Why is it different?
This exfoliant has an optimal pH range of 3.2–3.8.
What does it do?
IngredientsWater (Aqua), Methylpropanediol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Polysorbate 20 (stabilizer), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (green tea/skin calming/antioxidant), Sodium Hydroxide (pH balancer), Tetrasodium EDTA (stabilizer).
How To Use
Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and/or toning. Lightly soak a cotton pad and apply over the entire face, including the eye area (avoid lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.
- Amazing product! MUST-HAVE in ANY skincare routine!! Review by Laurel Blaze
I have combination and acne-prone skin (more towards the oily side) with a lot of scarring and hyper-pigmentation from old acne scars. I also have quite sensitive skin so I was reluctant to try this product, but I am so glad I did! Unlike other chemical exfoliant this is NOT AT ALL DRYING! I saw a difference within two days of using it and I am excited to see more long term results in the future! My redness has reduced considerably and my pores are more refined and clear, I have less whiteheads and smoother skin. My makeup also goes on flawlessly!!!
I did try using this under makeup and it was fine, but I don't have time to allow it to sink into my skin in the mornings, so I only use it at night! (Posted on 2/6/2018)
- Definitely Recommend! Review by Mads
- Amazing product! I generally use this every day after cleansing and toning and it has made my skin so much better. I find that I breakout far less and if i do get a spot, it goes away very quickly and never gets big and noticeable. My skin looks smoother and healthier because of this product. I would even recommend for sensitive skin. My skin is unbelievably sensitive, but i haven't had any irritation with this product. (Posted on 2/6/2018)
- Love Review by Britt
- I have only been using this product for about 2 weeks but I love it! I started out using it twice a day and found my skin was getting tight feeling but since using it just at night it's perfect. This is my first time using an acid exfoliant I don't think I will ever go back to a scrub! My skin is brighter, smoother/softer, and I see less fine lines and pores already! Also this is my first time using Paula's choice products aswell and I am very impressed. (Posted on 2/6/2018)
- Must Have! Review by OKCourt
- I have noticed the most miraculous changes to my skin since using PC products for just a few months now. I had first tried the Resist 2% BHA Pore Refining Treatment with good results, but out of curiosity ordered a deluxe sample of the 2% BHA Liquid since it's one product that is constantly talked about at PC. I am so glad that I did, because even though both products have the same 2% BHA, I seem to have even better results with the 2% BHA Liquid! I went ahead and ordered the full size because it has truly been THAT good! My skin is so even toned and breakout free that I can hardly believe it. Thank you, thank you, thank you PC! (Posted on 2/6/2018)
- Amazing! Review by Toni Baloney
- This thing is amazing. I've been struggling with acne for years and though it would go away at times, it was never consistent. I have a feeling this will improve my skin drastically, but for the time I've used it my skin has turned around completely. I use it after I wash my face/use a face mask. After applying this with a cotton ball and waiting for at least 5 minutes or so (once it sinks in), I then apply my moisturizer. In the morning I apply a sun screen following the Bha, but at night I apply a treatment after. I've never felt more pleased! I recommend it 100%. (Posted on 2/6/2018)
- This is AMAZING Review by Emily
- I was really looking for something that would help with my red marks left behind from bad cystic acne I had years ago when I was first diagnosed with PCOS. My friend had informed me that BHA would help with that and further told me about this product. She ended up gifting me her half empty bottle of his product to try out since she already has another full size bottle. Let's just I wil be purchasing this for myself as soon as I run out. This product is amazing! I have tried all kinds of OTC products and home remedies, but have never seen results like I have with this! My skin is smooth, even toned, and my red acne marks are fading. And the amazing part is, I have only been using this for 3 days twice a day! I will forever be a customer! Thank you Paula's Choice! (Posted on 2/6/2018)
- Amazing for all ages! Review by Holly loves cats
- I am 51 and brought this product to soften fine lines and shrink pores. It works wonderfully and I actually feel like my skin is brighter. First thing I learned is that my current cleanser was not doing a good job of removing my makeup!! Switched to Paula's cleanser and loving it. Gave this 2% liquid to my 14 year old and it cleared up her acne in days!! She'd been using Proactive but it doesn't even compare to this product. Her skin looks amazing! (Posted on 2/6/2018)
- AMAZING RESULTS! Review by Jane
- I have used several of Paula's products, and I am so glad I tried this one!! I have had terrible blackheads on my nose and chin ever since I can remember (I am 36 now), and I was about to give up because it seems like I have tried every drugstore product and extracting device made. When I first started using the 2% BHA liquid, my skin dried out and I experienced a lot of flakiness - to the point where I was going to give up using it all together. Instead, I started introducing it slowly - every third night to every other night, and now I use it every single night. No more dryness and my blackheads have diminished so much that I can skip makeup if I want to!!! My advice to others would be to introduce it slowly into your routine if you experience dryness, but DO NOT GIVE UP on it! (Posted on 2/6/2018)
- I will never go with out this Review by Arc
- I use this every morning under my sunscreen and makeup, and at night before bed.. I dont have the worst skin ever but i also dont have the best. This product has helped my skin alot it has a noticeably more even skin tone, my skin looks healthier, i would get a hormonal cystic pimple on or around my mouth every month and before that one healed it would a month later and a new one would be forming but since using this BHA liquid i have not had one cystic pimple, and the marks left behind are fading. The best part is people telling me how much better my skin is looking and they all want to what im using... I just wanna scream to the world how much i love this product (Posted on 2/6/2018)
- The best yet for clear skin Review by Nikki
- This stuff is incredible. I admit, I prefer the gel for convenience; I get unreasonably cranky about needing a cotton pad instead of using fingertips. However, results don't lie. I've been happy with PC's 2% gel for a year. I accidentally ordered the liquid and it's been a very happy accident. First time I've EVER gone through my time of month without at least one really horrid blemish... and then it happened again the next month. Evidence is clear, this stuff is even more effective for me than the gel. Great stuff. My skin hasn't looked this good since before I hit puberty. (Posted on 2/6/2018)
- Holy Grail!! Review by Allyy17
- I had little bumps on my forehead and chin area that I could never get rid of...I literally tried everything. With only 2 uses of this stuff all of the bumps are almost completely gone! I couldn't believe my eyes. It's truly a miracle product for me. I only apply at night because it is a little greasy putting it on at first but it sinks in fairly quickly and then I moisturize. I love this stuff! (Posted on 2/6/2018)
- Miracle! Review by knas
- I don't know how I lived without this for so long! I've only just discovered PC after many years of trial and error with other skincare lines...mostly error! My oily, acne-prone skin has never felt or looked better, and I've only been using for a week. I immediately ordered the full size products after a couple days of using this exfoliant. My skin is brighter and more radiant than ever, and for the cost of this product, you can't go wrong. I'm using this in combination with the Skin Balancing collection, and I'm extremely happy with the results. This works even better than my home microderm. It's also helping keep my embarassing ingrown hairs (chin and brows) at bay. If you're on the fence about trying this, order a few samples and be ready to order the full-size! (Posted on 2/6/2018)
- Amazing - results after the first application Review by Kat90
I can only say OMG! This is what I was looking for this whole time. I have acne prone skin, and been having these little bumps (clogged pores) all over my forehead for 2 months now. I tried different exfoliators, home remedies and nothing seemed was helping.
Ordered this exfoliator based on my friend's recommendation... And finally saw the results after a couple of days. The bumps are almost gone, and my skin became more even-toned and smooth.
So far no complaints. And of course I I use it as part of my daily cleaning routine (Posted on 2/6/2018)
- Long Time Fan Review by Sunshinetax
- Holy moly I love this product. I have dry, sensitive skin but still have blackheads and get clogged pores and milia around my eyes. This product has absolutely zero negative side effects for my skin, which is rare for an exfoliate on my skin. It has reduced my blackheads and redness. A great product. I've tried the gel as well and really like that too; it seems to be slightly stronger but that may be because the formula is a tad thicker. (Posted on 2/6/2018)
- WHAT THE HECK IS THIS MADE OF?!!!?! THE TEARS OF BABIES?! Review by Joy to the world
- this product is so amazing I felt compelled to write a review about it although usually I couldn't care less about winning other customers over. here goes...MY LIFE HAS INFINITELY CHANGED FOR THE BETTER AFTER DISCOVERING THIS!!! I used to have great skin in high school but my freshman year of college I just started breaking out for no apparent reason (no changes in diet, maybe stress levels). my self-esteem dropped and I resorted to using liquid foundation to cover up all my cystic pimples. the consequences of this insufferable period of time were pimple scars/hyper-pigmentation whose permanence made me feel even worse about myself. then, lo and behold, enter Paula's choice aha 2% liquid and suddenly all the little bumps, redness, and scars started to disappear!! I've been using this product maybe 4-5 days twice a day and nothing else has worked better for me. just a few days ago I used my pimple spot treatment about 30 times on my face over big and small pimples alike. today I only found myself using the spot treatment 4 times. FOUR. CHAINS BE BROKEN!!!! I AM FREE. YOU CAN BE TOO. DON'T HESITATE. JUST GO. (Posted on 2/6/2018)
- Awesome Review by Sunday
- I always wanted to try BHA because I have large pores and scars from acne. I used for about 3 months now and my pores got smaller and you can see they got smaller! I used only at bedtime and it's not greasy but it's not enough to moisturize my skin so I use moisturizer after. My skin is so smooth now and my scars got faded little bit but I'm happy with it. You just have to be patient to see the result. it's so worth it! (Posted on 2/6/2018)
- Wonderful Product! Review by Subee
- I ordered this a while ago, but didn't use it every day. Well, about 2 weeks ago, I started using it every day and followed the instructions on the bottle. I have always had a huge problem with clogged pores that just sit on my face. It has been 2 weeks with daily use, and I am so impressed at the effectiveness of getting rid of my clogged pores! Truly a remarkable result! I wish I had taken before and after photos. My skin looks better than ever....Very pleased! (Posted on 2/6/2018)
- Really wonderful Review by Nichole
- I bought this 2% BHA Liquid after chatting with a Paula's Choice Customer Service representative online. I have large pores and am prone to hormonal acne. this stuff is amazing. It is non-irritating, has a slight glycerin-slip feel, absorbs quickly, works so well to clean out my pores! I noticed some slight purging which lasted for about a week and a half, but nothing really awful - actually, the amount of gunk this product cleared out of my clogged pores was fascinating. Overall, my skin is much smoother and stays beautifully clear. I noticed some slight drying at the corners of my mouth where my pores are especially stubborn (so I was using it there most often) but a good moisturizer and a day off for the BHA Liquid and my skin was just fine and ready for more. Will definitely continue to purchase. (Posted on 2/6/2018)
- MIRACLE PRODUCT Review by Whitney
- I started using this once a day and built up to using it after every wash (morning and night). I now wash, tone and then apply this BHA Liquid, and it has completely changed my skin. For years I have suffered from adult acne and red, rough, bump-filled skin. I tried everything to fix it -- facials that only made it worse, prescription topicals, changing my diet -- nothing worked. Until this Skin Perfection Liquid. Now my skin is clear, smooth, and the red discoloration is gone. The fine lines around my eyes are improved. I even leave the house without makeup! I know... I totally sound like an infomercial, but it has truly been unbelievable. I only wish I had found it sooner, so my skin could have been this perfect on my wedding day. (Posted on 2/6/2018)