, including the eye area (avoid lash line and eyelids) after cleansing and toning. Do not rinse.
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.
- 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.
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Ingredient Preference: Vegan, Clean Ingredients, Cruelty-Free