Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant


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Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant has 2% Salicylic Acid making it the perfect treatment for blackheads, acne and clogged pores. It gently lifts away dead skin cells and penetrates into pores to clear blockages. This best-seller delivers genuine results - just try it and see the difference it makes to your skin!

Why you need it

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant is a super-lightweight liquid exfoliant which combines 2% Salicylic Acid with a range of anti-irritants to care for skin. Salicylic Acid exfoliates the skin's surface, gently sweeping away dead skin cells.
- Unclogs & shrinks enlarged pores
- Smooths & evens skin tone
- Lightweight liquid absorbs quickly

It also penetrates inside the pore lining to treat clogged pores and fight acne. This toner-like liquid contains additional ingredients to let the Salicylic Acid penetrate faster and further. Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid can also be useful for those with Rosacea. Salicylic Acid is related to aspirin and has anti-inflammatory properties, So it can calm the redness while removing the flaky skin that can be associated with Rosacea.

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid can be used on face or body.

Free from:
Fragrance-free, Colourant-free, Cruelty-free.

how to use

Using your finger tips, smooth a small amount onto clean skin, avoiding direct contact with the eyes, eyelids, and lower lash line. Follow with sunscreen during the day. At night you can follow with your favourite serum or moisturiser.
Depending on your skin's sensitivity, you may need to build up use of this product gradually. If it's your first time using a Beta-Hydroxy Acid like Salicylic Acid, you could start using this product once every other day (ideally at night time) for a few weeks before increasing to once or even twice a day - whatever best suits your skin.
Always use a daily SPF when using products containing AHAs/BHAs like Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid.

Skin type:
Normal to Oily and Combination Skin.

Do not use products containing Salicylic Acid if you are allergic to aspirin.

Key Ingredients

Salicylic Acid (2% BHA): This is the star ingredient of the product. Salicylic Acid is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that's oil-soluble, allowing it to penetrate deep into the pores to exfoliate the inner walls. It's effective in unclogging pores, addressing blackheads, whiteheads, and blemishes. Additionally, salicylic acid possesses anti-inflammatory properties, which can help soothe the skin and reduce redness.

Green Tea Extract: A powerful antioxidant, green tea extract helps protect the skin from environmental damage, especially from free radicals. It can also soothe the skin, reduce redness, and offer some anti-aging benefits.


Aqua, Methylpropanediol (slip agent/water-binding agent), Butylene Glycol (water-binding agent/humectant/slip agent), Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid, exfoliant), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (anti-irritant), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Tetrasodium EDTA (stabilizing agent).


Q: What is Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant?
A: This product is a leave-on exfoliant that uses 2% salicylic acid (BHA) to unclog and minimize enlarged pores, exfoliate dead skin cells, and reduce redness. It's designed to improve skin texture and tone.

Q: How do I apply the BHA liquid exfoliant?
A: After cleansing and toning, apply a small amount to a cotton pad and gently apply to the face, avoiding the eye area. There's no need to rinse; you can follow with other skincare products once it's absorbed.

Q: How often should I use this product?
A: Initially, you may wish to use it once a day or every other day, especially if you're new to exfoliants. Over time, depending on your skin's needs and how it responds, you can increase usage up to twice daily.

Q: Is this product suitable for all skin types?
A: While many people can benefit from this exfoliant, it's especially suitable for those with combination to oily skin or those with concerns about enlarged pores and blemishes. Those with very sensitive skin should patch-test first.

Q: Can I use this exfoliant in the morning?
A: Yes, you can use it either in the morning or evening. However, since exfoliation can make your skin more sun-sensitive, it's essential to wear sunscreen daily when using this product.

Q: Does this exfoliant help with acne?
A: Yes, salicylic acid (BHA) is known to penetrate oily skin and exfoliate inside the pore, which can help reduce the occurrence of acne and blackheads.

Q: Can I use this product with other exfoliants or treatments?
A: Be cautious when combining exfoliants to avoid over-exfoliation, which can irritate the skin. If using multiple treatments, always patch-test and introduce products gradually.

Q: Why might I experience a tingling sensation when using the product?
A: A mild tingling or warming sensation is not uncommon when using exfoliants, especially when first introduced to them. However, if the sensation turns to burning or if significant irritation occurs, discontinue use.

Q: Is Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant cruelty-free?
A: Yes, Paula's Choice is a cruelty-free brand and does not test its products on animals.

Q: How does BHA differ from AHA in skincare products?
A: Both BHA (salicylic acid) and AHA (like glycolic or lactic acid) exfoliate the skin. However, BHA is oil-soluble, meaning it can penetrate oily skin and exfoliate inside the pore, making it great for acne-prone skin. AHAs are water-soluble and work on the skin's surface, ideal for sun-damaged or dry skin.

About the Brand

Paula's Choice skincare products grew out of Paula Begoun's struggle to find effective products that cared for her reactive skin. As a result, Paula's Choice products boast the most carefully chosen ingredients and will make a real difference to your skin, whatever your concern. With Hall of Fame products such as the Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid and the Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment, the best skin of your life starts now! They're formulated with proven ingredients backed with scientific research and deliver genuine results. All Paula's Choice skincare has been developed to be non-irritating, with no added fragrance, colourants or ingredients potentially harmful to skin. Paula's Choice products are cruelty free and Leaping Bunny certified.


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