Paula's Choice Clear Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid (118ml)


Treat acne or blemish prone skin to Paula's Choice Clear Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid, an exfoliating fluid fortified with BHA to help renew skin, minimise pores and combat redness.

Absorbing quickly into the skin, the leave-on exfoliant targets both the skin's surface and deep down, sloughing away dulling dead skin cells whilst penetrating inside the pore to reshape and unclog deep within. Redness and blemishes are targeted and blackheads and acne are immediately reduced. The formula targets imperfections and expertly unclogs pores so skin feels clarified, calmed and smooth.

Its water-light texture delivers deep exfoliation without irritating the skin; enlarged pores decrease for a smoother, more refined complexion and redness from acne lesions looks noticeably improved. Salicylic acid harnesses antioxidant properties so skin feels healthy and protected.

Expect renewed skin with improved appearance, texture and function. Protected, fortified and healthy. - K.N.

Blemish-prone skin.

Non-irritating and 100% fragrance free. No added dyes. Not tested on animals.

IMPORTANT: Do not use if you are allergic to aspirin (acetylsalicylate) or its derivatives.


Product Details

  • Paula's Choice
  • Clear
    • Use twice daily.
    • After cleansing with Paula's Choice Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser, lightly soak a large cotton ball with Clear Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution and gently stroke over face (avoid contact with eyes, eyelids, and mucous membranes).
    • Pay special attention to acne and blackhead-prone areas.
    • Do not rinse.
    • If excessive dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once per day or once every other day.
    • For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 25 or greater.

    DO NOT use if you are allergic to aspirin (acetylsalicylate) or its derivatives.

  • Aqua, Dipropylene Glycol (slip agent/penetration enhancer), Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid, exfoliant), Pentylene Glycol (slip agent), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Glycerin (skin-identical agent), (water-binding agent), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (anti-irritant), Allantoin (anti-irritant), Panthenol (skin-conditioning agent), PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer (solvent), Methyl Gluceth-20 (skin-conditioning agent), Glycereth-26 (thickener), Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane (skin-conditioning agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Sodium Metabisulfite (stabilizer), Tetrasodium EDTA (chelating agent).

    DO NOT use if you are allergic to aspirin (acetylsalicylate) or its derivatives.

  • 118ml

Customer Reviews

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Purged but now seeing benefits!


I started using this product together with the La Roche-Posay anti-blemish products, so I can't tell which one made me purge - chances are it was both as they both contain BHA and when I started using these I basically tripled the amount of BHA in my daily regimen! However I gotta say that I've grown very fond of this product - previously I've been using the classic BHA liquid, which is very drying and works pretty good for stopping acne in its tracks, but this one is a lot less drying (I wake up feeling pretty moisturised!), less harsh on sensitised skin and also seems to do a better job at fading dark marks on my skin. Overall I think this one is a better fit for me than the regular BHA liquid, although it might be a matter of summer/winter! I definitely think you should try this if you're willing to go through a week or two of purging. (So... don't start with this BHA if you're just off to your holiday.)

Wed Nov 16 09:27:37 GMT 2016 by

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I have combination yet dehydrated skin prone to breakouts and I also have enlarged pores and blackheads. So finding the right product is a difficult task for me! I switched to this product after the Extra Strength PC Clear 2% BHA Liquid and the PC 2% BHA Skin Perfecting Liquid were too harsh for my skin resulting in redness and flaking. This product is just right for me! It is non-drying, absorbs well into the skin, dries out without any residue so wears well under make up. It tightens pores, lessens breakouts and if I get any, they fade away much quicker. It also helps acne scars to fade. I cannot recommend this product enough!

Tue Nov 01 09:44:29 GMT 2016 by

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I recommend this product


I have sensitive, acne-prone skin, and I often get comedones down the sides of my face, and sometimes cystic acne, too. This 2% salicylic acid solution is really good. I bought this product because I badly reacted to the Neutrogena salicylic acid facial cleanser, and my skin was terrible. I saw slight results after a couple of days. I am now three weeks on, and there's barely any evidence left! All the comedones down the side of my face are gone, and using this stuff halves the life of any new spots I get. It's also great for preventing the frequency of developing spots. I don't think the pore minimising cleanser agrees with my skin, but I will be re-ordering this product, definitely.

Thu Apr 14 23:09:37 BST 2016 by

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excellent product


Cleared my stubborn acne in a flash!

Wed Mar 23 11:20:26 GMT 2016 by

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Great In The Morning


I like this formula. I've tried several from the range and this is great as a quick fix in the mornings when I don't have time to apply the 2% BHA lotion exfoliant. There's no residue and I don't have to wait to continue with my serum and moisturiser. Been a fan of PC products for a few years, nice to see they made the cut for Look Fantastic. They have changed my skin for the better.

Tue Mar 01 13:41:42 GMT 2016 by

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Good Product


Skin type: red, sensitive, prone to breakouts, combination. So I originally bought the trial size as I have sensitive skin and break out to almost anything. Took about a week to notice a difference. It goes on lovely, not too strong, no smell and doesnt leave my face red like other products. my pores are smaller, marks are reducing and redness slowly going. I recommend you try this product.

Mon Nov 30 10:16:22 GMT 2015 by

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Paula's Choice Clear Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid (118ml)

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Paula's Choice Clear Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid (118ml)