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from Adelaide, AU
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about 2% BHA Liquid - 118 ml:
I started using this product for over a month now and the results have been fantastic. I only use it about 5-6 nights per week after cleansing and toning, and noticed the change in my skin after 3 weeks of use.Prior to purchasing this product, my skin had a few pimples and blemishes (I think mostly due to hormones and stress) but once I started using it, my skin has never felt so soft and smooth! The pimples have lessened and also became much smaller. My pores have also improved, and my skin is also much brighter and more even now. This is probably my favourite skin care product at the moment!I do notice that after a minute of applying it, I get a stinging sensation on my skin which lasts maybe about 30-60 secs. It does also leave my skin looking greasy that's why I only apply it at night and not during the day before putting makeup on.I am now five weeks into using this product, and the major thing I dislike about it at the moment is that my skin has now dried up a little bit and putting moisturiser on doesn't really help that much. I would probably reduce my frequency of use to 3-4 times a week.Overall, still a great product and I would certainly still keep using it for my pores and blemishes!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I cannot put into words how amazing this exfoliant is! I will never stop using this product it is the best! I use this every night and haven't had any dryness or irritation (I use with the Moisture Boost moisturiser which is amazing for dry skin) My pores are smaller and I have less breakouts since using this, also breakouts that occur are gone in a day or two with this exfoliant.
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from melb, AU
About Me Beauty Conscious, Oily Skin
i didnt believe all the reviews so i only bought a sample size but after the second day of applying this at night i noticed a visible change in my pores. ive been told that once enlarged, pores cant shrink back down but this has completely changed the game. my mum has open pores all over her face and it has made such a big difference and this is only after 4 days of use! i only use this at night because it is sticky, and takes a few hours to completely melt into my skin. all in all i will definitly be continuing to use this
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from Sydney AU
I've been using this product for a few months as apart of my nightly skincare routine and love it! Ever since I've started using it my skin looks plump and fresh. It completely evens out my skin tone and keeps the redness I suffer from with fair/sun damaged to a minimum.If you have super sensitive skin I would recommend buying the samples or trial size first (which is what I did) and go from there.Otherwise this is one of my favourite Paula's Choice Products!
from Darwin, AU
When I first use this product I didn't like it at all. Felt like it didn't do anything for me and saw no change. But about 2 weeks ago, i started to use it again and started to see a big difference on my skin. I found out that it was because I didn't wait for the product to fully absorb before putting on my moisturiser. Now I only put this on at night and wait a minimum of 20 minutes before putting on my moisturiser and my skin is soft and smooth. The amount of blackheads and whiteheads have reduced incredibly. I'm so happy and will continue to purchase this product
After seeing so many wonderful reviews on this product I couldn't wait to try it. Didn't bother purchasing a sample first which I regret. Feels a bit tacky when you apply it first. I only use it as night as I couldn't imagine wearing it under make up although some people do. I don't suffer from dry or irritated skin but in the morning my skin feels uncomfortably tight and dry regardless of what moisturiser I put on top of it. I've been using it for that last few weeks and unfortunately haven't noticed any differences in my pores/blackheads/pigmentation or wrinkles. I suggest people purchase the sample first to see if it suits their skin!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Customer Service Response: Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund.
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from Sydney, AU
About Me Minimalist
This product has completely eliminated the breakouts i got once a month and made my pores smaller. The lady I have been visiting for facial for the last 10 years said that nothing could make that much difference and it must be because my hormone levels are dropping as I approach menopause. So, I stopped using it for a couple of months to see what happened. Guess what? The large monthly "hormonal" pimple came back!I use the product most nights but not religiously every night. I also use the Resist Moisturiser and Skin Balancing Cleanser. I cannot imagine life without it!
Definitely will be purchasing this again.
I had been using this in conjunction with the toner and although my cystic acne calmed down I never saw any reduction in my pore size. However, today I ran out of the the toner and used the BHA liquid on its own and... finally! In just one day my pores have dramatically decreased. I have tried literally everything and thought that this was just another failure. I am so so happy my toner ran out and revealed this miracle worker. I am so excited to continue using this on its own and to see the results of prolonged use. I have suffered for years with enlarged pores (yes suffered!). I never thought I would ever get rid of them and assumed I would just be wearing every primer and makeup forever but I feel so happy and just needed to let everyone know if you think this product is not working for you, ditch whatever you are using prior to this and you WILL see results.
from Melbourne, Australia
I have been battling adult acne for 3 years now. I am on the pill for acne, which kind of works for me. Prior to fully changing my beauty routine I had settled on using proactiv. 'Settled' being the operative word. I scar very easily and proactiv definitely increased the scarring. After finding out proactiv contains micro plastic from Paula's Choice I decided to fully change my routine. Now I have cleanse morning and night with a gel cleanser, tone, use this exfoliant, then moisturise with rose hip oil at night and in the morning use an SPF moisturiser (50+ broad spectrum). I use this product twice a day, which some people won't be able to. My skin is slightly sensitive, but more so to scents. Using this the first time made my skin feel so smooth - even after one use!! My scars are no longer bumpy and have really smoothed down after a few months of using BHA. I find that this product is a bit thicker than I expected (after previously using another BHA exfoliant). This is only a minor negative and relates to my previous uses. But I feel I use slightly more than I expect because it soaks the cotton pad differently. Prior to using this product I used Resist Daily Pore-Refining Treatment With 2% BHA twice a day after toning. As this toner I am reviewing is a bigger bottle for the same price and I wanted the BHA, I purchased it and find it is very similar, although a slightly thicker texture. I purchased the Resit exfoliant because it was the only option at the time. I am glad there is more options!I have reccomended this to so many friends. Most regard everything I use on my face suspiciously (I have too many 'potions' apparently!). But some have taken me up and ordered samples! Seriously, after one use you know the difference. I am also unsure if it is the BHA products or something else, but my combination skin has calmed down to normal skin, with no particularly dry or oily patches. I feel strange calling a product life changing... but when I didn't use it for a few weeks my skin was just straight back to its horrible past. Using this product has also meant that I am stricter on my SPF use. This product hasn't stopped all my acne, but it has meant that any pimple that does turn up is very mild and not painful, lasts for a few days and then disappears without a trace, which is very refreshing after every single pimple scarring over one another for years! If you have any problems with scarring, I recommend buying this product.
from Queenstown, NZ
About Me Skin Care Professional
Having worked in the beauty industry I had my nose turned up at many non salon products. I absolutely love this product. It is one of the most effective BHA exfoliants I've ever used. After using it once my skin is noticeably softer and smoother and has a beautiful glow. Thank you for making an effective and adorable product!