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Achieve flawless skin with Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant, a water-based gel fortified with salicylic acid to help renew skin and minimise pores.
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, blackheads and stubborn blemishes are addressed and reduced with 2% concentration of BHA.
Its silky gel texture delivers deep exfoliation and increases cell turnover so skin looks renewed and radiant with a more even tone. Salicylic acid harnesses antioxidant properties and increases collagen production; wrinkles appear reduced and skin feels firmer, younger, healthier.
Expect renewed skin with improved appearance, texture and function. Protected, fortified and healthy. - K.N.
Suitable for all skin types, especially combination or oily.
Non-irritating and 100% fragrance free. Not tested on animals.
IMPORTANT: Do not use if you are allergic to aspirin (acetylsalicylate) or its derivatives.
Aqua, Methylpropanediol (slip agent/water-binding agent), Butylene Glycol (water-binding agent/humectant/slip agent), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid, exfoliant), Phytosphingosine (lipid-based water-binding agent), Hydroxyethylcellulose (thickener), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (anti-irritant), Epilobium Angustifolium (Willow Herb) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (anti-irritant), Bisabolol (anti-irritanting agent), Tetrasodium EDTA (stabilizing agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster).
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I was previously using the liquid version of this and wanted to switch because I felt that A) it was drying skin out and B) it was slipping off my face without working as effectively. However, if I use more than 2 drops of this stuff my face becomes stickier than fly paper. Even using a tiny amount, it still dries in a shiny layer that feels a bit greasy. It's ok if I use it before bed and it is working, but it's really hard to manage dispensing the correct amount.
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Have normal/combination skin. I have been using the BHA exfoliant family for some time, mostly the gel version. I think it is more efficient than the lotion but dries in a more uncomfortable way (a shiny layer), so I use it before bed. It has worked magic on my skin, no blackheads, no small bumps. Can immediately notice the difference if I stop using it for a few days.
Tue Sep 13 21:36:04 BST 2016 by
For a while I have been searching for a product that would get rid of these small spots I have on my forehead. It makes my forehead look bumpy and is even more apparent when I wear foundation. I read the reviews for Paula's Choice 2% BHA and found that it worked for people with a similar problem to mine. Unfortunately, the gel didn't work for me. I have combination skin and I found that it dried out my skin and gave me flaky skin. The instructions say to wear it twice a day but when I wore it in the morning and put La Roche Posay spf cream over the top of it, the cream just coagulated and wouldn't sit on my face. I would say the gel formula is easy to put on and it dries matte. I have stopped using it because it made no difference to my skin after using it for 2 weeks. In fact I am now trying to rectify the dry skin caused by the gel.
For the reasons stated above I can't really recommend the product but I understand different products work for different people.
Mon Jul 11 12:33:28 BST 2016 by
This product is a staple in my bathroom cabinet. Pores, blackheads, whiteheads are significantly diminished after use. I have spent my entire teenage life exfoliating my face using products with beads - physical exfoliants which can irritate and damage the top layer of your skin. They worked fine, but they did ruin my skin. They worked at exfoliating the TOP layer of my skin, and left it smooth. However, this is a product which penetrates your pores, eliminating every stubborn imperfection. It's great at revealing younger-looking skin, as well as reducing redness.
I noticed that any breakouts are eliminated right away! I have sensitive, dry skin with a slight tendency to breakout, this product saved me many times - before meetings, seeing a cute guy or an important event. Amazing, I simply can't live without it!
Thu May 12 14:17:42 BST 2016 by
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